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New Year, New Excitement, New Events & Happenings!

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With new work in tow, L&G Studio is hitting the road with a host of exciting events and happenings to share.  Catch us as we travel to 4 cities for 7 shows/events in 3 months exhibiting our latest and greatest along with Q&A's, DIY workshops and mingling over wine and cheese plates!  

Read on for details about each event/show and mark your calendars!

See you there!


January 24 / Saturday / 1pm-4pm   
Urban Outfitter's Dreamers + Doers Popup/Workshop 
Learn to make your own special one of a kind L&G-style chime!  Pop in to a one day mini chime workshop and popup shop at the Capitol Hill Urban Outfitters branch.  Come say hello and enjoy complimentary refreshments & snacks!  Sign up for the workshop at the Capitol Hill Store! Hurry, there's only 30 spots available! 
Capitol Hill Store /  401 Broadway East, #101 Seattle WA 98102 


February 7 / Saturday / 2pm-4pm   
Heath Finds Designer Showcase in San Francisco
As long time Heath ceramics fans, we're excited to be one of the first non-SF based designers to be part of the 'Heath Finds' event at the company's flagship showroom. L&G will be at the store for a weekend meet & greet event and can't wait to share some new works!  Come say hello and enjoy some complimentary snacks & refreshments.  More event details HERE
SF HEATH Ceramics Showroom / 2900 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


February 12 / Thursday / 6pm-8pm   
'SHAPE PLAY'  SHOW OPENING PARTY
'Shape Play' is L&G's first curated solo show exhibiting their diverse works including new kinetic mobiles, tabletop sculptures, and a limited edition collection of Ovis Chairs featuring painted leather in collaboration with Brooklyn based studio, AVO.  RSVP for the opening party HERE.
POKETO Flagship Store / 820 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


February 17 / Tuesday / 6pm-8pm
HERE/ Q&A With L&G Studio 
Come join us for HERE, an evening of cocktails and conversation with creatives hosted by Poketo in one of the beautiful suites at the Line Hotel.  We'll be doing a Q&A and discussing our work and process. Find out event details & RSVP info on the Poketo blog.
POKETO @ The Line Hotel / 3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010


February 21 / Saturday / 2pm-4pm   
Heath Finds Designer Showcase in Los Angeles
L&G will be at the L.A. store for a weekend meet & greet event and can't wait to share some new works with everyone!  Come say hello and enjoy some complimentary snacks & refreshments.  More event details HERE
LA HEATH Ceramics Showroom / 
7525 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


February 22 / Sunday / 2pm-5pm
Mobile Chime Workshop @ Poketo

Come play with L&G Studio to create a one-of-a-kind modern mobile chime using a mixture of our favorite materials while exploring the idea composition, balance, movement and sound. Sign up for the workshop HERE.
POKETO Flagship Store / 820 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


March 19-22 / Thur-Sat. 11am-7pm / Sun. 10am-6pm  
Architectural Digest Home Show 
L&G Studio will be debuting new lighting, home decor accessories, and special limited edition Ovis chairs in collaboration with AVO.  We'll also be exhibiting alongside our friends and talented design duo Grain in BOOTH# M168
PIERS 92 & 94 / 55th Street at 12th Ave, NYC, NY 10019  


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L&G HOLIDAY FRENZY for the last of 2014

This 2014 Holiday season will be our busiest season yet! Here's our epic lineup of holiday events & shows for 2014!

We can't be more excited to be part of all these great curated group events around Seattle, NYC and Miami! Go check out these events and support other local designers/makers like us! This is the time of the year where all us makers/designers will do whatever it takes to make sure that everyone has something special they can give to their loved ones.  It means more to us than anything else to see the goods we design & make with our hands can bring all sorts of smiles, hugs & kisses to countless people on every holiday season.  

We hope to keep this warm and fuzzy feeling all year round!   

