New Cards from Allport Editions

2403t A-45

“Father Arthur Poulin is a Camaldolese monk, priest, and artist. His landscape paintings reflect the beauty, harmony, and unity of creation; deep values that need to be celebrated and shared today. His work has been published in many forms and sold throughout the world.

Fr. Poulin’s paintings echo the Impressionists, yet he has developed his own original style. All his paintings begin with a black canvas. Through his contemplative process he starts with minute brush strokes, creating dots (mustard seeds) that will grow into the completed image. In the process he moves from darkness to light, the major theme of his work. When asked about his painting he speaks in terms of moving from the unknown to the known, from chaos to unity; which he sees as a sacred journey not to be feared.”

Selecting cards is one of my favorite parts of my job, because each one is a piece of art that can be shared and because in our increasingly busy world, a card can be a reminder of something deeper and more contemplative. I was really happy to discover Father Arthur Poulin’s cards. They evoke such beauty. Come see them for yourself.


We love Slow Loris T-Shirts


New for 2012, a soft long sleeved tee from Slow Loris


“Slow Loris came to life in Oakland, California in the spring of 1997. Inside a very small storage room in the basement garage of an old cannery building, the very first t-shirts were printed. After graduating from CCAC in 1998, Slow Loris founder Jessica Lynch left Oakland and returned home to Washington state. Re-locating to Guemes island, Slow Loris continued to thrive, screen printing drawings onto t-shirts, paper and clothing for people around the world, and for touring bands like TV on the Radio, My Brightest Diamond, Karl Blau and The Lonely Forest.”

Slow Loris T-Shirts have become a Co-op favorite, with cool and whimsical designs on soft sweat shop free t-shirts. Come check them out!


New Upcycled Bags from Alchemy Goods

The Mercer Bag from Alchemy Goods

The Mercer Bag from Alchemy Goods

“While medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold, we strive to turn useless stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into useful stuff like bags and wallets. Another word for this is upcycling. Recycling turns stuff into the same thing over and over again. Upcycling turns something of lesser value into something of greater value.”

“Our materials are sorted, cut, cleaned and prepped in our Seattle workshop. Our bags are assembled at a sewing shop in the neighborhood.”

We are so pleased to be carrying Alchemy Goods media bags, handbags and media cases! Come check them out, each one is one of a kind, upcycled and made in Seattle.