Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Diana Kim | Stand Up Comedy Portland

During a recent visit to Portland my friend Carol took me to the new downtown home of Stand Up Comedy. This store is so dreamy. Carol and I were on cloud nine looking through the clothing and accessories carefully selected for the shop by owner Diana Kim. We felt like we needed to examine everything because each piece had something unexpected... a rogue pocket, exaggerated pleats, a unique fabric. I felt like I was at an interactive art gallery. I didn't come in with the intention of making any purchases for myself (my never ending struggle with Christmas shopping) but I left with the most incredible Rowena Sartin tunic. This piece, and everything in the shop actually, just made me smile. It was very apparent that this is Diana's intention: To provide a boutique experience that doesn't take itself too seriously but is truly one of a kind. It was so refreshing! Laughing and joking while looking at clothing this beautiful is not something you come by very often. Stand Up Comedy is a must visit next time you are in Portland.

Diana was nice enough to let me snap a photo of her in front of the shop. Her coverall is pretty much the cutest non-maternity maternity getup ever...

Stand Up Comedy
511 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

Monday–Saturday 11–6


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Reed Stokes | Outside Analog Coffee

Reed is an actor living on Capitol Hill.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Amanda Ochoa | Punk Rock Flea Market

It's always so great to run into Amanda. I've photographed her many times since starting this blog in 2008.  So fun to watch people's style evolve over the years. You can find her on Instagram as @la_mala_noche and on tumblr.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pearl Stoermer | Pioneer Square


Monday, December 22, 2014

Artist Jamie Randall | Capitol Hill

It's dark when I walk to work and when I walk home so I've been trying to be better about taking photos even if it isn't light out. It's been fun playing with the street lighting at night.

Jamie is an artist here in Seattle. You can find her work here,


Friday, December 19, 2014

Ti Nguyen | Broadway and Harrison


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Izzie White and Spencer Clarence | West Seattle Junction

It had been so long since I went to West Seattle. Don and I spent an afternoon there eating Pizza and wandering California Ave.  There were so many people out enjoying the weekend and Christmas shopping.   I found model Izzie White and Spencer Clarence outside Easy Street Records.  


Monday, December 15, 2014

Holly Merrill | International District, Seattle

You can find Holly on Twitter and Instagram as @hollymerrill66


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Greg Cypher | Belltown


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Katarina Powell and Jane Hedreen | Flora and Henri

Katarina and Jane have been friends since they were on the cross country team together in high school. Jane is the owner Seattle children's clothing store Flora and Henri and Katarina is an artist and designer. I took this photo recently at a Flora and Henry holiday event. They have a new women's clothing line called Flora Femme and it is so great!  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gift Idea | Shibori

I recently borrowed a book from the library on the art of Shibori; the earliest known example of Japanese cloth dying. It has such an incredible history and I loved the idea that no two Shibori pieces will ever be the same. Each piece is affected by every little thing all the way down to the temperment of the artist. Reading about it got me so excited to do it myself. 

I bought some cotton flour sack towels, a plastic tarp, a couple buckets and a basic indigo dye kit and over the weekend I made Shibori kitchen towels to give as Christmas gifts. It was so much fun. 

Just make sure you wear all black... It's a little messy...


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Obi Kaufmann | Juniper Ridge Wilderness Perfumes

Obi works for Juniper Ridge, the world's only wild fragrance company. The perfumes are made from real plants that are hand collected by the people who work for the company. Pretty incredible... The fragrances are sold here in Seattle at Freeman's on Capitol Hill.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Amelia Redbird | Outside Cafe Vita

Amelia is a stylist at Bang Salon


Monday, December 1, 2014

Rick Moe | Tyranny + Mutation

Rick runs a really amazing vintage clothing shop called Tyranny + Mutation. Beautiful, one of a kind leather and denim jackets, well constructed boots and hard to find t-shirts. The clothes he sells are sourced from all over the world and he knows the story behind most all of it. Pretty amazing booth! You can find him at the Fremont Sunday Market.

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