lately, i've been on the junking trail again for perhaps my most favorite client ever, Salt & Straw, Portland's ice cream dream. "http://saltandstraw.com/" their shop on ne alberta street is killing it, and they're set to open scoop-shop #2 on 23rd (@ kearney) in the very near future. so, that means i've been knee deep in picking mode- finding them furniture, furnishings, lighting and such, in addition to designing something interesting for the bathroom. this building on 23rd/kearney was originally constructed in 1912 as a movie theater (The Nob Hill Theater), and endured a good run until 1986 when it sadly shuttered its doors. since then, this address has housed a number of retail/food scenarios, and these folks did their darndest to cover up any of the old theater's charm. but, thankfully, Hammer and Hand (Salt & Straw's amazing contractor) is peeling back the layers of "remodeling" to unearth a few remnants of what once was, and returning the space to modern-day glory. the stately old timbers and massive trusses have been nicely preserved and appear ready for their new life out in the open again.
so, stay tuned for updates! and in the meantime, here are a few photos to give you an idea of just what all is happening in the land of salt & straw and seattle junk love. cheers!
and by the way, salt & straw will ship pints of their incredible ice cream right to your door. via the magic of dry ice and ups.