Join us in one of Portland’s best tattoo artist’s homes as explore what makes it weird. This is one that has to be seen to be believed. If you are from Oregon you may know him better as Winston the Whale! He shows us his psychedelic home in Portland, Oregon. From 60s and 70s original furniture, crochet wall art, UV posters, mushrooms and backlighting, to many ornate accessories, every item has been placed to create a space his designs could naturally live in.
When asked about his inspiration for this beautiful space he said “If I can dig deep in my memory bank and think of where the influence came from, I would say somewhere between seeing the interiors featured in A Clockwork Orange and the colors and psychedelia of The Yellow Submarine. Both of those had a huge impact on my sense of aesthetic and I still rewatch them regularly.” According to our artist “The clean lines, rounded edges and bold, flat colors of Space Age decor give me goosebumps and I try to pull that era of design into my decor as much as possible, although a lot of that stuff is rather difficult and expensive to source.”
We love that he’s gone in and added vintage toys and various tchotchkes to make it feel more playful. In fact, Dave says “There’s something about waking up every morning to find a bunch of weirdos staring right back at you with those big round eyes and almost psychotic smiles that just makes everything feel ok!”