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What’s Next in Design


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10. hello

28. décor

17. scene

36. origin

Why design matters.

Breaking design news, plus the must-attend events, exhibitions, and activities of the season.

20. interiors

A dark and glamorous new bar in Portland spotlights local artisans— and 1,700 bottles of liquor.

24. deconstructed

Tips for creating a modern office in a traditional home.

26. ask

Questions for the Spanish rug designer Nani Marquina, on her first visit to Seattle.



Our 2014 trend forecast.

Who knew that Italian fashion mastermind Emilio Pucci got his start in the PNW? We sure didn’t.

38. style

A collaboration between Nike and Pendleton Woolen Mills results in a jaw-dropping design—and money to a good cause.

40. shopping

Naughty or nice, this is a list you won’t have to check twice—35 fantastic gift ideas, every item made right here in the Pacific Northwest.

76. studio visit

Product designer Erich Ginder takes us on an intimate tour of his Seattle studio.

82. hospitality

The interiors at Whistler, British Columbia’s Nita Lake Lodge echo the natural world outside.

84. entertaining

Bottoms up. GRAY teams with the head bartender at Vancouver, British Columbia’s Hawksworth Restaurant to create a warm and wintry holiday cocktail.

88. insight

Washington architect Duncan McRoberts on why Classicism is a contemporary concern.

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90. retail

Yo! MTV Raps meets Paris Metro station in Portland’s surprising new sweet shop.

92. special edition

Buy the brand-new GRAYBox, chock full of our favorite finds from local artisans.

48. landscape and life

Leo Adams reflects on his long career as Central Washington’s reigning artist.

54. home base

Maison Inc. helps a music-industry veteran craft a cool and comfortable residence in Vancouver, Washington.

94. resources

60. big in texas

98. my northwest

68. polished gem

Your guide to the designers, shops, furnishings, craftsmen, and suppliers featured in this issue.

An up-and-coming perfumer takes a walk in the park.

Seattle- and Dallas-based Pulp Design Studios delivers eclectic Modernism to cowboy country. Interior designer Stephanie Brown gives a Vancouver, British Columbia, townhouse a masculine makeover.


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Detail of Malachite Moon, an encaustic painting (top), and a linocut print, Ferry Boat (below), both by the Seattle-based artist Jennifer Ament. For more art by Ament, and 34 additional ideas for locally made gifts, check out our roundup on page 40.

You’re a pretty

big deal.

“simply put,

design is the interface between the world and people. how

can that not be important?”

—Amber Murray, Seattle Design Foundation



Several years ago, after a long day photographing a home on Washington’s San Juan Island for a regional magazine, I sat with the interior designer and photographer as the ferry bumped its way back to Anacortes. We were tired and our chatter was bracketed by long pauses. The photographer, slowly breaching the silence, said, “You know, what we do is fluff. We are all doing fairly meaningless work. If the economy were to crash, we’d all be out of jobs because beautiful pillows and beautiful pictures aren’t what’s important.” Even though part of that prediction technically came true—the economy did stumble, and many people, including myself, did lose our jobs—I strongly disagreed with the photographer’s statement at the time, and still do. Design matters. It matters not only for people’s sense of well-being, and not only for the economy— there is a whole industry centered on the commerce of design, after all. But as designer Amber Murray, co-founder of the Seattle Design Foundation, reminded me recently: “Design is a problem-solving way of thinking, no matter what discipline you are looking at. Spaces and things have the ability to connect us to concepts like tradition, comfort, community, and shelter— and these grounding principles are always important, especially during uneasy times.” GRAY arose to tell the design story of the Pacific Northwest—an area that often shies away from the limelight but is so rich in influential designers and resources. Our mission to tell these stories in fresh, compelling ways, and to surface emerging

talent and trends, has been well received in this region, and beyond: We even have enthusiastic readers in New York, Toronto, and Melbourne. All because what you’re doing matters—whether you’re a designer, retailer, On the early ferry to Lopez craftsman, pillow maker, Island. iPhone snapshot by Hayden (not the or simply a reader of this Alex photographer referenced). magazine. December marks our second anniversary and we have exciting things in store for this issue and for the year ahead. Under the helm of our new editorial director, Jaime Gillin (you may know her from her previous role at Dwell magazine), we are introducing several new departments, including Deconstructed (pg 24), Studio Visit (pg 76), and My Northwest (pg 98). We also launched our first collaborative project: the GRAYBox. Editor Rachel Gallaher worked with MakrBox to carefully curate this limited-edition collection of objects by local artisans (pg 92). We hope you’ll savor this issue, tear out the pages, and spread the word about the inspiring designers, products, and advertisers you find in this issue. And remember, you’re a pretty big deal. We can’t wait to see what you do next.



