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Project No. 8: Project/Picnic Bag — Part 3

With the front panel appliquéd and ready to go, I cut the remaining panels for my new project bag. The exterior of the bag is made out of corduroy; the inside liner, of colorful printed cotton. ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project Z: Banana Bread-Bread Pudding

I was reading wweek.com and came across Casey Jarman's post about scoring free pie when you record an album at Great Magnet Recording. At the very end, in italics, Jarman says "fifty bucks to the firs ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project 8: Project/Picnic Bag - Part 2

After buying supplies for my new project bag last week, I was eager to decorate the front panel with applique. Applique, according to dictionary.com, is "ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sew ...   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 8: Project/Picnic Bag—Part 1

I've owned my current project bag going on three years. It's dirty, the seams are splitting, and the straps grow weaker by the day. While I'm likely to continue to abuse it until it actually falls apa ...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Layne Stratton

High Style

In 2003, local fashion shaped up into one of PDX's best spectator sports.

It was a bumper year for style in Portland. Despite a sad-sack economy, a summer that burned hot and fast, and the ever-increasing boringness of mainstream retail, our local Look scene has never looke ...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Shhh...It's Fashion

Linea hosts the softest runway show in town.

When a glass votive candle exploded midway through Jess Beebe's Linea fashion show at Holocene on Sunday night, it could have been choreographed. The burst of tinkling glass and extinguished light did ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Modern Before (and after) It Was Cool

Is Splinter a chip off the old Sit, Babe block?

Paul Forrest has always been ahead of the curve. Case in point. In 1993, before the busiest stretch of Southeast Belmont Street became home to vegan cafes and chic boutiques, his oddly named furniture ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

How Bazaar

Shop (really) local this holiday season.

It's that time of year when the Look mailbox fills to bursting with perky pink postcards, each one advertising a holiday bazaar displaying the goods of local artists and designers.And really, why not ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Portland ain't Holland--yet.

Hurry, you only have a few more days to check out the Pacific Northwest College of Art's A Roadshow of Dutch Design. This collection of more than 250 works of poster art, as well as a few oddities ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

All Dolled Up

Art students join forces for a fashion experiment.

In the middle of "Night of the Living Dolls," a fashion show staged at Nocturnal last week, the lights went out.Models froze onstage. And my heart sank. After all, this was the first event this st ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Elizabeth Dye
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