Current Inspiration: Portland artist Damien Gilley

Damien Gilley is a multidisciplinary artist living in Portland, Oregon. He creates complex optical illusions by using masking tape, drywall and foam core. He begins by finding a location and photographing it; after drawing onto the photo of his vision he starts his project. Each piece enhances the location by playing with the architecture and proportions. With this he aims that the final piece gives people alternative views of an ordinary space.

All photos from Damien Gilley.

5 minutes with our graphic designer Maggie Chok

We LOOOVE our graphic designer Maggie Chok. She’s rad.

WE ASKED: WHY IS EVERYTHING YOU DO SO FREAKING AWESOME?

SHE ANSWERED:
Lol thank you!! Working on Garmentory has been a pleasure—we have a small, intimate team so we’re able to voice our opinions/flex our expertise from various backgrounds. It’s nice to be able to see something from start to launch so I’m really stoked to see Garmentory live.

As for the rest of my work, I try to balance considered, contextually appropriate design with my need for looseness and fun. As much as I think about a project, I have to enjoy the process and I always hope that my personality comes out a little in any project. A lot of my work pairs bold, tight typography with playful graphic elements so I rarely take on a project that’s too ‘stuffy’.

maggiechok.com

Current Inspiration: Photographic artist Dan Mounford

These Double Exposure Portraits by Dan Mounford were created “in camera”. Post production work consisted of a change in tone, the removal of odd blemishes and the addition of some vector. Dan Moundford is a 21-year-old graphic design studio living in Brighton, England.

Source: Behance

Montreal photographer Patrick Laroque on finding inspiration

We fell in love with the gorgeous imagery captured by Montreal-based photographer Patrick La Roque and were compelled to get in touch with him. He shoots portrait, editorial, commercial, and motion. Patrick’s a member of the Kage Collective and is an official Fujifilm Photographer. We felt inspired just looking at his photos. So we had to ask him where he gathers his inspiration from.

WE ASKED, HE ANSWERED: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Inspiration has never felt like anything tangible. I don’t do conceptual imagery and I don’t get any fully formed precognitive visions… I admire those who do, but that’s not me at all. I rarely move on a preconceived idea. I do however get very wild urges to just pick up the camera and shoot. Not necessarily because I see something, but because I HAVE to shoot – I need that rapport to the world. I long for the hunt. I strongly believe in being ready, as much as possible, for the possibility of an image. Instead of waiting around for inspiration to strike; I’ll take the camera and point it at something. Eventually this will take me somewhere, I’ll find a kind of groove no matter where I am and images will start to happen. Sometimes just a few, sometimes many.

Motivation however is a different matter… I have this visceral need to bring life at a full stop and stare at it, like a gem in a glass case — or an insect trapped in amber.

laroquephoto.com

Style Crush: Fashion blogger Sincerely Jules

JULIE SARINANA, PERSONAL STYLE BLOGGER

Jules is based out of Los Angeles, CA. In addition to her blog, Sincerely Jules, she’s contributed to and featured in major publications such as Glamour.com, Elle.com, Lucky Magazine, E! News, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan Latina. We #want those leggzzz.

Shop independent boutiques and designers on sale with us


SHOP BOUTIQUE BRANDS AT SALE PRICES WHILE SUPPORTING THE BOUTIQUES THAT SELL THEM.

At Garmentory, our main objective is to promote independent boutiques and designers while giving customers a fun way to shop through them. You can shop your favorite brands at sale prices while directly supporting the boutiques that sell them. It’s as easy as 1,2,3 – and um, 4.

1) See something you like? Make an offer on it.

2) The boutique you made an offer to will accept or reject your offer.

3) If accepted, your item will ship directly from that boutique.

4) If rejected… try again!

Done and done.

Shopping has never felt this fun.

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