Monday, June 15, 2015

Father’s Day Wishes to the Men of Momo

As I look into the face of my father embracing my sister and me, I realize (now that I am well past his age in this photo) that he was so very young. And, that as he taught us, he too was learning how to be the man he would become. Thank you, Daddy, for making life seem easy.

And mahalo to all our Momo fathers, as well. We appreciate when you come ’round to buy your favorite person a thoughtful gift, ask for an opinion on a shirt for yourself, or just sit patiently in the ‘man chair’ at the window. Enjoy your day, you deserve it.


Loads o’ Japanese tees have arrived just in time for Dad’s Day. At left, Mr. Momo models the Nagomi, a take on kimono styling in the ease of slub cotton jersey (we added the tenugui scarf). Available in khaki/deep teal piping, black/grey piping or deep teal/grey piping; $60. At right, a hefty cotton serving of sushi, only a few left, but other designs are available; $32.

Have a drink with dad, stirred up by Murray, Seattle’s favorite mixologist. Lucky us, he is guest bartending at Kaname, just two doors up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the next few months. Find out why he’s fondly referred to as ‘the bartender’s bartender.’ Cheers!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Simply Sweet : Summer Skirts

Just in time for a summer that’s predicted to be warmer than usual: cool, feminine, easy-to-wear skirts from Nice Rice. The cotton flirt skirts are the joint effort of couple Son and Devon and are hand-made locally (just down the road in Kent)!

We love their attention to detail and durable construction. We really really love the sweet Asian-inspired fabrics. But we really really really love how easy these skirts are — pair one with a tank, a camisole, a loose tee – you truly can’t go wrong. A wide elastic waistband makes them super comfy, as well as flattering and endlessly versatile. 

Mix and match patterns.
Add a Metalicus top for a loose, casual look. 
A basic cami will let you dress your skirt up or down. 

Momo has a wide array of patterns and color-ways to choose from!
And, our Nice Rice skirts have a Nice PRice, too ($45) ... which is yet another reason why they’re flying out Momo’s door! Snatch one up now and get set for balmy weather with a skirt you’ll find yourself reaching for more than any other.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup

Beer Mug
Emily Dickinson said, “Bring me the sunset in a cup,” at Momo we say, bring me a beer in a Bowl Maker! If anything can make drinking more fun, it’s the cups of The Bowl Maker of Bellingham.
Bring me the sunset in a cup
Reckon the morning’s flagons up
And say how many Dew,
Tell me how far the morning leaps—
Tell me what time the weaver sleeps
Who spun the breadth of blue!

Artist Cary Lane lives just a Bolt Bus away from Seattle and spends her time creating poetic pottery while she raises her kids. We think she’s super sweet, too.
Write me how many notes there be
In the new Robin’s ecstasy
Among astonished boughs—
How many trips the Tortoise makes—
How many cups the Bee partakes,
The Debauchee of Dews!

Wine Glass
There’s a size to fit any hand and thirst, and a lucky beast to please any animal lover. What’s your totem animal?
Also, who laid the Rainbow’s piers,
Also, who leads the docile spheres
By withes of supple blue?
Whose fingers string the stalactite—
Who counts the wampum of the night
To see that none is due?

Shot Glass

Her sturdy cups are dishwasher safe, although we always advise hand washing. Prices range from $9.50 to $18.
Who built this little Alban House
And shut the windows down so close
My spirit cannot see?
Who’ll let me out some gala day
With implements to fly away,
Passing Pomposity?
- Emily Dickinson