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We’re excited to announce the next Design Night at Autodesk Gallery… Going Places: The Future of Transportation!

With special appearances by the spin-art bike, zukes on wheels, and experts on “going places!”

Thursday, November 1, 2012
from 6-10 pm
at Autodesk Gallery
One Market in San Francisco

RSVP on Facebook!


It’s what all you francophiles have been waiting for…photos from this year’s Bastille Day Fête photobooth!

Merci, monsieur Patrick Wright!


Our fourth annual Bastille Day Fete with the fine folks at The Corson Building is just around the corner.

Get your tickets now!


Hi Folks,

It is totally official: The WORLD PARTY DAY 2012 SIGNATURE COCKTAIL is named WHIRLED PARTY DRINK. Here is how to make it:

1 1/2 oz vodak
1 Tbsp elderflower syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
shake over ice
Use a lime to wet the rim of a glass, sugar the rim. Fill with ice.
Pour cocktail in and top with 2 oz champagne

1) We sugared the rim with cupcake decorating sugars–pretty.
2) You can pour bright colored cupcake sprinkles ALL OVER THE DRINK. It looks amazing and bleeds all over the place.
3) Stick party doo-dads in the drink. As many as you got.
5) We used OOLA VODKA. It is SO smooth and local to Seattle. You find what you got around that is local meets local.
I enjoyed making this drink up with Venessa Goldberg of and Joe Goldberg of Foundryintheforest. Who knew how many drinks you would have to drink to make one that tastes as yummy as this one? Bartenders really got it going on.
6) We also decided that on WPD you buy drinks by exchanging chocolate coins for Whirled Party Drink



Artists Invade The Space Needle

You all ready to party at The Space Needle? The Adventure School is teaming with The Stranger and local arts mensch Shunpike to host Satellite—an incredible night of music, food, art, creative performances, and intelligent conversation at Seattle’s most focal and spaceship-like venue: the Space Needle. With music by Emerald City Soul Club and J-Justice, food by Space Needle chefs, an open bar featuring top-notch liquor and beer and local wines, and dozens of other creative touches, this is an occasion to be remembered. Dress up fancy and bring a date to this seriously fun event on Saturday, March 31, 8 pm–midnight.

This is a rare opportunity to throw down at the top of the city, only possible because the Space Needle is opening its doors to the arts and entertainment community. The food will be delicious, the alcohol will flow, and Shunpike artists will join past Genius Award winners to delight and inform the best and brightest in Seattle.

The Stranger will also be announcing a new Genius Awards selection process at the event, and arts writers will be in attendance to hobnob with guests and share stories about Seattle’s ever-changing arts community.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stranger Genius Awards—providing unsolicited grants to outstanding local artists, and Shunpike, whose leadership training and fiscal sponsorship serve hundreds of Seattle arts organizations. Satellite helps ensure the growth and recognition of creative risk takers and game changers in our community.

Buy your tickets HERE.



World Party Day is April 3, 2012. The Adventure School is partnering with Australian crafter-extraordinaire, Kitiya Palaskas, and reporter/party thrower/connector/dream babe, Rebecca Goldschmidt of BIG THINGS to throw the ultimate synchronized world-wide celebration for WORLD PARTY DAY on APRIL 3 2012!

We asked friends from around the globe to come up with brilliant new ideas and inspiration for this celebration, including some of our favorite artists, bloggers & internet legends: Hank & Hunt, Pikaland, Jiggery Pokery, Westervin, Where the Lovely things Are, &&& many many more!!!

There are so many ways you can participate in WORLD PARTY DAY:
You can throw a PARTY for ONE to a PARTY for ONE MILLION. This day is all about CELEBRATION of life, pals, abundance, ART, fun and of YES.

Get involved in a way that suits you:
Tweet or Instagram your party and plans #worldpartyday
Throw your own shindig with tips from our contributors…
Celebrate with us in San Francisco, Seattle or Sydney….

Join our 24-hour virtual Google+ Hangout party and show us what you are doing
Sign up and let us know what you are doing for World Party Day. Receive a WPD button in the mail.
Visit our Tumblr for visual party stimulation…

This is a worldwide collaborative project celebrating life, peace, and the art of celebration, so don’t be shy! Pass the food and turn up the music, it’s WORLD PARTY DAY!

Special thanks to Paul Morgan for our mind-melting party poster!


Cheri Messerli is a stylist, art director, conceptualizer, party planner, decor-crafter, American in Paris. She runs a blog called Scout Holiday and sent us a a few of her fabulously adventuresome flag necklaces. We’re thrilled to be able to showcase such global talent here at The Adventure School, and are excited to share with you her Adventurer Profile!

1 what skill do you want to learn?

There are always so many! Recently, batik dying, basket weaving, and weaving in general..

2 food and drink you don’t want to live without?

