I have had so much fun the last couple of weeks getting ready for a special Valentines themed event this weekend. I experimented and worked with some new materials and created a collection of 77 pieces specifically for the event and so far, the feedback has been really amazing. Every piece I made was totally new and different from what I’ve made in the past and I fell in love with some of the new designs, which is just one of the best feelings ever!
I was invited to be a part of this great pop up shop put together by Ullika Pankratz, the brains and beauty behind UP Design Lounge here in Portland, and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. While the event is still technically going on, I just couldn’t wait to share some photos with you!
I snapped these photos on my way into the event.
These photos were taken by Kris LeBoeuf, who is an amazing Portland photographer. She did a fabulous job capturing the energy and love that went into the event. Thank goodness she had time to get photos before the doors opened because, seriously, 5 o’clock hit and it was pure madness! There were TONS of people (which was amazing), but it didn’t take long for the space to fill up – you could barley move around. I’m hoping that translates into success for the artists and for Ullika, who so graciously opened up her space.
Friday night was opening night that included free drinks at a super cute handmade bar, a photo booth and samples of the delicious sweet treats that were available. It was also an artists reception where we were able to meet people and talk about our creations. It was amazing to meet the other designers and see their work – I was blown away by the talent. All in all, this event was amazing and I am so honored I got to be a part of it!
If you are local and are looking for something fun and sweet to do today, check out the pop up shop at UP Design Lounge – they will be open until 5!
4048 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227