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Online Stationer: Dear Uncle Stu

A peacock-lined envelope from Dear Uncle Stu

Self-proclaimed “vintage stationery junkie” Riani Townshend and lover of snail mail has opened Dear Uncle Stu, an online stationery shop inspired by a series of correspondences she had as a teenager with the elderly Col. Stuart Townshend.

Townshend offers a sophisticated assortment of embossed cards and beautifully lined envelopes in an array of vintage designs, from Japanese woodblock prints to satirical political cartoons (think Napoleon rather than Obama), as well as lovely botanical and travel images. Read more »


Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

People's Choice winner for Beautiful Apparel by Anita Edwards

Port Townsend’s Wearable Art Show has officially started accepting entries for its May 11 show. In the spirit of unfettered creative freedom, rules of entry are simple: art that is wearable. Whether sculptural, functional or abstract, all forms of expression (and all media platforms) are welcome. This year’s juror will be Layne Goldsmith, professor of art at the University of Washington and past chair of the Fiber program. Read more »



Free Admission at the Pacific Science Center

A glimpse into Professor Wellbody's Academy at the Pacific Science Center

Mind-expanding afternoons at our beloved Pacific Science Center just got a whole lot easier on your wallet with free admission on the first Monday of every month from now until April (courtesy of Cigna). The first 200 people to come to the center will get an entire afternoon of awesome physics, dinosaurs and insects, as well as an IMAX documentary ticket. Read more »



Currently Coveting: Anything by Jessalin Beutler

Triangle Diamond Tank Dress by Jessalin Beutler, $32

I have been turned on to many local designers in the last few month by retail curator and photographer Charlie Schuck (Object, Frye Art Museum Store), but right now I'm loving the work of Jessalin Beutler, whose designs range from bold geometric shapes to intense fractal patterns and are rooted in the natural world.

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Get Ready for The Look

King 5 fashion reality tv show the Look
Designer Lisa Vian Hunter (and former Fashion Star contestant) readies her design for The Look, her second foray into reality TV

Since November 30, ten local designers have been competing in The Look, a reality fashion TV show co-produced by King 5's Evening Magazine, IADT’s Monir Zhanghoreishi and Rose Dennis, designer Luly Yang’s publicist. Read more »