Cicada Rings are coming!

We are thrilled to be the exclusive stockist of Flannery Grace Good's gorgeous Cicada Ring series. These handmade rings feature beautiful stones and argentina silver (a higher grade of silver that contains no nickel). We will have rings in the shop and also available to order! 

 

Kirsten Anderson
Creatura House on Capitol Hill Blog

Back from trips abroad and creating a nonprofit, Kirsten Anderson is again starting up an art gallery, but this time it’s intertwined with retail and, in a twist for the traveler, home.

Anderson founded art gallery Roq La Rue in 1998 and ran the space until it shuttered last year. It had a successful run, eventually, profits began to fall and Anderson felt burnt out on the arts scene.

“I thought this was a good time to step out and explore other things I want to do,” she said. Anderson spent her time exploring other countries as she raised money for her nonprofit. “I really missed having a space here in Seattle, being a part of the community. I had really gotten into home decor, and pulled in fine arts.” ...See more HERE ...

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Peter Ferguson on Exhibit Through Jan 30th!

We are thrilled to be exhibiting the work of Montreal based painter Peter Ferguson for his solo show "I'll Line My Nest With Your Bones" through January 30th. His meticulously painted, darkly humorous narratives evoke early 20th century small town Americana (or Canadiana as the case may be). Combining the fantasy of the great ages of exploration with a distinctly paranormal bent, Ferguson’s work hovers along the lines of fantasy without ever fully teetering into full scale camp, and his work retains an air of both wonder and occasional melancholy.

Contact us with any questions! 

 

 

Kirsten Anderson
More Stranger Love for Creatura House

The Stranger Dec 2017

"Kirsten Anderson, the well-known owner and operator of the late Roq La Rue Gallery (which closed just over a year ago), is opening a new gallery and interiors shop today on Capitol Hill. It's called Creatura House, and it's located in the space once occupied by Alive and Well. I visited Anderson's new place recently and can say with some confidence that it has a different vibe from that of Roq La Rue, a gallery that featured pop surrealist work. Instead of the standard white walls, Creatura has textured paint, abstract elephant wallpaper, and slick black tiling. The new space also combines her passion for philanthropy, the natural world, and conservation with the business of art and design. As Anderson put it, “Everything in the shop is made to relate to the natural world in an artistic way.” ...See more HERE. 

 

Kirsten Anderson
City Arts Covered Creatura House!

City Arts Dec 2017

“The art market has changed drastically, as evidenced by a zillion galleries closing,” Kirsten Anderson says as she surveys the ever-evolving strip of Capitol Hill’s Pike-Pine corridor. Among the manic drama, one thing has captured her attention: The home décor market is huge and growing.

Over the past two decades, Anderson carved out a popular niche for her Roq la Rue Gallery, first in Belltown and later in Pioneer Square. (Disclosure: Anderson represented my artwork.) Roq closed in 2016 and now the curator and entrepreneur, along with business partner Mark Long, is taking over a storefront on Pike Street—nestled between a sex-toy store and a sandwich shop—where she’s bringing her personal style to the décor world. Opening Dec. 15, Creatura House showcases Anderson’s curatorial sensibility and offers a gorgeous, unorthodox flavor of apartment therapy... See more HERE...

 

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The Stranger writes about Creatura House

The Stranger Oct 2017

Former Roq La Rue Proprietor Is Bringing Creatura House to Pike Street

The block of Pike St. between Harvard and Boylston has had its share of turnover—sometimes fair, sometimes maybe possibly slightly not entirely fair—in keeping with the ordinary churn of urban retail. But because every vacant storefront brings the dual threat of a Quiznos or a wrecking ball, it's always nice when a new neighbor is also a familiar name. 

Beginning in December, the space that has been occupied by Alive & Well skateboard gear and apparel shop for the past five years will become the new home of Creatura House, "a boutique dedicated to home decor and fine art," co-owned and run by Kirsten Anderson, who ran the Roq La Rue art gallery for 18 years

Anderson's presence alone will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, partly because she has weird, excellent taste and partly because she knows a thing or two about what it means for a business to be a steward of a community as well as a means of making money...See more HERE...

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