Artist Profile: Ali Gradischer April 03 2013
We are excited to announce our 1st First Thursday artist of 2013, Ali Gradischer. Her collection ARTEMIS will be displayed for the month of April at Lizard Lounge with the opening reception on April 4th from 7-10pm. Ali is a designer, maker, and a conscientious ojecteur based in Portland, Oregon. Her current work explores space, place, and psychogeography through alternative photographic techniques, object-making, and repair. She graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art + Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Statement from the artist:
ARTEMIS is a collection of cyanotypes created during the months of January and February 2013 when I was an artist resident at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland. Through experimentation and deep observation, this new body of work explores how darkness, wild grit, and remoteness can be catalysts for creating meaningful work. The end product commemorates a season of process, story telling, and spirituality in the steady journey of finding one's soul voice.
ARTEMIS is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Cultural Council through a Professional Development Grant.
Woolrich Event March 15 2013
Celebrate the release of Woolrich's Made in USA blankets at Lizard Lounge
Complimentary cocktails from House Spirits
Complimentary beer from Hopworks
Food from Koi Fusion
Live music from Fair Weather Watchers
RSVP to the event on Facebook
Since 1830, Woolrich has made clothing for Americans to do their jobs and follow their passions outdoors. Founded by John Rich on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers, Woolrich is now recognized around the world as The Original Outdoor Clothing Company. Woolrich carries on the tradition of its founder by making purposeful products for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The Woolrich Woolen Mill, located at the company's headquarters in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, is the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the United States, producing renown made in USA woolen fabrics sold to discerning brands worldwide. Learn more about Woolrich, its apparel, fabrics, accessories, home and outdoor products at www.woolrich.com
For updates follow Woolrich's Twitter and Instagram @WoolrichINC
Art Contest March 12 2013
Twenty very talented students from Christopher Shotola-Hardt's art class at Wilsonville High School are showing their artwork for the month of March at Lizard Lounge. Come in and vote for your top three favorites. The prizes for the winning students include $50, $100, and $200 gift cards to the store. The winners will be announced at the end of the month. All artwork is inspired by Lizard Lounge. There will be a reception on Sunday, March 17th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. We will be posting images of each piece of artwork on our Facebook page throughout the month of March.
Valentine's Day Look for Her
Portland's International Film Festival only comes once a year, so it's the perfect opportunity to dress up for the movies. Layer a floral silk dress with a military inspired wool sweater for the perfect mix of sweet and bold. Add a pair of nude heels and matching shaped jewelry for the finishing touches.
Railcar Denim January 18 2013
Swedish Hasbeens September 04 2012Once upon the seventies, in the south of Sweden, lived a woman named Anita. She was a Camel smoking, curler-wearing mother who was, above all, fabulous.
Last weekend, Lizard Lounge hosted a Swedish Hasbeens Trunk Show with 20% off all Hasbeens and gift with purchase plus Krogstad aquavit bloody marys from House Spirits Distillery, Bowery Bagels,
Make an Impact | MVMT August 27 2012
Standing by their motto "look good, do good, feel good", the People's Movement is a shoe and accessory company on a mission to save the planet.
The Peoples Movement from The People's Movement on Vimeo.
Inspired by timeless design, travel, and the well being of the environment, co-founder and CEO, Kevin Flanagan, wanted to create product that reflects the change he wishes to see in the world.
Each shoe is made of:
-Organic cotton canvas
-Water based glue
-Nickel free eyelets
On the Map August 10 2012
Available now at Lizard Lounge.
(Pictures courtesy of Google and Tumblr)
Starting tomorrow... July 19 2012
First Thursday | July 2012 July 12 2012
We can't get enough of the vintage Hawaiian prints!
Looks like we weren't the only paparazzi that night.
Make an Impact | Nudie Jeans June 28 2012It's no secret denim used to be one of the least eco-friendly wardrobe necessities to produce. However, the key words here are used to be.
Levis has launched a waterless denim line and G-Star partnered up with MADE-BY to implement sustainable manufacturing, but the one brand we cannot stop talking about are Nudie Jeans.
Not only did this Swedish based company create jeans that make your glutes look like you spent the last week in the gym, but their global aware efforts easily make them one of the coolest denim brands on the market (and in our closet).
How They Help
Of course, denim wouldn't be possible without the help from some talented farmers. By using fairtrade, Nudie is able to ensure they are being compensated a fair price that will help the growth of their community.
Watch the short movie below to see how Nudie recycles their denim that has been loved to death!
Dear Seaecho, Portland Loves You Too June 01 2012Seaecho is a fairly new brand to the Lizard Lounge family that is rapidly making it's way to the top of every lady's "need" list.
It was only a couple weeks after we received our first shipment when we noticed the portfolios and mini-portfolios on the streets downtown, at after work "happy hours", and even on fashion blogs.
Available now at Lizard Lounge:
Mini portfolio- $39
Pencil pouch- $20
Laptop case- coming soon!
For more information visit her website!
First Thursday | May 2012 May 28 2012Even though the Summer days last longer in Portland, time seems to go by faster. That proved true when we realized it was time for May's First Thursday (we swear we just finished April's!) But as the saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun"!
Personal confession: I volunteer to work First Thursdays specifically for the Koi Fusion cart connivence.
This month's we featured photography duo Jeremy Pelly and Randall Garcia's work. We love the juxtaposition of the photos with the simple, geometric shapes.
Rugged Tretorns against unexpected, polished layers makes for an effortlessly cool look.
April Showers Bring Kaliope Flowers May 07 2012
Thank you again Kaliope Floral Design, they look great!
Street Style | Ludvick May 03 2012The other night our friend and G-Star rep, Ludvick, stopped by the store and we couldn't help but to notice how casually cool his shoelaces were!
Well, low and behold they were a pair of Danner's he picked up last time he was in our store.
Available in navy, yellow, white, red, and grey