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December 18, 2012

Revel In Portland, VOL 1

Hi friends. This whole year has been busy. My friend and business partner Janice have finally published our labor of love… Revel In Portland, VOL 1. We join Revel In New York guidebooks 1, 2 and 3. The Revel In brand was founded in NY by managing editors, Marc Santo and Scott Newman.

For curious travelers and locals alike. Revel In Portland is an arts and culture travel guide and platform, delivering a personalized view of the city, through the eyes of its most intriguing characters.  Volume 1 features conversational interviews with (illustrator) Carson Ellis, (chef) John Gorham, (filmmaker) Lance Bangs, (musicians) Chromatics, (designer) Tinker Hatfield, (photographer) Ray Gordon, (Bridge + Burn designer) Erik Prowell, (artist) Alicia McDaid, (architect) Jeff Kovel and (chickfactor editor) Gail O’Hara—alongside amazing contributors, beautiful pictorials and 72 personal recommendations on Portland’s ‘best of’ everything.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Portland’s Right Brain Initiative  -  enhancing our children’s education through the arts.

Stocking stuffers anyone?

Thanks for checking it out. XOCH


December 6, 2012


hi friends. Back from my hiatus!

And OMG check out this incredible project by Tokyo-based photographer Ariko. Erna and Hrefna are Icelandic identical twins that Ariko began to photograph and document in 2009 (when they were nine). The project will be ongoing until they are 16.

In the background info, Ariko mentions the twins saying that they sometimes dream the same dreams. MAGICAL.


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October 15, 2012


One of my favorite aspects of working at Wieden+Kennedy is that I get to be around and be inspired by so many amazing artists, many of whom have been featured here. Today—let’s add Ramon Coronado and his side business to that list. His bio is impressive and humbling—and so is he. Public-Library is a non-traditional design group formed by himself and equally as impressive Marshall Rake.

Keywords: Swiss inspired, experimental and well-considered typography, unexpected and superbly executed design.

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October 12, 2012

30 Reasons.

Second round of 30 Reasons. Second time loving it. [You guys know where I stand politically] This one, by Elizabeth Amorose, is rad. Check the site daily or subscribe to the emails. And then—go vote.




October 5, 2012


I had never heard of Susan Worsham before.

Now, after having taken the time to look through her beautiful, honest and eerily nostalgic photographs—her stories are all-encompassing.

This particular series, “Some Fox Trails in Virginia”, is meant to be a “metaphorical map, of the rediscovered paths of my childhood home.”


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September 7, 2012

Tokujin Yoshioka

Whilst I am enjoying what is shaping up to be a 90 degree day in SUNNY Portland, OR—why don’t we have a look at the mindblowing art of Tokujin Yoshioka, specifically his 2010 Snow—Sensing Nature exhibition. He is known both for his beautiful design and art, as he crosses boundaries between retail collaborations with Issey Miyake, Hermes and Svarovski.

Oh and: watch a video about it here.

Happy Friday Friends (HFF)!

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August 24, 2012

Rhinestone Cowboys.

ok. you guys all know I’m from Germany. We don’t have cowboys there (or at least I don’t know of any). Having lived here for quite some time, I’ve become accustomed to this facet of American culture. BUT! This is new to me—as seen on Oyster—Gay Rodeo. Photographer Mike Piscitelli offers up this photo essay. I love this so much.

And: bookmark Oystermag. Ok Bye.

Happy Friday.

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