in Chihuly Garden and Glass gift shop, you can absolutely drop $3,000-$8,000 on a giant work of art designed by Seattle’s glass-refining giant. But I will humbly recommend instead a Chihuly silk bag square emblazoned with his bold “Macchia” design — seriously dapper, and $35 each.
You’ll also find many works by Northwest artists with names other than Chihuly in the gift shop: Crystalyn Kaechic vegan bags; Melanie BraunerThe “Verso” line of delicate paper and metal jewelry; The Moth and the Fairybeautiful realistic paper butterflies. And artists from Seattle Liz Tran again Joe Max Eminger they have their own design lines, where their colorful designs are transferred to socks, scarves, mugs, water bottles, beanies and yoga mats.
Although not technically a museum, you can also find local art Space Needle. Last week, as I found my love for visiting the Needle at night, I popped into the basement gift shop (or “SpaceBase,” as they would like you to call it). As expected, you can find anything and everything shaped like our city’s architecture, from dog toys to mobs to pepper grinders, including “Space Noodle” pasta — though sadly the latter lacks the iconic wasp design.
I may have been in deep SpaceBase for too long (picture my pupils melting into the shapes of the Space Needle), because I started thinking the “Seattle Ugly Holiday Sweater” was cute? However, the good news is that a large section here is dedicated to local artists.
Henryi A Seattle muralist and avid Sasquatch artist, he has a line of prints and puzzles featuring his cartoon work. Again Jeffrey Veregge, a Port Gamble S’Klallam artist known for his “Salish Geek” style, offers several items adorned with his “Reaching for Space” design — a clear line of form that captures the Space Needle and various space invaders. For one-of-a-kind gifts, you see Emmanuel Aguilera Santos‘ a hand blown glass bowl and an impressive wall of locally made handmade glass ornaments Glass Eye Studioone of the oldest privately owned hot stores in the US