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Thursday, 02/28/2013 9:01 PM
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Only two more days to see Klavier–Stücke (meaning, "piano pieces"), Trimpin’s latest art installation to cleverly blend high-tech gadgetry with deconstructed pianos. The ingenious Seattle-based “sound sculptor” (read more about Trimpin in the profile I wrote for our January issue) has created several pieces for the show.
Thursday, 02/28/2013 12:53 AM
Seattle's Grey City has been making shoes since 2011, but they may not be on your radar if you don't tend to wear the enormous platforms that are favored by twenty-somethings these days. (Check out Portland's Solestruck for an education on just how high those platforms can go.) But in addition to chunky, sky-high ankle-breakers, Grey City also makes some very cute, more down-to-earth (as in closer to the ground) styles that I'm just loving right now.
Wednesday, 02/27/2013 4:16 PM
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Listening to the lame excuses Seattle residents spout about why they do not frequent Pike Place Market gets on my last good nerve. Especially this time of year, when there are few tourists clogging up the walkways and parking spots are easy enough to find. Here are five damn good reasons why you should go, like right now, to our city’s tastiest treasure:
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 10:34 PM
Tuesday, March 12 is Love of Fashion, the fifteenth annual student fashion show for the Art Institute of Seattle. Not only are the designers students from the school, the whole she-bang is being produced by students.  The show takes place at 8 p.m. at Benaroya Hall and is inspired by Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony, with a special collection, Club Ludo, in honor or Seattle Symphony’s musical director, Ludovic Morlot.
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 9:14 PM
Back in September 2012 during New York Fashion Week, W Hotels announced a partnership with the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR}, the newest program from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which fosters designers and helps them grow their business. W Hotels are helping to do this by providing access to markets outside of New York City, via their network of hotels.
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 8:39 PM
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As you might discern from our latest issue, the editors at Seattle magazine are smitten with this city’s neighborhoods. Whether they’re near or far, cool or quiet, we can’t get enough of the shops, restaurants, parks and public spaces that make each of Seattle’s signature boroughs so livable.
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 6:53 PM
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Local actor and drag performer Jerick Hoffer, a.k.a. Jinkx Monsoon, took the cake on RuPaul's Drag Race this week with a delightful impression of Little Edie, one half of the eccentric duo introduced to the world in the documentary Grey Gardens (see the stage version in Seattle this spring).
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 12:18 AM
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Watch our own arts & culture editor Brangien Davis make another pro appearance on the Seattle Channel's Art Zone. Davis spoke with Nancy Guppy about the best shows to see in Seattle this spring, starting with those that embrace the art of nudity. Hooray! Pick up a copy of the March issue (or download one!) for the complete list of Brangien's picks.
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 12:44 AM
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If Seattle parents were asked to describe the most impossibly perfect springtime activity for their children, they might use some of these words: outside, safe, active, fun, affordable. Well, throw in “educational” and Spokespeople, a local organization with a knack for urban bicycling and sustainability, has got just the thing.
Tuesday, 02/26/2013 12:43 AM
Jonas de Varona's line, MMH, has been on radar for a few years now. In fact, I bought the most perfect white tee shirt from him a few years ago that I miss desperately. His vision is modern and innovative and I'm always thrilled by his work.
Friday, 02/22/2013 11:20 PM
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The lingering days of winter seem easier to bear with all sorts of fun sipping opportunities in the near future:
Friday, 02/22/2013 11:06 PM
Modern home and lifestyle retailer, Digs, is moving south from its Bellingham roots and opening a new, expanded location in Ballard. The store, which has been around since 2008, debuts in its 4,000 square foot space on Saturday, March 9 during art walk, in the same block as the Majestic Bay at 2002 NW Market St.
Friday, 02/22/2013 10:12 PM
Week one of my training for the Earth Day 5K went...MUCH better than expected. It was a mercifully gentle ramp-up that consisted of a quick warm-up followed by alternating two-minute runs with a cool down period, for 20 minutes total, every other day.
Friday, 02/22/2013 6:54 PM
Meet Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr of WyattOrr. They’ve been designing separately and together since 2006, which makes them veterans in the Seattle fashion scene. They knocked our socks off in the 2008 Seamless in Seattle contest, which they both won separately with their individual eponymous collections. We caught up with them recently to check in on what they’re up to and hear their thoughts on how this town treats its designers.
Thursday, 02/21/2013 7:50 PM
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Seattle-based retail giant Amazon.com just launched a national ad for its Kindle Paperwhite. The star of the ad isn't the new e-reader, though. It's the subtle notion presented that gay marriage is a totally benign and normal aspect of life. Oh, and any thinking that defaults to heterosexuality as a norm. Well, that's sort of old hat. The future is all about equality (and reading on screens, indoors and out). Cheers to that (except the screen part; I'm not totally sold on that idea).
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