Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photo Recap: CARCINOGENERATION

April 16th, 2010 was the opening reception of Carcinogeneration: Etchings, Drawings and Paper Prayers of Love by Richard Olmsted. Richard's work "destroys conventional wisdom to hold the funeral for your apathy to resurrect the murdered conscience." The show has since come down but it was memorable. Included are a few samples of his work and the reception. Enjoy!

The Blind Leading The Blind


And The Lord Said, I Will Destroy Man
Whom I Created From The Face Of The Earth
Genesis 6:7,12


Welcome To The Machine


Capitoline Man


To Fork Our Tongue and Lick Our Wounds -
The Flight Song of Broken Wings
With All Due Respect, Mr Guthrie
(Etching)


Your Smile Is Stained
The Cry And Mark of Shame
(Etching)


I Am My Predator, I Am My Prey
(Etching)


...And I Said Kiss Me You're Beautiful
These Truly Are The Last Days


Your Vision Leaves Me Blind


(Etching)


This Weapon Will Replace My Tongue
(Etching)


Time Flies But Airplanes Crash
(Etching)

















Reception Photographs by Jesse Rivera

To view more of Richard Olmsted's work, please visit: http://richardolmsted.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summertime In The City


"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." ~George Carlin, Brain Droppings



Obey - Cleopatra Grape Bandeau $24
Cocoa Brown - powder blue high waist short $30


Reconstructed vintage floral wrap skirt $
Nooz - grecian dress (shown as top) - light grey $28
Raw silk scarf - teal $12
Weaved hat - $30
Wooden purple earrings $5
Weaved leather belt $24

Insight51 - little gem tank - oatmeal marle $38
Cocoa Brown - powder blue high waist short $30


Photographed by Anna Ryon
Model: Raton Rose
Wardrobe Styling: Elvia Carreon



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Girl + Harp

The Book of Right-On, Joanna Newsom. Amazing. Knock your socks off.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebrating Our 8th Anniversary !!!!!!!!

The Great Eight! So many changes have brought Moksha to this point in time and we're happy that you've accompanied us on the ride this far. We wouldn't be here without you! Old friends, new friends and not-yet-met friends; we'd like to THANK YOU with an eight day discount of 25% off starting today July 16th through Friday~July 23rd. (excluding work by local artists.)


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Moksha on Seattle Met Magazine's: Wear What When

A man of many hats and owner of Moksha, Aleph Geddis was recently featured on Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Wear What When's Meet The Shop Keeper. Wear What When is a style blog brought to you by style editor at Seattle Metropolitan and editor of Metropolitan Bride & Groom: Laura Cassidy. She and her team of "expert hunter-gatherers" provide the latest information on local shops, store events and trends.

To read the article, please visit: SeattleMet.com



Monday, July 12, 2010

Fresh Stock: Poketo - Purveyors Of Design

Poketo founders, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung curate and design limited edition art products, accessories, apparel, and decor. Poketo's playful and accessible goods showcase original works of art by many notable international artists. Including a few from the Pacific Northwest: Arts duo and married couple, APAK from Portland and Olympia (now LA's) artist and Musician, Sarah Utter. Poketo makes the once unattainable gallery works into tangible pieces that are easily incorporated into your world.



WALLETS
Made of durable vinyl (Double layer for extra strength). Contains 3 slots for credit cards, a bill slot, and a change purse. The wallet is 8.5" x 3.75" open, but folds perfectly to fit in your pocket (4.25" x 3.75"). All wallets are limited edition and come with a matching pin and bio card of the artist.

Mel Kadel
Born in 1973, grew up in the Pennsylvania suburbs. She has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. for the last 10 years. Mel started out in LA by showing work in small galleries and cafes, and working with bands on their record covers. Now her work has been exhibited widely across the U.S. and abroad. Mel's drawings are made using stained or found paper, tiny pens, q-tips, and glue. melkadel.com


Apak - wallet 2
APAK is Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland. They are husband and wife tag team image creators who live among the furry conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland Oregon. They create artwork together as a way of exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and for each other. It is their hope that their work brings you a warm smile and sparkles to your eyes. apakstudio.com


UPSO - Wallet 1
UPSO is a Toledo, OH-based graphic artist, curator and publisher. He has worked with brands such as Kid Robot, MTV and Converse, and his artwork has been displayed in magazines, books and on gallery walls around the world. Since 2001, he has published the critically-acclaimed art magazine, Faesthetic, and has worked as a curator for companies like Threadless and Scion. upso.org


Tim Biskup - wallet 1
Tim Biskup is a Southern California fine artist whose work has been shown worldwide, including galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Kyoto, Barcelona, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Melbourne. Long recognized for his complex color and design theories and a decidedly populist aesthetic, Biskup has amassed a cadre of loyal fans and collectors. timbiskup.com


Sarah Utter - wallet 4
Sarah Utter is an artist and musician from Olympia, currently hiding out in Los Angeles. She played guitar in Bangs for seven years, and now spends her free time experimenting with copy machines and painting pictures of owls. Sarah is a Virgo and believes that wearing tees and jeans every day is a good idea, and that reading is sexier than watching TV. You can check out her endeavors at sarahutter.com


Lisa Congdon - wallet 4
Lisa Congdon is mostly self-taught and employs her lack of training to her advantage: instead of following refined technique, she uses her own sense of color, composition and design as her guide. Lisa’s favorite place in the world is the flea market where she hunts for all the weird things she collects. lisacongdon.com


STATIONARY

Travel Journal. Heavy chipboard cover with a rubber band to secure the notebook. A pocket to save your tickets, receipts and other little memories from your trip. Pre-planning section with a check-list of things to bring. Detailed day by day itinerary. Daily Planner and notes section.
Printed with soy inks on 100% recycled paper. Blank inside for any occasion. Designed by Poketo + Leah Chun.



Printed with soy inks on 100% recycled paper. Designed by Leah Chun, We call it “My Wonderland” because it’s a planner for your world! Includes 54 week planner, full graphics inside and out, section for notes and ideas, to do list, favorites, address book, and a zodiac chart.



7-Day Scheduler is a simple planner that's a part weekly planner and a part sketchpad. Thick chipboard covers and spiral bound.





Beautifully screen printed with different designs for both front and back on a heavy craft cover.




It always helps to have good friends hold your place when you're in need of a little break. All tabs are made out of paper with adhesive backs making it easy for you to write a note and pick up exactly where you left off!




Open dated so you can fill in the dates as you go. You can start using this any time. Skip a week and start again! Different illustrations for each page with just as much room for creativity as appointment tracking–this planner shows that even in a tech-savvy culture, some things are better appreciated when hand-written. Open dated so you can fill in the dates as you go. You can start using this any time. Skip a week.



Upcycled Street Banner Bags. Look closer. These aren't your run-of-the-mill nylon shopping totes. These cool, modern bags are created out of street banners taken from Seoul and made by an eco-friendly non-profit shop in South Korea that specializes in creating one of a kind hand-crafted goods out of generally castoff objects. Instead of going to the dump, the banners are re-purposed into beautiful and durable bags with wonderful typography and splashes of colors. Each bag is one-of-a-kind in the world! No two are alike in color, stitching, or material origin.

Poketo.com