SEE THE FULL LIST OF EVENTS WITH LINKS FOR MORE DETAILS! 

DEC 1-20 /  DESIGN PUB/101 Manmade  /  151 NE 40th St,  Miami, FL,  33137 / OPEN Mon - Sat 10am- 5pm 

DEC 5-7 / KING STREET MAKERS MARKET  / 666 S king st (Intl'District), Seattle (International District)/  OPEN Fri-Sun 10am-8pm

DEC 4-7/ CRAFT & CULTURE SHOWROOM POPUP /909 Western Ave. Seattle (Pioneer Square) / OPEN Fri-Sun 12pm-7pm + OPENING PARTY on DEC 6th 7pm-11pm

DEC. 10 / L&G STUDIO DESIGNER SHOWCASE AT PRISM 4208 Ballard ave, Seattle (Ballard) / OPEN Wed Only,  7pm-10pm

DEC. 12-14 / JOIN DESIGN MARKET / Studio e: 609 S Brandon St, Seattle (Georgetown) / OPEN Fri-Sun 11am-7pm + OPENING PARTY on DEC 13th 6pm-10pm

DEC. 11-21 / WIRED STORE / 459 W 14th St, New York City / OPEN DAILY 11am-7pm

DEC. 19-31/ SECRET SURPRISE L&G STUDIO BLOW OUT SALE! / If You like surprises as much as we do, then you'll REALLY like this SURPRISE BLOW OUT SALE we're planning for DEC 19-31st! Just follow @jeanlgstudio on Instagram to get the full event announcement! This is meant for last-minute shoppers (like us) and for anyone who likes to pamper themselves with something special! (yes! you deserved it!)  This will be our way to celebrate the end of Twenty Fourteen! So......stay tuned!!! 


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Chime Workshop Nov 9th Saturday @ Cafe Weekend

If you're in Seattle, come make your own version of L&G wind chime and pick your own chime pieces from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and Nicholas Nyland or BYOChime pieces using found objects!   

DATE: Novemeber 9th, Saturday

TIME: 11am - 2pm

LOCATION: Cafe Weekend (Craft Room)  851 Hiawatha Pl S, Seattle, WA 98144

COST: $30 for a basic chime frame.
Additional chime pieces by L&G and Nicholas Nyland may be purchased.
or BYOChime materials (i.e. vintage findings, broken plates, metal shapes, jewelry pieces, etc) 

PLEASE RSVP to make sure you get to make your chime! 
Email: hellolgstudio@gmal.com  (Subject line: RSVP CHIME WRKSHP, your name)

Follow our FACEBOOK EVENT & INSTAGRAM  for all the latest updates and sneak peaks!

 Let's make some chime noises!

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(L&G) + (NYC x Design) = NEW EXCITEMENT!

L&G is proud to introduce two entirely new collections debuting at the upcoming NYC x Design week starting May 17-20th.

MIRAGE- A collection of optic-bending furniture from shelves to tables.

MARU- A collection of lighting and accessories that explores the functional and aesthetic versatility of mix materials in all types of circular forms.  

Check out the collection HERE.

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

Here are the list of events that we'll be part of!

1. NOHO NEXT 2013 (we will be there, so come say hello!) @ Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street; May 17–20, 12pm to 7pm. Dylan & I will be there in person while exhibiting our brand new collections Mirage & Maru- a series of work from furniture, lighting, to small home accessories.

2. AmDC’s TROPHY  @ Underground at The Standard, East Village Hotel, 25 Cooper Square; May 17–20 / 12pm to 7pm. We'll be exhibiting our special mirage shelves.

3. RECLAIM x 2  @ 446 Broadway, 3rd Floor; Thursday, May 16, 2013 / 7pm- 11pm. We've donated special one-off editions of L&G wind chimes made in collaboration with artist Nicholas Nyland for Reclaim's second charity sale. 

