Archive for October, 2009

What have our friends been up to????

Just and update on some Studio Nemo friends…

Michael Cogliantry graced the cover of Reader’s Digest. Doesn’t get any better than national coverage holding the word dumbest in your hands… So FUNNY!


Also, he’s been working very hard on his Continental Crawler episodes. Somebody sponsor this man!!! If you haven’t seen them, here is one of my favorites…

The Continental Crawler – Episode 3 from Michael Cogliantry on Vimeo.

The lovely Ms. Danielle Levitt recently joined the ranks on twitter. Which, call my old fashioned, I can’t stand (twitter that is)- but, her posts make me laugh and laugh and laugh! 


Benji Wagner made a pretty movie for a small handmade bicycle company here in Portland. Enjoy!

Signal Cycles Cyclocross from Benji Wagner on Vimeo.

First Friday Art Show….


Reflecting China: Gendered Visions from the Diaspora
Nemo Design is proud to present the work of acclaimed photographers Shen Wei and Jane Tam in Reflecting China: Gendered Visions from the Diaspora. Reflecting China combines work from Shen Wei’s Chinese Sentiment Series with Jane Tam’s Foreigners in Paradise Series. The result is a collection of work that explores issues of Chinese identity, gender, diaspora, cultural memory, imagined communities, longing and belonging. Both artists have been internationally recognized for their work. Shen is the recipient of many awards and was named as one of fifteen in the “new generation of photo pioneers” by American Photo magazine in 2007 as well as, one of the PDN’s “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” in 2008. Jane Tam was awarded with the Emerging Photographer Award at the Pingyao Photography Festival in China.

Reflecting China is part of the community programming for the Portland Art Museum’s China Design Now exhibit. It’s wonderful if you haven’t seen it yet, go. 

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, November 6, 2009 from 6-10pm at Nemo HQ 1875 Se Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214. The show will run through November 23, 2009 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Photographer Pieter Hugo


The work of Pieter Hugo‘s series….RWANDA 2004: VESTIGES OF A GENOCIDE is a collection of haunting images that will stick with you for a lifetime. He shows the heartache, pain and brutality of the genocide without showing the unberible gruesome blood and terror. His images leave the mind to gather the facts we know and make the images stick with us all on a heartwrenching individual level.

Nike 6.0 Tunnel Jam


Nike just released the official Tunnel Jam video! Don’t know much about this project other than they spent six weeks building this amazing set up in an abandoned tunnel. This video is sick! Some amazing combo tricks, huge transfers and a broken bike frame! Check out the video here at Defgrip!

Athlete Recovery Fund


Hey Kids, check it out, The Athlete Recovery Fund is a group that helps injured action sports athletes (skate, bmx, and fmx). How rad is that! And right now they are teamed up with Ball Park Franks who will donate $1 to the ARF every time you watch this video, so watch it all the way through at least once and help out those in need! Remember many professional action sports athletes do not have health insurance and cannot get it due to their high risk profession.

Proud to present….

Here at Studio Nemo we are proud, proud, proud to present the work we’ve been doing over the summer months. I travelled with an amazing crew of Nemo, Nike and Selby folks to NYC, New Jersey, Duluth, Tahiti, Florida and Georgia to capture this year’s Nike 6.0 apparel campaign on film. Todd Selby has incredible style and was great at getting Nike 6.0’s athletes to take us deeper into their everyday lives. Thank you to everyone who was involved. Check out The Selby and his post about the shoots. It’s amazing- Videos, interviews and photos from all the athletes.

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China Design Now

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China Design Now opened this weekend at the PAM. I was lucky to see a preview of the show last week and it was incredible. Here is a little bit about it… 

China Design Now is an immersive, multi-sensory exploration of the graphic design, fashion, interior design, and architecture emerging from China today. By focusing on the creative output of three distinctive cities, China Design Now presents a rapidly changing cultural landscape that is transforming China and our collective definition of urban life.


NEMO is super excited to be a part of this event through community programming. We have a fantastic surprise for November’s First Friday show. Save the date for November 4th.  Check out more here…



“Off The Clock” Nemo Gallery Show

Art and books by Nate Silverstein and Andrea Paustenbaugh took refuge in our gallery for the month of October! The show was great so check it out what you may have missed.

Off The Clock Nemo Gallery Show from Todd Templeman on Vimeo.

Think Thank Premiere

Think Thank you Mertzy for the video!

Think Thank’s “Cool Story” Seattle Premiere from alex mertz on Vimeo.

Art show tonight! Don’t miss it!

The unbelievable duo that is N + A will exhibit their installations and launch their latest books this evening at Nemo Design. Come by, have a drink and be amazed.


Exit Real World gets all Molly Ringwald


Our beloved skate and snow shop Exit Real World puts 16 candles on their cake this month! Yes it seems only yesterday i was spending my saturdays loitering at the Salem Exit, pestering Missy and Brad to put on another skate video, while i contemplated  spending my hard earned allowance on some new abec 3 Lucky’s… those were the days. So don’t miss the birthday bash, happening at all three Exit locations this month!