Seawall

Our interview with the proprietors of Portland's first pop-up shop and gallery space highlighting Maine-made goods

A hybrid between a retail and gallery space, Seawall is home to Portland, Maine‘s first pop-up shop and also its newest clothing line. Founders Daniel Pepice, Sara Lemieux, Thom Rhoads and Brook Delorme opened Seawall this spring with the hope to open people’s eyes to talented Maine designers. Housed in a refinished space in the Old Port, Seawall is a sign of the new aesthetic …

Word of Mouth: Portland

Five local picks for food and drinks in the New England fishing hub

True to its name, Portland, Maine is first and foremost a bustling port. Inseparable from Portland’s character, the harbor is both a blessing and a curse. A kind of tourist attraction in and of itself, the harbor brings literally boatloads of cruise passengers into the city, flooding the all-too-popular souvenir stores that dot the main drag. At the same time, the harbor brings in some …

UCCAstore @ DESIGN

Beijing's 798 Art District gets a design store

The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is the most dynamic art center in Beijing’s 798 Art District, and since 2007 its UCCAstore has been a small temple for vanguard design within the gallery. The original store, now UCCA @ ART.BOOK, is still offering a glut of Chinese art and creativity, with a selection of limited-edition artworks—the fruit of the collaboration between UCCA and more …