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POP-In @ Nordstrom

Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is a Seattle-based design partnership comprising Dylan Davis and Jean Lee. Refined yet playful, minimal yet imaginative, the duo’s functional art is invariably easy on the eyes. And—with four handcrafted glass/brass/wood/leather wind chimes designed exclusively for Pop-In @ Nordstrom Welcomes Poketo—it’s pleasing to the ears as well.

Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Jean—and to see more photos from our visit to Ladies & Gentlemen’s Seattle home/studio.

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July 16, 2014

Pop-In Q&A: Dusen Dusen

Our latest Pop-In shop, guest-curated by L.A. boutique/gallery Poketo, contains only sparse smatterings of apparel amidst a bevy of home goods and curious objects. If any clothing line could sit logically alongside the rainbow robots and functional octahedrons that shape Poketo’s aesthetic, though, it would have to be the innately wearable mash-up of midcentury modern and the Internet age known as Dusen Dusen.

Keep reading for a Q&A with Brooklyn-based designer Ellen Van Dusen, accompanied by a Dusen Dusen lookbook that was shot exclusively for The Thread.

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Leah and Billy, the couple and creative duo behind Baleen jewelry, are conduits for well-made, understated objects. A standard of thoughtfulness in their cost-efficient designs renders them unique against most affordable jewelry. Splitting their time between Seattle and Maui, the pair’s sense of balance seems inherent and is conveyed in their minimalist approach.

Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Leah—and to see more photos from our visit to their Seattle home/studio, where each piece is assembled by hand.

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For our latest Pop-In Shop, Olivia Kim (Nordstrom’s Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In @ Nordstrom curator) invited her favorite Los Angeles boutique/gallery, Poketo, to collaborate on a unique selection of home goods, jewelry, stationery and more. From “reclaimed branch” colored pencils to an award-winning tea kettle, we think you’ll love these functional objects designed to provide “art for your everyday” (as Poketo itself so eloquently put it).

Keep reading for a Q&A between Olivia Kim and Poketo’s founders, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung—who caught up with Olivia on the phone to chat about L.A., art and eating slugs.

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From slingshots and sporks to a solar-powered phone charger, our latest Pop-In Shop, LET’S GO!, has everything you need for an epic American road trip—including expertly curated tunes to fuel long hours in your #adventuremobile between points A and B.

We’ve got 15 interstate anthems courtesy of Justin Gage, the man behind Los Angeles-based website Aquarium Drunkard—an eclectic, independent audio blog that bridges contemporary sounds with vintage garage, psych, folk, country, soul, funk, R&B and beyond.

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Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

“I recently discovered the work of object-maker and artist Eric Trine and found that he had partnered with one of my favorite stores in L.A., Poketo. Dream collaboration! AND dream come true to be working with both of them for an upcoming Pop-In Shop. Stay tuned (ahem, around July 4th, ahem)!”

The word “heritage” gets thrown around pretty frequently these days. But, when vintage photos of a long-standing brand’s headquarters include a horse and buggy out front—you can rest assured that it possesses the know-how and work ethic to truly stand the test of time.

Head over to our Men’s Blog to read a Q&A with Faribault Woolen Mill’s Creative Director, John Mooty for insight into the the 149-year-old Minnesota manufacturer’s history and inspiration, as well as John’s favorite places in the USA and road-trip tips. Just in time for LET’S GO!, our current, road trip-themed Pop-In Shop, where you’ll find beautiful Fairbault Woolen Mill Blankets.

For our latest Pop-In Shop, we gathered up a heap of travel adventure shots from our colleagues here at Nordstrom HQ—all taken in the great USA. Here are some of our favorites—see where we’ve been!

Now that you’re inspired, get ready to explore this summer. Let’s Go!

Portland, OR brand Poler operates on a simple mission: to get average people outdoors—and out of their everyday routine—more often. They sum it up with a deceptively simple catch phrase/hashtag: #CampVibes, two syllables that manage to evoke cedar in the air and a canopy of stars overhead.

Head over to our Men’s Blog to read an exclusive Q&A with Poler Co-Founder and Creative Director Benji Wagner, in which he discusses couscous, favorite road trip spots, and thinking like a kid.

Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

“I love the idea of versatility. If I can utilize something in multiple ways, it is going in my suitcase. This Faribault Woolen Mill tartan throw is a road-trip backseat essential—perfect for a beach bonfire blanket or even a snuggly bed for my Frenchie, Spy. Wool is naturally antimicrobial, so I don’t even have to worry about it getting germy!”

Faribault Woolen Mill Wool Throw Blankets