Sunday, July 20, 2008


As many of you know, we have made the tough, emotional decision to close Urchin. Our last day will be Saturday, August 2nd. We're having a closing sale; everything is discounted at 20% or more. Our website is still up and running, and any products left in the store after our last day will still be available online.

Click here to read the announcement sent to our mailing list.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Revised Store Hours

Effective Monday June 9, Urchin's hours are:

11-6 tuesday - saturday
12-5 sunday
closed monday

We look forward to seeing you then!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Vote for Urchin in's People's Picks!

Support Urchin in this year's's People's Picks poll 2008! Show the Urch some love by clicking on the NWsource logo or web address below.

Amy Hevron Art Update

Budding Seattle artist Amy Hevron has four new original paintings showing at Urchin. By using wood panels and layers of acrylic paint, Amy achieves an organic look-and-feel in each of her unique, one-of-a-kind paintings. Starting at just $225, this is gorgeous art your back pocket can afford.

New Arrivals: Scarves + Wraps

Last weekend was gorgeous and hot, but let's face it: the rain's coming back as this week cools down. Don't be bummed out! You can still look chic, while staying warm, in a lightweight cashmere wrap from Yarnz.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Still haven't found that "Ah ha!" gift for Mom? Have no fear, Urchin has everything she'll love. Here are twenty fierce items under $100.

1. Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags $9
2. Xenia Taler Tiles from $24
3. Graphic Image Leather Photo Brag Book $24
4. Unitea 14oz Glass Teapot $30
5. Anne Black Mini Vase $32
6. Kobo Soy Candle $34
7. J. Mendicino Vases from $35
8. Designer's Guild Leather Passport Wallet $38
9. Lotta Jansdotter Tang Place Mat Set $40
10. Mon Bijou Swarovski Oval Earrings $48
11. Aram 13" Luna Platter $53
12. Bahari Porcelain Kiss Vase $55
13. Adina Silver Tiny Rectangle Necklace $56
14. Rachel Austin Paintings from $70
15. Alora 16oz Reed Diffusers $80
16. Amy Sacks Reading Glasses $85
17. Dreamsacks Silk Throws $85
18. Cero Dark Walnut & Silver Cuff $88
19. Mud 16" Porcelain Tray $90
20. Konzuk Tiny Hoop Earrings $95

Bonus: we also have cards and gift wrap!

New Arrivals: Envirosax

Envirosax reusable shopping bags are spreading the environmental message with style! Challenging the lack of fashionable eco-friendly reusable shopping bags available, Envirosax has succeeded in providing an answer - producing bags, printed with exciting, stylish graphics.

We're proud to offer you bags from the Retro and Mikado collections at $9, and organic bamboo bags at $27.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Baby Fever!

Spring has sprung and baby shower season has officially begun! Stock up on hip, unique and stylish gifts for parents to be and/or their child. We regularly carry uber fun blankets from Rugged Idea, soft cotton outfits from Tea and Lotta Jansdotter and colorful knit toys from Blabla. Bonus: This month enjoy up to 50% off selected Skip Hop diaper bags, Nature Baby clothing, Flensted mobiles and bath and body goods from Erbaviva and Little Twig.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Arrivals: Art

Beautify your surroundings for spring with new art! We have just received beautiful new mixed-media encaustics from local multi-tasker (she's an artist, designer and architect) Christine Chaney. Her haunting minimalist pieces elicit a powerful personal and meditative response. Come experience them in person today!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Gifts Under $50

Need a fab gift that won't break the bank? Check out 25 of our favorite items under 50 dollars.

