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Origami Unfolded

Origami Unfolded

At the end of 2018, you may recall that we had an ongoing interactive origami installation. . . Now, the year is 2019, and it’s time to unleash these thoughts and hopes into the universe!  There’s great release in the act of unfolding; it’s a relaxing of structure, and a simplifying of form.  And, most importantly, these messages are now exposed for others to absorb and contemplate.

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The Art of Folding and Unfolding

The Art of Folding and Unfolding

From the ceiling of the concept shop, we’ve hung a large hand-tied net.  Before the year is over, this net will be brimming with pieces of origami folded by… you!  As the crowds flowed in and out on the night of our Capitol Hill Art Walk, we asked people to write down a hope or dream for the year to come.  Then, in a quick lesson, we taught them how to fold that peace of paper containing the wish into a simple star box. The net has steadily been amassing these inscribed star boxes ever since, and will continue to fill until the end of 2018.

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Kimono Obsession

Kimono Obsession

People often ask why we carry kimonos. For Francine Moo-Young, the collector and curator, that's one of the easiest questions to answer. She's inspired by the cut, the colors, the patterns and the history of the garment. "When I see a kimono I like, my mind floods with ideas. Some times those ideas are so abstract it's hard to see the path to where it leads. The ideas come to me like a cluster spreading out in all different directions." 

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Get to Know Alex and Alex of SPACEFILLER

Get to Know Alex and Alex of SPACEFILLER

This month in the Concept Shop we are thrilled to welcome artists Alex Miller and Alex Nagy for art walk. Yes, they're really both named Alex, and yes, they get asked that a lot (as you'll find out in their interview). The real question here is how did two people named Alex come to form the artistic collaboration that is SPACEFILLER. Keep reading for a glimpse into the brains of these self-proclaimed computer nerds whose dream project includes developing a line of children's toys and making beats for Jay-Z.

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