Local Portland Sculptor Eric Franklin works in an extremely interesting, if somewhat macabre, medium. He utilizes clear glass tubing, vacuum sealed and filled with noble gases such as neon, krypton, argon, and xenon to create stunning renderings of the human form. The process is extremely tedious and painstaking, sometimes taking thousands of hours per finished [...]
Winters in Portland are long, cold, and wet– but not quite cold enough to see any significant amount of snow in the city. Mt. Hood is close and accessible– if you’re willing to make the hour and a half drive and deal with the sometimes heavy traffic and often dangerous road conditions. The combination of [...]
We recently launched our new collection of premium acetate and wood sunglasses over at shwoodshop.com. To accompany the release, we created a video that embodies the spirit of adventure that these glasses were intended for.
Continuing the MAKERS series, Shwood pays homage to some of Portland’s most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 4 features Tim Aaron, a craftsman of world class custom bamboo fly fishing rods. Tim shares his insights on making these functional works of art and why his lifestyle fits into [...]
Shwood’s newest mixtape – No.6 – checks back in with some bands that have been featured previously and introduces some new faces as well. Among mixtape ‘rookies’ are Wooden Indian Burial Ground slinging raucous, feedback-laced sing along rock n’ roll; Pure Bathing Culture channeling Cyndi Lauper’s softer side into the ebbs and swells of an ocean [...]