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cont june–july.13§ Departments

8 Hello

36 Color

14 News

38 Interiors

Celebrating creative thinkers.

New stores, the first “living” commercial building, and more.

18 Raves

Calling out bright ideas. And bright colors, while we’re at it.

26 Inspired

An eye catching window display showcases beautiful objects, and the ugliness of consumer waste.

30 Art

Troy Gua receives a lot of press for his witty take on pop culture. Here’s his story and some of our favorite pieces.

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Furniture and accessories.

Stephanie Dyer designs a cozy, two-story guesthouse retreat on her Portland property.

42 Shopping

Stylish, modern baby furniture— molding the aesthetic sensibility of the next generation.

46 Outdoor

A few of this season’s best outdoor furniture finds.

72 Emerge

Big design firm, meet small, local furniture producer. Everyone—meet ID LAB.

74 Interview

Charlie Schuck is more than just a man about town—he brings creative minds together.

76 Concept

Alexa Helsell’s solution for vacant urban lots—think outdoor theaters and gardens.

78 Architecture

A weaving studio on San Juan Island designed by Prentiss Architects; Matthew Coates designs the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art; Two work spaces tastefully designed with reclaimed materials.


tents 86 Craft

Four furniture makers hone a pride of craftsmanship.

87 Resources 90 Zodiac

Design finds for Geminis and Cancers.

Features

50 All Natural

Award-winning landscape by Haven Garden Design includes a pool, and living and dining rooms accentuating amazing city views.

58 Local Living

Eggleston|Farkas Architects and local craftsmen and designers remake a poorly laid out home with a new plan that captures light, nature, and views of Lake Washington.

66 Mindful Design

Architect Brendon Farrell converts a midcentury duplex into an open, spacious family home with exquisite woodwork and modern furnishings.

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Photographer and entrepreneur Charlie Schuck’s curation is an example of his vision for the tangibility, geometry, and nature of the Pacific Northwest.

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hank drew

hello

a Saturday I first saw a piece of Troy Gua’s art atrecently

Reflecting the best of the Pacific Northwest’s

vibrant

design scene.

brunch hosted by two close friends. They had purchased a group of eight of his Pop Hybrids and hung them in the living room. As I walked through the room while holding my cup of coffee the collection caught my eye and I stood trying to decipher the layered images. (For more details about Gua’s work, see pg 30). Each piece is a combination of two faces—a clever and colorful mix reminiscent of 1960’s pop art. They are fabulous, so naturally they’ve gained popularity over the past few years. Writing about Gua’s paintings made me think about the wealth of creativity in the Northwest. We’re lucky to have such an eclectic mix of innovative thinkers in every field from the art world to the tech industry. We’ve sought out some of these individuals to include in this issue (our 10th!), which we are calling Bright Ideas. Read on to discover a young Seattle photographer and landscape designer, Alexa Helsell, who has developed a plan to fill empty urban lots with vegetation, outdoor theaters, and other spaces meant to give neighborhoods a sense of unique identity. And Charlie Schuck (a good friend with a never-ending flow of ideas), who opened a boutique in downtown Seattle, filling it with pieces from local artists, encouraging people to support the thriving design scene. Speaking of bright things, I’m totally embracing color right now. Enjoy the smatterings of oranges, pinks, reds, and greens throughout the issue, because it’s finally summer, and here in the Pacific Northwest we have to enjoy it while it lasts. Take your copy of GRAY, grab some sunscreen, and get outside!

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Eames Demetrios presentation

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On June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., Eames Demetrios, grandson of the famed design duo Charles and Ray Eames and chairman of the Eames Foundation, is coming to Seattle’s Design Within Reach to talk about the restoration of the Eames House in Los Angeles. Dont’s miss this event sponsored by GRAY.  RSVP in advance to seattlestudio@dwr.com

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greenest commercial building in the world The

THINGS TO SEE & DO Written by Lindsey M. Roberts

The greenest commercial building in the world is now open right in our backyard. The Bullitt Foundation’s new headquarters, the Bullitt Center, is designed to be the first multistory urban development in the world built to meet the Living Building Challenge, meaning it passes stringent requirements in the categories of site, water, energy, health, materials, equity, and beauty. The building generates its own electricity, collects rainwater for drinking, contains no toxic materials, and uses 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council certified wood. It’s a new definition of green.  1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, bullittcenter.org

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Standard Socket

news

Lighting designers meet lighting-production company Eastbay Lighting in a new collaborative called Standard Socket. Designers, including Seattle’s Grain, Ladies and Gentlemen Studio, and Urbancase, have put together a collection that will light up your home with high quality, high design fixtures. GRAY groupies, take note! GRAY collaborator Hillary Rielly is part of the team behind this brilliant idea.  134 S. Brandon St., Seattle, standardsocket.com

The Paint Laboratory

Seattleites in search of something new and colorful for their homes, offices, or lives can visit the store on 10th Avenue in Capitol Hill for custom color matching and specialties for precision and taste. Just in time for spring inspiration, this colorful lab gives us true access to choice and creativity for our spaces.  2405½ 10th Ave. E., Seattle, thepaintlaboratory.com

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Maison Luxe

Standard Socket RACHEL ILLINGWORTH

After closing a retail location in 2008, interior designer Kelie Grosso ran her design business for three years out of her Pioneer Square design studio, thinking that an online store would be a suitable fix for customers wanting design goods. But, she says, “I should have known—our clients always want to see the quality, feel the fabrics, and have the immediate joy that comes from buying something on the spot.” Enter the reincarnated Maison Luxe, now open for retail therapy.  2806 E. Madison St., Seattle, maisonluxe.net

Peter Miller Books

Maison Luxe

Jonathan Adler (above and below, left)

Peter Miller and his eponymous bookstore on First Avenue have supplied the Seattle area with a rich collection of architecture and design publications and goods for 25 years. Recently, though, Miller joined forces with Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects and is now sharing a space with the firm and the Suyama Gallery.  2326 2nd Ave., Seattle, petermiller.com

coming soon Jonathan Adler

Get bright, shiny, happy, and fun at Jonathan Adler’s newest West Coast location in University Village. Coming in early June, you can find the potter and designer’s quirky vases, lamps, and accessories in signature whites and colorful brights.  2650 N.E. University Lane, Seattle

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Aireloom Baker Councill Dedon Guy Chaddock Hancock & Moore Hickory Chair Stickley

Living Room... to say the least.

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Dream it, Make it

raves

Attention designers without a home, Seattle’s MakerHaus is here for you. They provide tools and prototyping equipment, including a metal and wood shop, laser cutter, 3-D printer, and more at different membership levels to serve every need. What are you waiting for? Make stuff. MakerHaus, Seattle, makerhaus.com.

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Roped In

Seattle artist Seth Damm creates wearable textile art in all the neon colors of the rainbow. Debuting at {far4}, his new line of jewelry takes a simple material such as 100% organic cotton rope, and transforms it into impressive sculpture. Whether worn on your wall or around your neck, just wear it. Seth Damm Necklace, Long Neon, $175 at {far4}, Seattle, far4.net

Written by stacy kendall

In the spirit of this issue, we’re highlighting those in the Pacific Northwest doing great things in the design world, and the vibrant colors that are so hot Makes the Gradient right now. Given that combo, it’s the literal and Unveiled at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, the Bikini armchair is part of a new series by Werner figurative bright ideas that inspire us. Aisslinger for Moroso. The collection seeks to shake

You could say they are making raves.

up conventional seating arrangements, while the armchair is a shining example of Moroso’s longtime commitment to doing serious furniture with serious color and creativity. Bikini Armchair, by Werner Aisslinger for Moroso, for ordering information contact Inform Interiors, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., informinteriors.com.

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Hue-tiful

Vancouver-based Deirdre McAdams has always been fascinated with color—and we’re glad she is. Her explosively bright, often psychedelic works in acrylic and spraypaint are spellbinding. And she’s one to watch—with a track record of winning numerous awards in Canada, it’s only a matter of time before she takes on the world. Not Quite, Deirdre McAdams, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 24”x36”. Vancouver, B.C., deirdremcadams.com.

