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The Design World of Tom Dixon

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 »

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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 »

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New Bar Opening Part I: Damn The Weather from Bartender Bryn Lumsden

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A.J. Rathbun
Superstar bartender Bryn Lumsden is opening Damn The Weather in Pioneer Square this summer

A good new bar is always exciting, but a new bar from Bryn Lumsden is at least five levels above exciting! Not only was he past bar manager of the legendary Rob Roy (as well as making drinks at spots like the sadly departed Vessel and others during the last ten years), but he was also named one of Seattle magazine's Happiest Happy Hour bartenders. Read more »

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New Bar Opening Part II: Walrus and the Carpenter's Eli Dahlin Will Be the Chef at 'Damn the Weather'

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Julien Perry
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 »


Goodbye, Eastlake Teriyaki. Hello, Babirusa!

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Julien Perry
This no longer exists.

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 »