Spring of 2021
Nori is the owner of Nori Rinaldo Art. She's making incredible wood cuts.
"Hey there! My name is Nori, and I’m an artist based in Portland, Oregon. I love living in Portland because I have access to all sorts of different landscapes. The ocean, the mountains, and the desert are all within driving distance, and I’m extremely lucky to call this place home. Thanks to the surrounding natural beauty, I’m constantly inspired to experiment with my art and try new things. I love to just let my mind wander, like you would on a long hike or ski tour, and see where my creativity takes me.
I feel like my art is focused around carefully selected colors and lots of line work. My subjects are almost always landscapes, and I also love to play with geometric shapes as well! I make paintings, digital illustrations, and most recently, murals. Murals are a great way for me to encompass all of my artistic pursuits, starting small with digital drawings and ending with painting large, with both mental and physical problem solving.
When I’m not creating, I love to mountain bike, ski, and surf, but I am down for any sort of adventure. In the spirit of constantly exploring, I collaborated with Ruggette to try out this new medium and create these designs.
Using a laser cutter, the team brought my drawings to life on wood with the intention to celebrate the beautiful planet we call home and inspire viewers to look at things from a different perspective. I hope that they can bring some fun and adventure into your life!"
Fall of 2020
Kat is an ambassador and the owner of the necklace company Thread and Shred. She's making a unique Ruggette choker necklace.
Summer of 2020
"I started stamping brass bracelets because I wanted a durable piece of jewelry that could bear my mantras. The bracelets are made in industrial grade brass that is hand sanded, stamped, and bent to create unique pieces. The brass is extremely strong and can be bent and shaped to your wrist without losing any of its structural integrity. The bracelets undergo mild oxidation events as you wear them, as the salts in your sweat react with the copper containing alloy. The bracelets each take on a life of their own as they get worn. As you adventure and live life the letters become more prominent as the brass darkens. I have found my bracelets to become more beautiful over time." - Griffin
After beginning her stamping endeavors focused on brass, Griffin expanded her art to aluminum bands to accommodate for style preferences. The aluminum bands will not undergo oxidation or change over time to the same degree that brass will.