Monday Jun 03 2013
Hey Seattle! We're kicking off summer with a pop-up shop this weekend in collaboration with our friends Tarboo, Brackish and E. Smith Mercantile! Terrarium: A Summer Pop-up Shop will be a retail installation transforming the Capitol Hill gallery space LoveCityLove into a 'greenhouse' of lush plants and exclusive products. The pop-up will feature Glasswing's spring/summer assortment of clothing, handmade shirts and bags from Tarboo, sustainable furniture from Brackish and apothecary goods from E. Smith. Open Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th, 12pm - 8pm. Opening reception Friday evening 7pm - 9pm with beer provided by Hilliards! If you're in the city this weekend, come say hi! We'd love to see you! You can follow updates about the pop-up shop on Instagram @terrarium_shop and @_glasswing_ .
Friday May 17 2013
We are pretty excited for the show tonight in Seattle at Neumos. It's a great grouping of shimmery and dreamy electro. The type of sounds that appear when the sunlight glistens off the top of the ocean and the glare causes you to squint. I listen to some of these songs and I can't help but smile. There's such great energy in each of these bands and if you're in the area we definitely recommend trying to catch all three.
Beat Connection has been one of our favorites over the past few years; its been so fun to watch them grow into their sound and expand their band. I remember seeing one of their first shows at the Comet when it was just Reed and Jordan. Dorian Duvall is Onuinu from Portland, OR and Painted Palms are Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme out of San Fransisco. Three of our favorite cities with tons of amazing new music emerging.
Saturday May 04 2013
We are on the verge of summer here in Seattle. The weather forecast for the next week shows no signs of rain. The skies are blue; flowers are in bloom, mountain ranges in view. It's a pretty magical time in the pacific northwest. Finally we can switch out our winter closets for our light and airy spring clothes. Here's a few outfits inspired by the initial switch!
Friday Apr 26 2013
If you go to the Fremont Market in Seattle, you'll find some of the best vintage collectors in the Northwest. A recent addition to this Sunday market is a rusty 1952 International Metro van filled with vintage workwear and tapestries from all over the world. This week a limited selection of this collection was made available online at the new website: derien.us. Check it out!
- Tuesday Apr 16 2013
Sunday Mar 31 2013
Ilana Kohn's latest collection is fluttering with so many wonderful design details. She's based out of NYC and all of her goods are made in America. Ilana worked as an illustrator before moving into fashion and you can definitely see that's where her inspiration comes from. I absolutely love the play on pattern and interesting cuts in silhouettes. The black and white elements in her pieces reminded me of a collection of work from Matthew Craven titled "Ancient Pleasures."
- Friday Mar 29 2013
Wednesday Mar 13 2013
Anyone can go to the Home Depot and buy a hammer or an axe, and most of us do, but how satisfied are we with that purchase? What other options do we have? The majority of our tool manufacturing has been outsourced to large production plants that are far away from the artists and craftsmen that originally made these instruments. Andy Gregory of Northwest Axe Company noticed this and began bringing vintage striking tools back to life and pairing them with beautiful, new leather sheaths. His recently launched online shop offers one of a kind axes, hatchets and hammers for regular use.
- Saturday Mar 09 2013
Saturday Feb 23 2013
It happens every once and a while that obsession hits hard. I'll find a recipe I love and cook it five days in a row, or I'll watch the same movie a couple times in a week and each time I find myself appreciating something different about it. With music, there's something about the arrangement of songs on a album or the visual accompaniment my mind is able to create from it, that I can keep it on repeat. Odesza's album, "Summer's Gone" has become my newest crush. Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) released their first LP together as Odesza in September of last year. Still available for free download here. If you're in Seattle, they play Neumos on March 9 along with Emancipator and Little People.
You both live in Seattle? How did you two decide to start making music together?
We met in college at Western Washington University through mutual friends. We had planned on working on stuff together for a long time but nothing panned out. One day I was over at his place and it kind of happened of organically. After the jam session we decided making an album together would be a really fun project.
If you could choose one place to vacation together, where would you choose to go?
We both really want to go to Europe but have a fondness for tropical places so somewhere sunny or European. We're fairly untraveled people and hope we can use touring as an excuse to see some sights.
I can't decide which question would be better: 1. What albums or artists are in your current rotation? 2. What were some of your favorite albums of 2012?
After we released Summer's Gone we heard a lot about this Flume guy and decided to check him out. His debut LP was fantastic. Perfect blend of electronic, pop, experimental and hip hop. Which is something I think we try to blend together with ODESZA as well. We also really loved the new Tame Impala album.
For someone who's never heard your album, "Summer's Gone" how would you describe it to them?
This is tough because we still fumble over our words a bit when trying to explain our sound. I guess the best way I could describe it is experimental pop with ambient and hip hop influence.
I love your tracks for many reasons, one of those being their dreamlike quality. Listening to them becomes a very visual process. Are there any plans in the near future for music videos? Any specific ideas you're excited to explore?
Thank you. We have a few friends that are working on some music video ideas but nothing set in stone. We both are big fans of visuals that accompany music so hopefully we can experiment in that realm soon.
Could you finish this thought.... "The one thing I couldn't possibly live without is........"
It's a bit cliche but 'Creating things.'
Thanks Odesza for the quick Q&A.
Photography by Marybeth Coghill