4. STDARD SOCKET @ Wanted Design- 269 11th Avenue; May 18th-20th / 10am-7pm. Our ‘Full Turn’ lighting will be displayed as part of Standard Socket’s inaugural lighting collection.

5. STORY @ 144 10th Ave; May 1st-May 30th / 11-7pm. We're part of STORY's ever changing retail concept store offering some small gift & home goods at their current [DESIGN] theme popup shop.

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New Collaboration Brewing

We're really excited to be working with our dear friend/artist, Nicholas Nyland in creating a whole collection of wind chimes which we'll launch in mid-May!

We've been posting some process shots on our EXPLORATION page  and we'll be sharing them next week and will be exhibiting them at New York Designweek along with other new works from MAY 17-20 at Reclaim NYC and Noho Design District. (Details TBA) 

We've been a long-time fan of Nicholas' work and been wanting to work with him for years now! We love his fun & uninhibited way wanting to work with him for years now!  We love his uninhibited ceramic pieces and his use of  fun colors and  textures.

Needless to say it's going to be an exciting collaboration and we think it'll yield a really interesting result contrasted with our simple forms and material pallet!

Here are some photos from our brainstorming  session with Nicholas and at his lovely home!

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NEXT WEEKEND: THE BLAK\Designmart

In celebrating the early winter dark hours, Brite collective presents THE BLAK\designmart!! 
 

THE BLAK\DESIGNMART

A 2-day only holiday sale featuring 30+ emerging designer/makers presenting limited edition BLAK products under the theme of black to celebrate the early winter nights! In addition, a separate open designmart where more designers will be there to represent and sell their own work outside the theme.  

ALSO We're excited to share that this event will help support the new non-profit design organization, Seattle Design Foundation. SDF's mission is to create a platform for local creatives, in both social and financial capacities.  

DATE/TIME
DEC 15-16 SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am-5pm
LOCATION
1011 E. PIKE STREET, SEATTLE 98122 @CAFFE VITA BEAN ROOM

EVENING SOCIAL: SAT 5-8pm
 
Come meet the designers and enjoys special BLAK drinks, snacks, & treats!
**Come dressed in black or something relating to the theme!!**

FEATURED DESIGNERS:

&c. / Aaron Murray / Aleks Pollner / Ampersand As Apostrophe / Ample / Blk Pine workshop / Brakish / Bultman Ceramics / Cassie Hibbert Design / Christianna Shaw / Erin Kendig / Fleet Objects / Free Time Industries / fruitsuper / Glasswing / Grain / HighLow Jewelry /Irene Wood / Jessalin Beautler / Kaleidoscope Vision / Kate Greiner / Kimberly Baker / Ladies & Gentlemen Studio / Maiden Noir / Maudern /Metrode / Mimot / Neon Noble / Nicholas Nyland / Noal Nyland / OBJECT / OUI / Ozen Company / Piano Nobile / Ria Leigh / R&L Goods / Sarah Loertscher / Studio Arno / Ta+ma / Tanya Aguiniga / Urbancase / VonTundra /Zero Sept...and MORE!!!

GET THE LATEST UPDATES & RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS with anyone & everyone! THANKS!!

 

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Meet L&G Maker's at the FRYE

This THURSDAY ( if you're in Seattle) come visit Dylan & I at the FRYE's  Meet the Makers happy hour this from 4pm-7pm!

Come hang out with us, enjoy some champagne & treats, and come see or make some special ornaments with us! 

If you haven't visited the Frye already, here's the perfect excuse to also come check out Frye's current exhibhit (FREE!) and their newly revamped museum OBJECT store cruated by our talented friend Charlie Scuck!

See you there!

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L&G Makin' Some Rounds this Holiday

It's that time of the year to celebrate the holiday and shop for gifts!!! (....and we still can't believe it almost the end of year!)
But boy, are we excited for this joyful season and for getting into some holiday gift guides!
Check em' out!
Here's our Ovis Hanging Chair front & center on Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
 

Our Aura lights was also featured in the latest issue of Gray Magazine (also Seattle based magazine)
Here's our lil' chalk piggy bank made it in to Cool Hunting's Gift guide!