Aside from pizza and Japanese curry, the things I’ve been having to live without but really love are rootbeer and kale, not necessarily consumed together. Thanks to the help of some friends, I am growing kale out my window since it doesn’t seem to exist in France, if only I could find a solution for getting rootbeer in France!

3 the scariest thing you can think of?

Working in an office forever! Or dying in general

4 your favorite party supply?

It’s a toss up between balloons and streamers

5 your favorite book of the moment?

I just finished reading Bossy Pants by Tina Fey and loved it. Also a friend recently sent me Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs. Can’t recommend that one enough!

6 describe your dream party place.

A little castle on the beach in the south of France I once had the pleasure of staying at, and could imagine having the most beautiful and crazy parties there. There was a large ship parked in the sea, just in front of the castle while I was there. Image how amazing if you could have the party move between the two spaces.. if only!

7 what is the evil version of you like?

After eating too much sugar, or a lack of food, extremely impatient : /

8 what gives you confidence?

When I’m able to come up with crazy creative ideas, solutions etc..

9 name four essential elements of a good party.

Decorations, good atmosphere, nice friends with a few crazier friends in the mix, and good music.

10 what do you appreciate most about a party host?

Being able to enjoy themselves at the party.

11 favorite adventure supply?

Awesome backpacks

12 describe the best party you ever attended.

One of my favorites was a Halloween party thrown by the UCLA architecture department in a huge loft/warehouse in dowtown LA. I went with a friend and we didn’t really know anyone there but had the best time. Everyone was wearing super elaborate home-made costumes. There was one guy who was one of those pine tree car air fresheners, made entirely out of foam and he even had a tassle on his head that swung around like crazy when he was dancing. He also kept spraying the pine scented air freshener he brought with him.

13 hotel room or campsite?

Campsite if there’s a campfire, hotel room if there’s a pool!

14 do you have a style icon?

I’ve always loved the style of Kazu Makino from Blonde Redhead, stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington and Sofia Copola.

15 where is your next adventure destination?

I’m heading to the countryside in England this summer and hopefully next year Japan!

16 if you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what would you teach?

I’d love to teach something about ecological health for yourself and the planet.

17 what is your motto?

I don’t really have a motto but I find the phrase “if you pay peanuts you get monkeys” pretty awesome.

18 what is your spirit animal?

Perhaps a flying squirrel.



Here in Seattle, we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of Lia Ices, as she heads our way for her performance at The Crocodile with The Sea & Cake this coming Friday, December 2nd. Her sophomore album, Grown Unknown, has been a constant companion for us since its release in January of 2011, and we are so looking forward to hearing more of what she’s created during the last ten months. She was lovely enough to share with us some of her thoughts on ADVENTURE, what her spirit animal is, and what she finds to be inspiring. We love her motto best. See you Seattleites at the show on Friday?


1. What skill do you want to learn?

Herbalism/Tincture making

2. Food & drink you can’t live without?

Wine & cheese

3. The scariest thing you can think of?

Permanently losing my voice.

4. Your favorite party supply?


5. You favorite book at the moment?

So The Wind Won’t Blow it all Away by Richard Brautigan

6. Describe your dream party place.

The Pyramids

7. What gives you confidence?

Suntans & Jumpsuits

8. Name four essential elements of a good party.

Fire, wine, new & old friends, good music.

9. What do you appreciate most about a party host?

Attention to detail.

10. Favorite adventure supply?

Star Atlas

11. Describe the best party you ever attended.

My best friend’s wedding in Brooklyn on a hot August evening last year. There was a Cora band and amazing pizza. I made her bouquet for the aisle, and we had decorated the restaurant all day. We made blueberry pies and served them to the guests (she’s a professional baker). Best homemade love wedding. Bride and groom were both in white.

12. Hotel room or campsite?

Depends on the mood, locale, company, and temperature.

13. Do you have a style icon?

Lauren Hutton

14. Where is your next adventure destination?

More America! The Carolinas are next.

15. If you could teach a class about anything in the world, ever, what would you teach?

Bird calls (how to make and recognize them).

16. What is your motto?

The love you make is equal to the love you take.

17. What is your spirit animal?

Snow Leopard



Join us on December 1st for a seasonal fête and gift fair in conjunction with Pioneer Square’s First Thursday. Featuring Free Time Industries, R & L Goods, Fredericks & Mae, Equilitree and more. Bring Your Own Beamer’s Seattle Chapter will be screening short films. 

Fir trees! Snow! Roasted chestnuts! Hot cider! Ale! Food by Skillet!

5-9pm at 601 2nd Ave!


Mr. Andrew Evans is an amazing magician with a quick wit and he wants you to know that you’re being duped! By magicians! Dastardly magicians! He’ll be giving a lecture next Tuesday, August 23rd at 6pm, explaining the tricks of the mind that are expertly exploited by all those sleight-of-hand, mind-mugging magicians out there.