There are lots of music sites out there. So many that it can be difficult to sift through all the junk to find the stuff that’s actually relevant. That’s why we were so excited to discover BANDxCITY. Not only do the writers compile a monthly playlist of music people actually want to listen to, but [...]
For Experiment No. 3, Shwood founder Eric Singer teamed up with some friends to create a unique wooden surfboard. Singer and company processed and shaped a functional, one-of-a-kind board using only reclaimed wood found on the Oregon coast. The construction process was guided by the expertise of Joe Blecha (blechaboardshop.com), a bona fide virtuoso of custom [...]
Since the first season of IFC’s Portlandia, us Oregonians tend to cringe at the idea of putting birds on anything. However, the phenomenon commonly known as the Chapman Swifts may be the only exception. Each evening in September, crowds of Portlanders gather on the lawn of Champan Elementary School (which embraces its aviary identity, boasting [...]
For Fall 2012, we release a tasteful twist on the classic Canby frame. Limited to 250 pieces, the Two-Tone pair alternates European Walnut and Quilted Maple woods for a truly dynamic look. The four-ply wooden frame is coupled with our standard Carl Ziess 100% UVA/UVB lenses. Currently available via shwoodshop.com and select retailers.
Rad Portland artist, Shwood Mixtape alumni, and generally great guy, Dorian Duvall AKA Onuinu, released his first full length album today on Bladen County Records. Check it out below and be sure to catch him on his upcoming national tour with Starfucker. Dates after the jump.