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NEW RELEASE - the Piggyback Dockit

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With the holidays just around the corner we're excited to announce a special edition new release just in time. The brand new Piggyback Dockit is a natural extension of our popular Dockit iPhone stand but it lives ON your iMac, Cinema Display or monitor. This all-bamboo piece houses + charges your iPhone 4 or 5 + neatly keeps your headphones inline tidying up your desktop like nothing else.

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A limited number will be available for sale this weekend at one of Portland's best holiday events, Gifted from Portland Made. Come swing by ADX Friday night or Saturday + see the entirety of our line as well as the new Piggyback Dockit. Celebrate + shop locally!

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Design Week PDX

Ever wish you could score a super fly, one-of-a-kind boom box? Well, now you have a friend in the bass business - Case of Base. And to a certain extent, Ruphus too. For Design Week Portland we put together this masterpiece with a nod to the man himself, DaVinci.

Mona is a fully functional phone based radio/speaker system in the style of boomboxes of the heyday of the early 80's. And she's a pannier as well! We were excited to put this together for an auction that Ezra at Case of Bass put together at Hellion Gallery. In his words,

We are giving 20 local designers, artists and craftspeople a kit containing all of the necessary components to build a stereo system.  These folks will then build a custom designed case for these parts.  All cases will be auctioned off the night of October 11th with profits going to the Children’s Cancer Association and the Doug Flutie Jr foundation for Austism in the memory of Bob Saff.

 

Great stuff all around + fantastic to see all the creativity put into the designs. Proud to be working with the likes of John Jay (WK), Spacecraft PDX, QuraterTwenty + all the other fine folks involved.

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Oregon Handmade Bike Show

After years of contemplation + effort we unveiled the current line, including The Woodsman wooden bike frame, at last weekend's OBCA Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show here in PDX. And what fun that was meeting so many bike minded folks + hearing about your ideas + the excitement for what Ruphus has to offer.

2013 Oregon Handmade Bike Show @ Sandbox Studio

2013 Oregon Handmade Bike Show @ Sandbox Studio

Thanks to all of you we were voted second place in the People's Choice right behind the extremely deserving Ahearne Cycles + slightly ahead of the very cool Winter Bicycles. Wait until you see the trophy it's going to be sweet (we made the first place one...). If you missed the show you can see more online thanks to bikerumorbikeportland + the Oregonian.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth at the show, shared ideas + encouraged us on this trajectory. Special thanks to Julie for the smooth words + Dave Levy of Ti Cycles for the initial nudge to join the Oregon Handmade Bike Show (+ all the help along the way). 

 

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