Here's our Superior Servers in RealSimple's roundup of serving utensils.

AND our servers is also featured in November issue of ALASKA AIRLINE magazine (pg76)!!....oh how I love flying on Alaska Air especially on their small jets (i.e. Seattle to Portland) where I get to down a glass of complimentary wine in 15min. It's awesome....

 

And through FAB, our chalk piggy bank also made it into NY Post's holiday gift guide...along with the insanely famous FURBY and NIKKI MANAJ..... perfume. No joke.  Here's the printed version...and be prepared to be blown away by this collection!!! 

I think the only way we can ever beat Furby or Nicki is to make a new version of chalk piggy bank that talks like a creep and wears bright pink wigs...then we're gonna pitch this to Shark Tank and make BANK!
 

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Collective Collage

 


This season, L&G teamed up with some of our JOIN friends, Grain and Iacoli & McAllister to test this concept of putting together a a micro catalog of gift ideas. 

We were lucky to have our friend, Charlie Schuck photograph our products while I styled everything....which I'm starting to realize the whole process of styling products can really satisfy my natural OCD tendencies of arranging/rearranging things!

Check out the full catalog below.  Clicking on the actual products on the image in the catalog to get directly to the product page.  

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New Excitement at Frye Art Museum

Something awesome is brewing at the Frye Art Museum. Charlie Schuck at Object totally transformed the museum shop with works from 50+ local designers and artists, and we're excited to be part of it all!

We're also working with Charlie & The Frye on some winter events which will coincide with Frye's current exhibit, Moment Magnitude-A cross-platform project of visual art, performances, readings, concerts, dance, rehearsals, and specially designed arts engagement programs.

The Frye is hands down one of our favorite 'secret' Seattle spots. It's beautifully understated and tucked away on First Hill with a great mix of traditional & contemporary artwork...and on top of it all, its free! Every time we go, we're always amazed by the place.

The shop & exhibit will be up through Mid-January, so go check it out! 

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VALUE DESIGNERS at VALUE SHOP: Part 2

Here's the second half list of the participating studios!

13. Ladies & Gentlemen Studio:  That's us... Jean & Dylan (also co-organizer of the popup, Brite Collective, and JOIN)  like to keep a diverse array of things from chalkable piggy banks, to servers, to jewelery, to serving trays, and even lights.  Some might call it lack of commitment, but they prefer to call it diversification!

14. Material Good:  Founded on a vision that a company can include working for a cause in it's core vision, material good donates a portion of all sales to causes that promote curing and preventing cancer.  Their "Little Shirley" vases are an homage to founder Lauren Burman's grandmother, who inspired the idea for Material Good.

15. Meet Me Here: Jonas DeVerona creates simple well-constructed bags, accessories and clothes with quality materials and a keen eye for details.

16. Metrode: Caitlin collaborates with skilled small town hobbyist & crafters to create products in their craft with her creative vision and aesthetic.  The result is an elevation of traditional crafts beyond kitsch to the point of high design.

17. Object: Photographer Charlie Schuck is a man of many visions, but fortunately for us he has a soft spot for design.  Through the opening of Object, a Belltown design store and event space he champions good design with a minimally curated collection of furniture, lighting, home goods, jewelry, accessories, and vintage objects.

18. Paper Hammer: A paper studio/shop founded by Ed Marquand  (of Marquand Books - Seattle publishing company) that's all about bring back art of paper goods and book binding.  Their studio based in Tieton (a small Eastern Washington town recently revitalized as an artist town) creates their goods with the loving care that few care to give to papergoods these days.

19. Perhacs Studio: Founded by Brandon Perhacs and based on Bainbridge Island, the studio creates graphically playful products many of which can be customized by their users.

