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5325 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle , WA , United States
(206) 297-7116

This curiosity shop is the brainchild of artist Curtis Steiner, whose 1,000 Blocks project (a thousand painted wooden blocks that can be arranged to form different patterns) is in the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection. The store is almost like an art project: Steiner's handmade greeting cards line the entire back wall; found objects, collages, and clever tableaux are all tucked into display cabinets that serve as miniature installations. Collectors of obscure treasures will love Steiner's early 19th-century French rose-cut garnet and gold choker and Asian textiles.

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