glassybaby + Obliteride

10% from the sale of each ‘crush’ will be donated to Obliteride, a community bike ride funding cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

continue reading

Do you remember your first crush?  I do.  Now that I’m married, I tend to crush more on objects and colors than people.  (I suspect my husband will be happy to hear this!)  Lately, I’ve been crushing on the color orange.  I find that orange is an instant mood lifter and energizer.  It’s the accent color in my living room and the color of my newest raincoat. I even have a collection of orange drinkers that I use daily.  I love that burst of color on my kitchen table…especially on a rainy Seattle morning.  Just try staying sleepy in the company of orange drinkers (or glassybaby).

A few months ago, I began noticing the color orange on some famous Seattle buildings and landmarks.  Turns out that “painting the town orange” was central to the promotion of Obliteride, a new, community-wide effort to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Obliteride will culminate in a fundraising bike ride August 9th-11th that will be quintessentially Northwest.  To support Obliteride, and the efforts of Fred Hutch to end cancer, we are pleased to introduce the ‘crush’ glassybaby.  It’s a beautiful, vivid orange that gives 10% back to Obliteride.  Since 2007, glassybaby has donated more than $100,000 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Join the community determined to ‘crush’ cancer.  To purchase ‘crush’, click here.

-Mary

heat waves

I just had the pleasure of spending this Memorial Day
weekend in Palm Springs, California with my boyfriend.

continue reading

It was so nice and relaxing, but best of all, HOT! The days averaged at about 96 degrees, a whopping 30 degrees hotter than our Seattle forecast. Being from Seattle, there’s something so rejuvenating about the dry desert heat. Maybe that’s why we get so many requests from our community for desert-named colors. We often hear our customers say things like “this reminds me of the desert”. ‘seattle sunset’ is a good example of this.
While on our way to El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert), let’s just say things didn’t work out quite as we had planned. There we were, in Cathedral City, 97 degrees, on the side of the road waiting 45 minutes…yes, 45 minutes for the Westbound 111 bus. I could go into greater detail about why we were on the side of the road at 4pm in the desert waiting for a bus, but I’d rather talk about the fun stuff, like color. As I sat at the bus stop, right shoulder slowly burning, I stared off into the distance at the heat waves and started putting together a palette of desert colors in my head. I started thinking of burnt reds and oranges mixed with the layered natural earth tones. Colors like ‘seattle sunset’, ‘love’, ‘crush’, ‘butterscotch’, and the neutral sand-colored ‘beach’ made me think of that time of the day when the sun sets and the rich and vibrant colors bounce off the earth’s surface and back into the sky. Such a natural beautiful palette, I hope you enjoy.
At the end of the day, we never did make it to El Paseo, but that’s okay because memories were made (and money was saved ;)
xoxo
Marissa

“to the best Dad and Grandfather there is”

“Sometimes people let you down…but occasionally there is that one person, who comes into your life… the truest, kindest, most loving person…who gives and loves with his whole heart and just hearing his voice, his name, brings you peace and comfort.

Happy Father’s Day to the best Dad and Grandfather there is.

We love you so much.”

- N.S.
Scottsdale, AZ