On November 11, Ace Hotel in collbaoration with smart present Content 2012 — the third edition of our live design and fashion installation in the guest rooms of Ace Hotel Portland. The Portland Mercury joins the Content team as our media partner.
28 of our favorite PDX designers individually take over rooms on the second floor of Ace, transforming them into a block-long portrait of the Portland design story in 28 scenes and a testimonial to the outsized talent and vitality of our city's creative culture.
Designers and artists include Julia Barbee, Bridge & Burn, Btwn Wind & Water, Moonwoods, Tanner Goods, Jayme Hansen/Hans Lindauer, Kate Fenker, Sara Bergman, Reif, Brady Lange, Sword + Fern, Portland Garment Factory, LiFT, PINO, Joshua Buck/Chicago Harper/Studio SKB, Made on the Moon, Draught Dry Goods, The Portland Collection, Honeyfox Jewelry, Bwana Spoons, Vanport Outfitters, Dawn Sharp, Ruki, Kate Towers, Demimonde, Poler, Carly Mick and The Good Flock.
Bwana Spoons creates an interactive "Rainbow Ride" in the smart suite in which participants take an imaginatively interpreted spin over hill and dale of the Pacific Northwest woods at dusk.
All the way across the second floor of Ace Hotel Portland, we're expecting even more of the unexpected behind every door than ever before.
Doors open to the press for a preview of the installations at 4pm. The second floor opens to the public from 5 to 10pm. A pop-up shop in The Cleaners features work from Content artists and is curated by Pamela Baker-Miller of Frances May, and many of our favorite boutiques in the West End stay open late to accommodate guests. All weekend long, smart provides free test drives in eco-oriented coupes and cabriolets.
Tickets are available in advance for $15 or at the door for $20. Keep an eye on our blog for interviews with the artists, photos and miscellany.
Mark it on your calendar.