Couch Potatoes

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

The TV is tired of watching you.

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

On Brick:
sweatshirt: Adam Arnold
tank: Brady Lange
leggings: Nike
shoes: Alexander McQueen for Puma

On Black:
scarf: vintage
house coat: Free People
shirt: Forever-21
shorts: unknown
socks: uhhh, Target?


anatomically speaking

I was able to recently make a permanent tribute to my fascination with anatomy and the weird alike.

Meet the new girl in town.

By Jerry Ware at Atlas Tattoo.

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Happy Birthday Brick & Black!

 

October babies we are. And celebrating is what we do best. With bow ties and cocktail dresses, party hats and props, we decided to head down to the Lippman Company and PLAY of course. Now let me tell you a secret: IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SMILE, QUICK, GRAB YOUR KEYS, CAMERA, IMAGINATION AND HEAD TO PORTLAND’S PARTY CENTRAL. The colors are explosive, the selection if never ending, and the staff are completely encouraging of all promiscuous fun to be had. Aisle after aisle, you cannot help but stick your hand in every bin and test out the slinky or maybe try on the grass skirt. With free popcorn in hand, and balloon tied around your wrist, leaving Lippman’s gave us an extra pep in our step.


 

Happy Birthday to us, and happy un-birthday to you all. Thanks for playing with us! And a big thank you to Matt at Lippman’s!

-Brick & Black


Paxton Gate

Love, want, need…no…OBSESSED with Paxton Gate. One of the newer boutiques to the Mississippi strip of North Portland; they are selling the desires that I thought I had only dreamed of. All thats is beautiful and weird.

They feature decor made up of taxidermied mice dressed the part, jars of floating frogs and snakes suspended in formadlhyde, little preserved wonders from the sea; nautilus, sea stars, blow fish, and a whole corner of the store is dedicated to creating and maintaing your own plant life. The perfect little containers that will host a terrarium so quaint you wish you could live in it.

But let’s be honest, we all know the jewelry whores that Brick and Black really are. And Paxton Gate feeds our vice. With all kinds of pieces that show off the natural beauty I find aphxiating. You cannot NOT look…twice. You may find a palm-sized skull sits nicely around the neck, or maybe you wish to show off the symmetry of a python rib on a pair of earrings. I know I do. Ever wonder what it would feel like to have an octupus wrapped around your finger? The impressive castings make it possible.

Jewelry: Denna Fukatsu

Necklace: Ellie Adams

Rings: David Higgs

Rings: Erin Merriman

Necklace: Valerie Kasinskas

Jewelry: Alana Douvros

So without further a-due, here is a look for yourself and all thats preserved and adored at Paxton Gate. A big thank you to Susan and Andy.

-Black