This weekend is one of my absolute favorite art shows: Portland Open Studios. (Give it a Google ‘cuz Tumblr won’t let me link for some reason.) It’s a self guided tour of 96 artists and their studio spaces. You get to meet the artists, learn about their processes and see some pretty cool art and the spaces they create in!
I fell in love with this artists work last year. His name is William Park and his studio is on MLK and is very unassuming from the street but once you’re in, you’re blown away with the space, the scale of his art and his talent.
It’s the perfect thing to do this weekend. And when you need to take a little rest you can pop over to my friends wine bar in the North Pearl blocks. It’s called Remedy Wine Bar and it’s fabulous! (Again, give it a Google)
Get out and enjoy this vibrant city that we are so lucky to live in!
It was such a great project that involved a lot of talented people and as such, a really fun and happy space was created. I hope you enjoy the article. If you want to see more pictures you can see them on my Houzz site or on my web site. Have fun!
Gorgeousness in Mattapoisett, Mass. It’s seemingly endless. We’re buying lottery tickets wherever we stop. Must. Retire. Here. Soon.
So this gorgeous chandelier, which is 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall, was just recently installed in it’s new home. This was not at all easy.
It took Paul Marto and the team he assembled to take this down from the Justin & Burk’s shop (crystal strand by crystal strand), transport it, fashion a new plate to support this monster and then install it…crystal strand by crystal strand. Watch this video to see how awesome these guys are, they make it look easy and I know for a fact, it was not! Here’s the video link: Crystal Chandelier
Whew! It’s up!
Lord Design’s first wine bar design for a long time friends and clients, Michael and Lynn Madigan. Remedy Wine Bar in Portland Oregon will be open to the public on Friday June 21st. It’s sits on the corner of 8th and Everett and has huge windows that overlook the North Park Blocks. The wine and food are so amazing and the space we designed is contemporary but warm. Every seat provides a view to something interesting. Mirrors were used to reflect the park when your back is to the view and the art provided by the Butters Gallery is just simply awesome. Come in and check it out!
The picture above is from PDX Eater who did a little write up and took some great pictures. Here’s the link: http://pdx.eater.com/archives/2013/06/20/introducing-remedy-wine-bar-opening-friday.php
I just want to say a very heartfelt thank you to Michael and Lynn Madigan for always bringing me in on amazing projects. You have provided me more opportunities for growth than you know and I am deeply grateful for all of them. You are awesome people that I am honored to know.