Pulp Lab in Ballard offers an unusual testing ground for emerging designers and an inspiring source for style hunters who crave out-of-the-mainstream merchandise. The latest project on the launching pad here is Ghosts in the Garden, a capsule fashion collection designed by Project Runway alum Sweet P, with hand-dyed and painted embellishments by Sage Vaughn. The designer-artist duo was inspired to create the collection after meeting Kate Pawlicki, Pulp CEO and resident creative genius. The Ghosts collection features six hand-sewn garments, plus small accessories. Also available are special-edition t-shirts. Shop the collection online through December 31 at pulplab.com.
If you don’t frequent Goodwill, you probably don’t call yourself an artist. Never mind. Get in line early for the annual Glitter Sale at the store off I-5 at Dearborn (November 15 & 16, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.). Serious shoppers will be crowding the thrift outlet for first pick of fabulous finds, including designer labels and formalwear. Sale items are from donations made all year round; the usual low prices apply.
But there’s less chaff to sort through. All proceeds support Goodwill’s free adult job training programs.
How to Write Right
Advice from our Copyeditor
“If I would have known you wanted to see the show,” she said contritely, “I would have bought tickets.”
Here we have a conditional sentence in distress. This kind of conditional is called past counterfactual, because it describes past events that are contrary to fact: the woman needed to know about her friend’s interest in the show before now in order to make plans, but unfortunately she didn’t. People often begin this conditional with “If I would have,” but “would” in fact belongs only in the second part of the conditional. The “if” clause should begin: “If I had . . . ”
We can thus fix the sentence: If I had known you wanted to see the show, I would have bought tickets.
Crafts Are Cool, Too
Indie designers from all over the Pacific Northwest will gather for the Urban Crafts Uprising at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (December 6 & 7, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). This isn’t your grandma’s country crafts fair — although she, too, is invited. Handmade wares will be plentiful — and unique, such as the Softlife Daily Creatures. “Everything’s handmade,” assures Kristen Rask, event co-organizer. “Also, we selected a huge variety of eco-conscious vendors offering everything from edgy, wackier stuff to the very practical.” Added bonuses include hourly raffles and amazing, unlimited gift wrapping for a tiny, one-time fee.