Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Save The Date Seattle: Nov 13th + Nov 28th

If you are in Seattle this November, there are two great design events coming up thanks to JOIN: Design Seattle. Grain will be participating in both, so we hope to see you there!

November 13th, 2009 - January 13th, 2009
A show of limited edition design objects in scrap wood by Seattle artists and designers. Will feature work by Grain, Iacoli & McAllister, Loc Trinh, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Laura Yeats, Trey Jones and Darin Montgomery for Urbancase, Fortyfive09 and &C.

Opening: Friday November 13th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Fancy 1914 2nd Avenue (btwn Stewart & Virginia)

Saturday November 28th, 2009 7:00pm - 11:00pm
A one night pop-up shop featuring design objects from local artists and designers. Silent auction to benefit JOIN: Design Seattle and Nest Seattle.

Location: Vermillion Art + Wine 1508 11th Avenue (btwn Pike & Pine)

For more info on either events, please visit JOIN: Design Seattle.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Room by Room Video!

Harken Productions just put together an awesome video of Sami's Room by Room summer program for the City of Providence. Check it out!

Thank you Michelle Le Brun for putting this together!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

JOIN's 'Design Shoppe' Call for Submissions

DATE: Saturday November 28th (one night only)
TIME: 7pm - 11pm
Vermillion Art + Wine - 1508 11th Ave btwn Pike and Pine - Seattle, WA 98122
OTHER: In addition to the Pop-Up, there will be a Silent Auction to benefit JOIN and
Nest Seattle. The sale and auction are cash and carry, no credit cards will be accepted. We will have dedicated "cashiers" to handle all transactions. In other words, you don't have to "man a booth," you can enjoy yourself.

TO SUBMIT: Objects should fall into the following categories: table top, lighting, accessories, jewelry, soft goods. No furniture will be accepted. Objects must be priced under $100 retail. Please send submissions to with the following:

Designer name
Name of piece
Number of pieces available to sell
1-3 images

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight November 4th

FEE: Once your work has been chosen for inclusion in the Pop-Up, there is a $20 fee to sell. This fee will help offset marketing costs. Neither JOIN nor Vermillion will be taking a commission of sales.

If you have any questions please contact:

For more information about our organization, please visit:

JOIN promotes emerging independent American design by providing designers a forum to show work, get feedback and support. By organizing design shows, events and hosting an online design calendar, we strive to be the adhesive and a resource that binds a thriving, but fragmented, furniture and product design design community in Seattle.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Grain joins 1% For The Planet!

We are excited to announce that we are now members of 1% For The Planet. Since 2002, 1% For The Planet has inspired 1,243 companies to contribute 1% of sales, or more than $30 million, to 1,837 environmental groups around the world. Learn more about 1% For The Planet on their website here or in this video.

Look for the 1% For The Planet logo on all our in-house products starting this month.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Calling all Seattle-area illustrators/models...

Are you going to be in the Seattle-area October 24th? Interested in art, design, photography, modeling, feasting, visiting beautiful Bainbridge Island and/or just helping us out over here at Grain?

We are in the process of re-launching our Ty Recyclable Shower Curtain and its new sister: Ty DIY which is a 'draw your own design' edition. To get ready, we are hosting a shower curtain photoshoot and we need artists and models to make it happen.

Anyone interested in being one of the new faces of Ty and helping Grain out in a MAJOR way, please let us know if you can make it by October 5th by emailing us at info[at]

Here are the details for our shower curtain/photoshoot/feast:

Saturday October 24th
12:20pm Take the ferry to Bainbridge
1:00pm Have a refreshing cocktail; Get a Ty DIY shower curtain and markers to illustrate; Draw your heart out
2:00pm Have another cocktail or two; Get photographed with your custom Ty DIY
3:00pm Have a feast in your honor!

Added bonus: You get to take your new custom Ty DIY curtain home with you to keep forever! Thanks in advance for your support!!

Congratulations Earthkeeper Hero Sami!!

Brit and Sami were in New York celebrating with the other Timberland Earthkeeper Heroes, including newest Hero, Grammy Award-winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti, Wyclef Jean! Congratulations Sami!!

Read more about Sami and her work with Nate Bastien as Earthkeeper Heroes here.