Thursday, October 22, 2009

picture pages, picture pages

it's time to get your plants and
your pencils.


your rare books

and your store bought cakes.

we're doing a fun photo shoot
with new fall/winter colors
for our online shop.

taking a photo of each
unique mini-pedestal
can be daunting.

but cupcakes and the bbc
make it far more tolerable.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

like 'em

really into
these powder coated steel
and bent pressed beech plywood
chairs and tables
from very good and proper.

i think i&m and vg&p
should be design friends.
for sure.

via dezeen

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

i need to get on the table saw.

We are hosting an event next month with fancy in their adorable shop downtown.

fancy and JOIN present:


Design objects in scrap wood by Seattle artists and designers*

11 13. 2009

1914 2nd Ave
btwn Stewart & Virginia

*artists and designers to be announced October 17th.

JOIN's Design Shoppe Call for Submissions

JOIN: Design Seattle is planning a one day pre-holiday Pop-Up shop and we are looking for design objects to include. We are focusing on designers from the Pacific Northwest, but we've never been known to be exclusive, so you are free to interpret Pacific Northwest loosely. If you live here, lived here, visited here, aunt lived here in the 60's... you're welcome to apply!

The Details:
DATE: Saturday November 28th (one night only)
TIME: 7pm - 11pm
WHERE: Vermillion Art + Wine - 1508 11th Ave btwn Pike and Pine - Seattle, WA 98122
OTHER: In addition to the Pop-Up, there will be a Silent Auction to benefit JOIN and Nest Seattle. The sale and auction are cash and carry, no credit cards will be accepted. We will have dedicated "cashiers" to handle all transactions. In other words, you don't have to "man a booth," you can enjoy yourself. :)

Objects should fall into the following categories: table top, lighting, accessories, jewelry, soft goods. No furniture will be accepted.

Objects must be priced under $100 retail.

Please send submissions to with the following:

Designer name
Name of piece
Number of pieces available to sell
1-3 images

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight November 4th

FEE: Once your work has been chosen for inclusion in the Pop-Up, there is a $20 fee to sell. This fee will help offset marketing costs. Neither JOIN nor Vermillion will be taking a commission of sales.

If you have any questions please contact

For more information about our organization, please visit:

JOIN promotes emerging independent American design by providing designers a forum to show work, get feedback and support. By organizing design shows, events and hosting an online design calendar, we strive to be the adhesive and a resource that binds a thriving, but fragmented, furniture and product design design community in Seattle.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

maybe i'll see you there...

here is my social calendar for the weekend


proposals for acquired taste
oct 8th
new work in felt and recycled leather
by david hamlin for
runs through nov 14th.

catherine person gallery
319 third ave s @ s jackson
pioneer square - seattle - 98104
check the gallery's site for a preview.


fancy's 'plush you'
friday october 9th
a group exhibition of jewelry utilizing soft materials
1914 second ave - downtown seattle - 98101


new bags & clothing
by jonas devarona for mmh
saturday october 10th
art attack @ equionx studios
6555 5th ave s, ste304
georgetown - seattle -98108

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

dear coffee,

i think it's time for us to take a break.
i really love you,
i do.

i am going to miss you.
but this has to stop.

(b and i are off the coffee as of yesterday.
and we feel like a million billion dollars.
best thing that's happened all week.
other than that one email...)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


i sort of need one:

or two:

Monday, October 5, 2009

paul smith for evian

three of my favorite things:

paul smith
a yummy color palette

Friday, October 2, 2009

this was last night

chelsea from grain
came over to the studio last night.

loc helped her with a walnut project she's working on.

but, mostly, she did everything her self.

and she brought us some lovely homemade bread
and home brewed (is the the right word?)

the bread is beautiful.
rosemary and salt crusted.
i'd show you the loaf, but i already ate mine.

mies is over it.


i want this sofa:

sense of completion

we're almost ready to ship out the second batch of frame lights
to a client in brooklyn.

who knew 5' tall rolls of bubble wrap could be SO fun?

dan webb

i just found dan webb
through a friend's suggestion for a show we are planning

and i like.

webb is a seattle based artist and is represented by greg kucera gallery. more of his work here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

gossamar light

just saw this light on matter's website:

available in blackened, powder coated white or natural steel with



designed by sather duke and ruby metzner