De Medici Ming Fine Paper: Seattle

Posted on May 3, 2011 Under Design

I discovered de Medici Ming Fine Paper today strolling around in my free time after a meeting here in Seattle. What an absolute gem of a shop. I was mesmerized by the fantastic selection of cards, journals, handmade papers, letterpress…

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Exact Change @ OKOK

Posted on November 8, 2007 Under Art

Our arty pal (and Spear Collective member) Grant Barnhart has another opening around the bend, this time in his Seattle hometown. "Exact Change," Grants latest body of work, was built on inspiration from the work of American artist Robert Rauschenberg.…

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Justine Ashbee

Posted on August 21, 2007 Under Art

Seattleite Justine Ashbee should be the celebrity spokesperson for Sharpie. A 2004 RISD graduate, Justine has been creating her intricate and lively work with the never-fail pens for much of her career -- one that has been propelling her out…

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Velocity: Amazing for Cheap

Posted on July 24, 2007 Under Design

My older sister is leaving Seattle. This is a tragedy for three reasons; 1) As far as places to visit go, Seattle is far superior to Sand Point, Idaho; 2) After she is gone, my reasons to go to Seattle…

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TypeCon2007: Letter Space

Posted on June 25, 2007 Under Design

This is a sick aspect of my personality, but I will absolutely judge you based on your font usage. If I happen to peek over at your computer and you have so much as a widget displaying crappy typeography, I'm…

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Kimberly Baker

Posted on May 25, 2007 Under Fashion

I was recently gifted with a beautiful necklace from Kimberly Baker, an up-and-coming Seattle jeweler known for her "tough and tender" designs. Now that I've slobbered over it, slept with it, and taken it with me to very intimate and…

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SEOmoz Web 2.0 Awards

Posted on May 10, 2007 Under Life

Yesterday, Seattle's internet consulting team SEOmoz announced their Web 2.0 Award winners for the year. During the decsion process, the SEOmoz team took a hard look at hundreds of Web 2.0 sites and picked the crème de la crème in…

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Say Hi To Your Mom

Posted on April 25, 2007 Under Music

Although the Seattle indie rock band Say Hi To Your Mom is not necessarily new news, and don't have a new album on the near horizon (at least that I know about), I just got their 2006 album "Impeccable Blahs,"…

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Blackbird: Seattle

Posted on April 23, 2007 Under Fashion

Blackbird is not only a great menswear boutique to visit, but it also understands that many fashion buffs aren't able to make the trip to Seattle to see the store for themselves. Don't get me wrong, you should do your…

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Sha Ra Ku Mono Knives

Posted on April 23, 2007 Under Food

Komin Yamada, the Japanese designer behind the uber light and high performing GLOBAL line of cooking knives, is also responsible for Myodo & Co.'s gorgeous and extremely exclusive line called Sha Ra Ku Mono. Where GLOBAL has developed a healthy…

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