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Stay In A Cabin With An Outdoor Shower Overlooking The Mountains of Norway
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27138
VENUE:
Skapet Mountain Lodges
LOCATION:
Norway
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Community Living
Minimalist Cabins
Norwegian Mountains
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



When incredible design meets pristine terrain, our eyes are glued. This bit of trending #cabinporn comes to us from Koko Architects of Norway, who built the Skåpet Mountain Lodges.

A collection of modern, minimalist cabins overlooking the rocky shores of Soddatjørn Mountain Lake, this Norwegian destination is practically made for a bucket list worthy birthday getaway for the adventure-seeking hikers and bikers in your life.

Design + Images: Koko Architects | Rentals: Skapet 

 

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What Happens When A Wedding Showcase Turns Into A Highly Anticipated Party?
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27143
VENUE:
Bently Reserve
LOCATION:
San Francisco, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Wedding Showcase
Cream of the Crop
San Francisco
REPORTER: The Venue Report

As a longstanding event industry insider, I have been lucky enough to know bada** lady bosses Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash Please for almost a decade. I'll never forget the very first Cream event they threw many moons ago and I have since watched it grow to epic proportions where the 'cream of the crop' gather in the event industry. Yes, The CREAM is a curated experiential event, showcasing the most innovative and creative people working in weddings . In fact, The Venue Report has even been lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of The CREAM in the past. 

How did these girl bosses come up with the idea? Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of event design sensation, Bash Please, founded the CREAM event in 2010 after seeing a void in the wedding market. They wanted to take the traditional ballroom wedding fair and turn it into a fun party where vendors could think outside the standard 8x8 box. They knew vendors and couples alike were seeking a curated wedding showcase highlighting the raddest people in the industry - gone are the days of bland ballroom fairs. #GENIUS

Photography: Max Wagner

 

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#DreamDinnerParty: This Is What Happens When We Throw Super Fun Retail Brand, Ban.do A Slumber Party Themed Gathering
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27140
VENUE:
Light Lab
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dream Dinner Party
Featuring Ban.do
Light Lab
REPORTER: The Venue Report

What happens when you give someone the opportunity to create their dream event where nothing is off limits and everything is a ‘go’? What happens when you bring someone who’s crazy creative into the mix to dream it all up? 

The #DreamDinnerParty project is a way to celebrate and connect with kick a** ladies in the creative space as The Venue Report is led by our fab female Founder and CEO, Cortnie. The goal is to find like minded lady powerhouses and collaborate on this project together to foster our female focused creative community and to have fun while we do it. So, who’s in? 

Photography by Brian Terada + The Venue Report 

 

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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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Experience The Coachella Valley Like Never Before At This Art Festival
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27133
VENUE:
Desert X
LOCATION:
Coachella Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Living Art
Desert Mirage
Coachella Valley
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

There’s mystery to the desert. It’s so alien, so empty, so unruffled—and that’s exactly what makes it so keen for an art festival. With endless space and a strange sense of vast void, how could it not play as the perfect blank canvas for experimental minds? Such was the thought process behind Desert X.

The inland desert oases of Southern California make for the perfect showcase venue of contemporary artists. Palm Springs puts out the welcome mat and provides the charm, while the surrounding Coachella Valley operates as host for Desert X’s curated exhibition of site-specific work. The ongoing festival is scattered throughout town and valley, so it has all the makings of an assumedly more cultured scavenger hunt. While Desert X first opened its arms in February, it’s still going strong. In fact, the art festival doesn’t close up shop until the end of April. The installations are free to behold and there's no ticket necessary. However, your best stop to kicking off the artsy adventure is the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. There, you can score a catalog and a map, along with the festival's merchandise and the artists' books.

Photography: Desert X

 

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