Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Urban Animal in February Seattle Magazine: Seattle's New Veterinary Practice with Heart, Soul AND Style

Thanks to Lisa and Lisa for the excellent article touting Urban Animal's style and honest approach to pet care.

"The decor isn't the only unconventional thing about Urban Animal.  In addition to establishing an all walk-in, open weekends schedule, practice owner Cherri Trusheim DVM (who designed the space with Seattle Junk Love's Sarah Littlefield), says she's fundamentally geared toward working with people on a budget... an approach that sometimes includes not pushing for costly interventions."

Monday, January 28, 2013

Northwest Grown Business The Shred Stop on KOIN News CBS Portland: Company Opens More Kiosks in the Region

Thank you to KOIN 6 news for covering the news about our client The Shred Stop (www.theshredstop.com) and their expansion. Last week they opened new kiosks in Portland Fred Meyer Kroger stores and the Rose City CBS station was there to film it. 

After getting the call that document boxes of old tax returns had been found discarded off a road end myself a couple of years back, I can speak first-hand about why The Shred Stop is an excellent idea.

Watch the news story here about this company that is intent on helping you purge old files and safely dispose of personal documents quickly and affordably.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Artist / Surface Designer Josephine Kimberling Line on HSN

So exciting to see local gal Josephine Kimberling's Hope Chest collection featured on the HSN network.  Josephine Kimberling is a designer whose fabrics are carried nationally and whose patterns grace stationery products, purse accessories (many carried by Barnes & Noble nationally), her sister in law’s bicep (in tattoo form)… even frosted cakes.  Josephine Kimberling got her start in-house at Nordstrom and is enjoying success right out of the gate with her gorgeous surface designs.  She’s scored her own Josephine Kimberling fabric line, Hope Chest being the 1st collection, under the Blend fabric house of Anna Griffin. Congratulations Josephine.

The Shred Stop Expands with New Partner Fred Meyer- Portland KXL News 101 Covers the Story

Thanks to the Portland press for covering the news about The Shred Stop expanding in the Portland market.  Here's the story that ran this morning during drive time.

What prompted the launch of The Shred Stop?  A phone call was the first clue that something was amiss. In 2003, Stephen Hershman’s cell phone service provider called to ask if he was satisfied with their customer service since he had opened seven new cell phone accounts the previous day. Stephen’s wife took that call because he was actually in a submerged submarine in the Pacific Ocean at the time. For most of the millions that fall victim to identity theft each year, it’s a long and painful process to undo the harm caused. But for Stephen this was particularly distressing because he was serving the US Navy as the USS KENTUCKY Communication Officer and was forced to leave his assigned duty to ensure his Top Secret security clearance wasn’t compromised. After getting dropped off by the submarine in Pearl Harbor and making his way home to Seattle, Stephen spent the next several frustrating months straightening out his credit, dealing with law enforcement, and trying to ensure his identity wasn’t stolen again. This experience led to him to take even more meticulous care disposing of confidential documents and anything with his name on it. Stephen burned out the motors on quite a few home shredders and became leery about drop-off or mobile shredding services where a 3rd party would be handling his documents before they were actually shredded. Thus the idea for his new business The Shred Stop was born.

After a few concept iterations− from shed-sized drive-thru’s to, ultimately, in-store kiosks− the first Shred Stop prototype was installed in 2009.  The company currently has twelve in-grocery kiosks at Haggens, Safeway, and Top Food & Drug stores in Washington; plus two kiosks already in Haggens in Oregon. The Shred Stop is growing. This week they installed more kiosks with their newest supermarket partner, Fred Meyer.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Whim W’Him’s Crave More: “Stellar Dancers and Dance”

Seattle Times critic Michael Upchurch reviews Whim W’Him’s sold out opening night performance, declaring it a must-see for dance lovers.

Image of Whim W'Him's Andrew Bartee by Molly Magee for Bamberg Fine Art.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chefs McCracken and Tough Talk about The Old Sage with Providence Cicero and Terry Jaymes on Let's Eat

Chef/Owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough of Spur, Tavern Law and The Coterie Room joined Terry Jaymes and Providence Cicero on their Let's Eat radio show. They talked about their newest spot, The Old Sage, which is set to open late winter near Tavern Law on Seattle's Capitol Hill.  You can listen to them discuss the process of coming up with menus, spaces and inspirations for their restaurants. They also dig into getting past the egos... how Seattle's Wild West history always plays a role... even what their favorite fast food spots are. (Hurrah for Taco Time!)
And listen here to hear what they'll be smoking at The Old Sage.

Thank you Providence!

Crosscut: Seattle’s “Choreography Ingénue” Olivier Wevers

Shortly before opening Whim W’Him’s fourth season, Olivier Wevers dishes about “insecurity, sex appeal and the power of brevity” with Alice Kaderlan.