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Style Director

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Jaime Gillin

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Associate Style Editor

Rachel Gallaher

Nicole Munson

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Lindsey M. Roberts

Erica Clemeson Kim Schmidt contributors

Timothy Aguero, Phil Crozier, Kevin Dotolo, Rachel Eggers, Erinn Gleeson, Alex Hayden, Ivan Hunter, Brian Libby, Janis Nicolay, David Papazian, Bruce Wolf

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Now–February 17


When Seattle’s Nathan Myhrvold released the six-volume Modernist Cuisine in 2011, he turned food into art. The images in the books show how food is grown, prepared, and cooked in stunning detail, often using newly invented photographic techniques. One hundred large-scale photographs from the series—many printed more than six feet wide—are on display at the Pacific Science Center through February 17, as part of “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition.” 

on exhibit Now–January 12

The current “Contemporary Northwest Art Awards” exhibition at the Portland Art Museum celebrates work from regional artists, including Washington’s notorious sound-machine creator Trimpin. 


Now–February 16

If you visit the Bellevue Arts Museum before February 16, you may find yourself looking twice at the current exhibition, “A World of Paper, A World of Fashion: Isabelle de Borchgrave Meets Mariano Fortuny.” Taking inspiration from depictions in early European paintings, the Belgian artist skillfully works paper into period clothing to mimic textile effects and fool the eye of the viewer. 

January 2

In conjunction with the Museum of Vancouver’s current exhibition, “Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White,” the museum will screen the awardwinning film Visual Acoustics, which looks at how White’s work plays into the evolution of modern architecture.  GRAY ISSUE No. THIRTEEN



Paper fashion by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum through February 16.

SHOPPING The W Seattle recently announced its top win in the prestigious international Restaurant & Bar Design Awards under the category of Americas Bars. Jeff Kovel of Portland’s Skylab Architecture designed the hotel’s main-floor Living Room and Trace restaurant and bar. After the win, Kovel took GRAY’s editor on a tour of the space—check out the video at

EVENTS Now–December 31

Get into the holiday spirit at Pacific Place’s Winter Wonderland events in Seattle, sponsored by Idaho Tourism. In addition to nightly snowfall displays, a fashion installation, and a Ski Idaho–themed holiday tree, part of the Providence O’ Christmas Trees benefit, you can stop by the Eddie Bauer shop to enter to win a trip to Schweitzer Mountain Resort (left). ,

January 14



December 6–8, 14–15

Congratulations to 2013 award winners! In September, the 2013 Interior Design Institute of British Columbia SHINE Awards of Excellence recognized the achievements of B.C.’s interior design community, including SSDG Interiors, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, and McFarlane Green Biggar Architects + Designers. In October, the annual Portland Design Festival debuted the inaugural Street Seats Competition, challenging designers from around the world to conceptualize a new interactive space for pedestrians that could fit in a Portland parking spot. The swooping, grassy Lift by Bob Trempe took the prize (above left).



Aiming to make climate change science and solutions more accessible and understandable, professors Stephen Sheppard and Aleksandra Dulic will discuss 3D image modeling at Vancouver, B.C.’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 


Calling all PNW architectural students and interns: the 2014 perFORM House Design Competition from contractor Hammer & Hand challenges you to design an energy-efficient single-family house. The deadline for submissions is March 24. 

Two events in Portland will make quick work of your holiday shopping list. On December 6, 7, and 8, the Portland Bazaar will feature vendors such as Three Little Figs, Shwood, and Egg Press. And on December 14 and 15, the Makery, Portland’s newest creative collective, will hold its Winter Market, featuring two dozen handcrafted Oregon brands, including Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Caravan Lighting, Revolution Design House, and more. ,

December 13

Seattle fashion darling Michael Cepress is opening his studio for a holiday party and sale (through December 15). Held in the historic Inscape building, the event will feature music, drinks, and the debut of new designs and a vintage line. 

