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Inspiration from Bend Oregon

Apr 10, 2012 | Design Inspiration

We spent 5 days of blissful time in Bend Oregon and were blown away with all that was going on in SE Scott. The Workhouse is Bend’s newest art/design collective. It is a multi use work/retail space for art, fashion, and home design, in Bend’s historic Old Iron Works District at 50 SE Scott.

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There are dozens of local artists inside of the this fantastic old building. You can walk around and watch people making their art, allowing for a wonderful community connection. Cari Dolyniuk and Stuart Breidenstein are the folks with the vision. They each have studios, produce amazing art, and are passionate about supporting the local art scene.

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To give you a taste of some of the art, Karen Eland, from Coffee Creations paints elegant pictures using beer and coffee. It’s not to be missed!

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We strolled next door to the CUBE (which stands for creative urban business environment) and again we were in awe with the creativity and execution. (www.facebook.com/CUBE.BEND) Shipping containers adorn the space which hosts a variety of designers and architects. Cement Elegance, the counters I am a big fan of, has an incredible display of their beautiful, durable and environmental counters.

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Cement Elegance’s inter-grated sinks are eye candy for those who drool over good design. (www.cementelegance.com)

The trip wouldn’t be complete without a coffee and treat from The Sparrow Bakery. (www.thesparrowbakery.com/home/) The innovation, fresh ingredients and warm atmosphere make it perfect, then add to that the strong support of the Make Local Habit movement and you are hooked!