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Mornings with Mayesh: October 2017

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MDS Portland Workshop Vendor Feature: Union/Pine

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

After a busy start to the year, we’ve taken a little break from our MDS workshop tour to enjoy the summer. But as this season comes to a close and we enter the fall season, we’re gearing up for our next workshop in Portland in October!

One of our favorite parts about this tour has been the diversity in venues, and how each space has really been a representation of its city. Our venue in Portland is no different, so we’re excited to share a little bit about Union/Pine, a true reflection of the Pacific Northwest.

The evolution of Union/Pine and how it came to be is a special story, and we can’t wait to be a part of its story in just two short months!

 

THE HISTORY OF UNION/PINE

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

The 10,000 square foot warehouse we now call Union/Pine was built in 1960, designed by the remarkable Margaret Fritsch, who was the first female architect in the State of Oregon. The building served as a storage facility for the Volunteers of America for its first 30 years, and shifted between a few other businesses throughout the 90’s before the main floor became a sign shop. The 2nd floor on the other hand came into the loving hands of Todd Fadel, who converted it into the legendary all-ages venue, Meow Meow. Hosting a slew of local and traveling talent from Death Cab and Modest Mouse to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Meow Meow was the go-to spot for countless teens and twenty-somethings for a handful of super fun years until they were forced to move locations and eventually close their doors.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

After another few years getting tossed around, 525 SE Pine was worse for the wear. A terribly leaky roof created massive puddles upstairs, rendering it completely uninhabitable. The sign shop crew had built rooms and cubicles throughout the main floor and covered them in sawdust and stuff for 20 years, and along the way, reinforced the rickety plexiglass windows with big wood doors, blocking out nearly all natural light. The exterior was a dingy white with rotting wood framing and stucco badly in need of repair when the building went up for sale in 2011. One Spring afternoon, Patrick Triato, a fresh transplant from Ohio, rode by on his way to work at his product design firm, and he fell in love.

Patrick inked a deal days later that countless architects and developers had passed on because it was “too much work”, and the building was officially his. Now all he had to do was to power through the remodel, and find a roommate to help pay the rent.

Meanwhile, Summer Killingsworth was hunting for a live/work loft, and answered a vague Craigslist ad for a place in Central SE. When she set eyes on it the next day, something bigger than a cool home started brewing as they began scheming an idea for an art gallery and event space that they hoped would serve as a hub for the Portland creative community. The list to get the place in shape was miles long, so Summer and Patrick got straight to work.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

After demolishing all the walls and taking down all the fluorescent lights, they tackled the bar, using pallets they foraged from the neighborhood. The list continued to grow as evenings and weekends were spent lowering the ‘sunken’ living room floor, building the stage, replacing the windows, fixing up the bathrooms, building the rolling doors, and painting every square inch while they fine-tuned their business plan. Work parties turned into rooftop parties, as their amazing friends rallied to support their crazy project.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine

 

Brainstorming names for their venture on a rare weekend outside, they came up with “Union” as a word that symbolized joining people together, which was at the heart of the business. Looking for a word to compliment, “Pine” popped out, and it clicked. It wasn’t until months later that they discovered that the cross street (Grand/MLK) was once Union Street – adding a very cool element of destiny to the tale.

 

MDS Flower Workshop Vendor Feature Union/Pine



Once they had a name, the rest fell into line. The calendar was booking up, the parties were a blast, and the roommates were tired and happy. 

Many lists, and 4 years later, Summer and Patrick were married.

 


 

So there you have it! A beautiful space with a story to match. If you’re in the Portland area, don’t miss your chance at signing up for our workshop on October 17th. Hope to see you there!

 

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Mayesh Cooler Picks | Late Summer

 

We’re loving these late summer #MayeshCoolerPicks! Which is your favorite?
 


 

BLUSHY IVORY

 
 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Summer August

top | Moonstone garden rose, Romeo garden rose, Blushing Bride protea
middle | white cosmos, Café au Lait Dahlias, white clematis
bottom | Lizzy carnations, White pieris, Blush Clooney ranunculus

 

 

LAVENDER

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Summer August

top | pink clematis, lavender gomphrena, blush Clooney ranunculus
middle | Dutch lavender clematis, pink strawflower, lavender hellebores
bottom | Lizzy carnations, White pieris, Blush Clooney ranunculus

 

 

PEACHY PINK

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Summer August

top | antique pink hydrangea, Helios garden rose, blush dahlias
middle | Shimmer garden rose, antique garden spray rose, peach ranunculus
bottom | pinky clematis, Caramel Antike garden rose, Faith Rose

 

 

DEEP SUNSET

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Summer August

top | peach ranunculus, brown lisianthus, Coral Passion calla lilies
middle | Fruiting raspberries, Queen red lime zinnias, antique coral celosia
bottom | Australian pine, burgundy upright amaranthus, peach statice

 

Art Alive 2017

rotunda design by Carlos Franco of Green Fresh Florals

Mayesh Wholesale was proud to partner with Carlos of Green Fresh Florals and contribute part of the beautiful fresh floral product for this year’s Art Alive installation at the San Diego Museum of Art.

This Gala event, held every year, showcases the museum’s stunning art and architecture marrying the beauty of art with the beauty of floral design. The annual San Diego Museum of Art fundraiser features floral interpretations of pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. Many area floral designers contributed their designs which helped bring over 12,000 visitors to witness the Museum’s floral transformation, raising more than $1.3 million! That money will benefit public programs and exhibitions.

Carlos Franco of Green Fresh Floral of Hillcrest designed and installed this year’s stunning rotunda display. An extravagant and rich color combination of vivid flowers from California and South America interpreted through Carlos’ vision, a “surrealist dream of sunrise and sunset”. Truly an immersive installation, Carlos’ creation began outside the Museum’s entrance and continued to the second-floor rotunda.

Franco, 42 is a third generation San Diego native who grew up in Paradise Hills and now lives in the College Area. This is his fourth time to design this installation for Art Alive and it was truly breathtaking.

We had the pleasure of sending one of our favorite cinematographers, Logan Martin of Talewind Visuals, to capture the installation of the surrealist dream of sunrise and sunset by Carlos and his team, as well as some of the other floral designs displayed at the event. Please sit back and enjoy the work of many artisans working together for this wonderful fundraising event!

(blog contributor: Shelley Anders)

Anthurium Mozaiek

Anthurium Marysia

Anemone White Black Center

Anemone Tiger Stripe

Amaranthus Hanging Peach

Amaranthus Hanging Gold

Alstroemeria Charmelia

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