Spring for the limited-edition Koi Nina Bag at the Portland Japanese Garden gift store in Portland, Ore.
Carp and couture in Oregon
The stellar Portland Japanese Garden lost many of its koi to a 2008 storm. In an exhibit running April 8 to May 1, the garden honors the cherished carp and the 40 new ﬁsh to be added over three years. Leap in with this limited-edition Koi Nina bag ($47) stitched from vintage kimono fabric by Tutela. (503) 223-5055, japanesegarden.com
Fine fingerlings in Montana
Tiny trout earrings get their earthy hue from fine Montana dirt dug by Bozeman artist Melissa Steinhauer, who mixes it with resin before casting it as sterling silver fingerlings. Find the earrings ($58) at Tart, a boutique and art gallery in Bozeman’s Emerson Cultural Center. (406) 582-0416, tartique.com.
Photography by Jonathan Ley
This article was first published in March 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.