After a magnificent morning exploring the MOHAI in Seattle, the AFAR Experiences group headed to a very special venue, a artisan popup shop called “Our Material World” curated exclusively for us by Laura Sullivan Cassidy, Seattle Met’s style editor. Seattle Met is a really great Seattle magazine that covers just about everything you would need to know, but I love their food and local culture stories (of course!).
Here is Laura with AFAR Founder, Joe Diaz, inside the beautiful space.
The pop-up shop consisted of 16 mini-shops inside an abandoned building christened Love City Love in the Capitol Hill. I am not a shopper, but I shopped. I shopped so much that I forgot to take pictures of the gorgeous space! Thankfully other people weren’t as distracted as I!
It was gorgeous inside!
I thought I would create this edition of J’adore and share some of the artists that I really loved – and bought from! Not being a shopper, I don’t know what got into me, I was inspired by the beautiful pieces.
I am not one for jewelry, I never remember to wear it, but I was enamored by the collection from Rachel Ravitch. I bought a necklace similar to this which also works as a bracelet. Rachel has spent time in France, doing some university in Nantes, and we had a great conversation about that beautiful little town that Mr. Misadventures and I visited a few years ago.
I bought three scarves (of course I did). I can’t help it, I wear one almost every day and it is my souvenir for the places I visit. I picked up a beautiful red silk scarf from Diane Katz Designs, a very versatile black scarf from Blackbird and this beautiful and unusual scarf in a gorgeous green from Victory Garden Yarn.
From Joanna Morgan I found a very delicate ring to replace one that recently broke, I was thrilled to find it.
I have a small stationery habit and fell in love with these little books from Paper Hammer, they have actually inspired an essay for another project that I am working on.
I didn’t buy any of the Neon Zinn pieces, but I loved them. So unique with the boat rope! And a perfect representation of industry and innovation in Seattle.
How about you? What are you currently adoring?