Here at Shwood, we are fortunate to live in Portland, a city surrounded by amazing wilderness and nature just a short drive in almost any direction. We love to get in the woods and often encourage others to do the same. Beautiful and interesting things can be found in urban areas too however, and even a […]

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German artist Walter Mason offers an interesting perspective on the natural world surrounding him. He examines relationships between natural elements, re-arranging and pulling them apart to put them back in new positions. The results are profound time-based-art sculptures that highlight the fragility and beauty of the environment. His careful geometric positioning of objects in space create surreal […]

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Artist Ed Fairburn uses simple pencils, pens, and paint to alter foldable maps into stunning works of art. Portraits come to life in the busy intersections of cities, mountains, and even continents. Each piece wonderfully fits together in his collection and yet drastically stands apart as something completely unique. See more of his cartographic portraits […]

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For the eighth installment of our “Journeys” series, we sent some of our shades along with Luke Byrne on a backpacking trip across the Tasmanian wilderness. The trip was the initial excursion for a project Luke & Co. are starting called The Adventure Handbook (find out more about that project and visit their Instagram at […]

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One of our in-house designers, Steve Ebert, recently went on a 2,600 mile roadtrip in a loop around the Northwest and brought some of our shades along. The trip began from our hometown of Portland, OR and snaked through Idaho, into Yellowstone and finally up through Glacier National Park. Just after the 4th of July, […]

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