photos // TIMBER! 2013

We are still glowing from the campfires, live music, good friends and glittering waters of the first annual TIMBER! Outdoor Music Festival.

Congratulations to our friends at Artist Home for so successfully creating such a beautiful weekend immersed in nature and music. From the bald eagle soaring over Quasi’s set and the sun-baked dips in the river to the late laugh riots around campfires and music always drifting through the pines—this was a weekend no one who attended will forget.

We’ve collected some of our favorite photos from the weekend below—keep an eye out for videos!

photos // Lemolo + The Kaleidoscope Dance

Here is a gallery of photographs from the recent Lemolo and The Kaleidoscope Dance put on by The Warehouse, featuring Lemolo performing their dreamy debut album The Kaleidoscope accompanied by original choreography from Tacoma’s MLKBallet and The BareFoot Collective.  The highly-anticipated event was even more moving and beautiful than expected.  Lemolo, the dancers and The Warehouse are hopefully patting themselves on the back a bit—and the rest of us are looking forward to more shows like this!


film // Lemolo + The Kaleidoscope Dance

We partnered with our friends at The Warehouse to promote this beautifully idiosyncratic event—Lemolo & The Kaleidoscope Dance.

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poster // Songs of Summer

Summer is here, and we admit we fell under the spell of June sunsets and footloose color palettes as we created our poster design for a show being put on by Team Up for Nonprofits.  With the riveting headliner Sera Cahoone, the solid lineup of female Northwest artists and the very worthy cause, it was a magical project we couldn’t pass up.

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film // Squeak ‘n’ Squawk : Kickstarter

It’s a tall order but we have complete confidence in them. In 2012, Jena Stedtler and Adam McKinney took over the duties of running Squeak ‘n’ Squawk—an annual 5-day music festival in Tacoma, WA. After a charismatic installment in 2012 [video evidence here], they want to make 2013 bigger, better and even more memorable.

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film // MOVE! #20

In it’s twentieth installment, MLKBallet continues to present some of the Seattle area’s best contemporary dance to a Tacoma audience. Continue Reading

event // Glitter Haus 2012

Holiday ornaments by Deeds & Petunia / Sarah Smith. Photo courtsey of Jessica Uhler Photography.

All that glitters is not gold. A lot of it is glitter, actually. And yummy frosted cupcakes. And sprinkles of fine culinary salts. And crusts of snow on tiny trees. The Art Department was pleased as punch to host Glitter Haus this year, a holiday open house featuring extraordinary artisan gifts, organized by Tacoma crafting mavens Sarah Smith of Deeds & Petunia, Laurie Cinotto of Lalalaurie and Lori Meyer of Parisienne Girl Design. Eight talented vendors decked the halls of the Berkley compound for one afternoon while locals savored cider, noshed on delicious nibbles and shopped their way through all sorts of seasonal treasures.

We believe the event was a great success, with all of the holiday bustle and none of the hustle. We love supporting local artists, and we hope Glitter Haus continues to flourish every year. You can find out more about the crafters here.

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video // Goldfinch : “Beautiful Wine” + “Hood”

Tacoma band Goldfinch has a new album out—and it’s being officially released at the upcoming CATHEDRALS Tacoma.  We captured them performing one of the songs for the new album—accompanied by an original dance piece—in the historic Immanuel Presbyterian.  Also this video from the same night of their cover of Perfume Genius’ Hood:

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video // Musical Plates : Kris Orlowski

Third time’s indeed a charm for Seattle’s only (and best!) mobile food tour. This time around, Kris Orlowski‘s melodic pop complemented White Moustache’s four-wheeled foodie foray up, down and all over town into some of Seattle’s best kept culinary secrets.

We’re firm believers that White Moustache gastro-guide Bryce Lathrop is one part Bacchanalian storyteller, two parts food anthropologist and three parts epicurean shaman. Meaning, he has the epicure for all that ails you, and you’ll emerge from your food coma two days later boasting some anecdotal cultural history to boot.  On this particular tour, Bryce played raconteur and the band played songs catchier than hell and everyone filled their bellies with an all-vegetarian menu.

Above is a first glimpse at the night—the video we produced of Orlowski and co.’s performance at the delicious and sparkling Grub.

Here’s another clip we created as a survey of the entire evening:

If you like what you see, don’t hesitate to purchase tickets for the next Musical Plates food tour!


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