Welcome to the first of a series of 39 (give or take!) spotlights on our amazing BIG THAW vendors. Although we have a handy-dandy vendors directory for you to peruse, sometimes it’s nice to really get to know what our amazing neighbors are up to.
Today we’re focusing on Pinecone and Chickadee, the graphic design and screen printing house of Portlanders Amy Teh and Noah Defilippis. As a ‘seasoned’ (I get around!) craft fair seller and buyer I’ve grown accustomed to seeing one or both of their smiling faces among a forest of silk-screened tees, cards, journals and more.
Pinecone and Chickadee’s simple, satisfying aesthetic lets adults be lighthearted and kids even more totally nuts than they are. We highly recommend checking out the merchandise on their web page to get your wheels turning about what P+C delights you’ll be carrying home in a shopping back with you from The BIG THAW on Saturday, April 16th (ohmygosh! It’s less than a month away!)
Not only do Amy and Noah create their own masterpieces of apparel, they are a good chunk of the driving force behind PICNIC (our craft-fair-crush of the decade). They have also recently designed a line of t-shirts featuring animals from coffee-growing regions for local caffeinators, Coffee By Design. Mmm art and coffee, okay, I give up, you win!
Ladies, you’ll also be pleased to know Pinecone and Chickadee carry a line of women’s shirts that are more flattering than your average silk-screened T. I personally am saving a bit of my 2011 tax refund for the Lady + Llama T-Shirt or a Crying Tiger. I can’t decide which!
And no outsourcing here: all of Pinecone and Chickadee’s wares are designed, silk screened and hand printed by Amy and Noah.
Stop by The BIG THAW Arts, Crafts and Vintage Sale on Saturday, April 16th at Mayo Street Arts Center in Portland’s East Bayside to pick up some P+C wares for yourself!