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A Quick Visit to the Other Portland

Monday, July 12, 2010 · 3 Comments

I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon checking out the art and design scene in Portland, Maine. I really wish I had had at least a full day there, but sadly we were just passing through. One of the few places on my wish list that I was able to visit was Eli-Phant, a shop full of handmade and designer goods. Next time I make it up to Portland I will be sure to hit up Angela Adams (which was closed), SPACE Gallery, Whitney Art Works, and The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA.

While at Eli-Phant I was pleasantly surprised to find that they carry goods by many of my favorite designers: pillows and blankets by Donna Wilson, tea towels by Skinny LaMinx, posters by Nate Williams, and candle holders by Jean Pelle. It’s always so much fun to see stuff in person that I’ve been eye-ing online.




I also discovered some new designers, which is always the best! My favorite find at Eli-Phant were the wooden house trays by Emilie Ek (below). Aren’t they fabulous? The House, City, and Factory trays are available on the shop’s website for $58.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sara // Jul 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I am loving those house trays! Looks like a great store. I’ll have to stop in there if I am ever in Portland.

  • 2 Sally // Jul 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for stopping in our shop Kate! The Emelie Ek trays are a favorite find of mine as well– glad you liked them. As far as I know we are the only folks in the states selling them. It’s such fun to find new artists to feature in the shop!

    Very Best,

  • 3 A Quick Visit from // Jul 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    […] her recent trip to Portland, blogger Kate Singleton made it into our shop- Yay! We’re tickled pink that she stopped in and […]

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