During last year’s edition of Content and as part of our ongoing Thinking Cap series — a collaborative and curious inquiry into the creative process — we entered the inner lair of Emily Baker and Kerby Ferris. Emily is the designer and curator of Sword + Fern, and makes some of the most beautiful and unique jewelry and other odds and ends around, and together with sound artist Kerby Ferris forms the band Lavender Mirror. We lingered while they crafted Youjoy, an installation project for the event and a living testament to their amazing brains and creative know-how. Our friend Johnny Le crafted this ode to the experience.

See all our Thinking Caps here, and share something about your creative process with us with #athinkingcap and @acehotel. We’ll keep an eye out.

On Saturday, we’ll host our fourth Content event on the second floor of Ace Hotel Portland. We’re clearing out the rooms and filling them each with the best designers and crafters in town — and if you want to bring something home we’ll have a pop-up shop in The Cleaners.

For full information about the event and its participants, visit our calendar.

Tickets are available for advance purchase here.


We at Atelier Ace have a new neighbor in Portland’s Chinatown — Table of Contents, the mercantile of our dreams and a close friend to our other neighbors and old friends Studio J, the brainchild of Janet and John Jay. We recently raised a glass to TOC’s grand opening and then waltzed around the corner for an afterparty and feast at Studio J, with decorations by Janet and Hazel Cox and a lot of good friends in attendance. The very talented Johnny Le took photos.
Table of Contents just launched a new web shop, and they’re celebrating with a quick winter sale through Saturday. They’re also on the impressive roster of booksellers and presses at this weekend’s Publication Fair hosted by Publication Studio in The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland. Now is the time to indulge thyself with handsome books, objects and sweaters…

We at Atelier Ace have a new neighbor in Portland’s Chinatown — Table of Contents, the mercantile of our dreams and a close friend to our other neighbors and old friends Studio J, the brainchild of Janet and John Jay. We recently raised a glass to TOC’s grand opening and then waltzed around the corner for an afterparty and feast at Studio J, with decorations by Janet and Hazel Cox and a lot of good friends in attendance. The very talented Johnny Le took photos.

Table of Contents just launched a new web shop, and they’re celebrating with a quick winter sale through Saturday. They’re also on the impressive roster of booksellers and presses at this weekend’s Publication Fair hosted by Publication Studio in The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland. Now is the time to indulge thyself with handsome books, objects and sweaters…

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