Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Chasing the clouds away...with Rayanne Graff. Just don't get better than this.
Ria, Mackenzie, Ari and I had a splendid evening making perfumes, listening to Hall & Oates, and watching Sesame Street YouTube videos together. Don't get better than that either.
- SDP -
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Here's a digital version of the zine we've been passing around in preparation of our launch...which is next Friday, February 3rd. We hope to see you all at the party! I'm so excited I can't keep still, I'm buzzing about and fidgeting more than my two year old daughter. Fur Real.
- Ria -
Friday, January 20, 2012
What a tremendous couple of weeks it's been! As Seattle has seemed to quiet down during this magical weeklong snowstorm, us KV ladies have been hard at work at the shop everyday. Painting, planting, hanging, tagging, organizing, stamping, loving every minute of it.
Here's a mini-playlist of what I've been making Mack and Ria listen to on repeat this week. Listen! Enjoy!
Grimes - Genesis by factmag
None of us can get enough of the amazing Grimes. We're taking a KV field trip to see her next month in Ballard. This song fucking rules.
Thanks to Gorilla vs Bear for introducing me to this one. Can't help but turn it up real loud and tap my toes to it.
Nicolas Jaar - 'With Just One Glance' by The 405
This song, by Nicolas Jaar, featuring vocals by Scout LaRue (daughter of Demi & Bruce), is sultry, addictive, luscious, inviting. Cannot seem to get enough of it.
Happy Friday, friends.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The 12+ hour workdays & labor intensive process of setting up shop have reduced my needs and desires to their most base and primitive state. Food. Water (who am I kidding...I mean wine). Sleep. Gold.
Maybe its a subconscious reaction to the deprivation of personal aesthetic pleasure that I've been willingly subjecting myself to by wearing the same pair of paint splattered, ripped leggings day after day after day. Or maybe its just some ancient human lust that has been summoned up from the depths of my being. Or maybe I'm just tired of silver. I really can't be sure, all I know is its pretty, its shiny and I like it.
- Ria -
Last Sunday I rediscovered an album I haven't listened to in a few years -- Mark Kozelek's What's Next to the Moon. Had the coziest Sunday curled up in my pajamas, listening to these (if you can believe it!) AC/DC covers. They might be a little melancholy, but it's so interesting to hear this dude turn 80s rock ballads into these pleasantly introspective and acoustic songs. Listen to my favorite below.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I've been finding myself increasingly attracted to tones of gold, copper and brass these days. I suppose that would explain a bit of my attraction to Derksen's work. His brilliant use of gradient oxidation and his origami-like control of copper have me amazed.
- Ria -
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I stumbled upon this shop via the interwebz on a relentless treasure hunt for interesting new designers and rare vintage goods for the store. The pieces are raw, barbaric and intricate. A beautiful vintage curation (from Toronto) of Canadian and Scandinavian jewelry circa 1960s and 70s. I'm thinking this is right up Sophia's alley ;)
Happy New Year all!
So many exciting things coming along for the new year! My younger brother, Jackson (pictured all the way to the left, along with his bandmates Tyler Cratcha and Kevin Friedman), is a senior at Berklee in Boston and has been making some amazing music the past year with his band, Carousel. All of their songs are insanely catchy, and just undeniably GOOD. The song posted below, The Thrill, is their latest release, and feels like the perfect anthem for this new year. I just can't help but beam with pride for my brother -- I am so proud of him. Check our their website HERE and Facebook page HERE.
On another note, Mackenzie, Ria and I have been working day 'n night to get our new store perfect. We'll keep you updated.
Happiest new year.