April 05, 2017

Kokeshi: handpainted folk art masterpieces

Kokeshi dolls are one of Japan’s most revered folk crafts, dating back to 1830. They are bought by Japanese as mementos. Some feel they may ward off evil or prevent fires by having them in the home. While others feel they are a token of friendship, to exchange with messages concealed within.

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January 24, 2017

2017 Lunar New Year: Get ready!

The Lunar New Year starts on the 2nd new moon after winter solstice and lasts for 2 weeks. This year 1/6th of the world’s population will be celebrating from the eve of January 28th through February 15th.
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December 06, 2016

Gift wrapping at Cargo: With a Bow on Top

Cargo has become almost as well known for our holiday wrapping as our gifts. Our bow tying tradition started about 18 years ago.bows r us View full article →
November 29, 2016

The Kantha Quilting Tradition: versatility and warmth

Cargo kantha bed set quiltSome of the best things come out of necessity and kantha is not an exception. Bengali women began kantha quilting centuries ago to keep their loved ones warm, especially infants....
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October 27, 2016

New in-store arrival: India in October

A new container full of antique and one of a kind furniture, architectural pieces, hardware, and soft goods just arrived in store...
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October 14, 2016

20 years of Cargo & Dia de los Muertos

Cargo is turning 20 this year! We are celebrating with our annual Dia de los Muertos on  October 23rd 4pm to 9pm   

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October 07, 2016

Day of the Dead: Aimee's Tips for Altar Building

A few words of wisdom from Cargo's expert altar builder Aimee Miller...

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September 19, 2016

Cargo Image of the Day: Annual Sale

The Cargo story is so much about our team.  Each employee brings their own creative vision. Our own Calli made the artwork for this year's Annual Sale...Cargo Image of the Day
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September 07, 2016

Mid-Century Modern: Cargo and Eames

 Eames interiorCharles & Ray Eames were the forbearers of contemporary design, revolutionizing architecture and interiors. "It's been said that Charles and Ray introduced the idea of decorating with everything," says their grandson Eames Demetrios. "They had a comfort level with all kinds of artifacts and understood the human need to collect things.” Decorate your Mid-Century Modern the Eames way at Cargo. View full article →
August 30, 2016

Astoria, Oregon through a Cargo Lens

When Cargo’s friend Jimbo contacted us 6 years ago with the idea to start a sister store in Astoria, it didn’t take much convincing. Astoria has everything we love: a rich cultural history, lots of art, and an eclectic mix of the old and new. Cargo apartment View full article →