A series featuring new Krrbies in new towns across the globe who are breaking unexplored territory. Find out what they have to sell, trade or give away.
Scattered across Lisa Becker‘s dinner table are feathers, owl figurines, hand-molded foam mushrooms and pieces of driftwood she’s collected from the Willamette River in Oregon. Lisa of Cass & Merlune regularly takes over her dining room with natural pieces that will become the earthy, delightful mobiles she handcrafts. A Krrb pioneer in Portland, Lisa only sells items she would want in her own home. Read on to find out more about her tasteful mix of vintage picks and handcrafted pieces, a sure sign her store is filled with personal charm.
Lisa who loves collecting natural materials, makes mobiles for both adults and children. As her business began to grow, she realized she wanted to sell more of the pieces she found while thrifting and flea-marketing.
“I kept going back and forth between making baby decor and selling vintage pieces, and finally decided to just do both,” she says. “I am incredibly passionate about both areas, and it really helps me to avoid burnout – after a day of estate sales and antique shops, I can come home and mold mushrooms for awhile, which allows me to take a break while still being productive.”
Lisa says she only purchases items that she herself would display in her home. This sharp editing style narrows her focus and she finds that customers appreciate her particular taste. “I have always found myself gravitating towards imperfect and unique design,” she says. “I love when items are a little rusted or dented, and I have always had a quirky, somewhat temperamental personal style.”
Catch this pioneer on Krrb at Cass & Merlune where she’s blazing new trails in the Northwest.