2017 ARCADE Auction

Photos (clockwise from left): Tye River Cabin, designed by Olson Kundig, built by Schuchart/Dow, photo: Tim Bies; Wagyu ribeye by Eden Hill, photo courtesy Eden Hill; Bremelo Press, photo by Noah Fecks


Join ARCADE Thursday, December 14, 5:30-8pm at Colman Automotive Building for our Issue 35.3 Launch Party + Community Celebration + Holiday Auction. In addition to the usual festivities, at the event we'll be holding our highly-anticipated annual holiday auction of design-minded getaways and more. See a preview of getaways below!

We are also excited to offer a curated selection of design-minded experiences at the auction. As a special online option, these experiences can be prepurchased at the "Buy Now" price through Wednesday, December 13 at midnight PST. UPDATE: the online presale has now ended. Experiences that have not presold will be available to bid on at the launch event on Thursday, December 14.




Dinner with Peter Miller - SOLD

Join Peter Miller—owner of Peter Miller Books and author of cookbooks Lunch at the Shop and Five Ways to Cook Asparagus (and Other Recipes)—to make dinner and dine. In this talk about dinner-making put into action, you’ll go through the process of what to buy, when and where, and then cook together, meeting at Pike Place Market and then create aspects of three to four different meals. On a regular stove, with a few pans, you’ll make appetizers; soups, beans, lentils and rice; beef, chicken and fish; greens and vegetables; and desserts, and enjoy cheeses. The meal will be based on what’s in season, the weather, day, and audience. There may even be a few surprise visitors.

Up to 6 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 14, 2018.

Thank you to Peter Miller of Peter Miller Books for this generous donation.
Value: $600

Buy Now: SOLD

auction Peter Miller dinner sold

Photos: (left) courtesy of the The Canal House; (right) by Kate Murphy

Mixed Reality Environments in Microsoft's Treehouse

Venture out to the beautiful nearby woods of Redmond to be in a tree! Tour Microsoft's new treehouses - outdoor meeting spaces that evolve the modern workspace, and where employees benefit from the powerful impact of nature on creativity, focus, and happiness. Start with a treehouse design talk with carpenter Aaron Nelson of the Nelson Treehouse and Supply team and Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters. Then, wear a HoloLens to experience the Windows mixed reality Cliff House over an architectural design discussion about creating immersive environments with Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group's Vice President of Design Albert Shum and Partner Director of Design Steve Kaneko, and local architect Andrew van Leeuwen of BUILD llc. A picnic of drinks and appetizers provided.

Up to 10 people. Scheduled by mutual availability during 2018.

Thank you to Albert Shum for this generous donation.
Value: $600

Buy Now: $750

Microsoft Treehouse

Photos courtesy of Microsoft

Chocolate Making 101 - SOLD

Join Bellflower Chocolate Company to learn the basics of the chocolate making process. The focus will be on making dark chocolate from raw cacao beans to finished bars. You’ll discuss what contributes to the final flavor of chocolate as well as a bit about the science behind chocolate. This will be a hands-on class so please wear clothing to which you do not have an emotional attachment. The class will last about two hours and students will be able to take home some finished chocolate.

Up to 4 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through May 31, 2018.

Thank you to Bellflower Chocolate Company for this generous donation.
Value: $210

Buy Now: SOLD

auction chocolate making

Photo courtesy of Bellflower Chocolate

Chef’s Tasting with Maximillian - SOLD

Dine with one of Seattle’s most lauded new chefs! This Chef’s Tasting includes six to nine courses of celebrated Chef Maximillian’s choosing. He’s the culinary star power behind Eden Hill, Queen Anne’s avant-garde, New American gastronomic treasure.

Up to 6 people. Scheduled by mutual availability between April 1 - August 31, 2018

Thank you to Chef Maximillian Petty and Eden Hill for this generous donation.
Value: $600

Buy Now: SOLD

Eden Hill Dinner Sold

Photos courtesy of Eden Hill

The Walla Walla Foundry Tour - SOLD

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Walla Walla Foundry—one of the largest fine art fabricators in the world—with President Dylan Farnum. Specializing in complex and challenging artworks, the foundry produces work in a range of materials, casting in various alloys and creating work in wood, resin, glass, and wax; it also houses advanced technological infrastructure. The foundry works with artists including Matthew Barney, Lynda Benglis, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Isa Genzken, Yayoi Kusama, Maya Lin, Paul McCarthy, Yoshitomo Nara, Kiki Smith, Ugo Rondinone, Kara Walker, Jordan Wolfson, and many others. Also included in this experience are custom-made copper napkin rings by Walla Walla artist Augusta Sparks Farnum.

Up to 8 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 14, 2018.

Thank you The Walla Walla Foundry, Dylan Farnum and Augusta Sparks Farnum for this generous donation.
Value: $550

Buy Now: SOLD

auction Walla Walla Foundry sold

Photos: (left) Paul McCarthy (b.1945) White Snow, Bookends. 2013. Black Walnut Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. (right) Augusta Sparks Farnum napkin rings, photo by Kate Murphy

Drinks and Woodworking at Dovetail

Come for the happy hour. Stay for the table saw. Enjoy an evening on Salmon Bay at Dovetail’s new office and workshop where you get hands-on with wood and metal. In this interactive experience, participants learn about CNC technology, observe the machining process, oil and finish steel, and assemble a beautifully crafted custom made object to bring home. Then, kick back and enjoy the prosecco and hors d'oeuvres as you admire your handiwork.

