Friday, September 22, 2006

Big Daddy Roth movie in Seattle - this weekend only...
My husband K is in the Seattle Times today on a big article on tiki! Yay Kenny!

"...Then there's Kenny Montana, a King County Metro mechanic, who'd likely never admit that he's hip but that's, simply, what he is. He's always been keen on the anti-norm. So in his youth he was a skate punk. Then, a goth. Now, at 36, his interests are decidedly eclectic but they include tiki. Hawaiian shirts dominate his wardrobe.

Montana is married to Kirsten Anderson who owns the Roq La Rue art gallery in Belltown, which champions low-brow, pop-surrealism art. So it's hardly a surprise that Montana's tiki ardor is design driven. The couple's condo features a leopard print couch and walls painted lava red. Tiki is a force but it doesn't govern the décor, except for out on the deck where a 6-foot tall tiki (eBay) stands guard.

"Everything today is mass produced and cookie cutter," Montana says. So tiki, he theorizes, is big because it's about having a certain style and expressing a certain individuality.

"We are tiki people. I just love it. I think it's cool. I don't know why I love it but I do."

"The Halloween Shepherds"

I just bought this drawing by dutch artist Femke Hiemstra...and booked her for Roq la Rue this coming Spring. I think she's amazing. Her paintings are so dream like...especially the darker ones.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Big story on David Choe at BLVD in the Stranger.
Here is a funny gallery of pics from the opening, with all the local movers and shakers.

This Friday there should be another big article in the Seattle Times about the Tiki Show at the Roq...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It's probably just as well that K and I don't have a kid, because she'd probably end up calling herself Wednesday and playing with these...
Christmas is coming!

Monday, September 18, 2006

me and Celeste hanging the show...

There is a huge story on Tiki and the Tiki Show at the Roq in the Seattle PI. The show was a madhouse- people sure love thier tiki! I have a few pics- will try to post soon...