1. Polli Stainless Steel Earrings from $47
2. Xenia Taler Tiles from $24
3. Acme Keyrings $26
4. Simrin Nature Table Runner now $20 (50% off)
5. Alora To Go Sets $45
6. Envirosax Bamboo Bags $27
7. Lotta Jansdotter Elephant Baby Blanket $28
8. Designer's Guild Travel Accessories from $19
9. Mon Bijou Pave Rings $44
10. Acme Rollerball Pens now $32 (40% off)
11. Saikai Unitea Tea Collection from $9
12. Blabla Knit Rattle Set $35
13. Anne Black Mini Vases $32
14. Mud Handmade Porcelain Salt Dishes $13
15. Tea Collection Lotus Knit Baby Bodysuit $22
16. Cero Wood Bracelets from $30
17. Wooden Salad Servers from $28
18. Lisa B. Men's Suede Slippers now $27 (50% off)
19. Acme Card Cases $32
20. Little Twig Baby Bath Products from $11
21. Kobo Soy Candles $34
22. Anne Black Tilt Plates and Bowls, now from $18 (30% off)
23. Lotta Jansdotter Napkin Pair, Tang $28
24. Snow & Graham Coasters $13
25. Rugged Idea Waterproof Baby Blankets from $39

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pre-Valentine's Day Sale

We've come out of blog hibernation with a bang! This weekend, save 10% on all jewelry in our store for Valentine's Day. Enter code "sweetheart" during online checkout to save on all jewelry on

**discount does not apply to special order items. please call us to verify the item you want is in stock and not a special order to get the discount **

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Arrivals: Furniture

The "Maude Credenza" by Urbancase was created to provide a clean and simple storage solution. The unique construction uses an aluminium frame, plywood exterior and blum stainless steel drawer system with an amazing soft close system. The credenza requires no joinery, ships flat, and can be assembled on site which makes it a perfect solution for location challenges. It is available in 4', 6', or 8' lengths with a variety of cabinet and drawer options. The "Maude Credenza" can be ordered in maple, vg fir, teak, or walnut and is finished with conversion varnish and satin clear.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Champagne Saturdays!

Greetings to our friends and family!

Just a quick note to let you know that every Saturday in December, we will be celebrating the holidays with champagne, treats, and special one-day-only discounts. This blustery Saturday save 15% on all of our cozy blankets, gloves and scarves. Choose from our wide selection of colorful Alpaca blankets from Elvang, lush Dreamsacks throws, modern quilts from Denyse Schmidt, Unison's organic duvet covers, and cashmere accessories from Yarnz.

Also, please save the date for our Holiday Open House celebration on Saturday, Dec 15. We'll be sending you an event invitation next week so keep an eye out in your inbox!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Did you know...

that Urchin offers:

- gift registry,
- free gift wrapping with purchase,
- gift cards available in any denomination,
- shipping services,
- and a mailing list announcing exclusive sales and events?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A "Lotta" New Accessories!

Fresh table textiles, bags, pouches, baby jumpers, and blankets from Lotta Jansdotter (one of our all-time favorite designers) have arrived! Hooray! We love her pieces' old world feel, simple construction, and splendid functionality. We are confident that you will too.

Friday, November 30, 2007

John Kelly Floor Models Drastically Reduced!

Turn your bedroom into an oasis of relaxation and simplicity with the "Tau" collection by John Kelly. Presently, we are selling our "Tau" floor models at a significant 50% off discount. Hurry down!

Tau Bed with Drawers, Espresso Finish
Queen Sized 36" x 62" x 85"
Original Price $3020. Sale $1510

Tau Night Table, Espresso Finish
22" x 22" x 22"
Original Price $845. Sale $422

Tau Horizontal Chest, Espresso Finish
31" x 60" x 22"
Original Price $2335. Sale $1168

Tau Mirror, Espresso Finish
36" x 54" x 2"
Original Price $715. Sale $358

Monday, November 26, 2007

Vote for Urchin 2007!

Urchin has been nominated for the "Best of Citysearch Shopping Poll 2007," by the Citysearch community in Seattle! Show the Urch some love by voting for us at the web address below.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holiday Details

This season, be as meticulous with the outside of your presents as you were shopping for the gift inside. Opt to wrap with Snow & Graham's stunning papers. We stock a variety of prints at just $6.50 a roll! After the holidays are over, you can incorporate leftover wrapping paper pieces into collages, use it to line drawers, or cover the bottom of gift baskets. Snow & Graham's papers are so beautiful that you may even want to frame sections of them...