Thursday, December 29, 2011

NEW LINE: Etiquette Clothiers

We are super excited to introduce a new line at Parallel. Etiquette Clothiers starts with the foundation of every woman's wardrobe. They are dedicated to combining the traditions of classic craftsmanship and artisanship with modern design. These socks are probably the softest, most comfortable, and stylish pair of socks you will own.

Abbey Stripe in Vintage Blue Heather, $ 17
Tri Pop in Fire Red, $17

Ribbed Terry in Twisted Brown Ecru, $16

Ribbed Terry in Twisted Grey Black, $16
Needle Stripes in Panna Cotta Ecru, $17

Needle Stripes in Tuxedo Black, $17

Monday, December 26, 2011

Devi Mooris Studio Visit

We were lucky enough to visit Devi Morris at Stustustudio: Cooperative Work space and Gallery
1627 NE Alberta Street #6, Portland, OR 97211; where she gave us a tour of her work space and gallery. We also able to check out her Spring Collection.

The Chemical process she uses to make the silver and oxidized jewelry pieces.

The molds she uses to create her jewelry pieces.

Feel free to contact her personally at

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Deliveries

Rag & Bone Holiday 2 Collection:
Hamilton Dress, $2248

Genova Dress, $265

Danby Dress, $380 with Camden Scarf, $148

Hamilton Sweater, $195

Shoreditch Legging, $165

Baxter Sweater, $380

Tart Holiday Collection:
Stacey Dress, $135

Stella Dress, $128

Monday, December 12, 2011

No Shoes In the Office?

This picture is too much. A friend from Japan posted his business meeting on Facebook (not sure why) and I all I can look at are the slippers all the men are wearing. I know they don't allow shoes in the house, but when did they start enforcing slippers at the workplace? Personally, if I could sport slippers at the shop, I totally would!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rag & Bone Holiday Collection

Admiral Coat, $765

Skinny Plum, $175

Putney Dress, $325

The Nomad Cardi, $165

Kola Trouser, $298

Napoli Dress, $275

Gansevoort Tee, $264

Bexley Top, $185

Curtis Blazer, $475

The Pocket Tee, $99

Adelaide Dress, $235

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hunter Rain Boots

Just in time for rainy months ahead. Hunter Rain Boots are back in Original Tall Black and Olive. Also we have a new wedge style, Andora Rain Boot. The Andora has an accented antique brass or polished gold buckle and rivets. Perfect for the woman who wants a more fashionable solution in the rain.

Original Tall in Black, $118

Original Tall in Olive, $118

Andora, $170

Don't forget about the comfy, cozy, and fashionable fleece Cable Knit Socks. Brighten and warm up your Hunter rain boots with these welly socks in variety of colors and patterns.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ruth Shively Art + Devi Morris Jewelry

Save the date!

Kick off the Holiday season here to see two incredibly talented local artists. Ruth Shively is a hallmark of Parallel with her large-scale female images in graphite on paper and oil on wood. Alongside these stunning images, we will introduce a new jewelry line by Portland designer Devi Morris. Her work is hand-crafted and her designs are original and organic.

Peruse and meet both artists on November 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free gift wrapping and free gift with any purchase...we promise you will LOVE.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tacoma Art Museum

I recently stayed the night in Tacoma, WA just to get a Korean Body Scrub with
a girlfriend (I highly recommend the Olympus Spa if you ever visit Tacoma).
I fell in love with this quaint college town and was most impressed with
the Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma is the birthplace of the
glass genius Dale Chihuly and the museum had a special exhibit of his work.
Here are some pics from my visit there.

Here is the Museum mascot at the entrance, Leroy,
which is made out of recycled cardboard and glue.
Behind Leroy is a big bowl where you put donations for the museum.

I've never seen silver done in such a way.
I was amazed with Jewelry designer Flora Book.

Installation of Chihuly Niijima Floats on Tacoma Art Museum’s Stone Sculpture.

Chihuly's basket series

Chihuly's collection of American blankets that inspired his glasswork.

My room at the Hotel Murano, complete with a view!

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, Washington
Opens Spring 2012