Yikes! There’s a wall in Seattle covered in spat-out gum

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 5 August 2015

Seattle is known for its amazing coffee houses, its fresh produce markets and its laid back way of life. But one thing you might not know about this city is the Market Theater Gum Wall. And depending on who you are, it’s either the coolest thing you’ve ever seen or the foulest thing you’ve ever smelled. Or both, I guess.

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Street artist takes his water-activated art to the rainy sidewalks of Seattle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 30 March 2015

Rainy days can really put a damper on things. Like your mood. So one street artist decided he would make the residents of rainy Seattle smile, and install artworks that came alive when it rained.

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Just how big do you like your burritos? Ok, baby sized it is!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

You don’t have to travel to Mexico anymore to get your hands on a gigantic burrito. Seattle restaurant Gordito’s is the place to go for your Mexican feast. In fact, order a burrito at this place and you’ll get a baby sized burrito.

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Seattle’s gum wall gets put in its place, somewhat

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

Seattle’s offbeat gum wall attraction has been steadily extending its territory with colourful wads of public donations over the years, to the point of spreading as far as 40 feet beyond its designated canvas near the Market Theater box office. So, in July this year, it got put in its place with a bit of […]

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Poster designs by Seattle’s Tireman Studio

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

I’m always searching for really good up-and-coming design studios for fresh inspiration. Tireman Studio is definitely a new design firm to watch. The studio was founded by Shogo Ota, who inherited the DNA of infamous Modern Dog Design Co. His unique artsy wild style is recognized mostly by his music poster designs, but if you […]

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Documentary about William Trubridge’s world record freedive

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By Brice Budke in New Film on Monday 12 November 2012

HECTOMETER pushes the limits of documentary filmmaking in this moving and lyrical portrait of William Trubridge’s world record freedive. Seattle filmmaker Matty Brown has crafted a visual poem, a film that documents real life events while simultaneously offering a deeply emotional rendering of the experience.

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Large-scale portraits by Siolo Thompson

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By Sara Marquis in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

In her latest body of work, multi-media artist Siolo Thompson takes on the anxiety of our uncertain political, economic and environmental future and the impact our mistakes and the mistakes of those before us will have on the next generation.

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Ben and Andy Kehoe: fine artists out of Pittsburgh

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By Mike Egan in New Art on Tuesday 11 October 2011

Long time friends and fellow Pittsburghers Ben and Andy Kehoe are two amazing artists.

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B.O.B: the Cadillac of Strollers

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By Tim Wilson from Ivan and Alyosha in New Products on Wednesday 7 September 2011

Most people look at the life of a musician and think it’s not conducive to the family man. I have met many musicians in my native town, Seattle, and all across the US that would beg to differ. Many musicians are family-people and even bring their families with them, like I do. One great find for the traveling family is the B.O.B. Stroller.

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The Killing TV series: is this the new Twin Peaks?

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By Marissa Nadler in Video on Tuesday 5 July 2011

The Killing is a new show on AMC. It’s set in Seattle and revolves around the murder of Rosie, a beautiful young girl whose mysterious secret life continues to unravel as the plot thickens.

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Hole Houses by Hutchinson and Maul

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By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Monday 11 April 2011

Not a lot of architecture firms think a lot about the demolition of old houses unless it’s as a means to make way for new buildings, but Hutchinson and Maul of Seattle drilled holes in condemned farmhouses, sometimes inserting tinted acrylic rods in them, creating beautiful displays of light as the sun streamed in and giving the structures a flourish of renewed life before their ultimate destruction.

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Ryan Bubnis

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Art on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Amazing and slightly crazy outsider art-ish work by Portland artist Ryan Bubnis. Check out his new work at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle from this weekend until February 27.

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The AP Tour

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By Andy in New Events on Wednesday 27 October 2010

The AP Tour brought metalcore music heavyweights and a convoy of sponsor vans head-first into a stormy Seattle last night. The Hurley denim reps were rattled; they’d endured a long drive from Utah through what they described as the worst weather they’d ever experienced. Joking around with them before the show I realised how shaken up these guys actually were; hands were still shaking and their laughter was racked by nerves.

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Electric Coffin Marginal Way Benefit in Seattle

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By Andy in New Events on Saturday 9 October 2010

Electric Coffin opened the doors to a new space in Seattle’s 1020 Building last night, hosting artists and skaters for a Marginal Way art show benefit. Marginal Way is a successful DIY skatepark project. Previously the park’s location was public property in disrepair and skaters took it upon themselves to clean it up. With the support of local businesses and Seattle’s Department of Transportation, DIY construction began in 2004. It’s now a legal skatepark. Respect.

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The Seattle Gum Wall

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By Francis Andrews in New Trends on Friday 27 August 2010

Whether tight-lipped local authorities are upset about this perversely attractive sight or not, there’s no question that it’s killed two birds with one stone: providing a refuge for tasteless gum that won’t end up on your shoe, and transforming a bland brick wall into a bit of an urban rainbow. I dig. [Photos via OddityCentral]

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