Editorial: I HEART Magazine September 21 2018
Magazine : @iheartmagazine
Crafted in Seattle Video Featuring Baleen August 30 2018
Shay Mitchell in Baleen! July 09 2018
Editorial: Ambience May 03 2018
Editorial: Clean Slate May 03 2018
Baleen featured in new editorial - Elegant Magazine
Our Taco Party in EATER Seattle November 28 2017
Seattle Met: 100 Best Little Shops! November 09 2017
Thanks so much to Seattle Met Magazine for choosing Baleen as one of Seattle's best little shops! We're honored to be included in this roster of amazing local boutiques :)
Feeling the Love from The Fashion Magpie January 25 2017
Thanks so much to Jen, AKA The Fashion Magpie for such a beautifully written post about women of substance, featuring her favorite Baleen pieces. A timely and much needed topic for us all to relish. Here's to women of substance everywhere!
In the Press: Racked "Best of Seattle" July 25 2016
We're so excited to be named by Racked.com as one of the best shops in Seattle! We are in great company with our friends over at Glasswing (pictured below) and Prism (our very first stockist), and all the other awesome shops chosen. Having our brick and mortar shop is a dream come true and it makes us so happy that people are loving it as much as we do! Here's to Seattle shopping!!
We're in Where! May 04 2016
Thanks so much to Stacy Booth at WHERE magazine for the lovely interview and feature in their Seattle Makers issue. We love being makers and sharing what we do with others!
Photo credit: Andrew JS
In the Press: Emily Henderson January 20 2016
In the Press: Seattle Magazine September 16 2015
In the Press: KIIKKO August 13 2015
Thanks so much to Kiana at KIIKKO for the love and including us in her short list of favorite jewelry pieces!
In the Press: Heaven Has Heels August 11 2015A big thanks to Angela at Heaven Has Heels for the awesome interview! Pasted and linked below:
Feature: The Tread Effect December 04 2014
Interview & Giveaway: Moorea Seal Blog December 04 2014
In the Press: Q13 Fox News October 24 2014
Twig & Twine August 12 2014
We love our stockists, and is it any wonder when they have gorgeous shops like LA based Twig & Twine? It's an honor for us to be featured amongst such beauty! Here's a lovely interview with Heather, the owner of Twig & Twine. If you ever find yourself in the Silver Lake neighborhood of LA, be sure to stop in! Here's some pics to get you excited :)
Baleen X Poketo X Nordstrom July 10 2014
We are super excited to be a part of the Poketo POP-IN at Nordstrom this month! If you're not familiar with Poketo, they are a Los Angeles based boutique/gallery specializing in "art for your everyday". It's such a pleasure to be amongst such great company! And here's a sneak peek at our interview with Nordstrom:
What is the highlight of your work on a day-to-day level? And overall?
“Most days don’t go by without one of us stopping to comment on how awesome it is that we’re doing what we’re doing. We started Baleen just over a year ago and didn’t know what would happen, so we feel super-lucky to be doing this—working for ourselves and doing it together.”
What projects are you looking forward to executing in the second part of 2014?
“We have lots of ideas for new pieces and can’t wait to set aside some time for design and development. We’re constantly finding inspiration and love how fast (relatively) we can turn an idea into reality—and then see it on our customers. One of the things we love most about doing jewelry is that when you’re able to sit down and focus on development, it’s almost-instant gratification!”
How did each of you come to jewelry design?
“Billy took some classes in college and started a line of men’s jewelry about five years ago. We’re always involved in each other’s work, and we started collaborating on ideas for women’s pieces. We decided it would be fun to do something together, so we just went for it.”
In the Press: Design Sponge June 02 2014
We're super honored and excited to be featured on Design Sponge! We did a Sneak Peek interview which features images and stories about our home. Check it out here!
Studio Visit from Nube Green May 09 2014
Nube: How long have you made jewelry?
Baleen: Billy has made jewelry for about 5 years now, when he started his other line of men's jewelry, Vim Beget. During that time Leah was helping and learning many of his processes too. One of the earliest pieces, which was a lengthy hand-woven chain necklace really made us excited about making jewelry.
Nube: How did you get your name?
Baleen: We really liked the word Baleen and then realized it was a bit of a combo of both of our first names.Baleen is a whale reference and similar to some whales we "migrate", from our home in Seattle, to Maui multiple times a year to get to the warmer waters.
Nube: How do you split your time between Seattle and Maui?
Baleen: We usually go to Hawaii every 5 months or so and take a nice hiatus from our routine. We are super lucky to have family (Leah grew up there) and a place to call home there. It's generally a time for re-charging and re-focusing for us. We do a lot of research and development and design work there. It's such a relaxing place and ideas just naturally flow, plus we get really great perspective and come up with ideas and see things we wouldn't in the midst of our daily routine.
Nube: It seems travel is a large part of your lifestyle and inspiration?
Baleen: Travel is so important to us. We are kind of home-bodies in general but we really need to get away and love exploring new places. Our recent trip to Tulum, Mexico was super inspiring. The Mayan culture and history is really interesting and we really loved being exposed to that, through the ancient ruins and cenotes we visited, and seeing art from local artisans and crafts people.
In the Press: Lei Chic, Honolulu Mag March 12 2014
In the Press: Lonny July 15 2013
Super excited about our feature on Lonny, and thanks to Jess Chamberlain for the write-up!