50 Shades

OK, so there aren’t quite 50 of them (yet), but the dynamic designers behind RD Shady want to give you more options for lamp shades in punchy patterns at an affordable price. The Shady is an interchangeable lampshade covering created by the mother-daughter team at Red Door Interiors in Olympia, WA. The cover zips on and off easily, allowing you to switch up your style without a guilty wallet. Production takes place in Seattle and Olympia, so this is all around a win-win for local-design lovers. $78–$96, RD Shady Olympia, WA, rdshady.com.

Metallic Magic

It’s like drinking in the future. Yet a centuries-old tradition of metalworking in northwestern Japan produced these remarkable vessels that maintain hot and cold temperatures for a prolonged period. The unique titanium processing technique produces subtle texture and deep color, ending with a functional piece of art that defies the norm. Cups by SUS Gallery, from $249 at Blackbird, Seattle and Portland, blackbirdballard.com.

Lacquer Lust

She knows she’s beautiful. The Brielle Console from Bernhardt literally glows with radiance. Lacquered finish with patinated brass hardware makes this shelving soar above the rest with elegant style. Don’t put this baby in a corner—she deserves center stage. Brielle Console, $1,800 at Vanillawood, Portland, vanillawood.com.

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Field of Dreams

Why do the Dutch do design better? DutchDesign is an exclusive field school offered by the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Vancouver B.C.’s Simon Fraser University. The program accepts 12 students each year to study what makes Dutch design so great. Meanwhile, we will eagerly await the answer. DutchDesign Field School at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., sfudutchdesign.ca.

Hot Wheels

Blanket Statement

Cozy up to one of Chihuly’s lesser known works, a 250 limitededition blanket in collaboration with Oregon’s Pendleton Woolen Mills. The 5th in a series that was started more than ten years ago, this design was able to push the boundaries of the medium due to recent innovations in Pendleton’s looms. These two Northwest institutions can do no wrong. Blanket no. 5, Pendleton Woolen Mills and Dale Chihuly, $510 at Chihuly Studio, Seattle, chihulyworkshop.com

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If you’re the only city-dweller on the planet right now without a bicycle, we found the one for you. VANMOOF bicycles may hail all the way from Amsterdam (oh hey), but Lauren Formicola of Charley + May in Seattle has brought them to the PNW in her Summer Bike Pop-Up Shop. You don’t have to be a bike expert to know what to do—just ride. From $750 at Charley + May, Seattle, charleyandmay.com.


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Ever stop to consider the light switch? The electrical outlet? Seattle’s Peter Bristol did, and in his concept lighting piece called the American Standards Lamp, he has taken the ubiquity of standard electrical design and created perhaps the first piece of furniture to intentionally use these familiar fixtures. We see nothing standard about Bristol’s design sense. American Standards Lamp by Peter Bristol, Seattle, peterbristol.net.

peter bristol

raves

New Old Standard

Say, what time is it? 10:59 Playtime

Clocks are so serious sometimes. Seattle’s Carbon Design Group put a stop to that by developing their Domino Clock—three 1-foot-tall dominoes display hours, minutes and seconds with domino dots that change silently as time passes. It may look easy, but it takes a lot to develop a machine like this, and Carbon has perfected it. With this on your wall, nobody could ever call you boring. Carbon Design Group, Seattle, carbondesigngroup.com.

Design Schooled

Who remembers classroom portables as small, dull, stuffy boxes? Hardly educationally inspirational. That’s soon going to be history because Method Homes’ Method Prefab division has partnered with SEED Collaborative in Seattle to create an environmentally friendly classroom project. Operation costs are reduced through a zero-water, zero-energy design. A-plus, guys. Method Prefab + Seed, Seattle, methodhomes.net and theseedcollaborative.org. ❈

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inspired Piles of trash, perfectly dumped and strewn about, masked and camouflaged by a thick coat of white matte paint, sit next to illuminated boxes highlighting the shop’s carefully curated goods.

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white trash Written by NICOLE MUNSON

When trying to provoke the attention of the fast-paced, brisk-walking, smartphone-glued eyes of sidewalk strollers, a window display becomes much more than a pretty piece of glass-encased art—it becomes serious business. And when Pierre Derreumaux, the owner of cutting edge decor spot “espace d.” in Vancouver approached Amber Kingsnorth of M¯aK Interiors to compose an eye-catching display that would provoke and entice his customers, she came up with a concept that is not only beautiful, but also contains a strong message. Featuring an abundance of everyday consumer goods masked in white, the display shows a strong juxtaposition between objects, highlighting the quality and craftsmanship of Derreumaux’s finds. The result is captivating. Says Kingsnorth, “The piece speaks to both the environmental and socio-economic effects of thoughtless consumption and the search for quality, craftsmanship and originality which gives these goods meaning and longevity.”

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inspired

“The best and worst of an item’s design is really exposed when you’re only seeing its shape and texture. Without color, sheen and opacity some everyday items that you wouldn’t think twice about can suddenly become very off-putting.” —Amber Kingsnorth, M¯aK Interiors

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art The Queens of England (Queen Elizabeth II + Boy George) by Troy Gua, resin-coated metallic chromogenic print on panel, 2009, 36 x 36�.

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Gua currently has a show of Pop Hybrids at Bilinear Art Consulting at the Seattle Design Center

that will run through September.

pop

Written by rachel gallaher

Troy Gua admits that he was an “art kid” in school. “I never really chose to be an artist,” he says, “it’s just something I’ve always done since I was little.” But even though he embraced his creative side at a young age, the Seattle-based artist admits that after high school he wandered away from art, shelving his talent and trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. “It wasn’t until 2006 when I met my current wife and she saw some of the paintings I had done that she convinced me that I needed to follow my dream and get back to creating art,” he says. In response, Gua began working on a set of surreal paintings that dealt with personal hardships, and then he started selling them. But after a few of the paintings were purchased, he began to feel uncomfortable about letting them go. “It just felt strange to me because they were really deep,” he says. “I wanted to figure out how to make something that was personal, but didn’t feel like I was giving away part of my soul.” As a self-confessed pop culture junkie (especially Star Wars and Prince), it’s not too surprising that various iconic images started making cameos in his work. In 2008 while trying to decide his next steps, Gua began experimenting with several different mediums, including paint and various paper cutouts of celebrities. One day he realized that he could combine the two, so he painted the face of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa layered on the face of Lisa Marie Presley. The resulting image (The Mona Lisa Marie), painted in shades of khaki green, was the first piece in his Pop Hybrid series, which includes more than 50 celebrity combos. Soon after The Mona Lisa Marie sold, the images quickly gained popularity, and Gua realized that it was too time consuming to handpaint each one. So he started creating the images digitally, printing them out on metallic photopaper, mounting them on a panel, and then finishing them off with a “smooth-as-glass” resin coating. Each of the Pop Hybrids comes in a run of 5-10 prints—limited, but more affordable. “I really wanted more people to be able to purchase my art, and I will keep creating Pop Hybrids until there is no more interest,” Gua says, “It’s something I can keep coming back to because the subjects are endless, and I don’t plan on walking away anytime soon.” GRAY ISSUE No. ten

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art

The Baltimoreans, or A Descent Into Desperate Living, or The Purloined Pecker, or The Fall of The House of Mondo Trasho (Edgar Allan Poe + John Waters) by Troy Gua, resin-coated metallic chromogenic print on panel, 2010, 36” x 36”.

