Seas and Peas, Witty Fun and Local!by Chloe Harris
First, please tell us a little bit about yourself and your brand!
Hello! My name is Chad and I own and operate Seas and Peas, a Seattle-based greeting card company. Seas and Peas was established in 2009 by myself and my partner Claudio. We create original and funny greeting cards, birthday cards, pop culture-inspired cards, and button and magnet sets. All of our cards are printed on 100% recycled cardstock and all of our products are proudly made in the USA. Our work has been featured online on Buzzfeed, HuffPost, Jezebel, DesignTAXI, and HelloGiggles and in the print publication Rue Morgue. Select designs can be found at Urban Outfitters and Paper Source locations worldwide.
Pablo's Legs, In Bootsby Maya Koplowitz
Standard Goods Featured Artist: Celestine Oceanby Maya Koplowitz
Stop by the shop Thursday evening and hear music from her band Pablo's Legs too!
Oh wow, I remember I was about 4 or 5, the first thing I ever colored in was this small cat drawing in a coloring book I had. That was also the same time I learned how to write my name (which is not an easy name to spell for a 5 year old.) I started being attracted to art at a really young age. I loved it. I mainly started with coloring books and then in elementary school I became super interested in making my own artwork. I was also a big fan of writing fictional stories and reading. I read a lot. Once I learned how to read I never stopped.
My childhood was a lot of moving around, at risk of being homeless. It was hard for me to attend school regularly and I wasn't very good at math so I always felt inferior in school settings where highly academic classes were rewarded more than artistic ones. Making artwork freed my mind of what was going on at home and made me feel confident in a school setting which really helped me work hard to finish school and continue my education after high school.
Describe your drawing style in a few words?
Whimsical, quirky, abstract.
Do you have anything you are looking forward to in 2018? What were yo
passionate about this past year?
I currently attend Cornish College of the arts but I am doing a study abroad program through Cornish to attend an art school in Florence, Italy. I'm leaving January 2018 and it is honestly a dream come true. I have always wanted to study and live in Italy. I could not be more happy about it! This past year I was really passionate about keeping up with my filmmaking and I will continue that next year and beyond.
Where did you grow up?
First part of my childhood I grew up on Maui, then I moved to Orcas Island and lived there until I graduated high school and then I moved to Seattle!
Ooo. Mint chocolate chip.
People on the street (da ba de da day). My life experiences, past, current and future. My partner Gianni. All my friends and family. Struggling. It's all beautiful and it's all part of the inspiration.
Do you have a mantra you live by?
"I'm just an egg floating in the ocean."
If your life was a movie what would the title be and who would you like to play you?
Oh man. Why is that a hard question! I feel like it would be a documentary and I would film my real life. OR it would be an animated cartoon. As for the title, maybe "The Celestine Prophecy"...
Can you tell us a little about what you will be sharing during your Solo Show at Standard Goods Art walk?
I will be sharing a mix of drawings, paintings, and film work I have done over the past year. Also I will be selling handmade earrings and possibly posters and postcards.
Anything else you'd like to share? :)
I'm excited! Come to the show on December 14th! My band Pablo's Legs is playing. It will be a fun and probably weird time you won't want to miss.
Soultanz, Something Old and Newby Maya Koplowitz
As a producer, Jared is deeply involved in the composition of the music, spending long hours arranging samples, recording live instruments and writing lyrics. He describes as his primary influences as Madlib, Jay Dee, and Latin-American music.
We let the music speak to us. I've (Shayhan) always said, " Ride the beat and don't force the beat to ride you.”
Oregon for back to back shows on 11/3 and 11/4. Starting at Victory Club and ending at The Saturday Tavern.
Standard Goods Featured Artist: Alba Juliaoby Maya Koplowitz
Get more information about this months artwork on our event page.
Standard Goods Featured Artist: Eden Garciaby Maya Koplowitz
Join Standard Goods Thursday September 8th for Capitol Hill Art Walk. In an exhibit entitled WANDERLUST, featuring two Seattle based photographers. We sat down with Seattle Artist and Photographer Eden Garcia to learn more about him and his photography.
Eden E Garcia Lopez is a photographer showing a collection of desired details composed into portraits. He captures the memory of aged colors and their textures with intention, as a time in place in which life exists in rhythm of the spirit. The subjects and settings hint to show how life and roles function according to the aging character. Using 35mm film as the tool, each frame is captured with the hopeful fulfilment of its memory. Eden's series of photos are brief moments from wandering the streets of Oaxaca.
Hello, tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? How long have you been living in Seattle? What do you love about living here?
What's one of your favorite experiences as a photographer?
Being a photographer has been a reminder of quick note taking to details that make my day. It has always felt nice way to look back on those favorite moments, and the subject of how they interact in their surroundings. Some are people that I have gotten a chance to interact with, and some are weathered textures.. I always find myself lucky for those moments of spontaneous wanderlust.
Describe three ways to describe what you will be sharing with our guests during the "Wanderlust" art show coming up this Thursday at Standard Goods:
I would say it is, minimalistic photographs, of singular subjects, with a play of colors of moments in Oaxaca.
What kind of feelings does photography give you as an artist?
It feels like a magic power to visually steal something instantly.
Who are figures in the art world that influences or inspires you and why?
