Ran into Portland design maven Emily Ryan on Saturday as I was pouring (pun!) over the wine specials at Sheridan's, and she had some good news: Over the course of January she'll be in the process of joining Liza Rietz, with whom she's co-presented collections for years, at Rietz's retail/studio space in Northwest at 2305 NW Savier, where she formerly partnered with John Blasioli. This will hopefully lead to a more reliable source for Ryan's work, which tends to fly off the shelves when it hits Seaplane (an unflaggingly recommended store by Courtney Love), and generally make it easier to get hold of her designs (the etsy site is a recent development). Look for an announcement in the coming month for an event to kick off the new collab.
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