Thursday, January 29, 2009

Once Upon A Time

In the summer of 2006 my friends and I experienced the summer of love. Straight up, it was like we were back in the 1960s. It started on the saturday of the u-district street fair when me and my friends bought a fifth of vodka. After drinking at the street fair and watching bands we moved to the u-dub campus after a while we then moved down to ravenna park. In the park, we came across a few minstrels and we all dance and sang on a wooden bridge. There was lots of funning around falling and laughing as well as more and more drinking...and later on, some kissing. The next day, two of my friends and my boyfriend went back to the park and built a fort. We all called it 1RW or rather one rotten wood way. Its first day was christened with carlo rossi and more music.

For the rest of the spring and the whole summer a group ranging from 5 to 20 people would meet up at the fort and have a party. This wasn't just a pile of branches we had this dome like room made from branches lashed together with vines then there was a downword path we called the spiral stair case which led to the back room that had a picnic bench in. Later on in the summer, there was an open side room with some chairs and a table. People would bring hookas and pony kegs. We would find each other in the dark night by using bird calls, like petter pan. Sometimes we would draw strangers from the park to our spot and every time, they were so happy and amazed with our handy work.

Sadly there has to be a end to everything amazing and in the end of the summer the park came and knocked down our precious fort. Since then we have tried building a new fort in the same park, which failed and last summer we kinda just pretended my friends back yard and swiming pool was the third One Rotten Wood Way.

Anyway I would strongly encourage others to try and find a way to make a little speak easy type place for you and your friends to get together all the time and feel like gypsy pirates or 1960s hippies having the best time in your life!!! Seattle is a amazing city that has some of the best parks to have gatherings in. I would say, this spring take a look around and see if you can find a place to build a little hang out at. What if we had ones all over the city? How cool would that be?



ps here are some pics...

Saturday, January 24, 2009


This last tuesday I had the joy of partaking in a wonderfully artful affair. My friend Kyle Johnson rented out a mansion in Marymore park and organized a whole day of photo shoots. There was around ten or eleven photographers, twelve or so models and three make up artists. there were also bags and bags of amazing clothes and props for people to use in there shots. We started around noon and ended at 5:30 or so. We were all very excited to be in an amazing park with astounding fog that no one had plained on. It gave all of the outdoor photos a lovely, eery feeling. At the end of the day everyone was buzzing and we were all whispering about wanting to make this a constant event, maybe every other month or so. Anyway it was a great day of wonderful photography and I want to share some shoots with you all.



p.s. There were a ton of other amazing photos I couldn't save on my computer from this shoot and i am very sad I cant share them- but enjoy these!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Seen: Moksha in DLIST Magazine

Moksha was featured in the December 2008 issue of DLIST.
Dlist Magazine is a lifestyle publication based out of Seattle, Washington.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

U-District Artwalk: January 16th, 2009

the pleasure of your
company is requested

friday ~ january 16, 2009
at seven in the evening

featuring new works by

4542 university way n.e.
seattle, wa 98105

The show is based upon bogus philosophy and
the story of St. Valentine and Emperor Claudius II

In Good Company

Clayton, David, Jason

This evening, I was graced with the pleasure of meeting the gentlemen behind Brixton Ltd. Brixton was founded in 2004 out of Oceanside, California. Driven and inspired by music, culture and the world around; they create well structured hats and garments that were meant to stand the test of time.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just In: Vintage Boots

Now stocking women's vintage boots as well as men's cowboy boots.
Stop by while the pickings are ripe...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Current Obsession: Fleet Foxes

There is a fleet of foxes and they're taking the world by storm with their lyrical stylings and infectious melodies. Think of the sweetest dance on a hot summer night with a light mist sprinkling your nose as you dive into the sublime or perhaps a long drive to nowhere with your best friend, a twelve year old bottle of Chivas Regal and a spliff to light the way... (not that I'm saying to drink and drive because hey, that's illegal!)

In the event that you've yet to hear of them, perhaps you need to emerge from under the rock in which you dwell or get off the hill where you've been trying to relive the eighties by way of mash up in a crowded club in order to catch them on Saturday Night Live - January 17th, 2009.


yes thats right. The fifth bowiemas took place this friday. It was a glamourous ball of fabulous people and enjoyment. Here are some photos from the night.