READING December 11

Although beloved Oregonian garden writer Dulcy Mahar passed away in 2011, her voice lives on through a recently released memoir from her husband, Ted, that includes a compilation of more than 140 of her most popular articles. Ted will be at Powell’s City of Books in Portland to talk about Dulcy and his book, Back in the Garden with Dulcy. 




IS HElPINg to BrINg MoUNtAIN SNoW (ANd A lIttlE MAgIC) to doWNtoWN SEAttlE.

Now–Dec. 31 As part of Idaho Tourism’s sponsorship of the WINtEr WoNdErlANd EvENtS At PacIfIc Place, shoppers will be treated to:

❆ An enchanting nightly snowfall. ❆ A SKI IdAHo–themed Christmas tree adorned with Idaho travel-inspired ornaments and surrounded by winter ensembles from eddie Bauer, each representing one of Idaho’s key ski resorts. ❆ PrIZES: Stop by Eddie Bauer at Pacific Place before december 31 to enter to win a ski vacation getaway to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, one of Idaho’s top winter vacation destinations.

Clockwise from top: 2012 Ski Idaho–themed tree at Pacific Place; Sun valley–based Big Wood Ski’s handcrafted, custom alpine skis; Schweitzer Mountain Resort; eddie Bauer’s resort down Parka.

Now–Dec. 4 See Sun valley’s “Enchanted Woods” tree, on view at the fairmont Olympic Hotel as part of the festival of Trees benefit for Seattle children’s Hospital. the big prize at the gala auction is a trip to Sun valley, Idaho, courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.

Dec. 4 Bid on a sensational ski getaway to McCall, Idaho, generously donated by Brundage Mountain Resort and Shore lodge at the Providence O’ christmas Trees fundraising event on december 4 at the Westin Seattle.

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Drink it In

The new Multnomah Whiskey Library is more than just a beautiful backdrop for imbibing—it’s also a glamorous showcase for some of Oregon’s most talented craftsmen.

Written by Jaime Gillin : Photographed by bruce wolf



“Sourcing is my favorite part of the design process,” says Alan Davis, owner of Portland’s new Multnomah Whiskey Library. “I’m inspired by the tidal wave of creativity that comes from hunting things down.” For this project, a collaboration with Elk Collective, Davis purchased furnishings and fittings from around the globe, including Chesterfield sofas from London and a metal lawn jockey (in foreground) from an Austin, Texas, antiques shop.



interiors CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Kelly Ogden of Elk Collective helped owner Alan Davis realize his design vision. Library-esque brass lamps on the leather-topped bar provide low, moody light. Tufted high-backed leather banquettes offer intimate seating by the bar’s entrance. Savoy Studios created custom stained-glass skylights, the only source of natural light in the intentionally dim space.




ou wouldn’t know it to look at it, but designing Portland’s new Multnomah Whiskey Library—a glittering, luxurious jewel of a space—was an exercise in restraint. “We kept begging ‘please don’t polish that,’ and ‘please do nothing,’” says Kelly Ogden, director of the Portland-based firm Elk Collective, who was charged with turning a former auto-body shop into a bar—or, more specifically, “a spirits library with impressive walls of liquor.” To evoke an Old World aesthetic, while playing to the preexisting building’s strengths—soaring ceilings, exposed fir trusses, weathered brick walls—the designers used as many raw and patinated materials as possible, including rustic oak flooring and perfectly tarnished silver chandeliers from a London antiques shop. (The dealer wanted to clean them, but Ogden’s pleas prevailed). The project was an intensive collaboration between Ogden and owner Alan Davis, proprietor of the city’s beloved Produce Row Café, who contributed not only his own design vision but also dozens of hours of sourcing and shopping. To fulfill Davis’s concept of “a turn-of-the-20th-century library meets British gentlemen’s club,” the pair searched out fixtures, fittings, and furnishings across “We wanted the the globe. On one inspired visoverall look it to a London auction house, and feel to evoke Davis scooped up 10 appealwarmth, comfort, ingly weathered club chairs, three Chesterfield sofas, and and days of old— five rugs—furnishing the bulk but not from a of Multnomah in one fell swoop. cliché old-timey Davis and Ogden also turned perspective. I didn’t to some of their favorite local tradespeople to craft custom want the aesthetic pieces, including the brass-andto be so period that glass shelving by Ghilarducci it would seemed Studios that holds 1,700 bottles contrived.” —Alan Davis of liquor, and a pair of diamondtufted leather banquettes by InHouse PDX, a father-and-son team. Savoy Studios contributed Art Deco–inspired stainedglass skylights, and Rainier, Oregon–based ironsmith Berkely Tack created metal fireplace accessories. “Portland is a design-savvy and artist-oriented city, and the craftsmanship is on a really high level,” says Ogden, who has also worked on projects in Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. “Here, it’s easy to find people who have honed their talent.” Local artists created 17 portraits of whiskey icons over the ages, from Friar John Cor (inventor of Scotch whiskey in the late 1400s) to Johnny Walker. These pieces are new, but each looks vintage. “We didn’t want any elements to jump out, so even the pieces that we had custom made were finished to look warm and aged,” Davis says. Ogden and Davis’s attention to detail has resulted in a jaw-dropping space that rewards close inspection. The more you look—at the antiqued, hand-finished wood paneling, say, or the embossed leather bar top—the more you see. h

