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  • Local Spotlight | Art With Heart

     

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    Saturday, April 30th, the West Seattle Junction is holding its first annual Junction Day of Giving, where Junction businesses commit to donating 10% of the day's income to a local nonprofit organization. As of this writing, more than 25 Junction businesses are taking part in this fundraising campaign. Man, we love being part of this community so much.

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    We are partnering with Art with Heart, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting the well-being of children adversely affected by hardship through creative expression. Founded in 2002, Art with Heart has created therapeutic books that bring together the best in therapy with playful, beautiful illustrations to help children and teens facing trauma and loss. These books quietly guide the reader through creative exercises that help them explore, understand, and deal with difficult emotions. One of our amazing associates, Shannon, volunteers with Art with Heart, which is how we found out about this program and the impact it’s having in local schools and across the country.

    047Dulce_8_MMMe_LtrDuring Saturday’s event, we'll have a volunteer on-site to talk about Art with Heart, and some of their therapeutic books for browsing. The week of April 24-30th, we'll also have an installation of artwork and children's responses to the Art with Heart program incorporated into our window display, so stop by to learn more (even outside of normal store hours!).

    Art With Heart booksWe hope to see you on the 30th to help support Art with Heart and so many other local nonprofits. If you were planning on going shopping in the Junction soon, please choose to do so on the last Saturday in April. Shop local, support local!

  • From the designer | why concrete is the perfect choice for a wedding band

    [Shared, with permission, from Karen Konzuk's blog]
    Copy & image credit: Karen Konzuk

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    I have recently received compelling stories from customers as to why they have chosen our concrete bands to symbolically represent their marriage. It has me thinking that it might be beneficial if I share some information about concrete.

    Perhaps the earliest known occurrence of cement was twelve million years ago (according to Wikipedia). It is amazing to think that a material that was discovered millions of years ago is still being used today, and not to mention innovatively! ie. jewelry!

    Concrete is a sustainable and affordable resource which is made up of an aggregate, cement and water. When you think of the definition of aggregate it is described as, “a whole formed by combining several typically disparate elements.” Sounds a lot like marriage, doesn’t it?

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    Concrete only gets stronger and better over time. It takes many years for concrete to reach its true strength. It also will change over time with daily wear to reflect your tendencies. Concrete is strong enough to survive many disasters, such as fires, earthquakes and storms. Also sounds a little like marriage. We all have our ups and downs and know that we can make it through.

    So what have customers said about why they bought concrete rings?
    One customer told us, “Our 17th Anniversary wedding bands made of concrete and steel. Strong and unique, like the love we have for each other. A friend of mine told me the other day that we were the only couple he could ever imagine trading in their gold and diamond wedding bands for concrete and steel.”

    And another, "It’s just because we thought they looked cool, they were affordable and something more snazzy than a simple gold band. I’ll proudly wear it knowing just how well it represents the fabric of what we have.”

    There you have it! If you are looking for something to represent the growing strength in your relationship, the combining of many elements to make one, that ever lasting union, and something that will weather the hard times, then concrete is a perfect choice!

    - Karen Konzuk

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    If you're interested in seeing more of Karen's work, join us at her trunk show Saturday, April 16th, from 10-5p. She will be launching her STELLAR line of concrete & diamond dust jewelry, as well as bringing a full collection of her concrete rings and jewelry.

  • FluffyCo Tunic Pop Up

     

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    So, all of us here at Click! love well-designed goods - that's absolutely apparent by our obsession (and ownership) of the majority of items found at the store. And while we are mostly a lifestyle store, that doesn't stop us from admiring clothing and other items that don't fit neatly within the typical Click! umbrella of home accessories. A great example of this are FluffyCo's tunics. We carry FluffyCo's bottle openers, belt buckles, and glasses cases, BUT they also make these amazing dresses that a few of our associates keep wearing to the store on a very (very) frequent basis, which is making the rest of us extremely jealous.

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    So, those of us who don't have the fabled FluffyCo tunics cried out for a change, and the powers that be decided to have a one-day-only FluffyCo tunic pop up. OMG. Our FluffyCo friends are shipping up a bunch of these magical dresses from San Francisco for all of us to try on and take home, and you're totally invited to the party.

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    Save the date for Saturday, April 23rd. Prepare to fall in love with what is arguably the perfect tunic (IT HAS POCKETS, Y'ALL!) and be proud that it's made in America, screen printed with love from FluffyCo. SEE YOU THERE!

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  • April Art Walk | Brainstorm Prints

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    April showers bring May flowers, and April Art Walk brings... fresh artwork from our new friends at New Hampshire-based Brainstorm Prints! We are so excited to welcome Brainstorm into the Click! family. We love their perfect blend of art & science, handmade & production. Do yourself a favor and read their "About Us" to get an idea of the people behind the prints. We love them!

