Amy Ruppel is one of my favorite artists (and people) around. For me, she is exactly like her work: colorful, friendly, happy and full of life. Every time I visit Portland, I relish getting to spend a few hours with her and hearing all about the exciting projects she’s doing. When I first heard about her upcoming collaboration with Schoolhouse Electric, I practically jumped out of my seat with excitement. Her work lends itself so well to lighting, and I’m thrilled to announce that the new collection is live! Her design for Schoolhouse Electric is called “Folk Birds” and is available in two colors: black or red and light blue (my favorite). Each light is hand-signed and part of a limited edition that comes with a pendant and shade together for $159. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for someone who loves birds or just needs a little light in their lives, Amy’s new light would be perfect. Sales will start this Thursday, but you can get more information here, and bookmark the link for the launch on Thursday. Last but not least, if you’re in Portland, there will be a launch party for Amy at the Schoolhouse Electric showroom (340 Southeast Sixth Avenue) from 6 to 8pm, so stop by and check it out in person if you get a chance. xo, grace
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