Shop Lyko is a slow goods shop. It's crafted by and for a quirky community of snail-loving folks who appreciate slow livin', a worry-free life and a well-honed handcraft.
Slow goods taps into a broader movement of ecologically-responsible + ethically-minded companies who prioritize people & planet, while still bringing elevated, useful designs to market.
Yes, it's a little witchy.
It's the lovechild of Heather Emery (she/her/they); an Oregon-grown multidisciplinary artist. Her selections are informed by her experience as a weaver, natural-dyer and vintage buyer - with an aesthetic carved from Willamette Valley fringe culture. (She was raised part-time in a retired touring school bus with the forest painted on it, after all.)
Lyko draws an inspiring clientele, especially from Portland's creative industries. Emery works as a stylist to many local musicians, helping them hone the visual side to their various projects. The shop also offers handcraft education workshops & pop-up events throughout the fair-weather season, prioritizing profit sharing with their community whenever possible.
The brick-and-mortar shop opened in July 2021, making its home amongst the trees in the working-class neighborhood of St. John’s, Portland, Oregon. The petite 1940's marigold building is now adorned with a giant snail mural - a collaboration between Emery & artist, Estée Preda.
St John's resides on the unceded territories of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes.
"Welcome to Slow Town"
A collaboration mural for Shop Lyko by Estée Preda · http://esteepreda.com
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