A client recently introduced us to artist Steve Ward and we liked his work so much we brought some of his furniture into the store. Steve’s as local as you can get—he was born in Seattle, went to Bellevue High, and now lives in a house he built off the grid, south of Twisp.
“I gravitate toward the beauty of objects in a raw or unpolished state,” says Steve. “I believe that they present possibilities not always immediately evident, but there to be discovered and shared with a viewer.”
Here’s one of his chairs:
They are hand-welded. We have two. We also have a stack of fabric swatches for their eventual (but optional) upholstery, so they’re pretty customizable.
Here’s a short interview we did with the charismatic Steve a few days ago. Enjoy!
March 28, 2010
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We aim to please at Jack Straw.
We have had so many requests to carry women's clothing and we just couldn't keep turning ladies away. As Laura Cassidy described in her blog, the new women's space is like an "American folk song hummed on a modern side street in Antwerp." Couldn't have said it better myself, Laura. Thank you!
Sofie D'Hoore was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1962, and looks at fashion with a purist's eye. A demanding and sophisticated perfectionist, her cut and choice of materials is rarely equaled.
Her particular penchant is for comfortable, well-built clothes. It's a refined style with pure lines, strict cutting, and flowing (but structured) volume.
Sofie D'Hoore makes timeless clothes. She dresses women (never disguises them) with class, discretion and reserve.