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Ampersand as Apostrophe

Ampersand as Apostrophe

A native of Detroit and now Seattle-based designer, Jessica Park was inspired to make her first bag out of sheer captivation of an "as-chance-would-have-it" material. It was the look of something conventional dying to be transformed in a truly unconventional way. Soon after, AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE, a fashion accessories brand known for it's smart wit, eco-friendly ways and innovative approach to design, was launched.

Park graduated from Architecture School with a major in Interior Design. So it was instinctual for her to employ a feeling of paradoxical form and function. Her innate respect for utility and the structural know-how to identify good design in life's most common, yet overlooked wonders is what she believes links style and conceptual sophistication. Part rustic, part design-conscious glossy chic, her rich aesthetic take you to both ends of the spectrum and back again.

Creative minimalism coupled with Park's timely sense of humor is definitely the last piece in the A3 puzzle. An upside-down, inside-out view of the world makes for some interesting discoveries indeed. This same unique outlook is what prompted her to open "Coming Soon Concept", a retail pop-up installation space, a sort of think-tank, experimental space where Park was able to design, redesign and re-redesign. This also happens to be where she launched AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE, with emphasis on the interactive aspect. Think: Mailbag Butchershop, just one of many ways she marries satire and experience, and what a happy marriage it is.