Fashion, Interviews

IN Interviews : Wolcott : Takemoto

Joy Wolcott and Natasha Takemoto are a phenomenal duo and a combined force to be reckoned with. One glimpse of their collections and you immediately realize you’ve discovered something special that will incidentally solicit a plethora of compliments for an entire day (true story). We met Wolcott : Takemoto at Man-Woman in 2016 and their […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Maak Lab

This is the sixth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. We initially met Taylor Ahlmark of Maak Lab towards the end of 2015, while exploring Portland’s Pearl District for the first time. The shop was fragrant and filled with an immeasurable, beautiful mélange of complex scents from roasted coffee beans to fresh pine needles. The physical space […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Studio Cue LA

This is the third article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. This interview is also available in Japanese. Studio Cue LA is yet another great example of creating successful partnerships amongst spouses in marriage and in pursuing passions full-time. Family also seems to be a common thread  for many of the interviews conducted in our series. For Studio […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Studio Cue LA (日本語)

This is the third article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. This interview is also available in English. Studio Cue LA is yet another great example of creating successful partnerships amongst spouses in marriage and in pursuing passions full-time. Family also seems to be a common thread  for many of the interviews conducted in our series. For Studio Cue […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : OLO Fragrance

This is the second article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. I first read about the Milk Milk Lemonade storefront in Japan’s annual city guide, True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People, during my first few months in Portland as I got acclimated to my new home and the people that inhabited it. During my initial visit, […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : The Apothecary Series

‘Apothecary’ used to mean combining a lengthy list of intricate ingredients such as herbs, minerals, and animal fats for ingesting, salves for topical use, and aromatics for aromatherapy. In considering what pharmacies in the past may have looked like in the olden days, many of us can only conjure up mental visuals of dusty floor-to-ceiling cabinets housing several rows of jars, with […]

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