26 October 2009

new in the shop

i found an old table on the street and had to fill it with treasures for you.
airplants, cups+saucers, heavy old brass pins, wooden bangles,vases, blank books wrapped in fabric,letter press journals, origami, rocks, scissors, paper, green raindrops..

23 October 2009

DJ New Moon Poncho at PICA 'blackout' halloween party!

PICA is throwing a halloween party at the ACE Hotel & Kerby+I are DJing!
Come dance to Paradise Garage disco classics, Brazilian funk, New wave, and more with us AND see a special performance by our sweet friends FLESHTONE! on a spooky night at the Cleaners!!!
here's the link to the party where you can buy tickets-only $6!
We'll also be playing set at Valentine's on Dec. 5th..cozy winter beats!

22 October 2009

anne mathern

video still(+great photo of my friend roscoe) from doomhawk, 2007 by mathern
crawl space gallery in seattle is closing.
too bad, it was my favorite art space there.
anne mathern's conceptual video +photo work is awesome-
see more here + here

17 October 2009

Sword+Fern shout out on NY Times 'The Moment' blog

October 15, 2009 , 2:27 pm

The Insider | Yacht’s Claire Evans

claire evansSarah Meadows Claire Evans, one half of Yacht, an electro duo based out of Portland.

The Insider profiles emerging tastemakers in the fields of fashion, design, food, travel and the arts. Here, the Portland, Ore.-based singer Claire Evans shares her essentials. Evans is the neo-Annie Lennox half of the electro duo YACHT. They just finished a mini-tour with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and are currently rocking Europe.

Name: Claire L. Evans

Age: 24

Occupation(s): Singer in the band Yacht, artist, science writer.

Home Base: Portland, Ore.

Retail Standby: Rad Summer, which is where my most Gothic, audacious show frocks come from, and Stand Up Comedy, for waterproof Slow and Steady Wins the Race pumps and sci-fi design zines.

Music Venue: The Mormon Temple Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

Music: The best that the L.A. punk scene had to offer in the late 1980s: Descendents, Suburban Lawns, Black Randy & the Metrosquad, the Screamers, the Weirdos, Nervous Gender.

Provisions: Andy & Bax Military Surplus. A surprisingly comprehensive stash of tiny plastic bottles, ropes, hooks, knives, duffels, compasses, bungees and water bottles. Everything you might need to survive the apocalypse, essentially.

For gifts: The Internet.

Restaurant: I’m a vegan tourist. In Portland, Blossoming Lotus for raw vegan cheesecake. In New York, Blossom for celebrity drag-king sighting and seitan, or Red Bamboo for the callalloo soup. In Los Angeles, Elf for the mind-blowing kale salad.

Drink: Dirty gin martini.

Party central: The Rob Walmart van in Portland, wherever it may be.

Momentary style obsessions: Justin brand cow-roping boots, cupro, Alexander Hi-Tek ’90s Madonna-in-”Truth or Dare” round sunglasses, opacity, a post-apocalyptic spirit, Lindsay Crouse in “House of Games,” black, Gareth Pugh fall-winter ‘09, getting jewelry custom-made by a lapidarist and gem hunter in the West Texas desert.

Reading material: If it’s not one yellowing ’60s sci-fi paperback, it’s another. Right now I’m reading “Picnic on Paradise” by Joanna Russ, one of the great feminist fabulists. I’m on a long-term quest to become a living science-fiction encyclopedia. I even have a blog about it.

Art pick: Everything that AIDS-3D is doing, for perpetuity.

Museums: The Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The shows are always great, and if all else fails there’s usually (in fair weather) some very Euro-hesher critters skateboarding and bongo-drumming all over the beautiful marble statues out back. A close second: the 3D Museum of Art and Photography, in Portland.

Movie: “Paris Is Burning.” O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E!

Vacation destination: Deer Run on Big Pine Key, Fla. It’s a vegan bed-and-breakfast on an island covered in miniature deer. You heard it here first.

Something you are looking forward to this fall: Going on tour in China.

Claire’s Portland Neighborhood

Here are some of her favorite Portland haunts that she visits regularly. The map above is interactive!

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3D Center of Art and Photography — A hole-in-the-wall collection of lenticular prints, rotating stereoscopic photography shows and a tiny 3-D film screening room.

Cameron’s Books — Everyone in Portland loves Powell’s Books, of course, but Cameron’s is for when you’re feeling a little seedy and you don’t know what you’re looking for. Eighty percent of my science-fiction novel collection began its life at Cameron’s.

Food Carts (SE 12th and Hawthorne) — Vegan poutine, late-night outdoor summer hangouts and some delicious thing called a “Whiffie.”

Huber’s — The oldest bar in Portland. Has an Art Deco, speakeasy feel, and is famous for its elaborate performances of flambĂ©ed Spanish coffees.

Junior’s — Definitive Portland brunch.

Nationale — Imported French sundry goods, papier d’acier and vintage pumps.

Rad Summer — Well-curated vintage, staffed by the most oppressively space-age psychedelic babes I have ever seen.

Stand Up Comedy — Margiela, Mary Ping and a periodicals collection that is way ahead of its time.

Sword + Fern — Handmade jewels crafted from sea glass, crystal and junked car parts.

16 October 2009

Rm. 207

See my new work at Content alongside 37 more of Portland's finest.
I will be inhabiting room 207 for the evening, Sword+Fern style.
I invited a special musical guest you will LOVErs..(get it?) to play in the room with me to complete the atmosphere.
For 10 bucks , you can hear music in the lobby by DJ automaton+dirty mittens, walk around poking your head into each designer's created room to see what inspires them to make, and hang out with your friends in the Cleaners by the bar, where live mannequins will model looks by each designer.
See you there!
Portland Independent Fashion Event, Content-this Sunday, at the Ace Hotel, open 5-10 pm-one night only, $10.

06 October 2009

cornucopia land

a few of the one of a kind treasures now for sale in the shop.
out-of-towners, send me an email to purchase:
vintage wooden+gold costume bangles, $22 each
EB recycled jewels, earrings, $35-$48; necklaces, $45-$115
vintage necklaces, $35
antique handmade ceramic teacups, bowls, cups, +plates, $12-$45

the way things fall

some images of the shop design this past summer, by Laura Dart of d'art photographie.
She is a bright light and drops in to the shop on her travels to snap photos sometimes.
See more of her work here.

magic is pyramidically attracting you to me