It's no secret we're inspired by stories of people who make. Here's a wonderfully told story by likeknowslike.com, about Lisa Congdon, a talented artist/illustrator. Need more inspiration? Stop by the shop today. Sophia's working today, and she's always got plenty of stories to share.
Lisa Congdon - Like Knows Like from Like Knows Like on Vimeo.
Okay, so we won't lie... this is one of our favorite times of year. The shop is buzzing with activity, as Make Good artisans have been designing, creating and making, and the shop is full of more amazing locally handcrafted goodness than ever. New folks walk in every day that haven't been to Make Good before, hear the stories of our artists and Make Good's vision, and become as enthusiastic supporters of these artisans as we are. Holiday music is playing, and we're always eager to see old friends and make new ones that happen to wander into the shop.
In the spirit of this giving season, we wanted to share a little gem we found this morning. It's a series of desktop wallpapers designed by Mary Kate McDevitt for We Make, a very cool place in PDX where makers gather to create.
Download your copy here for desktop, iPad or iPhone.
And the idea of "We Make" seemed fitting. Besides providing a platform for over 90 local artisans, those of us who own and operate Make Good are ourselves makers. That big golden dinosaur with succulents growing out his back? That's Sophia's work. She's also responsible for the Make Good clothing customers have come to love. Jon hand paints much of the signage, and has art in the shop, "muertified" mid-century album covers framed with the remnants of his old backyard fence. And Emi is a master knitter, creating warm, wonderful works of wearable goodness. Other folks you might find working occasionally at Make Good, including Chelsea, Jackie or Emily, are all also accomplished, talented artists whose work we love as much as their contribution to our store.
Ai WeiWei is one of the most courageous, and socially/culturally provocative artists of our time. This short video shows the making of his installation at the Tate, Sunflower Seeds. Not only is this work a powerful statement, but how it was made inspires us as much as why it was made.