Melt Modern

Matt Proctor and Aixé Djelal are Portland based cast aluminum artisans who create a range of one-of-a-kind decoratives and architectural elements. Aixé describes their work as "molten lava frozen in space," and that's pretty accurate. Their work exhibits an unusual blend of organic shapes, voluptuous lines and surface texture, and is made entirely of recycled aluminum. Melt Modern products and information about custom work is …

Squarewolf Tees

Portland-based design studio Fwis just launched their line of tees called Squarewolf. Characterized by humor that plays on graphic design (like the pictured tee, titled WFF'd), they also feature guest artists – currently, Stefan G. Bucher of 344 Design. Using Gildan 100% cotton, fair trade and labor shirts and printing at local silk screeners Modified Printing, Fwis is as socially conscious as it is design …