Currently a lot of what inspires me is media based, particularly instagram photographers that I would have never come across. Most of which focus on singular subjects, minimal shapes, and use of themed color palettes for each photo. For example you can look up icecreamppl, p.slim, matchboycollective, synder.erica, all of which have similarities to what Bill Cunningham's candid street photography feels like. Although some may have been directed or composed in a particular way, they still seem to hold a genuine relaxed way about their style of shooting photo's.
What are you excited about in this art show, "Wanderlust"?
I was really attracted to be showing a series with this theme. If there is one idea of what I find myself getting into on my free time, and a bit of film. It would most likely be me testing the limits to see how far I could wander before getting lost. I am always curious to see if I go just a little bit further from where I started happens to be the lucky place, where something special is.
If you could choose anyone from anywhere and anytime to come to this show, who and why?
If I could bring Vivian Maier, that would be a dream. The work that she produced in her lifetime, and was only recently discovered. Portrayed an ideal skill that many photographers aim to become. The proximity of how close she could get to the subject. Her interest to street portraits in black and white, and also color seem so genuine in the way that it's almost as if she had known these people in the street. She composed them they way they were when she first saw them. She held that magic touch of charming a passing stranger for a quick still of their memory. A true wanderer with a camera.
What is a place you have been wanting to shoot at and why?
At this current time I can only imagine this place as a state of being. It would just be the way the light hits, or the way a glance happens. This could be anywhere, I would not need to go too far to find it, but rather I could be ready, and conscious of it about to happen.
If you could share or give advice to an aspiring photographer, what would you tell them?
For me taking photo's has always been moments that could make a good memory, in a way that could be personal to you or the person intended in receiving the image. There has always been a genuine love for what a camera is, it's function as a tool and falling in love with the process that creates each image. Whether it's the satisfactory sound of the shutter clicking at just the right moment, or the moment when you look back and remember that very second of when you took it. I would tell anyone who wants to become a better photographer to always feel responsible in creating these moments. There aren't ever enough ways show a something special that needs no words to describe. Take the photo you want.
Thank you for your time, If you would like us to add or share anything else, like social media/website/portfolio in behalf of your photography:
Of course, happy to be sharing a bit with you. Feel free to check a little bit more of on my range in photograph on my website edengarcia.com, and instagram www.instagram.com/edn_s
Standard Goods Featured Artist: Isabela Garciaby Kathreen Absuelo
For the month of March, we decided to include Standard Goods for the Second Thursday Capitol Hill Artwalk that takes place every month. Seattle Artist Isabela Garcia reached out to us after the successful grand opening party; she wanted to inquire about showing a few of her film prints and polaroids for artwalk. This became Isabela's third art show in a row here in Seattle, in time before she travels to Europe for a few weeks. We are very pleased with the turn out and look forward to showing other local artists in the area.
For artists with interest in showing their work at Standard Goods for future Second Thursday Capitol Hill Artwalk, please email: email@example.com
Land Bird Flies Into Standard Goodsby Kathreen Absuelo
Here at Standard Goods, we carry carefully handmade ceramics by Nancy Froehlich known as Land Bird. They are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Froehlich is a versatile artist based in Portland; she is identified as a design educator, photographer, curator, and potter. Standard Goods store owner Jeff found artist Froehlich at the Seattle Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) during Summer 2015. RCF is a worldly recognized reoccurring gathering, founded in 2003 for independent craft artists. 12 years later, RCF has attracted 325,000 attendees from 22 events in 8 cities. Art fairs are held in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and London, UK. We are very delighted to have stumbled into Froehlich among the countless numbers of creative vendors involved in RCF.
Eugene Oregon Based, Will Leather at Standard Goodsby Kathreen Absuelo
Will Leather Goods is a family owned business based in Eugene, Oregon. We believe in supporting and spreading the word of products such as theirs, which we carry here in Standard Goods. The source of these beautifully crafted leather goods begins from the founder and creative individual, Will Adler.
Even though Will Adler comes from three generations - grandfather, father, and brother - who were all involved in the garment business, Adler pursued his passion for acting. His accomplishments in acting were endless, which eventually led to the growth of his current endeavors. After graduating from Goodman in Chicago, Dennis Quaid became his understudy. This was a big opportunity for Adler in his acting career. Some shows he acted in were Trapper John, Laverne & Shirley, and Kotter. Two years after he graduated acting school, Adler became part of Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild.
In 1981, the same year Adler had his first son, the Screen Actors Guild strike also took place. During that period, he realized he needed to find another source of income. That is when Adler's brother Robert helped him by giving him the chance to sell belts at the Venice Boardwalk! The business went so well that Adler and his wife Sandy moved their wholesale business to Banning, California where they set up their factory. As their growth continued, Adler and his wife Sandy came to the consensus to move up the pacific northwest.
In 1992, Adler and Sandy's new home became Eugene, Oregon. In the same year, the Bill Adler Studio was born. In his studio, Adler designed and developed Goods for brands such as Levi's, Dockers, and Calvin Klein. Today, Will Leather Goods can be found in Eugene, Portland, San Francisco, Venice, Detroit, and New York City! Their products are intricately created with new found materials. Adler makes the old new again by finding the most unique materials from around the world. Not only is Adler an advocate for sustainability in his Will Leather Goods brand, but he also helps our unprivileged youth here in the U.S. In his "Give Will" program, Adler's backpack donations focuses on students who reside in low-income neighborhoods and under funded schools. We are proud to carry his products and strive to support brands that are eco-conscious here at Standard Goods.