Samantha Hess is a professional cuddler. For US$60 an hour, the 30-year-old from Portland will snuggle up with strangers one-on-one. ‘It’s definitely enough to make a living just doing this job, and I never need to take more than five sessions a day,’ she says. By working six days a week, Hess can make up to $7,200 in a month. About 90% of her clientele are men between the ages of 20 and 75.
Artists have forever experimented with new mediums when creating art, but I think this one takes the cake. Placenta art prints are a thing, people. As reported by TIME, parents can now own a memento from their child’s birth and get that good-looking placenta down to work. And there’s a service that guides you through […]
Aron Dubois is an artist I found out about through Breeze Block Gallery. He was a part of a group show there in the summer of 2012. The paintings he submitted for the show were outstanding, but what he is really known for is tattoos. Looking at his past work, you can see why.
Breeze Block Gallery has a special place in my heart. Now approaching its seventh year in existence, the gallery is a staple of the new contemporary art movement in Portland. And the owner, Paige Prendergast, is veritable tour de force. She knows everyone, and accomplishes more on her lunch break than you did in all […]
‘It’s like if four 19-year-old Japanese kids who really like 1980s/1990s American rock n’ roll formed a band.’ This is how a friend of mine described the band Hausu to me. Despite hailing from Portland, Oregon, there is a definite Eastern presence in the quartet’s music. Combine that with sad tales about missing home and […]
Portland, on the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, is shaping up as the new Seattle/Melbourne, with its passion for indie music, coffee and cycling. Oregon’s low-rise, river-bestriding capital has long taken a creative approach to city planning, ensuring its heritage architecture remains pristine and independent stores, arts spaces, bars and cafés flourish. For a stylish getaway, […]
The Deer Lodge to me is Portland, Oregon, in a nutshell. It is a cultish DIY collective as much as one man’s home. That man’s home is your honky-tonk. There’s a recording studio in the basement; I did the first Drunken Prayer record there. They have a covered stage in the backyard for summer shows, […]
Portland, on the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, is shaping up as the new Seattle/Melbourne, with its passion for indie music, coffee and cycling. Oregon’s low-rise, river-bestriding capital has long taken a creative approach to city planning, ensuring its heritage architecture remains pristine and independent stores, arts spaces, bars and cafés flourish. Nicknamed Stumptown for […]
If you haven’t already checked out our chats with Holly Wales and GMunk ahead of their appearances at Semi-Permanent Portland then you’ve been missing out. We caught up with amazing designer and Portland local Shawn Petersen ahead of his appearance at Semi-Permanent to talk the digital age, Rolling Stone, and all things Portland. LAEM: As […]
First participating in Semi Permanent in Sydney in 2004, Bradley Munkowitz (a.k.a. GMunk) knows his stuff. After a long and illustrious career as everything from an interior designer to a creative lecturer, he’s now speaking at Semi Permanent in Portland. We caught up with GMunk before the event to talk holographs, lectures and everything Semi […]
Holly Wales is certainly one of the most talented illustrator’s that I’ve come across. Based in the UK and harbouring a great eye for colourful and playful pieces, we caught up with Holly before her appearance at Semi-Permanent in Portland. LAEM: You talk about your work as controlled chaos. What does this mean to you? […]
Cirque du Soleil’s touring production OVO is hitting Portland, Oregon this THURSDAY, and friends of Lost At E Minor can receive a special discount off tickets in Levels 2 and 3 on select performances. OVO will be performing for a limited engagement beginning April 5 under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at the Portland Expo Center.
To promote the Northwest Film Center’s 38th Northwest Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, the folks at Mutt Design decided to equate the jurying of a film festival with the judging of babies and made this trailer. As an artist in any genre the act of presenting the fruits of your creativity to an often unsympathetic […]
Portland-based Carli Davidson is an award-winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and care worker. She captures the innate personalities of her subjects using her professional understanding of animal behavior. She spends much of her photo shoots rolling on the ground with whatever animal she is working with, and encouraging them to open up to the camera.
I always think of Nick Jaina as the modern bard, traveling from town to town with his rag-tag, ever-revolving, band of musicians in tow, sweetly singing his funny, thought-provoking and deliciously sad stories. Though a seminal figure in the music scene in Portland, Oregon, Jaina tours regularly, from one end of the continent to the other.