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ABOUT THE SERIES
Pour a beverage and join us IN THE DESIGN LOUNGE where we’re mixing business with pleasure over swanky cocktails, casual conversations, and a few fun and games. Host Brandon Gaston visits with guests for an inside look at what drives their creativity, innovation, and success. Cheers!
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SEASON TWO
TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD...

In Season 2 of In the Design Lounge, we find ourselves gradually learning how to safely maneuver the "outside world" with the introduction of in-person episodes. As communities begin to open up, GRAY host Brandon Gaston sits down with leaders in the design industry to discuss what's new - and how their innovative concepts survived (and were often inspired by) the challenges of the last year.

COMING SOON!
S2 E4  May 6 2021
LAQUIDA LANDFORD, FOUNDER +
MARTA PETTENI, ARCHITECT
AFROVILLAGE PDX
Marta and LaQuida join us in the lounge to shed light on the AfroVillage movement - a collaboration which is evolving to repurpose retired Portland MAX cars to serve the needs of homeless individuals within the Portland Metro area, focusing on those in the BIPOC community.
S2 E3  Apr 8, 2021
KEVIN CAVENAUGH
GUERRILLA DEVELOPMENT
CONTENT RATING [L]
MATURE LANGUAGE
Kevin brings a new perspective to commercial real estate development when he visits the Lounge to discuss his affinity for taking risks, the mindset of "failing up," and how the equitable structure of his company is a proven success.
S2 E2  Mar 25, 2021
CHRISTOPHER DIBBLE, PHOTOGRAPHER
LIFESTYLE, INTERIORS, PORTRAITURE
Christopher visits the Lounge to discuss his Portland-based Window Shop project, cultivating a unique shopping experience, and what it's like as a design photographer to see everyday life through "layers of glass."
S2 E1  Mar 11, 2021
DOUG DEMERS, PRINCIPAL
B+H ARCHITECTS, SEATTLE
Doug visits the Lounge to discuss why replacing the shuttered West Seattle Bridge with a hybrid mass timber span is worth fighting for, how Star Trek icon, James T. Kirk has influenced his outlook on life, and more!
SEASON ONE
IN CHALLENGING TIMES,
ITS IMPORTANT TO THINK BIG PICTURE

In Season 1 of In the Design Lounge, we're in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses around the world are trying to cope with the resulting economic fallout. Host Brandon Gaston moderates roundtable conversations with business pros from both small and large businesses to hear how they are rising to the occasion. 

S1 E3  Oct 07, 2020
A TOAST TO GROWTH + INNOVATION
With Ben Groom, Herman Miller Group; Jaime Schmidt, Schmidt Naturals; Ivy Ross, Google; Tyson Villeneuve, The Social Concierge. (Sponsored by Design Within Reach and Chown Hardware)
S1 E2  Oct 02, 2020
RAISE YOUR GLASS TO LEADERSHIP
With Kristen Becker, Mutuus Studio; Linda Holliday, Citia; Lisa Mann, THNKMKTG. (Sponsored by Design Within Reach and Chown Hardware)
S1 E1  Sep 25, 2020
CHEERS TO BRANDING
With Russell Borne, Adidas; Nathanel Chown, Chown Hardware; Rachel Topping, 19th & Park. (Sponsored by Design Within Reach and Chown Hardware)
ABOUT THE HOST

Arizona-based Brandon Gaston is the founder and creative director of Palatte Agency, a full service luxury lifestyle marketing agency that helps businesses and individuals turn their passions into profit.

 

Gaston spent a decade in the financial services industry prior to launching the LifeSTYLest, an image consulting company that helped professionals elevate their wardrobes to better align with the brands they represent. As part of the LifeSTYLest launch, he produced and hosted Fashion Expose, a fashion show and networking event for his clients. He has produced fashion shows and has made multiple guest appearances on television shows to share personal fashion and lifestyle tips. Gaston was also selected as the top wardrobe/fashion stylist by the Portland Fashion and Style Awards in 2017-2018 and again 2019-2020. His combined background in fashion, brand strategy, business and creative direction, as well as his platform as an influencer and social media personality provides a unique point-of-view as host of In the Design Lounge.

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