ABOVE: Framed portraits on the wall trace whiskey history. BELOW: A rolling library ladder lets bartenders easily access any of the 1,700 spirits on display.




The rest of this Vancouver house has moldings, so for continuity the designers used them in the modern new office, too. Running them over the window cove gives this traditional detail a fresh, updated look.

Working Together Modern and traditional mingle in a renovated home office in West Vancouver. How to craft a space that gracefully marries modern and traditional style? Take a page from the playbook

of interior designers Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds, founders of the Vancouver, British Columbia, firm Falken Reynolds Interiors. Charged with turning a dark, closet-like room in a West Vancouver residence into an airy home office, they created a sleek space that comfortably cohabitates with the rest of the more-traditional residence. “We used materials that would speak to both aesthetics,” Falkenberg says. These include white marble tiles on the floor, heavy moldings, and an ornate-on-the-inside pendant light. Built-in cabinetry provides ample storage for supplies, gadgets, and the resident’s burgeoning purse collection (a coat rack by Frost catches the overflow). And a custom L-shaped walnut desk, scaled to the room, allows the resident to work alongside her teenage daughter—a special request that the designers were happy to accommodate. Here, Falkenberg and Reynolds offer more insight into their design decisions. h



PHOTOGRAPHS courtesy Falken Reynolds Interiors

The embossed interior of the Skygarden pendant light, designed by Marcel Wanders, resembles a plaster ceiling rose—a nod to classical architecture. “We installed the fixture high in the space, so it gives the whole room a glow,” Falkenberg says.

are painted with Crushed Ice by  Walls Sherwin-Williams, “a nice soft gray that’s


not overly cold.” Leather desk accessories by Belgian designer Michaël Verheyden add a refined masculine note.

“We wanted something that felt like library seating, or a big wingback chair,” says Falkenberg about the sofa, which is upholstered in a pewter gray bouclé from Mokum Textiles. Paired with the aptly named Silent Whisper side table from Materia, which has noisereducing rubber feet, it’s the perfect spot for the client to work on a laptop or curl up with a good book.

“Marble is super-durable, easy to clean, and easy to roll over on casters,” Falkenberg says. “The lightness, texture, and feminine feel was perfect for our client.” The chair is the Nulite Executive Chair from Luxy, selected for its comfort, prettiness, and narrow profile.




To see how the Shakespeare rug is made, check out the video on nanimarquina

Nani Marquina sits in front of her company’s new Shakespeare in Africa rug at Inform Interiors in Seattle. Designed in collaboration with Milton Glaser, it debuted in May 2013 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.

Twenty-six years ago, Barcelona-based designer Nani Marquina noticed a lack

of contemporary rugs on the market. So she founded Nanimarquina, a floor-coverings company focused on creating high-quality, modern, and innovative handmade rugs. This fall, on her first-ever trip to Seattle, the designer chatted with GRAY about her career and latest collections. Where does your inspiration come from? Yesterday, when we arrived in Seattle, the colors of the trees were incredible—those kinds of things inspire me to design. Other important inspirations come from studying craftsmen and learning about different design techniques. Inform Interiors carries your new Natural Collection and the Milton Glaser Collection. Tell me about the origins of these lines. [New York–based graphic designer] Milton Glaser brought us a bunch of drawings to consider, and we chose one of the Shakespeare images he designed for a classic theater company’s banner. It took about three years to design and produce because the idea behind this rug is to make the face appear in a really subtle way. The Natural Collection is made using natural and vegetable fibers and reflects what’s going on socially, especially in Europe. In this specific moment, people are looking for traditional craftsmanship and products that will last a long time. Do you have any tips for choosing the perfect rug? Emotion and love should be first in the choice, but you also want to find a rug that combines well with the design of the room.

