Seattle Shopping Guide

The Recycle Circle Project

Shopping days left until Christmas: 18. So how are you doing on your list? Aside from the usual brick and mortar stores that Seattle has to offer there are numerous craft fairs and holiday bazaars, offering unique gifts and giving you a chance to meet the designer behind the goods. One such venue is The Recycle Circle Project’s Holiday Charity Sale.

The Recycle Circle Project pairs local Seattle designers and artists with an assortment of architectural and building materials (i.e. trade samples and swatches), materials that are offered only to the trade and are too nice to just throw away. The end result is a wide range of beautiful and exclusive goods – all for sale. This is the second year that The Recycle Circle Project has brought this event to Seattle. The best part is your money spent on each item goes directly to the recipient charity organization. This year that organization is Art with Heart , an organization that supports healing children and youth through the creative process of art therapy.

The Recycle Circle Project’s mission is to raise funds, through the sale of designer goods, to support and advance the arts. Below are the details for this seasonal event:

Annual Recycle Circle Holiday Charity Sale 2009
ai Design Studio
81 Vine Street, Suite 308
Seattle, WA 98121 (at Western & Vine)

Friday, December 11th
5:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 12th
11:00am – 3:00pm

Here is a preview of this year’s designer goods as well as a list of this year's designers.

Images above, left to right:

1. Chopstick Rests by Shirley Chiu created from copper faced mosaic wall tile samples
2. Throw Pillows by Diane Taylor created from a variety of upholstery fabric samples
3. Stainless Steel Soap Dish by Darin Montgomery created from steel floor grate samples
4. Resin Vases by Jon Taylor created from translucent 3Form and Veritas resin material samples
5. Whimsical Creatures by Lisa Chun created from a variety of upholstery fabric samples

Images: The Recycle Circle Project