Starting today, Friday March 7 and running through the end of the month, West Seattle’s Clementine is hosting a pop-up consignment shoe shop-within-a-shop. Featuring gently and barely worn shoes from the closets of Seattle’s most stylish women, including Clem owner Linda Walsh, designer Mia Fioravanti, Sandylew’s namesake Sandy Lew and Carmilia’s boutique owner Linda Sabee. Read more »
Kirkland’s Blue Luna is hosting local plus size fashion line Poppy & Bloom on Saturday, March 8 from noon to 6 p.m. for a spring trunk show. Brand founders, including head designer Olga Szwed, will be on site to show off their lovely line, which includes Mad Men-inspired dresses ranging in price from $115 to $160.
I sure know a lot more about Tom Dixon since his appearance last Saturday at Inform Interiors (as do the other 280 or so attendees). For instance, he’s noodling around on the guitar again (in his youth, he played bass in a rock band). The reasoning behind his sowing an underwater furniture farm in the Bahamas (to grow furniture, naturally). Read more »
Must Go East Kathy Venter’s Striking Nude Sculptures on View at Bellevue Arts Museum (3/7 to 6/15, times vary) — Based on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, ceramist Kathy Venter crafts life-size nudes out of terracotta, hand-pinching it from feet to head without a mold or interior framework. Inspired by Venter’s own experiences of womanhood, the works take their place in the canon of artistic takes on the female nude. Read more »
Eli Dahlin (r) with Jeremy Price (l), co-owner of Walrus
It’s been a great run for Eli Dahlin. He’s been the chef de cuisine at Renee Erickson's The Walrus and the Carpenter since it opened back in August 2010 —part of an integral crew that helped catapult the Ballard oyster bar into a nationally recognized restaurant. Read more »
Eastlake Teriyaki, the more casual lunchtime offspring of Blind Pig Bistro, served its final meal yesterday. Demolition has officially begun to transform the tiny strip mall storefront into a 23 seat bar that's attached to Blind Pig. It’s been the plan since owners Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez took over the space last July. Read more »