Pile Style

Written by Rachel Gallaher : Photographed by timothy aguero



What’s next for Nanimarquina? We are working with Doshi Levien, a London design firm. They are translating historic motifs from Indian culture in a really contemporary way, and then we will translate them into rugs. We will be blending materials such as wool and silver and golden yarn. The collection will be presented in Milan next April. h

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Just In

Your 2014 trend forecast. Our predictions show a heavy chance of 80s-inspired black-and-white prints throughout the Pacific Northwest, with a high risk of milky pastels and a 100 percent likelihood of glossy metals coming in from the East Coast. Stocking up is highly recommended, as trends are likely to linger into the spring season. Written by Nicole Munson

Quaderna table by Superstudio for Zanotta, $7,168 at Hive, Portland,

The life of a design trend, from infancy to death.




So, what is a trend, anyway? \noun\ The general course or prevailing tendency; the trend of events. Or in simpler terms: When style and tastes change for a large number of people. Also note that… Bona fide trends have a lasting effect. Rather than disappearing completely, they will often evolve over time.

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geo-lines A strong trend in fashion since last fall, graphic black-on-white prints (particularly windowpane patterns) are now making an appearance on the home front.


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Trends are started by: Heavy hitters in interior, fashion, and product design. ...Who are inspired by: Pop culture, current affairs, and political and social issues, which are then incorporated into their upcoming collections. For example: The economic downturn was primarily responsible for the recent handmade and up-cycled trend in interiors, as we craved more comfort during fiscal strife.

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After years of bright neons dominating the color spotlight, these soft-hued pastels feel ultra-modern and incredibly refreshing.


1. Air 5 paint from YOLO Colorhouse, from $35 per gallon, 2. Whip paint from Devine Color, $60 per gallon, devine 3. Pinkie Ring paint from Miller Paint Company, from $32 per gallon,

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below, from left: Coral Pink Pillow Cover, $45 at Mazizmuse, Vancouver, B.C., muse ❈ ISH Tea Towel, $32 at Woonwinkel, Portland, ❈ Pure Candle Collection, $22–$26 at West Elm, multiple locations, ❈ Nyth Fruit Bowl, $145– $175 at Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Seattle, ladiesand




How does a trend catch on? Store buyers spot it, and stock their shelves accordingly. Publications and blogs take note and start including pieces in their style stories. Soon, said trend spreads to the masses. Who buys in? Those who are curious, open, and crave the new. Why do trends matter? They influence consumers’ buying decisions. By following current trends, shops...

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Brubeck Suspension Lamp by Delightfull, $12,093 at Gabriel Ross, Victoria, B.C., ❈ Bride’s Veil Stool by Phase Design, from $1,108 at Totokaelo Art Object, Seattle, ❈ Kelvin Green II by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen for Flos, $545 at Livingspace Interiors, Vancouver, B.C., ❈ Tate Table Lamp, $545 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Portland, ❈ Scalinatella Cocktail Table, $1,750 at Jonathan Adler, Portland,

let it shine

The matte, industrial look has had quite the long run, especially in our neck of the woods. But now it’s polished metal in first place, and every color finish—copper, silver, brass, and more—has come to play.

... minimize business risks by purchasing items that they know the general population will love. You know it’s so over when: It’s ubiquitous and you can’t stand it anymore. ...Which means: It’s on to the next one. Trends make the design world go round, and if falling victim to them one by one keeps the earth on its axis, we are happy to oblige. h



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Clockwise, from top left:

Emilio Pucci’s iconic paisley prints signaled modern style. The designer’s breezy spring–summer collection from 1967. As a graduate student in 1936 and ‘37, a young Pucci designed Reed College’s men’s ski uniforms. Pucci (left) on a return visit to Reed in the late 1980s.

