Here at the Eagle & Wolf headquarters we’ve been slowly appointing the new digs with items that inspire us. As visual people, we’re drawn to the things that speak our vocabulary. For me, I have a soft spot for things of an old-timey nature, while Jake is a lover of type and design.
These cigar boxes we picked up at Old Portland Hardware and Architecural appealed to both of us instantly, and only cost a few bucks.
Another item that practically lept into our hands is the book pictured above, Knots, Splices, and Rope-Work.
Published in 1919, it not only appeals to us in design sensibility, but it’s practical, too! WIN. I’m so gonna learn all those intricate knots and rope-works. Well……maybe. Ok, I’m not at all, but I still fancy this book.
Jake, in the meantime, fancied himself a Pendleton woolen blanket for the beige behemoth we refer to as “our couch”. Its blank palette begged for a punch of color and texture, so we paid a visit to the Pendleton Mills Store here in Portland.
Having lived in Arizona for many years, I’ve seen my fair share of Native American inspired textiles. Little did I know that Pendleton, a renowned purveyor of such goods, is based right here in Oregon.
The history of the company runs deep, and the quality of the goods is top notch. We found ourselves a blanket.
The blanket we chose just so happened to be from a collection designed in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, a cutting edge retailer known for these special partnerships. And dudes, just look at all that awesome Pendleton gear adorning those young lads and lasses.
According to the folks at OC:
In celebration of Pendleton Woolen Mills’ 100-year anniversary, the familiar American heritage brand has partnered with Opening Ceremony to create Pendleton meets Opening Ceremony, redefining the iconic American brand in a fresh and modern context. Best known for their 100% virgin wool shirts and intricately patterned Native American blankets, Pendleton Woolen Mills has been owned and operated by the same family for five generations.
This particular design is called the Yavapai, named after the nomadic band of Native Americans who populated central Arizona. The colors were also inspired by Arizona sunsets, which, I can attest, are gorgeous.
And in a continuing string of small wins, we later discovered that this little woolen number is slightly coveted and has sold out on most (all?) internet avenues. For, like, a lot, looooooot more money than we paid. Thank you, Pendleton, for providing your awesome store discount.
And thanks, Pendleton Yavapai blanket for simultaneously representin’ my old home state and my new home state. We shall enjoy you for years to come.