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art One of the original hand-painted Pop Hybrids by Troy Gua; The Elton John Wayne acrylic and resin on canvas, 2008, 48 x 48”. ❈

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From left: Elston Engine Modular shelf, $119

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The Northwest may lay claim to doing neutrals better than anyone else, but even

this self-described color-phobe is digging the saturated hues of furniture and accessories these days. Even—gasp (!) color next to color. Don’t worry, I’ll come to my senses soon, but meanwhile... Written by stacy kendall

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Guest House

Interior designer Stephanie Dyer teamed up with her father-in-law to design a cozy, two-story guesthouse on her Portland property. Written by rachel gallaher : Photographed by david papazian and stephanie dyer

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Like a tiny cottage nestled in among the trees, above: The Accessory Dwelling Unit is located just behind Dyer’s main house, and painted a deep brown to match. Bright yellow doors and window frames pop against the paint. below: On the main floor a custom-built seating area can be converted into a bed, or paired with a table to create an eating area. OPPOSITE: Dyer designed the textured tile surrounding the fireplace, as well as the intricately patterned tile in front of it. Above the fireplace is a rendering of the family home in Wisconsin that Dyer’s father-in-law designed before he passed away.

a little brown bungalow sits hidden behind interior designer Stephanie Dyer’s North Portland residence. The deep brown exterior is offset by cheery yellow trim, and a whimsical row of tile pavers leads up to the front porch. At only 342 sq. ft., the space is small, but it serves as a functional replacement to the weathering garage that stood on the lot for years. “When we bought our house there was this dilapidated garage on the property, and we were wondering what we were going to do with it,” Dyer explains. “In 2010 our son was born, and both of our parents were looking for places they could spend extended amounts of time when they visited.” When the family started scouting condos in the area, Dyer’s fatherin-law Christopher suggested that they tear down the garage and build a mother-in-law. Immediately the rest of the family was on board. After a year of planning and design work, and applying for the necessary permits from the city—Accessory Dwelling Units must meet a specific set of requirements such as size, height, and matching the architectural style of the existing residence—Dyer and crew were ready to build. The two-story structure is concise; the downstairs has a small kitchenette with everything except a full-size fridge and oven, and includes a gas fireplace and a breakfast nook that

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can transform into a bed for extra sleeping space (Dyer and her husband rent out the ASU when friends and family aren’t visiting). Upstairs is the bedroom and bathroom—a cozy nook with a white pitched ceiling. Large windows allow plenty of light in, while sheer, 100% cotton curtains provide privacy. Throughout the ADU, beautifully colored and textured tiles designed by Dyer bring vibrancy to the neutral-toned space. In 2009 she worked with Portland company Clayhaus Ceramics to design the Topo Collection, choosing the Aperture pattern in Matte White for the backsplash in the kitchen and the fireplace surround. For the kitchen floor and the stoop, she used the Basketweave design in the Amber/Sky colorway from Archipelago Tile, the cement tile company she launched last year. Sadly, Dyer’s father-in-law passed away before the project was complete—he had worked very closely with Dyer on the design and structure—but there is a special remembrance to him within its walls. “There is a painting over the fireplace that is a rendering of the family home that he designed,” Dyer says. “Even though he isn’t with us anymore, it’s a little piece of him that we could include in the finished project.” ❈


OPPOSITE, above: The main sleeping area upstairs is light-filled and cozy, with gray-and-white IKEA bedding and architectural Reed Sconces from Rejuvenation. BELOW: Dyer worked with Portland company Clayhaus Ceramics to design the Topo Collection, using the Aperture, Bow Akimbo and Iris Bulbous patterns all in Matte White for the risers of the stairs, a perfect compliment to the Douglas Fir wood. THIS PAGE: The kitchenette includes everything except a full-size refrigerator and an oven. Douglas Fir cabinets with polished nickel knobs from Wink’s Hardware provide a neutral background for the Archipelago tile Dyer designed with inspiration from historic Cuban building tiles.

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21st-Century Tot Designers have caught on to today’s design-savvy tot trends, and they aren’t wasting any time catering to it. Creating young connoisseurs of fine furniture and coveters of modern objects, the designers of today are molding the aesthetic sensibility of the next generation. Stylish pieces like this aren’t child’s play—they are fully functional, streamlined, and practically guaranteed to match your prebaby décor. Written by NICOLE MUNSON

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Kettal Cottage, available through Terris Draheim, Seattle, terrisdraheim.com. ❈ EcoSmart MIX fire bowls, starting at $995, at Northwest Pool and Spa, 2511 W. Fifth Ave., Eugene, Oregon, nwpoolandspa.net, or through EcoSmart, ecosmartfire.com. ❈ Bowmont Outdoor Nautilus Spot Table, by Barbara Barry for Maguire, available to the trade at Masin’s Fine Furniture & Interior Design, Bellevue, masins.com.

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Perched high on a West Vancouver bluff, a contemporary garden embraces sky and sea, while offering its owners privacy

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Sarah Carver’s design includes features that blend seamlessly with the residence and the vista beyond. The 3,000-squarefoot patio accommodates dining, lounging, conversation, and soaking in the dazzling pool and spa. Plantings are kept low and textural to provide interest; two fire bowls frame and highlight views of Vancouver’s skyline and maritime traffic. Left: The beefy cedar pergola holds its own with the residence’s bold architecture and also gives a sense of enclosure for outdoor entertaining.

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the occupants of a recently renovated West Vancouver residence. The house’s warm golden stucco exterior and ceiling-to-floor glass give it a vibe that’s part rustic, part contemporary. Outside, red Western cedars flourish around the structure. While the 25,000-square-foot lot looked spacious on paper, landscape designer Sarah Carver of Haven Garden Design knew that the sloped parcel had a relatively limited footprint to fulfill her clients’ extensive wish list. Carver connected easily with the homeowners—restaurateurs with two young children. In 2008, she created a master site plan, then recommended a phased installation to reduce everyday disruptions for the young family.

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“I love things to be both beautiful and functional. And ultimately, I want my clients to be happy living here.” —Sarah Carver, Haven Garden Design

from left: Two 26-inch concrete bowls have colorful seasonal plantings; Ashlar-laid basalt pavers are spaced to accommodate groundcovers, while Autumn ferns line the path; a giant granite boulder is the defining feature on the landscaped hillside.

Two years later the backyard was completed, and in 2012 earned an Award of Excellence from the British Columbia Landscaping & Nursery Association. “We tried to work with as much of the property as we could, even though it’s irregularly shaped, like a triangle with one end cut off,” Carver explains. The property boasts south-facing views, including the Vancouver skyline, Lions Gate Bridge and the University of British Columbia campus. Between the south patio and south property line stands a huge rock outcropping, as impossible to ignore as the vista. “It’s a neat site feature—a dramatic piece of granite emerging from the earth. The children use it for climbing and playing on even more than their play structure.”

That rugged element inspired Carver to choose textural, organic plantings with an emphasis on foliage. Hot hues of chartreuse, purple, and burnt orange contrast with softer elements such as ornamental grasses and Japanese maples. “Well aware of the view, I had to select trees that could be maintained to size, such as Magnolia grandiflora, and place them closer to the edges of the property,” she says. Because of the home’s orientation, it was important to place all outdoor activities on the lower patio level, which is reached through a trio of French doors in the family room and tucked beneath an upstairs deck. It’s the ideal transition space into the garden, keeping people dry (while still outdoors) during inclement weather. GRAY ISSUE No. ten

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A pair of tiny existing patios needed to be enlarged to accommodate the many desired features: a pool/spa, dining area, a place for lounging, and an outdoor shower. “I pushed the patios out from the house to extend the indoor–outdoor experience,” Carver says. Wanting her designs to harmonize with the bold architecture, she chose to echo the home’s most striking feature: a soaring, 20-foottall glass window that tilts outward from the main axis just below the roofline. In response, she added an 18-by-30-foot pool, which doubles as a liquid-glass feature. “The reflection of the pool in the window is really dramatic. It’s the first thing you see when walking into the home’s foyer. When you realize it’s an infinity pool, it’s even more fun,” the designer says.

