It's January, that time of year in Oregon when it almost always feels like the sun is setting, because it's hidden under dark, gloomy grayness. It's the time of year when I bust out my grandma's old hanging lamp and pick either the orange or green panels to add some interesting light to my home. Well, I will be putting that old lamp away now, because I recently discovered a brilliant and unique way to light my space that has the added bonus of true Northwest design. I'm talking about vintage suitcases that are also lights, and are also badass decor.
Mich Conklin, owner and designer at Uppercase Studios was inspired when her daughter, co-owner of the Lost & Found, asked her to come up with some artwork for the new bar. They were going for an eclectic Northwest/woodsy/travel aesthetic, so Mich designed some lights that are permanent fixtures there, and she totally nailed it.
The suitcase lamps are currently on display and for sale at The Lost & Found bar, located at 5426 N. Gay. They have delicious and unique drinks like The Draper and The Ron Burgundy, both tasty whiskey drinks that'll warm you up, plus have pinball and nice bartenders. You can also visit the Uppercase website for more lamps and other projects.