Bekväm Clothing

Bows, scallops and Peter Pan collars: Feminine, hand-crafted womenswear and accessories from Oregon

Bekväm Clothing, named for the Sweedish translation of the word “comfortable,” is meant to be easy to wear, with simple lines and pretty, feminine details. The cuts are classic, yet contemporary; scalloped details and Peter Pan collars dominate its spring lookbook. The garments are crafted with natural materials, relying heavily on organic cotton, linen, silk and hemp. Hannah Elise, a college student and self-taught clothing …

The Official Manufacturing Company

A creative trio of W+K and Ace Hotel vets taking on interiors, branding and marketing

The Portland, OR-based Official Manufacturing Company, made up of three creative types (Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley), come up with everything from signage and print materials to interior design for their clients. As the self-professed “thing makers” recently said in an e-mail, “If we come up with a great idea, we will find a way to make it happen.” Like their tweaked acronym …

Alice Park Accessories

An L.A. architect's exclusive line of leather goods

L.A.-based architect and interior designer Alice Park‘s side project focuses on objects considerably smaller than that of an average California home. She brings a hip, sleek minimalism to her line of accessories, which includes keychains, totes and wallets made out of incredibly soft kidskin leather (and sometimes twill). She designed her line with her own needs in mind. “I make something I like or need, …