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Two outdoor rooms flank the rectangular pool. One space is defined by a pergola-covered patio and inviting round table; the other offers a lounge terrace and banquette seating arranged around a fire feature. Stucco walls dotted with pedestals topped with 26-inch cast concrete bowls line the outdoor rooms. Two of the bowls perched on the pedestals have seasonal plantings; two more are piped for gas flames. “I wanted something with substance,” Carver says of the graceful concrete vessels that are locally manufactured by Solus Decor. “Even when not in use, they appear sculptural.” With so much stone, glass and concrete, the landscape is dominated by hard surfaces, Carver acknowledges. “I wanted to break it up, so we laid the basalt pavers in a casual Ashlar


Opposite: The infinity pool’s spill ledge has patterns of glass tile, while the outdoor shower is treated as a decorative fountain. Below: The lounging patio connects with the pool and spa; stunning views and the elegant water feature are reflected in the residence’s 20-foot cantilevered glass wall.

pattern using sand to create planting joints. Bringing in creeping groundcovers helps soften the garden floor.” For the same reason, she deftly infused organic materials and forms where possible. Horizontal fencing brings a modern, natural element to the garden’s entry. The pergola’s rustic posts echo those used to support the deck off the house. Evergreen clematis vines will soon embroider the structure, perhaps reaching as far as the playful chandelier that hangs from the beam overhead. Banquettes are upholstered in a soothing palette of tan and taupe, and adorned with black accent pillows. Planter walls are 18 inches high and provide bonus seating for when the family entertains. Adjacent to this space is the outdoor shower, which Carver treated as yet another water feature, its lip

aligned to create a waterfall effect. “I took the same basalt trim that’s on the side of the fire pit and surrounded the metal spillway so that it runs as a fountain,” she says. Just below the massive patio is a retaining wall and gently spaced steps that descend to the play lawn, where a sunken trampoline and raised vegetable planters are installed. When you journey to this semihidden spot, you’ll notice yet another intentional design choice: Carver added a decorative mosaic of glass tile on the infinity pool’s spill wall. Up-lit at night, it’s an artful detail. Touches like this one reflect thoughtful design tailored to the clients’ lifestyle. “I love things to be both beautiful and functional,” Carver says. “And ultimately, I want my clients to be happy living here.” ❈

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Primary materials used on the exterior of the house are stained cedar, garapa wood, and concrete. The house has many green features to go along with its natural materials: radiant flooring, solar hot water, and the groundwork for photovoltaic panels in the future.

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Thanks to Seattle-based Eggleston|Farkas Architects, a midcentury house with little light and a confusing layout was transformed into a bright, open house with views of Seward Park and Lake Washington. DESIGN TEAM

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oing local can mean many things: buying produce from the farmers market down the street, selecting flowers from nearby growers, or in the case of homeowners Marilyn and Craig Tuohy, seeking out Pacific Northwest architects, designers, craftsmen, and casegoods for a new house. For the past 17 years, the Tuohys and their two children had a house and 10 acres in Enumclaw. But after the kids moved out, the couple was ready to head back to the city. “Craig and I are longtime natives and our families have been here for generations,” Marilyn says. “We wanted an architect who reflected that. We wanted modern style that

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reflected our Northwest lifestyle and blended with the natural surroundings and the quiet serenity of the site.” The Tuohys found their house in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle in 2007, but before they bought it, they invited Seattle firm Eggleston|Farkas Architects over to see the property. “One of the main reasons for purchasing the place was some of the ideas they threw out while they were here,” Marilyn says. “We loved their ideas right from the get-go.” Allan Farkas and his team saw great potential the first time they looked at the house, but they still knew there was a lot of work to be done. “Though it was midcentury modern, which you think would make it set up for the indoor-outdoor [con-


opposite: “The main living space is really comfortable and feels just right for the two of us, but it also functions really well with a living room full of people,” Marilyn Tuohy says. A gray sofa and armchairs from Roche Bobois offer plenty of seating for guests in the main living space. Over the dining table hangs a light fixture made by Seattle-based Graypants in collaboration with Eggleston|Farkas. this page: The architects worked with Tad Turner at T-Tech in Woodinville, Washington, on the staircase with steel cables going down to the lower floor. “This is a great region for craftspeople,” Farkas says.

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nection] and views, it was really clunky,” Farkas says. The site was spectacular, as it was set in the city, yet it felt like it was removed from the city’s bustle, but “the house was tired.” The architects originally designed a remodel in keeping with the existing 1950s roof structure, but based on pricing information from the contractors, it would be less expensive and easier to just take down the upper floor and rebuild it, giving the Tuohys more freedom to specify what they wanted for the upper floor and roof. So the gable roof was turned into a butterfly roof that opens to the south, the layout was opened to the view, and a guest suite was put in place of the carport. The most dominant design features of the new 3,980-square-

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foot house, though, are the outdoor areas. Marilyn and Craig had developed extensive landscaping skills over the last 17 years at their Enumclaw house, and “we were sick to leave all of those plants that we had nurtured for years,” Marilyn says. So the pair moved their favorites up from their Enumclaw property. Rather than wait years for trees and shrubs to grow in, the Tuohys got landscaping that looked well-established right away. “It achieved what we wanted in that it gave a real sense of permanence.” You can try to put a name on the style of the final house if you like—modern, contemporary, minimalist, Northwest, Asian-inspired. But we simply call it local.


opposite: The coffee table from Alchemy Collection complements the custom-made fireplace. The vintage lounge chair is from Urban Hardwoods and the rug is from Driscoll Robbins. The tree painting to the left of the fireplace is by Jared Rue. Custom cabinetry is by Pete’s Cabinet Shop. OPPOSITE: A generous deck extends the living space, and the view of Seward Park and Andrews Bay helps explain the house’s nickname: the Boat Bay House.

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“The moment they moved in, it seemed that they had mature landscaping already,” Farkas says, as the Tuohys moved most of their large trees and shrubs from their Woodinville property to their new Seward Park house. Collaborating with Eggleston|Farkas and D’light Design,the Tuohys planned the landscaping, and Avalon Northwest Landscaping helped install their plants. Green chairs by Inform Interiors complement the foliage. Eggleston|Farkas designed the pond.


ABOVE: In the guest room is a bed from Alchemy Collections and a chair and a bedside table from Area 51. “ We wanted to use as many local people as we could, or local artists,” Marilyn says. BELOW: The entry features a vintage bench from Area 51 and a painting by local artist Irene Wood. ❈

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OPPOSITE: Walnut cabinetry in the kitchen provides sophisticated warmth to the room; THIS PAGE: Architect Brendon Farrell designed the cabinets and island in the kitchen, and Cutting Edge Custom Cabinets crafted the walnut base, while Conrad Stonecutter fabricated the Brazilian Glacier White marble slab. Flos fixtures from Design Within Reach provide extra light on cloudy days.

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The west wall between the kitchen and the living room of the two duplex units was opened to connect the spaces create a living room for the entire house. Solid oak parquet flooring contrasts nicely with the walnut walls, and Modern Fan Co. fixtures from Design Within Reach are a sleek addition about the kitchen island.

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A Portland couple with two young children calls on architect Brendon Farrell to open their Tillamook Street Duplex into a larger home for their family.

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or many architects, the chance to work with a well-designed midcentury home is a welcome opportunity. Portland architect Brendon Farrell is no exception. At the beginning of 2011 he was approached with a project that involved a duplex built in 1965—it had great midcentury design, but the clients wanted to connect the two sections to create a spacious, more open layout. “It was a funny building,” Farrell says, “because it had two garages and two entrances. We converted one of the garages into an outdoor seating area, and turned the other one into a family room.” They also did a full remodel of the kitchen, master bathroom, guest bedroom and bath, and the garage. After fully gutting those rooms and connecting the two sections of the duplex through the dividing wall on the west side of the kitchen, Farrell streamlined the space, visualizing the kitchen as a central hub of the house. Playing off some of the existing paneling in the space, he decided to install walnut cabinetry and use matching walnut on the walls. To visually tie the kitchen and adjoining dining space together, Farrell played off the existing white fireplace, opting for a

white pantry, refrigerator, and storage unit that blend almost seamlessly—easy to access, but not a visual distraction. A large walnut-based island with a Brazilian Glacier White Marble slab sits in the middle of the kitchen, placed strategically beneath the existing skylights so there is plenty of natural light for meal prep. To one side of the island is a rustic-inspired Big Sur dining table from Crate & Barrel, and nearby is a couch—the perfect place for the kids to play while waiting for dinner. Modern touches throughout the space— stainless steel fixtures and appliances, gemlike turquoise Lucian Glass backsplash tiles from Ann Sacks—mix flawlessly with the vintage details like solid oak parquet flooring and the original white limestone fireplace. Along with the master and guest bedrooms, Farrell renovated several of the bathrooms, creating a serene, spalike atmosphere in the master, which includes a large steam shower and soaking tub. Mahogany wraps the room in a warm reddish wood, and the Calcutta gold marble brings in a set of contrasting shades, creating a subtly cohesive palette throughout the entire house. “My clients were very happy with the space and felt it was truly a reflection of them, which is important” Farrell says. “The designer and architect help guide the vision, but ultimately the homeowners have to love it.”

