If you're looking for ways to maximize your Design Week time, visiting New New Crusher Court is one of your best bets. There you'll find a dense grouping of open houses, with four studios sharing an open courtyard, and two on the storefront side, facing NE Sandy Blvd. You'll have plenty of time to visit everyone listed here, and make it to one of the many stellar events happening the same night.
Thursday, April 19 from 4:00PM–7:00PM
2500, 2502 & 2504 NE Sandy Blvd
Outlet—Kate Bingaman-Burt’s Studio & Library
Outlet is part illustration studio, part public design & zine library, part education space, part installation space, and part retail space. You'll have a chance to tour the upstairs where Kate draws for herself and her clients, and downstairs where she experiments in public with concepts surrounding retail, education and community programming. She's also promising risograph demos, button making stations and lots of LOLS. (registration)
Half Court Studio—Blank space for collaborative projects
Half Court Studio is a rental space for film, photo, and collaborative projects. Their open house is the perfect opportunity to scout their space, scope their amenities, and chat with their owners. Producers, art directors, and photographers are welcome to talk about the different ways you can use their space for your team's projects. (registration)
Studio Mega—Small by design, made for impact
Join Studio Mega, a multidisciplinary design agency, as they share the work they've done over the past year, and shoot the breeze over some drinks and snacks. There are a lot of maybes that can happen while you’re there: maybe you’ll feel inspired; maybe you’ll find your future workplace; maybe you’ll meet people you feel a deep and meaningful kinship with; maybe a cult or cultural movement is born. Whichever maybe it is, go find yours. (registration)
The Beauty Shop is a graphic design studio specializing in branding and Squarespace design and customization, with staff members closely connected to PSU and PNCA. Visible is a nationwide alliance of creative volunteers serving non-profit organizations in need. They’ll have plenty of fun stuff on hand to help you leave feeling inspired. On display will be an art exhibit of work completed by the Visible network. (registration)
Project Object is a space that supports the creative work of women, LGBTQ, and people of color, who make art, clothing, accessories, home goods, smokeware, and gifts that empower our community. They’re also a pop-up art gallery, featuring original works, limited-edition prints, a rotating mural, and home to the workspace and part design studio of Upper Metal Class jewelry. Their open house will be shared with friends Letra Chueca Press a latinx-owned press decolonizing print media through collaboration, education and activism, who will have a mini pop-up collection of their work and a postcard printing demo! (registration)
Leeward Surf—History of surfboard design and culture
Leeward is a surf shop, community space, gallery and design studio. Explore the history of surfboard design on their gallery walls. Surfers and non-surfers alike are invited to stop in and explore a rich culture of craftsmanship, exploration and hydrodynamics. You'll also be able to check out their selection of surfboards, apparel curated with a focus on sustainability, locally made art, apothecary and home goods, an extensive book selection, and custom made Japanese wetsuits. (registration)
Check out the full listing of NE open houses to put together your plan for the evening of Thursday, April 19th!