Sunday, November 23, 2008

sneak peak to dec 11th at vermillion gallery

urbancase is a seattle based furniture design and build firm founded in 2002 by metal worker and sculptor darin montgomery. our design philosophy is to create objects that contribute to a simpler, pared back lifestyle focusing on basic aesthetic elements and functionality. we make informed decisions about the materials and methods we use in an attempt to minimize the negative impact on the environment.

meet me here
meet me here is a line of clothing and bags designed by musician jonas de varona.
the line includes bags made from recycled materials as well as tops and skirts made from hand painted silk, leather and non woven fabrics. all pieces are cut and sewn by jonas in his seattle work space.

founder: david hamlin
works by submaterial explore the tension created by trying to define objects as art or as design. emphasizing texture, repetition of form and precise hand work, these pieces compliment modern environments.
all our work is made to last in the united states.

iacoli & mcallister
iacoli & mcallister is a joint effort between jamie newman and brian mcallister. we are micro and we design in order to stay that way. we keep our hands on the process from concept to finished product, handing off to craftsmen and incorporating industrial processes as we go. we design honestly with real life situations in mind, thinking about the future and the world.

dylan davis from henrybuilt kitchen systems
jean lee from chikabird inc
L&G celebrates objects and rituals in all their glory whether new or old, shiny or matted, natural or man made, simple or complex. their mission is to give new identities and value to mundane objects by highlighting their purity and inherent character.

seth grizzle & jonathan junker
seth and jonathan are architects. they also like to use their hands, designing and building things like chairs and light fixtures. they first crossed paths at kent state university in cleveland, honing abilities to endure long winters and earning professional degrees in architecture + design. now, eight years of collaboration and spirited adventure has landed them in seattle, where graypants, inc. was forged from a desire to make a difference through design.


in addition to the designers featured above, there will be artwork by ann farnsworth duffy (above) and paul thomas. sadly, birdwatchers united! have been called back east for an early christmas, and won't be able to join us dec 11th, maybe next time.

a special thanks to vermillion gallery for hosting our event!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

and the postcards are IN

yay! now it's time to paper the town with postcards! i can't believe that it's already time to really start promoting this event. time is FLYING by - but that's a good thing, right?

i feel SO fortunate to have met such talented and enthusiastic people (please check them out in the links to the right). i am so thankful to each of you for being so supportive AND patient. we're going to rock the boat a little in seattle's design community!!