Ann Sacks: Designer + Founder, Ann Sacks Tile & Fetch Eyewear

Ann Sacks: Designer + Founder, Ann Sacks Tile & Fetch Eyewear

Celebrated Tile Designer Turned Eyewear Creator Reveals An A-List With Real Vision

ELAINE SAYS: I have a deep love for interior design that emerges often and in many ways such as magazine scouring, book buying, furniture collecting, wish-listing and of course, window shopping. Ann Sacks tile and stone showroom is a place I've been known to visit for creative inspiration. It's quite a gallery Ann has created, combining her own beautiful collection with others she's curated for her store. I always leave excited, with new and unexpected ideas. Well apparently, and take note you pre-holiday shoppers, Ann's had a new idea of her own and it's called, FETCH. A designer eyewear line with real vision, Fetch is a family collaboration that combines the Saks' shared passion for animals with Ann's own deeply imbedded artfulness which gives the line real design cred. The concept is simple....choose your 6 favorite frames from the online store and try them out for 7 days. Once you've chosen your favorite/s, return the rest with the enclosed, prepaid shipping label. Best part...ranging from $85 for optical, reading and sunglasses to $125 for prescription, these frames are budget-friendly and great for gifting. No...this is actually the best part. 100%....Yes, 100% of the profits go to aid domestic homeless animals through a Portland-based shelter & clinic that Ann's daughter Amy founded and runs called, Pixie. So, check out Fetch, get to know "the paws behind the cause" and order some glasses for yourself, friends and family this holiday season! In the meantime, take a peak at life through Ann's lovely lens.

A NOTE FROM ANN...

I travel extensively for work and love to learn about the products and places that are inspiring my friends and colleagues around the world. But at the end of the day I feel very lucky to call Portland home. This list is my go-to for comfort, cause and creativity.  -Ann Sacks

ANN'S ONLINE FINDS

  1. Pendelton  pendelton, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITEPENDELTON is beloved by me not because the site itself is anything groundbreaking but let's just say that I am still in love with the Pendelton blankets that I saved up to buy when I came to Oregon in 1971! How nice to see that after many years of selling to oldsters like myself that young people have discovered the magic of our Pacific Northwest gem.
  2. Commune commune, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITECOMMUNE is a design and architectural firm which also curates and customizes products from artisans around the world. The message of sophistication combined with warmth and "connection" provides a flawless path for gifting oneself or ones friends.
  3. Alima Pure alma pure, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITEAlma Pure is  thoughtful and educational but still makes you dream of wrapping yourself in products that will make you feel and look better. A vegan company dedicated to connecting our choices to the things that we care about, this is the model of a contemporary company which delivers creativity and caring at the same time.
  4. Petfinders pet finders, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITEPetfinders created a 24/7 opportunity for pet lovers to meet beautiful companion animals waiting to find their "furever" homes. It evokes emotional responses from "delight" to "empathy" and  has made the "adoption option" the thing to do!
  5. Stumptown Coffee stumptown, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITEStumptown coffee, admittedely another "local" spot , is the gift that I take around the world and which inevitably elicits the comment "better than Italy"! After which I can direct people here and abroad to the sumptuous website for future purchases

ANN's LOCAL FAVES: PORTLAND

  1. Clyde Common Clyde Common, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 1014 WE Stark Street, PortlandIn Portland one has to start ( and end!) with food because the food that is available here is an embarrassment of riches. So I will place on this list CLYDE COMMON, a fun yet food dedicated restaurant that while focused on it's very own meat products ( from OLYMPIC PROVISIONS) it also delivers on it's mission of inclusiveness by offering up the best salads and veggies in the world!
  2. Radish Underground radish,  ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 414 SW 10th Avenue, PortlandRadish Underground is a small but stellar boutique which, if it is not featured on  PORTLANDIA, it certainly should be! Warm and creative people offer goods that reflect their style and values.
  3. Mako mako, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 732 NW 23rd Avenue, PortlandI met Mako ( her name and the name of her shop are the same) at the Portland Saturday market some thirty years ago. At that time she was making the most daring and darling T shirts sized from infant to adult. Since then she has been the owner of a childrens shop which bears her name and in which she sells wonderful sweaters and hats knit by none other than she and her equally talented sister.
  4. John Flueyoa Shoes ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 1224 SW Stark Street, PortlandNo longer just a local treasure  John Fluevog shoes have been around the Northwest for a long time but now his highly personal vision and craftsmanship can be accessed in cities around the country. His style, once seen as iconic and perhaps even eccentric, can now be viewed as leading the trend from a stiletto to a platform and in some cases beyond!
  5. Living Room Theater living room, ann sacks a-list , the list collectiveVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 341 SW 10th Avenue, PortlandLiving Room Theater is a lovely way to see a movie. With a glass of wine and a delicious appetizer on the table beside your incredibly comfy chair, you can eat well and drink well, avoid the increasingly noisy "ads" , and catch the films that you did not want to miss.

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