Oui Presse, the official coffee shop of Musicfest NW, is pleased to announce we’re having a wristband sales event this Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This will be the only opportunity you have to buy a MFNW wristband for both $10 off AND no service charges. There are various types of wristbands with different levels of access that Oui Presse doesn’t feel qualified to go into at this time, but rest assured this is the best possible deal you can get on a wristband that doesn’t involve a life of indentured servitude to Willamette Week and Musicfest NW. Join us on Saturday, August 18, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.! Oui Presse, 1740 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
This year’s issue of Willamette Week’s Finder is beautiful. Oui Presse hasn’t read the whole thing yet—we went directly to page 59 where there is a photo and listing of the shop, then hopped over to page 93 to see our ad—but we have been all over the magazine admiring the fine design work and art direction of Brittany Moody. Brittany is Oui Presse’s Sunday barista. And it’s quite clear from the excellent job she did on this piece that she has been putting in more than a few hours over at Willamette Week, too. Very nice work, girlfriend! Finder is available for free at Oui Presse during August only, so get your copy soon. These beauties are going to disappear quickly.
Check out Willamette Week’s online review of our ice cream, in their 28 days of ice cream roundup. Go to: http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-28969-scoops_out_for_summer_day_28.html.
Oui Presse took an inspirational trip to Kinokuniya Bookstore today, to the land of magazines that read from right to left, open from the back, and contain so much cuteness it is dangerous to read without protective eyewear. We bought two books and a magazine, but this is a photo from one of the publications we didn’t buy.
This issue of Anthology is so good, I actually sat still for almost an entire hour reading it. There are so many great things—such as, Amy Sedaris’ apartment. I’ve seen her place in lots of home magazines, but, like Oui Presse, she keeps getting more stuff so there’s always something new to look at. There’s also a feature on Thomas Wold, a very creative industrial designer/furniture maker who builds dresser-shelf-dollhouse hybrids out of existing cabinetry and boxes.
(Image from Anthology website)
And so much more. Pick up your copy of Anthology while supplies last! $12 at Oui Presse, 1740 SE Hawthorne Blvd., (503) 384-2160.
Oui Presse has a new magazine! It’s called Atlas Quarterly, and it’s got design, culture, a feature on Mast Bros. Chocolate, Heath Ceramics and Stumptown Coffee and many other cool things. The premiere issue is available now at Oui Presse for $15. Check it out.
Some of you magazine aficionados (I was going to say whores, but that seemed harsh) will probably remember Domino Magazine—the home design counterpart to Lucky Magazine, but far cooler and classier. It folded a few years ago when the decline in print advertising caused the publishing industry to wuss out and make some really bad decisions—including but not limited to ceasing publication of Gourmet, House and Garden, Blueprint, Metropolitan Home, Wonder Time and so on. But Domino is now back for the attack, y’all, with this special “Quick Fixes” edition, and an encouraging “Spring | Summer 2012″ line in the upper right hand corner of the cover, implying there will be future issues. The magazine reads like a Domino’s greatest hits, but there are some really good (and cheap) ideas that will inspire you to do things like blinging up a boring wood bedframe by spray-painting it silver, or challenging yourself to arrange artwork on your walls based on preexisting nail holes. Domino Quick Fixes Special Edition is available at Oui Presse for $10.99.
Check out our newly gold-plated counter bunny! Oui Presse will be closed on Easter Sunday. It’s the only day of the year we close. We hope you will understand. In the meantime, come to the Oui Presse Bunny Slipper sale tomorrow, Friday, April 6, from 5–9pm, and get yourself some bunny slippers to wear all day on Sunday while you sit at home. Since you won’t be going out to Oui Presse.