An image from Kate Towers Content room in 2012.

Content at the Ace Hotel! Back again for what is always my favorite design event of the year, Saturday’s five-hour window of magic is sure to be fantastic with the impressive list of designers taking over the rooms.

Once a year the Portland design community takes vans and U-Haul’s to the corner of Stark and 10th Avenue, carrying up covert boxes and piles of unknown items, disappearing into their assigned hotel rooms. At 5 pm, the doors swing open and each room is converted to that company’s vision. Beyond the entertainment, the fantastic people watching, and the house party vibe, it’s a chance to get to know the designers and makers you love. Their creativity flows, and you take in the wonder.

Content at the Ace
Saturday, October 18
5–10 pm, $15–$20 
1022 SW Stark Street 

Familiarize yourself with some of the installations of years past here, and get excited about what’s to come Saturday night with these teasing tidbits from designers busy working away.

  • Holly Stalder stays vague with only promising a live model and a fashion film from director Cassie Meder.
  • Betsy Cross and Will Cervarich, owners of Betsy & Iya, say they aim to cover every inch of the room in notes we've saved for years. 
  • New collaborators Liza Rietz And Emily Bixler say guests should “visit room #200 to find out what 6/7, crochet, sculptural garments, national chocolate ice cream day, and Charlie Sheen's breakdown all have in common.”
  • Emily Katz promises plants, 4000 feet of cotton rope, and custom screen-printed textiles inside a modern macramé cabin outpost with the goal of putting “tent” back in Content. 
  • Creative Director of Imaginary Authors, Ashod Simonian, says, bringing your phone is critical to their room experience. “This year we've created a room inspired by our latest release Yesterday Haze. It'll be a weird interactive space that allows participants to explore the mechanics of scent and memory.”

To see what these teasers translate too, along with all the other designer’s delights, get your tickets for Content and don’t miss this once-a-year event.


//DESIGNER LINEUP// 

Liza Rietz + Boet
lizarietz.com
byboet.com

Fieldwork Flowers
fieldworkflowers.com

Bridge & Burn
bridgeandburn.com

Dehen 1920
dehen1920.com

Kayla Mattes
kaylamattes.com/home

Bean Goods
beangoods.com 

Alexa Stark
alexastark.com

Brady Lange
bradylange.com

Rill Rill
rillrilljewelry.com

Primecut Bags
primecutbags.com

Portland Garment Factory
portlandgarmentfactory.com

Holly Stalder
hollystalder.com

Emily Katz
modernmacrame.com

Betsy & Iya
betsyandiya.com

Imaginary Authors
imaginaryauthors.com 

Reif Haus
reif-haus.com 

Shwood
shwoodshop.com

Older Brother
olderbrother.us

Caesy Oney
caesyoney.com

Mazama
shopmazama.com

Caravan Pacific
caravan-pacific.com

Trust Co.
trustco.us

Duchess Clothier
duchessclothier.com 

Ancliffe Collection
ancliffecollection.com

WWWJD Design 

Kirikomade
kirikomade.com

Doberman Menswear
dobermanmenswear.com

Kate Troyer - Primal Haunt
primalhaunt.com

 

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