20. R&L goods:  Jean & Chika whip up a lovely collection of handmade wallets, notebooks, and other softgoods with prints in collaboration with Piano Nobile.

21. Studio Arno: A brand new company founded by Justin Lyle who makes sophisticated modern bolo ties using an array of exotic woods.

22. Ta+Ma:  We love Designer Tamae Satsu's eye for details and materials in her line of simple soft goods made from high quality leather and felt.

23. Urbancase:  Darin Montgomery of Urbancase is all about designing objects and spaces that contribute to a simpler, pared back lifestyle. 

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VALUE DESIGNERS at VALUE SHOP: Part 1

On behalf of Brite Collective & JOIN, I'd like to just share what all this VALUE SHOP excitement is about!  We now have 20+ design studios which we'll feature at the VALUE (pop-up) SHOP for this coming weekend!!

We got some design "O.G."s, but also some new friends in the mix! Here's a sneak peak & a little something about each of the designers  alphebetaically ordered starting with the first half of the list....

1. Ample: Is a modern furniture & lighting studio founded by Andy Johnson.  The studio produces everything right here in Seattle, Washington with a strong preference for local materials and a deep conviction that furniture can and should be built to last a lifetime - or two 

2. Aleks Pollner: Ceramic porcelain artist who tests our perception of precoius porcelain objects and what it  means when things are just meant to be broken.

3. Ashley Helvey: the multi-talented textile artist, stylist, foodie, prolific blogger, and ultra-skilled thrifter. 

4. Blkpine Workshop: Christa Thomas & Nin Troung (also the co-organizers of this popup) have this amazing knack for juggling multiple creative businesses and roles at once. They are the founders/designers of Blkpine Workshop (Seattle-made bags),  Maiden Noir (menswear brand), Cafe Weekend (a delightful cafe), and on top of that Nin's a creative director for Stussy.  And we think we're busy with just one studio!

5. Brackish:  An up & coming furniture company founded by Forest Eckley & Andy Whitcomb.  Their thoughtful approach to design is based on a simple balance of carefully salvaged materials to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that are equal parts warm and industrial.

6. Erich Ginder: A PNW native who draws upon natural and traditional imagery from his youth to create fresh, playful remixes of classic forms.

7. fruitsuper: A seattle duo that puts the fun in fundamental with their simple, colorful, and functional products.

8. Glasswing: A collective founded by three roommates (Forest, also part of Brakish, Alisa, and Sean)who see eye-to-eye in all the little things that matter for living a quality life.  They have a shared interest which sent them on a mission to gather the best sources for delightful everyday essentials from scented homemade candles, honey from nearby farms, accessories, and more.

9. Grain:  Our Bainbridge Island-based friends whose thoughtful designs are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility.  Their goods are produced in small batches at their island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad.

10. Herman Yu:  A Seattle designer who creates beautiful printed cards and calendars featuring artfully manipulated natural images that are simultaneously graphic and ethereal.

11. Iacoli & McAllister:  A collaboration between Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister that yields an impressive line up of lighting, furniture, jewelry, and small products.  Their work never ceases to be an amazing intersection of materials and geometry.

12. Jessalin Beutler:  A collection of accessories and clothes that are feature bold geographic patterns HAND-painted by Jessalin herself!

So yah......quite a list already, eh? This is like rounding up all the super hereos with all their super making powers!

Well, guess what? we're only at the half way point! More designers to follow for part 2!

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VALUE SHOP: Design Pop-up Shop

.....This is happening in 8 days!

SHOP HOURS:
9/21- 12pm-8pm
9/22- 10am-8pm
9/23- 10am-6pm

LOCATION:

On John street (between 9th &  Westlake) see MAP for exact location of Design Block

MORE INFO:

Go to our FB EVENT page for more info & invite everyone!

