Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, a collection of ink drawings cataloging many of her daily purchases. A look through their home reveals many odds and ends that serve to inspire this creative couple.
Kate and Clifton both work as graphic designers. Kate is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Program at Portland State University and Clifton is the web developer at Pinball Publishing. Though their apartment is small, two giant garage door windows and tall ceilings play a key role in making it feel open and inviting. On a sunny Portland afternoon the open windows create an inviting outdoorsy atmosphere. A hike up the circular staircase leads to their bedroom loft. Because closet space is limited and the street view is a bit invasive, they have re-purposed their hanging clothing to create a privacy wall. The "wall" of textiles fits right into their colorful, pattern-filled decor. Kate's work corner is a busy space that lends itself to creativity. The wall above her desk is full of fun things to gaze upon. A contained chaos that looks like a giant collage. Kate and Clifton are currently curating a show together at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, one of many projects keeping them busy. Collateral Matters, showcases the history of printing and design in Portland using printed materials and ephemera from the museum's archives. It opens August 26, 2010, but here is a sneak peek.
SMUT (So Many Unique Treasures) Seriously…it is the best vintage store.
SMUT, IKEA, Free Boxes, Thrift Stores, used office furniture supply stores.
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