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    Join us for the next Art Walk on Thursday, April 14th from 6-9p. We'll be showcasing Brainstorm's screen prints that feature diagrams and charts about the sun, ocean, pine trees, mountain layers, clouds, and more. Perfect for kids or the curious science-lover in your life!

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  • Collection Launch with Karen Konzuk

    We. Love. Karen. Konzuk.

    Karen is a PNW-based jeweler working out of Vancouver, BC. She's known for her modern, minimal designs featuring industrial materials like stainless steel and concrete, often juxtaposed with precious metals and diamonds. We've carried her signature lines of commitment rings for years, and many of you have celebrated your engagements & weddings with her rock-solid designs.

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    We're thrilled to share that on Saturday, April 16th from 10-5p, we're holding a launch of Konzuk's Stellar collection, featuring inlaid concrete & diamond dust (translation: sparkling, shimmering concrete). Along with her other jewelry collections (which feature coal black concrete and ombre concrete spheres), she will be bringing her line of modern commitment rings. We're excited to share that we'll have times available for people to sign up & meet with her for a ring consultation - email hello@clickdesignthatfits.com to sign up for available times.

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    Expect a gorgeous spread of her full jewelry lines, and time to meet this one of a kind designer / maker.

  • January 2016 winter break!

    Thanks a million for such an amazing holiday season! We were completely overwhelmed with your generosity, support, and love - THANK YOU.

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    We are taking an extended winter break this January to allow us all to see family, travel, and recuperate from such a beautifully busy season.

    Click! will be closed on the following dates in January:

    January 1, 2016
    January 4-22, 2016

    We'll be opening again on Saturday, January 23rd and returning to our regular schedule. Regarding gift exchanges, we'll honor any holiday exchanges through 2/12/2016.

    Wishing you love, light, and a fresh beginning to a brand new year. Thanks again for your support - we could not do this without you.

  • West Seattle Art Walk | Frances Smersh

    Thursday, November 12th, Click! co-owner and creative director Frances Smersh will be unveiling her latest collection of paintings at the West Seattle Art Walk. We are elated to have Frances' new work grace our walls for the next two months!

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    Frances has a long-standing love of painting and drawing. Throughout her career as a jewelry designer, sketching was always at the forefront of the design process. Everything started on paper, and eventually made it's way into the materials she loved: sterling silver, stained concrete and cork, steel and powder coat. But around four years ago, Frances put down the jewelry tools completely and fully embraced the adventure of mark making.

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    Painting has always been more of an exploration than a formally studied art for Frances - she would be the first to admit it. As an active member in the Pratt Fine Arts Center community, she would often find herself in various studios - painting, encaustics, drawing, jewelry, and blacksmithing. Inevitably she would would return to the two-dimensional, delving into varying materials and seeing how they intertwined on paper and wood.

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    That exploration is beautifully composed in Frances' new collection. Acrylic, pencil, charcoal, and watercolor pencils blend together in delicately balanced work. Paint is applied to birch boards with brushes, paper towel, cloth, or bare hands - whatever feels right. An eraser is a vital tool, exposing previous layers and partially removing others, to build up a complex landscape of texture and line. The process is the image, and the image is the process. Each painting is a map of layers, of starts and stops and changed directions. They each tell the story of how they came to be.

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    Come join Frances and the rest of the Click! crew on Thursday, November 12, from 6-9p. Come raise a glass to celebrate a beautiful collection and a wonderful lady!

  • 2012 Holiday Vacation

    Firstly, THANK YOU for all the love this season!  We are so happy to have been a part of so many of your holiday celebrations this year.  Thank you!

    We are now going to go hibernate a little bit with a fire and our friend Squirrel.  We'll be closed December 25-27th, and will be back at it on the 28th at 11a.  Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

    Love,

    Click!

  • Holiday Wrap-Up: Shop Late Thursday 12/20

    We're celebrating our last Shop Late Thursday on December 20th.  Many of the Junction's merchants will be open until 9pm, so grab dinner and a cocktail and then tackle the rest of your Christmas list!

    The famous Kim O'Donnel will be in the house, sharing some goodies from her newest cook book, Meatless Celebrations.  She'll be here from 6-9pm, signing books and dishing her favorite treats.

    We'll also have a couple of sweet deals running exclusively from 6-9p on Thursday:

    • 50% off any holiday-themed item

    • 20% off everything in the store

    See you Thursday!

  • Gift Guide: Kids!

     

    Lovely gifts for the little ones in your life.

    Clockwise from upper left:

    Owl Bank by Jonathan Adler $78

    Porcelain Night Lights by Jonathan Adler $48

    Elephant Bank by Jonathan Adler $78

    Coloring Mats by Modern Twist $18

    "Point" Ottomans by Fatboy $89

    Classic ABC Blocks by Uncle Goose $42

    Felted Owl by Woolbuddy $21

    "Press Here" (best kids' book ever!) by Hervé Tullet $16

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