The Value Shop is a 3-day desing popup shop which will feature 17+ local Seattle studios. Our mission is to bring together all the great Seattle design studios by not only highlighting the products, but also share each a bit more about studio's approach, process, and way of designing.

Our shop will be amongst a group of large shipping containers that will be placed in South Lake Union neighborhood right by the Discover Center on John Street (between 9th ave N & Western)

Hopefully the weather will look just like this dream rendering!

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Natural Selection Lookbook FINISHED!

We're SOOOOO very excited to share our very first lookbook!
We simply can't wait to share this 70 page lookbook with y'all through the magic of the world wide web!
click "EXPAND" to see it full screen! (This whole online publishing is freakin' amazing!)

Launching Natural Selection has been a total learning experience for us. It challenged us in so many great ways and also lead us to so many wonderful opportunities to collaborate with talented people we've admired.
Besides this being first attempt in creating a furniture & lighting product line, it was also our first collaborative project with an artist, Ashley Helvey, our first time having a professional photographer like Charlie Schuck help us take fantastic studio shots, our first time showing at Noho Design District during NY Design Week, which then lead to our first feature in Surface Magazine!
We couldn't be any happier with all the great responses we've been getting so far!
We really hope that this can lead to some more exciting opportunities down the line! 
 

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Natural Selection Lookbook Sneak Peek!

We've been working long and hard....(mostly long) on putting together a lookbook for our Natural Selection collection we launched back in May during NY Design Week!

We wanted to create a visual guide that communicates our vision & inspiration behind the collection.  More and more, we realized just how much of the PNW surrounding has influenced us and our work. Whenever we go on nature walks, we end up collecting random nature findings, taking a ton of photos of everything we see...colors, texture, shapes, materials, and scenery with the hope of capturing all the wonderful feelings we experience when being out in nature....

The Natural Selection collection is very much about how we reinterpret the humility and warmth that nature provides.

Here are just some of outdoor shots we took around our neighborhood in Seattle for the lookbook! (which we'll soon share!)     

 

   

 

 

 

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L&G Trunk show at Velouria

This Saturday, JUNE 9th. L&G will be doing a little trunk show at our dear friends' Chika & Cat's shop, Velouria in our quaint Ballard neighborhood during artwalk.

We'll be showing some こけだま (kokedama moss ball)/ terrariums as well launching our new bloc necklaces and other L&G goods!

We will be serving refreshments and some yummy fun shaped shortbread cookies that will match our bloc necklaces! ...Why not, right? 

JUNE 9th, 6-9pm @ Velouria 2205 NW Market ST, Seattle, WA, 98107

See full event info HERE.

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L&G on Craft & Culture

Lots of exciting things are in the air for L&G....we're SOOOO excited to be officially part of this new online shop, Craft & Culture, that recently launched beginning of the year!

The founders of C&C (Hana & Jason), also based in Seattle (yet another awesome point for Seattle!) has a vision to create a super well-curated platform featuring self-makers, designers and artists. They're starting off with talented local artists / designers like Meghann Sommers of &C, Ashley Helvey, Elizabeth Patterson and Actual Pain...and now added, US


We're so excited to be part of something as special as C&C. Both Hana & Jason have such a great eye and vision for the company... not only are they providing a platform for designers to sell their work, they also go an extra mile to capture the personality and work philosophy by interviewing the designers and photograph their space!

They took all these amazing photos and we're just ecstatic with how nice and professional everything looks!

....so it DOES make a difference when a pro takes photos compare to my ghetto photo taking skills! ;P

C&C will be adding plenty more new and exciting national & international designers in the coming month, so stay tuned!

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D A Y N I G H T

We're stoked to get a copy of the new publication our friend, Charlie, just launched.

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Simple and beautifully highlighting a handful of great emerging photographers from the NW and beyond.

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Seeing some of the photos makes me really appreciate the soft glooming light we get in the NW 75% of the year. There's just something about the light that makes everything seem more mysterious and dream-like...

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