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“My clients were very happy with the space and felt it was truly a reflection of them, which is important. The designer and architect help guide the vision, but ultimately the homeowners have to love it.” —Brendon Farrell, architect

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1. Underneath the walnut cabinetry, a shimmering Lucian Glass backsplash from Ann Sacks adds color and subtle texture. A Grohe Concetto duel spray pull-down faucet ties in with the modern fans above the island. 2. The original limestone fireplace with the angled top is part of the wall that used to divide the two duplex units. Farrell opened the wall to create a living room for the entire house. An eclectic mix of seating at the dining table includes vintage Danish midcentury modern chairs, wire Eames chairs, and a Big Sur Bench from Crate & Barrel. 3. In the serene master bathroom, Calcutta Gold Marble counters provide a striking architectural line. A Duravit Happy D soaking tub provides a luxurious place to relax at the end of the day. 4. The shower is crafted from Fioranese nu travertine porcelain, a material that the homeowners found and brought to Farrell. 5. The kids’ bathroom is sophisticated with ceramic white subway tile on the walls, and a Kohler tub, but a yellow-and-white striped shower curtain keeps things playful. 6. A gold-framed circular mirror and stainless steel Kohler faucet fixtures blend well, mixing modern and traditional in a very trendy way. �

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CONNECTING THE DOTS Big design firm, meet small, local furniture producer. Empty Seattle storefront, meet innovative new showroom. Everyone— meet ID LAB. Written by stacy kendall Chadhaus

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It’s one of those things you wish you’d thought of yourself. The idea seems so simple; gather small local furniture manufacturers together so that large architecture and design firms can get to know them and their products. Dawn Fischer thought up ID LAB, the Northwest-based furniture collective, while working as a commercial interior designer. Fischer, who had worked at NBBJ (one of the largest commercial design firms in Seattle) remembers yearning for more access to locally designed and produced furnishings to source for her projects, but she didn’t have the time to research potential companies. After leaving the commercial design world and opening her own rep company, ID PROJECT, the idea didn’t go away. “I had more and more clients asking me for locally made things,” Fischer says. “Not just for environmental reasons, but there is this new movement to be good stewards of your community.” ID LAB strives to go where no firm has before—it already has six participants, and will be ID PROJECT’s fifth line, joining Vitra, Moroso, Arktura, and Submaterial. The goal is to help architects and interior designers find the local manufacturers who not only have the right aesthetic, but also have the production capabilities to meet quantity and schedule demands. The launch of this partnership will present the work of each member of ID LAB, along with a selection of items from ID PROJECT’s other lines in a showroom space. Partnering with Seattle Storefronts, they will be showing at a 3-month pop-up showroom in Belltown, which is focused to the trade, but will also have set hours open to the public. We’re already counting down the days. ❈


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“We live on the frontier. The edge. It’s a good Although primarily known for idea-generating place.”

his photography, Charlie Schuck has a passion for design, too. A selfproclaimed minimalist who is fueled by the thriving Seattle arts community, Schuck opened Object in December 2011. The collaborative design space blends modern art with historical aesthetic, offering a dialogue between interaction and reflection. Sewn together in two floors with a spiral staircase, the space possesses both otherworldly and familiar tones. Last year Schuck redesigned, and currently curates, the Frye Art Museum store, bringing something new to the table with his grasp of the tangibility, geometry, and nature of the Pacific Northwest.

What was your motivation behind Object? “There is some amazing talent here in Seattle, but there were limited outlets of space for them. I wanted to show design as an art, and look into the cross between art and functionality. The main idea behind Object was to create new ways of looking at things. It’s mixing the line between what is art and what is a product. It’s to get people excited.”

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How does the Pacific Northwest environment influence you? “We live on the frontier. The edge. It’s a good idea-generating place. The overt Northwest is the stereotypical grunge. It’s totem poles. It’s salmon. It’s Chihuly. There are things we are known for, but I’ve always been interested in the subtleties. When you’re walking down the street and you look up and see the light shining in a certain way off a window, I think it’s nature trying to communicate with us. There’s something about this area—how it’s overcast so often and in a provincial far off next-to-nature place— that affects design and how people approach it. I wanted to speak to the best of these subtleties, often using wood, metals, and a lot of lighter colors.” How does Seattle nurture your art? “There are a lot of ideas that come out of here constantly. I appreciate the nature, and think there’s sort of a transcendent spirit in it. I have a fascination with tangible things and objects, as well as the idea behind the objects, so I get fired up really easy. There are a million things I want to do all the time.” ❈


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Two years ago Alexa Helsell was struck with an idea to help enrich the neighborhoods of Seattle. Noting

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how many vacant lots dotted the city’s urban landscape she realized that transitioning these spaces into functional, interesting areas had the potential to completely transform a neighborhood and its identity. Her resulting idea included a revitalization of the area she refers to as SoMad, which references to the neighborhood south of Madison Street in Seattle. “I would like to see these spaces turned into usable, compelling, multi-use parks that could transform as needed, and always remain as useful as possible,” Helsell says. “Mostly, I would like for people to see how the transition of a vacant lot to a utilized public space can make them view the greater neighborhood differently.” Helsell first heard about this concept in graduate school at The City College of New York while studying landscape architecture. Students in the program often examined vacant lot conditions to determine their potential. In terms of Seattle, Helsell thinks, “there are many opportunities for urban intervention. The city has an establishment of parks that are well used, but there is also room for smaller, neighborhood-oriented spaces that connect the dots between the larger parks.” The idea is that vacant areas can be repurposed through various design techniques including community gardens and parks, or outdoor theatres—all spaces that can potentially enrich a neighborhood, giving it a greater sense of identity. When it comes to Project SoMad, anyone can help. All it takes is “motivation to experiment.” To get the ball rolling, Helsell suggests supporting public parks. The more people who use them on a daily basis, the more valuable they become to the community. And that’s something you can’t put a price on. ❈


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weaving spaces Written by Rachel Eggers : Photographed by DAVID PAPAZIAN


DESIGN TEAM

architect: Prentiss Architects Inc construction: Lowe Construction


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rtists need space to work, and a weaver is no exception. For years, weaver Mimi Anderson struggled to make room for her multiple looms and piles of fabrics. In 2007, when she and her husband, Jim, bought a house on San Juan Island, they brought in Prentiss Architects Inc to design a 1,285-square-foot weaving studio dedicated to her craft. The spot where the Andersons chose to erect the studio is behind the house that was originally thick with trees and difficult to reach from the house, which was sited 25 feet

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below. So excavators brought in by Lowe Construction cut into the cliff and created a path from the house to the studio. As the house was destined for a renovation, the firm was able to do as it wanted with the outside design of the studio. Geoff Prentiss, the firm’s founder, says this was freeing. “In approaching the project, we had only the studio to think about. They wanted something with a contemporary, slightly industrial feel, but otherwise we were given a lot of free reign.” The result is an airy, orderly design that invites light in from every angle, with each room having a dedicated purpose. From above, the structure resembles a Tetris “T-Block,” with a skylight that runs from one end of the building to the


OPPOSITE: Anderson’s looms take up the light-filled main room of the studio. THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Detail of the loom. Sliding doors set each room—and their separate purposes—off from the next. Excavators had to cut a path from the house to the entrance of the studio. The loom at work, facing the dying room.

