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in the press!

Port of Raleigh in Design Milk - a globally recognized modern design blog

 

"If you’re a design-enthusiast heading to Raleigh, North Carolina, the first place you’re going to want to stop by after you get off the plane is Port of Raleigh, a shop owned by Ana Maria Muñoz who curates an impeccable collection of modern objects that are designed to elevate everyday living."

What a crazy honor it is to be featured in Design Milk! I've been a long time fan and reader of this global design blog so it's beyond exciting to share our store, our story, and our city with their readers around the world. 

As we go into Thanksgiving week and celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov 25, from the bottom of my heart: thank you THANK YOU for being a part of this story!!! Click here to read the Design Store(y).

- Ana Maria 

Owner

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playdate

 

We've partnered once again with our friends at Nugget for a casual and fun morning with the little ones!

Come for community and creative design play with Nugget sofas and Port of Raleigh favorites. Yes, there will be coffee for the grownups ;)

All ages welcome. No RSVP required.

Sunday Nov 12, 9:30am - 11:30am                                                     

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ideal space PREVIEW

ideal space by students of the college of design at north carolina state university

 

 

We are so honored to host a special PREVIEW EVENT for Ideal Space, an installation designed, built, and curated by students in the College of Design at North Carolina State University.

Ideal Space will be shown at the North Carolina Museum of Art from January 6th, 2018 through January 25th, 2018. The exhibition consists of products that viewers can interact with in a tactile and thought provoking way. The theme for the installation is "home" and each young designer will have the chance to interpret this in their own way through the products they design.

There's nothing like being a student; exploring your career interests and pursuing them with rigor. This collaborative effort is a great example of the world of possibilities when talent, passion, and community come together. 

Please join us at Port of Raleigh for a Preview Event and meet the designers.

First Friday, October 6

6-9pm

The Preview will be on view through October 16.

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Hopscotch Design Festival with Good Thing at Port of Raleigh

Hopscotch Design Festival Event with Good Thing at Port of Raleigh in Downtown Raleigh

 

Hopscotch Design Festival

with Good Thing at Port of Raleigh

Friday September 8 • 6pm - 8pm

 

We've been fans of Good Thing since before we opened our doors almost two years ago... and we think we've converted some of you, too ;)

That's why we're beyond thrilled to welcome Mayela and Natalie from Good Thing to the shop for a S P E C I A L post-Hopscotch Design Festival E V E N T (where they'll be speaking)!

Expect a casual meet and greet and a chance to see, touch, and engage with designs from Good Thing's just released furniture collection - the first time they'll be exhibited together outside of a trade show!!

This in-store event is FREE and open to the public. 

For the Design Festival, you may learn more and purchase tickets HERE

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september featured artist: caroline ford

Caroline Ford art showcase at Port of Raleigh, downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Twelve Weeks Leave
by Caroline Ford 

"Weekend" - when the three of us are back together."

This month's featured artist, Caroline Ford, shares her project about becoming a mother. Twelve Weeks Leave is a beautiful visual timeline and expression of the joys and challenges that most mothers out there - and their partners - will instantly relate to. As a fellow mama, I am so honored to have Caroline's original pieces in the shop. Please join us for an artist reception on First Friday from 6pm to 9pm. 

Ford's original pieces will be on view and available for purchase through September 30.

 

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thirst4architecture event with north carolina modernist houses

Thirst4Architecture at Port of Raleigh


We're hosting the August T4A event for the second year in a row. If you're local, please join us! 

Thirst4Architecture is a monthly informal event for modernist homeowners, architects, artists, designers, realtors, engineers, contractors, property investors, building managers, materials and furniture dealers – or anyone with a huge crush on great architecture. 

Presented by North Carolina Modernist Houses. Free to attend and open to the public.

Thursday August 17
6 - 8pm
416 S. McDowell St
Downtown Raleigh

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august featured artist

Body Shapes by Jordan Grace Owens

First Friday Reception August 4th, 6-9 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Durham-based artist Jordan Grace Owens to the shop for her second solo show in Raleigh. We love her playful minimalist style and the texture created by her medium of choice, ink on paper.

In this collection of drawings, Jordan explores bodies and shapes, both figurative and abstract. Linear figures bend into shapes, echoing blobby abstractions of body parts. 

A compilation of ink and gouache drawings made over the course of a year, Body Shapes is also an exploration of textures, materials, and organic lines. The artist expresses a graphic sensibility while embracing the organic marks of her human hand.

