CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

A Ribbon Workshop Worth Dyeing Over
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27096
VENUE:
The Fisk Collab
LOCATION:
Minneapolis
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
DIY
Ribbon Dyeing
Warehouse Workshop
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



If ever you’ve been tasked with sourcing ribbons for bouquets, gift wrapping, attire, or anything else, you know what a challenge it can be to find just the right colors in a fabric that’s display worthy. Silk ribbons are particularly hard to come by, and calligrapher Shasta Bell knows all about that dilemma. While working in invitation design, she realized how tough it was to find beautifully hued silk ribbons, so she started hand dyeing her own using natural botanical and plant-based dyes.

Fast-forward a few handmade dye recipes later, and Miss Bell developed a workshop for lovers of naturally colored silk ribbon to get together and learn her tricks of the trade. Documented by photographer Kristen Dyer (aptly named, no?), the event took place at Fisk Collab in Minneapolis. We can’t believe what vivid colors she was able to create using berries, plants, flowers, avocados, and the like. Jump below for the full scoop on natural dyes from Shasta and to take a peek at the photos by Kristen.

Words by Shasta BellPhotography Kristin Dyer

 

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This New Pretty In Pink Pop-Up Has All Of L.A. Talking
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27136
VENUE:
Sonix Pop-Up
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
L.A. Pop-Up
Sonix
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We love and know Sonix as the uber cute, kitschy iphone case and accessory website... But what happens when they round up their squad of like-minded friends? Pop-up magic - that's what! Amongst the Sonix's product on Melrose is brands Ivy Kirzhner, Gorjana Jewelry, Emm Kuo, Bite Beauty and Stone Fox Swim. If the curated brand line-up isn't enough, the design team behind this pop-up made the entire space an instagrammable moment complete with a cherry blossom tree and swing dead-center in the middle of the shop and trending blush tones covering every wall. Sold? We thought so.

This pop-up is only lasting one more weekend so don't miss out. Shop the latest Spring ’17 collection at their exclusive FIRST EVER pop-up shop at 8017 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046. Delivering up the details and dates behind this grand idea is Creative Director, Jillian Wheeler + PR Manager, Mallory Molinski. 

Photography by: Sonix

 

L.A.'s event and pop-up happening till April 2nd

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Check Out This Pop-up Dinner Series With A Cause
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27123
VENUE:
UBC Farm
LOCATION:
Vancouver, British Columbia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Community Gathering
Long Table Dinner
The UBC Farm
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

We’re always chatting about the importance of gatherings to make people feel like they’re part of a community, but our gatherings would be null without great food and drink. The team at Canada’s Farmacie is totally with us on that point. This crew not only produces amazing pop-up events where they connect folks over delicious meals, but they do it all in the name of fundraising for local farms, small businesses and non-profit foundations. 

The Farmacie crew recently hosted a Garden of Eden community dinner in the poplar grove at UBC Farm in Vancouver to raise funds for Thrive Alive. They asked guests to show up in their Thursdays' finest (aka: farm chic) and prepared the attendees to expect the venue to completely blow their farm-to-table, garden of eden dreams out of the water. How much fun does that sound?! We turned to them for the whole story behind these amazing (and gorgeous!) events. Be sure to check out their event newsletters, because this is a team that’s worth keeping an eye on. More from Farmacie below.

Photography by: Christine Pienaar

 

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Real Women Report: This Feminist Is Leading The #WomenEmpowerWomen Charge in San Diego
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27135
VENUE:
Shop Pigment
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Lady Killas Event
Shop Pigment
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

It has been said that 2017 is the year of the woman. In light of the recent social climate, the feminist movement has risen up with new life. It has visually increased and gained momentum by the hundreds of thousands this year. Many (both male and female) have joined in peaceful protests, women focused events and campaigns all over the world bringing people together and providing a platform for this relevant topic. With social media at an all time high, most women can relate to the pressures of competition. If one thing is for sure, this movement has inspired more kindness and respect between women, allowing us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. 

One of the women leading the charge in inspiring women to empower women is Courtney Wall of Lady Killas, San Diego's monthly meet-up for women in the creative field motivated to lead, network and make an impact. February's event was hosted at Pigment featuring Space 15 Twentie's Event & Content Manager, Sheewa Salehi  and our Art Director, Sarah Laos. This event touched on the power of relationships in the creativity industry and friendships with a foundation of encouragement and motivation. Being The Venue Report, we're always in search for the inside scoop, so we recently chatted with the Lady Killa herself about her new endeavor and her life in the creative industry. 

Photography by: Lady Killas

 

 

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Dream Dinner Party: The Founder + Chief Creative Officer of L.A.'s Most Colorful Brand Tells Us About Her Dream Dinner Musings
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27126
VENUE:
Light Lab
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dream Dinner Party
Featuring ban.dō
Light Lab
REPORTER: The Venue Report

We've been dreaming up this idea of collaborating and building community driven events with the brands that inspire us for quite some time now. Why? Because just like every company, the employees are what make the brand come to life. Interesting, creative and innovative humans are the backbone of every successful brick and mortar store, digital retailer and cool app that you stalk on your phone. Connecting with these inspirational people was on our bucket-list and we don't mean with a typical interview. Because well, interviews are typical. We wanted to spoil them and go all out! They do inspire us, after all. That's why we created #DreamDinnerParty. You can find out a lot about someone by asking what their dream dinner party is. But, we decided to take it even one step further and bring said dream dinner party to life because that's kinda what we are all about here at The Venue Report.

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