to other. The roof is planted with the same grasses that grow naturally on the site, offering a nice view for the neighbors. Inside the studio, the main space houses the looms and displays some of Anderson’s various works, which include garments, scarves, tea towels, and napkins. Behind that is the sewing room and a guest bedroom, set off by a few concrete stairs and a wall of sliding doors. The hidden doors, Prentiss notes, make the space unconventional, changing one’s perception. To an artist, it signals entrance not into a home, but to a studio, where work is done—or to a guest, where a retreat begins. There’s also a bathroom, a streamlined office, and a dying room that can be closed off to the rest of the space, with

westward facing doors that can be opened to air out fumes. Outside, a patchwork of hardy concrete tiles does double duty: It’s a place for drying tables to be rolled out as well as for relaxing with cocktails at sunset. The studio’s exterior is a palette of dark brown and light silvery shades made up of low-maintenance, weatherresistant materials such as white powder-coated steel panels and concrete that shows off the natural beauty of the island. “These materials give you a chance to express the hidden detail rather than the obvious detail,” Prentiss says. Thinking for a moment, he adds, “Which I guess is like weaving; the weft and warp combine together to reveal the pattern.” ❈

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Written by OLIVIA ZECH

A bolder Bainbridge awaits you. When you arrive at the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, tip your hat to the building’s designer, Matthew Coates, president and founder of Coates Design Architects. Climb the museum’s grand staircase to stand at the expansive secondfloor windows, and you’ll feel something true of Coates’ work: He builds for the soul. Coates Design is based off Coates’ own phrase “responsible architecture,” which applies to the concept of being conscious of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of architecture and the role of architects in society. Coates’ previous work includes a variety of residential homes, international airports, and contribution to the design of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (while he was working at NBBJ). Additionally, in 2005 Coates won first place in the professional division of the international “cradle to cradle (C2C)” design competition for ‘the most sustainable home of the future,’ beating more than 800 entries from 40 countries. “My architectural mission is two-fold,” Coates explains. “The first goal is to create healthy, efficient buildings that inspire, comfort and delight those who occupy them. And second, to encourage a deeper appreciation for the ability of architecture to evoke meaningful human experiences.” Coates proves that we can change the world using sustainable architecture to create buildings that will last for years to come, and like the work found in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, inspire future generations with their innovation and beauty. ❈

Coates and his team designed the modern building for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art using sustainable techniques, while keeping in mind the beauty of the island around it.

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Morgan Miller, COURTESY COATES DESIGN

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Man with a Mission


Megan Buchanan

Creative Concepts Written by QUNN BRANT Founded by partners Leah Nelson and Jay Grandin in 2007, Giant Ant is a 12-person video storytelling studio located in an old storefront in Vancouver B.C.’s vibrant Chinatown. The partners designed the space to feel egalitarian, open, and not too precious. Accordingly, a concrete block wall on one side defines the long, linear workspace and three ancillary rooms clad in untreated cedar lathing flank the other. Custom-built “family tables” (where everyone works) ground the space, while floating above, Chinese lanterns pay homage to the neighborhood. Natural materials, rescued items, and a collection of unlikely but endearing furniture welcome visitors. The office was designed to be a creative, functional space for the Giant Ant team. “We have friends and clients that like to just stop by for a coffee,” Nelson says. “[And] we think that’s a good sign.” We’d agree.

Making it Work Written by QUINN BRANT

Located in downtown Seattle, coworking space MAKERS opened in 2012. Owners Caitlin Agnew and Lana Morisoli designed the space to be flexible, comfortable, and laid-back, “just like most of our co-workers,” Agnew says. MAKERS isn’t just another cookie-cutter office with generic pods and boring furniture. The duo infused the workspace with a high-end industrial vibe. They opted to keep the original brick walls and columns, refurbished the cement floors, and brought in repurposed items. Colors stay firmly in a neutral palette, but with aplomb: gray walls and columns stand in the mostly white space, dark gray floors create differentiated work areas. Private rooms, phone booths, and an open kitchen offer that easy, laid-back vibe. “People have a hard time believing that a workspace can be both beautiful and functional,” Agnew says. They obviously haven’t been to MAKERS. GRAY ISSUE No. ten

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explore the unique art of

Bellevue Festival of the Arts July 26–28 The Craft Cooperative of the Northwest brings us a venue for supporting about 200 nonprofit design stars, musicians, and craftspeople. Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a juried arts and crafts fair located just east of Lake Washington. The artists on these two pages will be there, plus many others specializing in textiles, ceramics, glass, paintings, and more. Slather on the sunscreen and enjoy a weekend outdoors with good food, good music, and art buying.

Elizabeth Dunlop

Located near Cost Plus World Market 10300 N.E. 8th St., bellevuefest.org

July 26-28

54” x 9” x 5” “red waters”

the outdoor festival juried art fine craft music, food

FREE Fused dichroic glass wall hangings mounted on levels oF steel, copper, brass, bronze or canvas

Juli Adams

showing at bellevue Festival oF the arts July 26–28 elizabethdunlop.com edunlop@cox.net

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Near Cost Plus World Market just North of Bellevue Square BellevueFest.org also on fb


Christine Warjone Original Art cwarjone.com • facebook.com/ChristineWarjoneArt

Bellevue Festival of the Arts July 26–28 Booth #5/6

For every setting there is a Codina totem... make your favorite spot perfect. CODINA CERAMICS www.LeslieCodina.com

909.851.1920

Two Moons Gallery La Conner, WA 360.466.1920

Digs Inside & Out Portland, OR 503.460.3447

The Flying Pig Algoma, WI 920.487.9902

Gallery One Petaluma, CA 707.778.8277

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These days, you may hear the word “heirloom” and think produce, but furniture crafters such as

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Portland’s Reed La Plant are demonstrating that heirloom is more than what you pick up at the market. Using materials including black walnut and reclaimed heart-of-pine to create tables, nightstands, and dressers, among other pieces, La Plant captures the essence of the wood’s natural state, and purposefully incorporates growth anomalies into his pieces to create unique designs. He also enjoys working with reclaimed heart-of-pine, a type of wood that comes from a tree in the Southeastern United States. “It’s challenging [to work with],” he says, “but I enjoy it because the wood is incomparable.” Not only does La Plant aim to create furniture that can stand the test of time, but he also strives to offer his products at an affordable price point, allowing families to invest in a piece that can be handed down, generation to generation.

pride.

Four furniture makers who put the “craft in craftsmanship.

Written by BROOKE BURRIS

For Bo Hagood, founder of MADE—a Portland based company of craftsmen—when it comes to creating furniture, it’s all about the process. MADE is a design/build firm specializing in handcrafted furniture, cabinetry, and interiors. When planning a project, Hagood’s first step is to address the problem the piece of furniture needs to solve, asking “What task does this piece need to perform?” Next is Hagood’s favorite step—the exploratory phase—because it involves putting his hands to work. During construction, he uses “power and hand tools to shape and assemble the raw materials according to the design.” Although Hagood loves using walnut and white oak, he gets really excited by the opportunity to work with materials with which he has no experience. “MADE works with many talented craftspeople in town,” he says, “and that allows us to explore designing with materials other than wood, such as ceramic, glass, metal, and acrylics.” Through this work, Hagood creates what he says MADE’s clients want for their home: “Something lasting, well-crafted, and unique to their needs and tastes.”

