From the Inspiration Folder

People … The sun is shinning here in Portland … Life is good!

Weekly Links

Portland was home to two amazing events this weekend: The Portland Bazaar and Crafty Wonderland. There was an abundance of talented craftspeople and inspiration was everywhere.

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Favorite Design Inspiration

When I stumbled into the booth of Mary Kate McDevitt at Crafty Wonderland, I could have stayed all day. Her hand lettering is absolutely AMAZING. I wanted to buy everything and give her one thousand high fives. As a designer, I spend so much time on the computer, but her work reminds me that starting with a pencil & some paper is definitely important. Visit her shop here.

Favorite Home Inspiration

At the Portland Bazaar, I was so excited to talk with the owners of Terrene. They create these beautiful vases made by pouring concrete. I really love plants, and I love how they made the pot stand out just as much as the plant itself. Love love love! Visit their shop!

Photography Inspiration

I’m LOVING the Wordless series by Kate Miss. I stumbled across this project last week, and I’m hooked. I’ve been working on a photo series of my own for the past several weeks, so I truly appreciate others who can see beauty in the every day happenings around them.

Buy Local

Last week, I met a new friend for lunch at Jam on Hawthorne. It was AMAZING! I knew that Portland was going to be a great place to land as a vegetarian, but man, this place was so so so good. I had vegetarian sausage gravy on top of potatoes & eggs. I highly recommend it. Plus, the staff was super fast and friendly. I think I’m going back again on Thursday.

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One response to “From the Inspiration Folder

  1. Yeah! Thanks for finding us this past weekend at the Portland Bazaar! Look for new fun items from Terrene in January 2012. We have some exciting things up our sleeve. :)

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