Up to 10 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 31, 2018.

Thank you to Dovetail for this generous donation.
Value:  $1,000

Buy Now: $1,500

Auction Dovetail

Photos courtesy of Dovetail

Hot American Steel - SOLD

Experience the molten, hissing, rumbling inner workings of Seattle’s landmark steel mill. Nucor’s hulking mill complex, located beside the West Seattle Bridge, has been in operation for over 110 years. The tour will include all areas of production, and you will see firsthand how recycled metal is turned into new steel while learning about the history of the plant and steel industry.

Up to 15 people. Participants must be over 18 years of age. Scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date through December 31, 2018.

Thank you to Nucor Steel Seattle for this generous donation.
Value: $300

Buy Now: SOLD

Steel Tour SOLD


Architecture in Reverse

Lead Pencil Studio is the working name of the art and architecture collaborative founded in 1997 by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo in order to cooperatively pursue installation art, site-specific art and functional architecture. Their practice is self-described as "architecture in reverse ... our projects are everything about architecture with none of its function ... spaces with no greater purpose than to be perceived and question the certainty posited by the man-made world." Meet Daniel and Annie in their Central District studio/workshop to tour the shop, talk, and drink a beer or two.

Up to 8 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through June 30, 2018.

Thank you to Annie Han, Daniel Mihalyo and Lead Pencil Studio for this generous donation.
Value:  $350

Buy Now: $450

Lead Pencil studio auction

Photos: (left) Non-Sign II by Lead Pencil Studio, courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio. (right) photo courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio

Letterpress + Libations with Lynda - SOLD

Bremelo Press is a fine letterpress studio based in Seattle, owned and operated by master printer Lynda Sherman. Bremelo Press is also an archive and working museum; the feel of ink on paper and the indelible stamp of typefaces keeps this art breathing. Lynda will guide you and your guests as you design and print a simple card followed by a glass of wine in the studio. Each participant will leave with a handful of hand-printed cards to share.

Up to 4 people. Scheduled by mutual availability. Expires June 30, 2018.

Thank you to Lynda Sherman and Bremelo Press for this generous donation.
Value: $200

Buy Now: SOLD

auction bremelo press sold

Photo by Noah Fecks

The Art of the Book: Books from Lucia|Marquand

Enjoy this collection of books from Lucia|Marquand. Based in Seattle, Lucia|Marquand develops, designs, and produces books with museums, artists, creative professionals, publishers, and collectors (and they also designed the 2016 volume of ARCADE!).

• First Modern: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, George E. Thomas
• Myth & Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival, multiple authors
• Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding, Richard Kenvin
• Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, by Patricia Junker and Audrey Lewis
• Suyama: A Complex Serenity, George Hildebrand
• Architect for Art: Max Gordon, multiple authors
• Leo Adams | Art Home, Sheila Farr and Linda Tesner

Thank you to Lucia|Marquand for this generous donation.
Value: $275

Buy Now: $350

Lucia | Marquand Books

Photos courtesy of Lucia|Marquand




Tye River Cabin

Nestled on a river in a remote 9-acre site outside Skykomish, WA, this gorgeous cabin designed by Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig, opens to the forest around it. General Contractor: Schuchart/Dow. On Tye River, Skykomish, Washington

Tye River Cabin 2

Tye River Cabin

Photos: Tim Bies

Dynamite Shed

Loft designed by Edward LaLonde of Olson Kundig in beautiful Sun Valley, ID, an all-season resort destination for skiing, snowboarding, golf and recreation. General Contractor: Schuchart/Dow. In SunValley, Idaho

Dynamite Shed

Dynamite Shed

Photos: Eirik Johnson

Quinault Cabin

Located near the shore of Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Forest, in 2012, this 100-year-old cabin underwent a complete remodel, designed by Best Practice Architecture. Quinault, WA

Quinalt Cabin Washington

Quinalt Cabin 2 Washington

Photos: Mark Woods

Quinaut Cabin View

Rolling Huts: The Ultimate Camping Experience

Stay at the Rolling Huts, located in Washington's Methow Valley. The Rolling Huts, designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig, offer a modern alternative to camping.

Rolling Huts

Photo: rollinghuts.com

Bohlin Cabin

Soak in the view from this beach cottage located on a sand spit at the northern end of Bainbridge Island, near Fay Bainbridge State Park. Bainbridge Island, WA

Bohlin cabin view

Vashon Island House

Enjoy a weekend on the beach on Vashon— nearby in miles and far away in spirit. Vashon Island, WA

Vashon view


Sorrento Hotel

Enjoy a night at the iconic Sorrento, Seattle’s longest operating boutique hotel. Seattle, WA

Sorrento Hotel

Photo: Sammy Dyess

The Lodges on Vashon

Located in the heart of Washington’s lush Vashon Island, The Lodges are where modern style meets Mother Nature. Vashon Island, WA

Lodges on Vashon

Lodges on Vashon

Photos: Andrew Giammarco


See you on the 14th!