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Campbell’s Tile Concepts (pg 66) Portland, (503) 517-0698 campbellstileconcepts.com Carbon Design Group (pg 24) Seattle, (425) 424-2424 carbondesign.com

Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpets (inside front cover, pg 58) 997 Western Ave., Seattle (206) 292-1115 driscollrobbins.com

Alexa Helsell (pg 76) alexahelsell.com

CB2 (pg 36, 48) 1277 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 669-9797 cb2.com

Duncan McRoberts Associates (pg 12) Kirkland, (425) 889-6440 mcroberts-associates.com

Chadhaus (pg 72) Seattle, (206) 782-4287 chadhaus.com

Duravit (pg 66) Available through Chown Hardware Bellevue and Portland locations chownhardware.com

Ample (pg 72) Seattle, (206) 834-6702 amplefurniture.com Ann Sacks Tile & Stone (pg 66) Multiple locations annsacks.com Area 51 (58) 401 E. Pine St., Seattle (206) 568-4782 area51seattle.com Ashley Goldberg (pg 42) Portland etsy.com/shop/ashleyg Avalon Northwest Landscape (pg 58) Seattle, (206) 933-1277 avalonnw.com Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (pg 82) 100 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island, WA (206) 842-4451 biartmuseum.org BC&J Architecture (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 780-9113 bcandj.com

Charley + May (pg 22) 2225 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, (206) 281-5555 charleyandmay.com Chihuly Workshop (pg 22) Seattle, (206) 297-1304 chihulyworkshop.com Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 329-1654 elementalarchitecture.com Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs and Textiles (pg 75) 2037 N.W. Lovejoy St., Portland (503) 997-6856 christianemillinger orientalrugs.com Christine Warjone Original Art (pg 85) cwarjone.com

Bellevue Festival of the Arts (pg 84) Bellevue, bellevuefest.org

Clayhaus Ceramics (pg 38) 14739 S.E. Arista Dr. Milwaukie, OR, (503) 928-3076 clayhausceramics.com

Ben Trogden Architects (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 343-9907 bentrogdonarchitects.com

Coates Design (pg 12, 77, 82) Bainbridge Island, WA (206) 780-0876 coatesdesign.com

Best Practice Architecture (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 217-1600 bestpracticearchitecture.com

Codina Ceramics (pg 85) (909) 851-1920 lesliecodina.com

Bilinear Art Consulting (pg 30) Seattle, (206) 235-7643 bilinearart.com Blackbird (pg 20) Locations in Seattle and Portland blackbirdballard.com Bocci (pg 83) Available through Living Space 1706 W. 1st Ave., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 683-1116 livingspace.com Brendon Farrell Architect (pg 66, 88) Portland, (503) 235-5142 brendonfarrell.com Bullitt Center (pg 14) 1501 E. Madison St., Ste. 600 Seattle, bullittcenter.org California Closets (inside back cover) 1235 W. Burnside, Portland (503) 885-8211 californiaclosets.com/portland

Conrad Stonecutter (pg 66) Portland, (503) 235-3644 conradstonecutter.com Crate & Barrel (pg 66) Multiple locations crateandbarrel.com Cutting Edge Custom Cabinets (pg 66) Portland, (503) 289-3045 cuttingedgecc.com

D’Light Design LLC (pg 58) Seattle, (206) 632-3611

Dutch Design Field School (pg 22) [at] School for Interactive Arts + Technology [at] Simon Fraser University 250-13450 102nd Ave. Surrey, B.C. sfdutchdesign.ca (778) 782-7474 ecco design inc. (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 706-3937 eccodesigninc.com EcoSmart Inc. (pg 46) (888) 590-3335 ecosmartfire.com Eden Portland (pg 90) 221 N.W. 11th Ave. Portland, (503) 222-2285 edenportland.com

The Fixture Gallery (back cover) Idaho, Oregon, and Washington locations thefixturegallery.com Flora (pg 42) 917 S.W. Washington St. Portland, (503) 227-0586 florapdx.com Frye Art Museum (pg74) 704 Terry Ave., Seattle (206) 622-9250 fryemuseum.org Giant Ant (pg 83) Vancouver, B.C., (604) 408-2099 giantant.ca Graypants (pg 58) Seattle, (206) 420-3912 graypants.com Greif Architects/ Living Architecture (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 633-4293 josephgreifarchitects.com Grohe (pg 66) Available through Ferguson, Bellevue, Seattle, Burlington, and Portland locations ferguson.com and Fixture Gallery, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington locations thefixturegallery.com Grove (pg 36) Portland, OR grovemade.com

EH Construction (pg 58) Seattle, (425) 486-4049 ehconstructionco.com

Hamish Murray Construction (pg 66) Portland, (503) 460-7203 hamishmurray.com

Elizabeth Dunlop (pg 84) elizabethdunlop.com ella+elliot (pg42) 126 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C. (604) 563-1845 ellaandelliot.com Emerick Architects (pg 75) Portland, (503) 235-9400 emerick-architects.com

Deirdre MacAdams (pg 20) Vancouver, B.C. deirdremcadams.com

espace d. (pg 26) 1108 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 662-3008 espacedonline.com

Demetriou Architects (pg 12) Kirkland, (425) 827-1700 demetriouarchitects.com

Ethan Allen (pg 3, 36, 90) Seattle and Portland Locations ethanallen.com

Design Stage (pg 45) Seattle, (206) 829-9049 design-stage.com

{far4} (pg 19) 1020 1st Ave., Seattle (206) 621-8831 far4.net

Design Within Reach (pg 13, 14, 48, 66) 1918 1st Ave., Seattle (206) 443-9900 and 1200 N.W. Everett St. Portland, (503) 220-0200 dwr.com

Ferguson (pg 4, 66) Bellevue, Seattle, Burlington, and Portland locations ferguson.com

Eggleston|Farkas Architects (pg 12, 58) Seattle, (206) 283-0250 eggfarkarch.com

Elements of Nature (pg 77) Seattle, (206) 229-1136 elementsofnature.net

The Fashion Group International of Seattle (pg 33) seattle.fgi.org

resources

Alchemy Collections (pg 58, 73) 2029 Second Ave., Seattle (206) 448-3309 alchemycollections.com and 909 Western Ave., Seattle (206) 682-7575 camerichusa.com

Hammer & Hand (pg 11) Portland and Seattle (503) 232-2447, (206) 397-0558 hammerandhand.com Harding Construction (pg 38) 5828 N.E. Killingsworth St. Portland, (541) 921-0822 hardingconst.com Haven Garden Design (pg 50) North Vancouver, B.C. (604) 417-7676 havendesign.ca Henredon & Schoener (pg 90) 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425) 454-9000 henredonschoener.com Hip (pg 29) 1829 N.W. 25th, Portland (503) 225-5017, ubhip.com Houston Landscapes (pg 50) Vancouver, B.C., (604) 734-0907 houstonlandscapes.ca Iacoli & McAllister (pg 72) Seattle, (206) 225-1173 iacolimccallister.com ID Project (pg 72) Seattle, idprojectnw.com

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Architect Brendon Farrell may design houses by day, but at night he turns to the furniture within, creating modern pieces with clean lines and unique shapes. The Portland-based craftsman has an inspiring viewpoint on buying furniture pieces for the home. “To me an amazing piece of furniture is something you live with and then in a year you realize how much you love it,” he says. When Farrell begins a new piece, he starts with a basic shape concept and pairs it with the essential needs it should solve–then refines the details. Next, he strips it of as many superfluous additions as possible in order to get the piece of furniture to the point where you wouldn’t want to add or subtract any part. Farrell’s process is time-consuming and meticulous, but it ensures his tables, chairs, and fixtures are pieces you’ll love, without having to wait a year.

