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I <3 Pinball!!! 

My friend Taryn donated to the kickstarter last year, and she (along with all of the friendly folks at Pinball!) was an amazing host for a day when I parked at Pinball Publishing in Portland, OR. About a month before the trip, Pinball asked if I wanted to make a Scout Book for the project, and I jumped on it—they generously donated 500 “Nails. For All.” books… so everyone who receives a manicure on the trip also gets this rad little nail-tivities book. It’s full of nail tips, activities, and inspiring messages. 

Check out Scout Books here!


We hosted artist Breanne Trammell’s incredible Nails Across America project at our shop this week. Nails Across America is part of Nails in the Key of Life, Breanne’s experiential art project using manicures as a forum for exchanging ideas, conversation, and collecting oral histories. Breanne is traveling all over the U.S. this summer in a 1968 Shasta Compact trailer, which has been transformed into a really rad mobile nail salon.

Check out her schedule to see if she’s coming to a city near you, and follow along with her project here. More photos from the day, and of the Scout Books she created with designer Clara Mulligan, can be found in this Flickr set.

So glad I got a MAN-icure from Breanne when she was in town. Love this project. And she has been super active on Instagram and Vine (and probably elsewhere) documenting the project. Very cool.

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