EXPORT Ian McCluskey’s 10-minute doc “summer snapshot” depicts cute hipsters splashing naked in the Sandy River with a grainy, sun-soaked ’70s analog vibe. No wonder it’s rocking the festival circuit: Tribeca, Aspen, Barcelona, Norway, and more. “It’s about a moment you know can’t last,” Mccluskey says. summersnapshot.com
NIGHTSTAND Matt Sundstrom debuts the print/digital publishing project Fantom Forest with PDX 100 and Drive Into the Sun ($10 each), his stark but affectionate inky illustrations of Portland architecture and an Oregon Trail road trip, respectively. Sundstrom also unveils fresh work online at fantomforest.com.
BIGIDEA An über-Portland trio—beer writer, engineer, and product designer—hatched
visions of a better growler over christmas beers. Their Bräuler, now in prototype, could
attach to CO²-charged caps to keep fizz alive. The inventors plan production this summer. zythosproject.com
WORKSHOPStillwater Dwellings offers a sleek take on prefab. “We build every home in a factory outside Salem,” says Portland-based partner Bart Mitchell. “Clients walk through with lights and heat on before we ever get to the site.” Recent projects include a swank Sauvie Island abode. stillwaterdwellings.com
DESTINATION Stylish Swedish workwear company Dunderdon planted its small North American HQ in Portland in 2005. The brand now looms larger on the map with a retail shop on West Burnside’s anticipated Black-Box building, alongside similarly fashionable merchants Tanner Goods, Blackbird, and Fluevog. dunderdon.com