Blog — Murmuration

Murmuration: Rojas Aesthetics

Early this summer, just as the first esthetician services were green-lit by the governor, Miranda Rojas moved into a small shop space on Seventh Ave S. between King and Jackson. If a person drew a diagonal line from the Wing Luke to Trichome, her shared studio would be at the midpoint. As part of our overall goal to support our neighborhood and all the fine folks doing business here, we talked to Miranda about Rojas Aesthetics, her first season doing business in the neighborhood, and hope and adaptation—two of our favorite on-going topics.  “I had a great summer in the...

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Murmurations: Abigail Buzbee

Murmurations: Abigail Buzbee

We met Seattle-based researcher, writer, and apparel designer Abigail Buzbee what seems like ages ago, at an art show. Upon introduction we were struck by how perfectly her name fit her vocation. Sometimes it’s that simple, isn’t it? Abigail Buzbee just sounds like someone who runs a cerebral yet animated clothing label with an accompanying fashion/art publication. Novella, Abigail’s likewise perfectly named project, is an “annual-ish” collection of vintage, new, and in-between pieces; the first iteration of the thematically paired magazine is set to launch this summer.  Out of this current turn of events has come another project, ThirdPlace, created...

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Murmurations: Carmen Daneshmandi

Murmurations: Carmen Daneshmandi

This is the first iteration of our Murmurations series—a sort of catchall title for the conversations we’re having with friends near and far as we share ideas about what life is and what it can be as we move forward.  Appropriately, artist and photographer Carmen Daneshmandi leads the way. Based between Spain and New York and of Iranian and Spanish heritage, Carmen’s world is an amalgam of perspectives and contexts; the light seems to fall a little differently when she’s there to catch it, and she always, always shows us a new way of seeing. Knowing that her favorite people...

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