October 1, 2022

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Shopper’s Diary: The Post Supply in Portland, Maine

The New York Town to Portland migration continues and while significantly has been produced of the appreciate-despise Brooklynfication of the Maine city, the cross-pollination of cultures can in some cases yield magic. Circumstance in point: recently opened basic retailer, The Submit Provide, “located on easily what’s the most going on street in Portland,” experiences Annie (whose new e book Remodelista in Maine hit bookstores just a couple times in the past.)

Proprietors Katie Bowes and Hannah Haehn satisfied in Brooklyn a 10 years back and remained close in spite of Katie’s transfer to Portland a few yrs afterwards. “We have also always been aligned aesthetically from clothing to dwelling decor,” states Hannah—which is why they considered to collaborate on a keep that would carry good-wanting, very well-manufactured domestic items. The two began brainstorming their aspiration store in 2020 (just as the pandemic hit) and opened its on line iteration a 12 months later on, followed by the brick and mortar Portland keep this March.

It’s been significant to Hannah and Katie (a Portland resident of seven decades now) that The Put up Offer honor and replicate the one of a kind can-do spirit of indigenous Mainers. “The community right here is incredibly supportive and encouraging of new stores, and the way of living listed here lends itself to the sort of product or service we required to depict,” suggests Katie. “That New England ingenuity, enjoy for the outdoor and gardening and checking out beaches, rivers, and lakes, and also the have to have to surround yourself with specific, good quality items at household. You can see the 1:1 translation in our assortment, in which we test to fulfill our shopper needs with fantastic goods for this life style.”

Photography by Meredith Brockington, courtesy of The Post Offer.

Previously mentioned: “There are a handful of actually wonderfully curated, specific merchants right here and we felt we could include a different viewpoint, signify some new artisans and makers not nonetheless represented here in Portland or, in some cases, in Maine,” claims Katie. “We truly feel in the indicating, ‘a soaring tide raises all ships,’ and only want to increase to the enthusiasm all-around Portland and Maine in standard.”

Previously mentioned: “We want to be a resource you can appear to and know the do the job has been carried out to assure the products you are obtaining is going to be special, created with treatment and thoughtfulness, and be a lovely addition to your property, pantry, or self-treatment schedule,” suggests Hannah. Amid the products and solutions pictured in this article on the cabinets are bottles of Frontier Maple organic syrup and jars of Rhea Merchandise preserved lemon, both equally designed in Maine, as perfectly as some Remodelista favorites—wooden candlesticks by Sir/Madam and glassware by La Soufflerie.
for a general store, the post supply carries an impressive selection of books.  11
Above: For a normal store, The Post Source carries an extraordinary assortment of publications. “My own desire has normally been to just have a huge eating space table of art, images, and design books—stacked, spread open, and accessible to be leafed by in my property. I really do not have that, but it is with that aspiration in thoughts that we wished to produce that experience of a searching library at The Publish Provide,” shares Hannah.

Higher than: “We spent a fairly very long time operating on the style and design for the actual physical retail outlet. It felt truly essential to us to build a house that was emblematic of the model we are setting up,” suggests Katie, who enlisted her pal Kacee Witherbee (of Insides Studios) as effectively as her very own husband, Brad, (a woodworker and founder of Joiya Studios) to comprehend her and Hannah’s vision. “He built and developed every thing, like the stream of the room, all fixtures, paneling, the tables that hold item, and the accent home furniture,” exclusively utilizing pine and cherry wooden, both equally of which are regional to Maine.
the hand painted ceramic plates on the wall are made by california based cerami 13
Higher than: The hand-painted ceramic plates on the wall are manufactured by California-centered ceramicist Rebekah Miles, a extensive-time good friend of Hannah. “She designed 12 plates with Maine-centric botanicals and native wildflowers like aster and wild blueberries, and then some sweet butterflies. Every is fully exclusive. We feel so exceptionally fortunate to have collaborated with her on these and appreciate them so substantially,” say Katie.
Over: “We have achieved so lots of locals who seem to be genuinely enthusiastic to have us in their area. We previously have a couple regulars and recognizing these new faces and experience their appreciation for what we are undertaking is very gratifying,” suggests Katie.

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