SARA WISE is both an architect and an artist. While some may approach furniture creation as a need to design for a specific function, Wise “creates innovative and highly functional art that is designed to last a lifetime.” This approach gives the Seattle artisan an edge in the world of furniture design. Wise was first was drawn to the craft by the link between furniture pieces and the scale of the human body. “As we interact directly with these objects, the details become especially important… I’m obsessed with details, and as an extension of my background and work in architecture, furniture design is an ideal fit for me.” Wise’s collection includes tables and benches that mix classic shapes with surprising details such as the integral glass flower vases in her wenge-and-steel Union Table; the vases can be removed, which transforms the table back into its more traditional form. ❈

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MADE (pg 86) 2940-b S.E. Belmont St. Portland, (503) 233-8616 made-studio.com

Posh Baby (pg 44) 916 NW 10th Ave., Portland (503) 478-7674 poshbaby.com

Stock & Hill Landscapes, Inc. (pg 73) Seattle, (425) 334-8336 stockandhill.com

Inform Interiors (pg 19, 58) 300 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206) 622-1608 informseattle.com and 50 Water St., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 682-3868 informinteriors.com

Maguire Furniture (pg 46) available through Masins Fine Furnishings and Interior Design

Prentiss Architects (pg 12, 78) Seattle, (206) 283-9930 prentissarchitects.com

Terris Draheim (pg 37, 46, 88) 5600 6th Ave. S., Seattle (206) 763-4100 terrisdraheim.com

Interior Design Show West (pg 15) Vancouver, B.C., idswest.com Irene Wood (pg 58) irenewood.com Jared Rue (pg 58) Woodside / Braseth Gallery 2101 Ninth Ave., Seattle (206) 622-7243 woodsidebrasethgallery.com John Thompson Designer (pg 77) Portland, (503) 367-0920 johnthompsondesigner.com Jonathan Adler (pg 16, 36) 1165 N.W. Everett St., Portland (503) 222-1217 and 2650 N.E. University Lane Seattle, jonathanadler.com KASA Architecture (pg 12) Seattle, (206) 334-2521 kasaarchitecture.com Kettal (pg. 46) available through Terris Draheim 5600 6th Ave. S., Seattle (206) 763-4100 terrisdraheim.com Kim Rooney Landscape Architecture (pg 45) Seattle, (206) 920-1323 kimrooney.com Kohler (pg 66) Available through Ferguson Bellevue, Seattle, Burlington, and Portland locations ferguson.com Lapchi (inside front cover) available through Atelier Lapchi 809 N.W. Flanders St., Portland (503) 719-6589, atelierlapchi.com and Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpets 997 Western Ave. Seattle (206) 292-1115, driscollrobbins.com and Salari Fine Carpet Collections 2033 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 261-3555, salari.com Lisa Staton Design (pg 75) Seattle and Bellingham (518) 955-5200 lisastaton.com Loewen (pg 21) available through Sound Glass 5501 75th St. W., Tacoma (253) 473-7477, soundglass.com and Windows, Doors & More 5961 Corson Ave. S., Ste. 100 Seattle, (206) 782-1011 windowshowroom.com Lowe Construction (pg 78) 185 Nichols St., Friday Harbor, WA (360) 378-2287

Maison Inc (pg 49) 1611 N.W. Northrup St, Portland, (503) 295-0151 maisoninc.com Maison Luxe (pg 16) 2806 E. Madison St. Seattle, (206) 405-2888 maisonluxe.net M¯aK Interiors (pg 26) Vancouver, B.C., (778) 558-5070 makinteriors.ca MakerHaus (pg 18) 122 N.W. 36th St., Seattle (206) 457-8968 makerhaus.com MAKERS (pg 83) Seattle, (206) 457-3130 themakersspace.com Masins Fine Furnishings and Interior Design (pg 17, 46) 10708 Main St. Suite 300 Bellevue, (425) 450-9999 masins.com Meet me Here (pg 36) Seattle, (206) 860-4369 mmhclothing.com Method Homes (pg 24) Seattle, (206) 789-5553 methodhomes.net Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (pg 5) 1106 W. Burnside St. Portland, (503) 972-5000 mgbwhome.com Moroso (pg 19) available through Inform Interiors Northwest Pool and Spa (pg 46) 2511 W. Fifth Ave. Eugene, Oregon (541) 344-1079 nwpoolandspa.net OBJECT (pg 74) 2316 2nd Ave. Seattle, (206) 459-3876 hereisobject.com Opus Hotel (pg 35) 322 Davie St., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 642-6787 vancouver.opushotel.com Pendleton (pg 22) Seattle and Portland locations pendleton-usa.com Peter Bristol (pg 24) Seattle, peterbristol.net Peter Miller Books (pg 16) 2326 2nd Ave., Seattle (206) 441-1501 petermiller.com Pete’s Cabinet Shop (pg 58) 1303 East Casino Rd. Everett, Washington (425) 353-1053

Ragen & Associates (pg 47) 517 E. Pike St., Seattle (206) 329-4737 ragenassociates.com RD Shady (pg 20) Olympia, WA, (360) 357-7799 rdshady.com Red Door Interiors (pg 20) 430 Washington St. S.E. Olympia, WA, (360) 357-7799 Reed LaPlant (pg 86) Portland, (503) 505-2543 reedlaplant.com

Thomas Jacobson Construction, Inc. (pg 23) Seattle, (206) 720-1800 thomasjacobson.com Tottini (pg 43, 44) 259 Yale Ave. N., Seattle (206) 254-0400 tottini.com Troy Gua (pg 30) Seattle troygua.com

Rejuvenation (pg 38) Multiple Locations rejuvenation.com

T-Tech (pg 58) 5401 227th Ave. N.E. Woodinville, WA (425) 531-0616 t-techinc.com

Retail Studio (pg 48) 404 N.W. 10th Ave., #101 Portland, (503) 575-4868 retailstudiopdx.com

Tufenkian (pg 47, 90) 515 N.W. 10th Ave. Portland, (503) 222-3428 tufenkianportland.com

Revolution Design House (pg 48 and 72) Portland revolutiondesignhouse.com

Urban Hardwoods (pg 58) 2101 First Ave., Seattle (206) 443-8099 urbanhardwoods.com

Roche Bobois (pg 58) 1015 Western Ave., Seattle (206) 332-9744 and 716 Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 633-5005 roche-bobois.com

Urbancase (pg 72) Seattle, (206) 853-6822 urbancase.com

Room and Board (pg 9, 36) 2675 N.E. University Village St. Seattle, (206) 336-4676 roomandboard.com

Vanillawood (pg 20, 77) 1238 N.W. Glisan St. Portland, (503) 327-8065 vanillawood.com VANMOOF (pg 22) available through Charley + May

Sara Wise (pg 88) available at Terris Draheim 5600 6th Ave. S., Seattle sarawise.com

West Elm (pg 48) Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, B.C. locations westelm.com

Scot Eckley Inc (pg 43) Seattle, (206) 526-1926 scoteckley.com

Windows, Doors & More (pg 21) 5961 Corson Ave. S., Ste. 100 Seattle, (206) 782-1011 windowshowroom.com

Seth Damm (pg 19) Seattle sethdamm.com Solus Decor (pg 50) 1445 Powell St., Vancouver, B.C. (604) 255-2472 solusdecor.com Sound Glass (pg 21) 5501 75th St. W., Tacoma (253) 473-7477 soundglass.com Southeast Effective Development (SEED) Seattle (pg 24) Seattle, (206) 723-7333 seedseattle.org

resources

IKEA (pg 25, 36) 601 S.W. 41st St. Renton, WA IKEA-USA.com

Wink’s Hardware (pg 38) 200 SE Stark St., Portland (503) 227-5536 winkshardware.com Woonwinkel (pg 90) 935 S.W. Washington Portland, (503) 334-2088 woonwinkelhome.com Z Gallerie (pg 90) 16401 N.E. 74th St., E105 Redmond, WA (425) 497-9302

Standard Socket (pg 16) 134 S. Brandon St., Seattle standardsocket.com Stephanie Dyer Interior + Product Design (pg 38) Portland, (503) 956-0573 stephaniedyer.net GRAY ISSUE No. ten

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zodiac

gemini May 21–June 20

eclectic, eloquent, bold

Marble Cushion, $82 at Woonwinkel, Portland, woonwinkelhome.com. ❈ Kiwi Rug, starting at $525 at Tufenkian, Portland, tufenkianportland.com ❈ Stixx End Tables, $399 for set of two, at Z Gallerie, zgallerie.com (multiple locations).

Even the divine order of the planets can’t interfere with the unsurpassable tastes of the unique Gemini and alluring Cancer. With finds this fabulous, we wouldn’t interfere either. Written by NICOLE MUNSON

cancer June 21–July 20

radiant, possessive, earthy

Branches Rug, starting at $874, at Ethan Allen, ethanallen.com. ❈ Aria Chest, $5,999 at Henredon Schoener, henredonschoener.com. ❈ Coiled Snake Ring, $145 at Eden, Portland, edenportland.com.

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