Jordan lives in Durham where she works as an artist and illustrator. She is best known for her minimalist portraits and movable paper dolls. Her illustrations have appeared nationally in newspapers, magazines, television, and books. You can find more of her work at www.jordangrace.com.

Jordan's work will be up and available for purchase through the end of the August. 

 

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art + function = <3

A step ladder that you'll actually love to use and want to keep out. Modern Lucano Step Ladder by Hasegawa in colorful lightweight aluminum. Japanese design that stands upright comes in 1, 2, 3 steps for kitchen, library, wardrobe closet, and office. Available at Port of Raleigh.

A step ladder that you'll actually love to use and want to keep out. Modern Lucano Step Ladder by Hasegawa in colorful lightweight aluminum. Japanese design that stands upright comes in 1, 2, 3 steps for kitchen, library, wardrobe closet, and office. Available at Port of Raleigh.

A step ladder that you'll actually love to use and want to keep out. Modern Lucano Step Ladder by Hasegawa in colorful lightweight aluminum. Japanese design that stands upright comes in 1, 2, 3 steps for kitchen, library, wardrobe closet, and office. Available at Port of Raleigh.

A step ladder that you'll actually love to use and want to keep out. Modern Lucano Step Ladder by Hasegawa in colorful lightweight aluminum. Japanese design that stands upright comes in 1, 2, 3 steps for kitchen, library, wardrobe closet, and office. Available at Port of Raleigh.

 

An often overlooked item in many homes is the step ladder. While there are plenty of options on the market for purely functional purposes (the kind that tend to be stored away and out of sight), we like to think “why not make it artful and so good looking that you’ll want to keep it out in your living spaces, leading to more use and overall enjoyment?”. That’s why we love the Lucano Step Ladders by Hasegawa.


Designed in Japan, the Lucano Step Ladders pack quite the punch: simple design, quality materials, solid construction with fluid movement and secure and easy everyday use. They are made of lightweight aluminum and come a variety of colors, perfect for complementing any existing kitchen, library, wardrobe closet, or office style and decor. A fun (and very convenient) design element is that they can stand upright on their own, no need to rest or lay them against a wall. You can literally display your ladder in the center of a room as a piece of art … in fact, we highly encourage that!


We’re not the only ones who love the Lucano Step Ladders; this sleek and practical contemporary design has won awards from German Good Design, Japanese Good Design, and Red Dot Awards.


It brings us so much joy to share them with you in our downtown Raleigh store and here in our webshop. Are you ready to love your step ladder and reach those high shelves in style?

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summer selects

 

Summertime and the livin' is easy ... and good looking. We've rounded up our favorite designs for you and your home to enjoy all season and beyond. Check out the full Summer Selects collection here.

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june's featured artist

Grey Goods Studio Pop Up at Port of Raleigh 

 

We are very excited to welcome June's featured artist Brooke Heauts of Grey Goods Studio for a month-long POP UP (and their first show in Raleigh!).

Come view handprinted and designed works on cloth and paper + shop the range of thoughtfully-made home furnishings. Heuts textile designs are a fresh take on contemporary abstract patterns and we can't get enough of her color palettes ... all perfect for adding a graphic and color pop to any space.

Learn more about Grey Goods Studio and get to know the artist below. 

Shop the POP UP. 


First Friday Reception
Friday June 2, 6pm-9pm 

 


Pop Up + Process

Saturday June 17, 1pm - 4pm

Meet the artist, enjoy light beverages, and admire handprinted + designed works on cloth and paper by Grey Goods Studio. Grey Goods Studio founder and designer, Brooke Heuts, will share her inspiration and process during a 30 minute sit-down talk in-store at Port of Raleigh at 1:30pm 

Thoughtfully made throw pillows and napkins made using Heuts unique contemporary designs will be available for purchase.

  

About The Artist

Grey Goods Studio, a textile & surface design studio based out of Durham, NC, was launched in early 2017 by fiber artist, Brooke Heuts and her partner, Braedyn Mallard. They both share a love of art + design and making the world a better (and hopefully more beautiful) place. The term Grey Goods refers to fabric in its “loomstate,” or fabric before it has been dyed, marked or finished. The hand designed textiles Brooke creates are inspired by the power and beauty of the first mark on an unmarked surface and preserving this mark-making is a key part of her artistic process. Brooke begins with experimentation and mark-making using various techniques including screen-printing, dyeing, painting and collage. Through a process of layering, adding and subtracting - she creates repetitions and patterns to preserve these marks.

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