Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wine Down at Momo

Ease into your weekend at ‘Pouring a New Look,’ a tasting with local wine maker Andrew Januik of Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, co-hosted by Momo and friend-of-the-neighborhood, Phillip Sit. Join us as Andrew talks about the recent 2015 harvest and shares his featured wines.

Friday, December 4 from 5:30 - 7:30
Momo in Japantown
600 South Jackson Street
$20 Tasting Fee
Tickets available online

Novelty Hill-Januik Winery is a favorite Woodinville destination, known for their award-winning Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc (239 total 90+ rating from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate).
Flights includes:
- Novelty Hill 2012 Merlot
- Januik 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Novelty Hill 2014 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
- Andrew Januik 2013 Stone Cairn Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottles will be available for purchase. And of course, you are always welcome to shop while you sip.
This is a 21+ private event. For more information, call 206.329.4736 or email

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Count the Ways to Count Your Days

As incredible as it is to contemplate, we are nearing the end of 2015.

Now, we know that everyone has calendars on their personal devices — computers, Smart phones, Google Glass (hahaha)...but there is much to be said for a lovely, old-school calendar. Momo currently has three unique and attractive options for you to choose from, two from local designers and the third from Japan.

In 2005, Ilee Papergoods designer Ja Teuber made her first ready-made product: her hand-printed month-by-month calendar. It was such a success that she continues to make these to this day. The attention to detail, beautiful prints and local/handmade appeal has made this a very popular gift — some fans make a tradition of buying one every year.

Another fun, compact calendar is “Type Riot,” designed and produced by Paper Hammer Studios (you can visit their shop on Second Avenue). Established by the delightful Ed Marquand, Paper Hammer set out to revitalize Tieton, located on the far western edge of the Yakima Valley. Today, a collective of businesses called Mighty Tieton has awakened this tiny town by connecting creative urban professionals with studio and production space, unused buildings and local production resources.

Perfect for your graphic designer or font-geek friend, this one also comes with a storage/display case.

Last but not least, another holiday gift favorite: linen tea towel calendars from Tokyo’s Fog Linen Work. How often does one encounter an item that is both completely practical and utterly whimsical? Not very, which is one of the reasons we adore these. Choose from DIY birds, cats in windows and a plethora of pears. Whatever your preference, mark your calendars for a stylish way to welcome the new year.

All, made of fine Lithuanian linen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Mobile Dressing Room: Built with Feathrr

Awhile ago I.D. neighbor Kenny popped into Momo to share his idea for an app, ‘Feathrr,’ a virtual dressing room where shoppers could ‘try on’ outfits on their mobile devices — like playing with a paper doll. Yeah, yeah, I thought to myself, another social media chore. Kenny continued to bounce in with reports on incremental progress, asking if he could photograph our inventory, blah blah blah. I would nod and wave, busy with a customer or rearranging merchandise.

Then one day he showed me the images he and his partner, Julie, took of all our Momo clothing. Nice job! And then he showed me how it all came together — what fun! Now I’m a Feathrr fan, and I’m here to share.

>> Go to
>> Click on ‘A Closer Look at This Outfit’
>> Swipe away! The app totals the cost of the entire outfit, too
>> No e-commerce as of yet, so if you’re truly keen on an item, click on More Actions and email Momo, we’re here for you
>> Cute shoes courtesy of Clementine Shoes in Pioneer Square, give them a call if you see anything you crave: 206.935.9400

If you’re interested in learning more about Feathrr, check out their website:

Happy shopping!