House of Pucci

Tracing a fashion legend, from the Northwest ski slopes to the European runways. Written by Debra Prinzing



practically defined the 1950s through the 1970s—as well as the era’s carefree, jet-setting woman, who wore his minis, maxis, hot pants, and palazzos splashed with bright, paisley-inspired prints. Few people know, though, that his very first designs were created for the ski slopes of Oregon, where in 1936 and 1937, a young Pucci attended Reed College in Portland as a graduate student. Reed president Dexter M. Keezer arranged for Pucci to join the men’s ski team and serve as the ski instructor in exchange for room, board, and classes to complete his master’s degree in history and social science. Although from a wealthy and aristocratic Florentine family, “Pucci did not have any money for college; at that time, there were exchange restrictions due to the war in Ethiopia,” Keezer said in an archived interview. Historic yearbook images of the Reed College ski team show athletes wearing classic V-neck sweaters with the school’s name spelled across the chest in large letters; shirts and ties; and light-colored, tailored pants tucked into wool knee socks, all made by White Stag, a Portland sportswear company. “We understand this to be Pucci’s first fashion design experience,” says Gay Walker, special collections librarian at Reed’s Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library. Pucci returned to Reed College for a reunion in the late 1980s. According to college spokesman Kevin Myers, “Pucci was so smitten by our griffin logo that he offered to create a design inspired by it.” That Pucci-designed double-griffin crest now appears on sweatshirts and satchels sold by Reed College’s campus bookstore—a tangible, take-home piece of Pucci’s Northwest inspiration. h

Models on the roof: Copyright Emilio Pucci Archive, Florence, courtesy taschen; book cover (fabric swatch): CopyrighT Emilio Pucci Archive, Florence, courtesy TASCHEN; black and white photos courtesy reed College

Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci’s mod patterns




“The goal with the artwork for the Nike N7 Pendleton Woolen Mills Blanket was to bridge the gap between heritage-based traditional style and current trends.” —Nike senior designer Derek Roberts



A new collection from Pendleton Woolen Mills and Nike is designed for good. Written by Lindsey M. Roberts Pendleton Woolen Mills opened its textile mill in 1909 in eastern Oregon, making Indian trade blankets for its first customers, Native Americans from the region. So it’s apropos that its latest release—the Nike N7 2013 Holiday Collection, a collaboration with the Portland-based athletics behemoth—pays homage to this heritage. The collection (above) consists of a t-shirt, two pairs of athletic shoes, a running jacket, and the pièce de résistance, a striking 64-inch-by-80-inch blanket sporting a black-white-and-gray pattern with symbolic meaning: Arrows in the graphic design point forward to the future, backward to the past, and in between to current Native generations. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the blanket through Pendleton will go



to the American Indian College Fund, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, while part of the sales through Nike will benefit its N7 Fund, which has contributed more than $2 million to encourage Native American and aboriginal youth in sport programs. “It’s a beautiful blanket in its own right, but the legacy it’s creating is so rich, in the way it will serve Native American and Aboriginal athletes and students,” says Bob Christnacht, Pendleton’s director of wholesale sales worldwide. “This is a story about community. It is not just about Pendleton or Nike, but a global message of how we can support each other.” The blanket’s pattern may have a positive–negative visual effect, but the results of its sales are nothing but net. h





35 Gifts

made here

Shoppers, take note: This isn’t your average gift guide. Not only is every object handpicked by GRAY editors and a fleet of our favorite local bloggers—but each piece is designed, crafted, or manufactured right here in the Pacific Northwest. So when you flex your spending power this year, your hard-earned cash goes right back into your community. Happy holidays indeed! Edited by stacy kendall




candle holder: grain design


1. Stackable Gnomes, $44 at Fruit Super, Seattle, 2. Bottle Lamp, $600 at Bultman Ceramics, Seattle, bultmanceramics .com 3. Stick Candle Holder Marble, $215 at Grain Design, Bainbridge Island, WA, 4. Ink Collection by Martha Sturdy, from $327 at Provide Home, Vancouver, B.C., 5. Clear Shard Quartz Lamp, $515 at Score and Solder, Pemberton, B.C., 6. Black Deca Vessel, $30 at Caravan Pacific, Portland,




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Blogger’s picksLIST: GER’S WISH BLOG Cassandra LaValle Seattle

“I love Jenny’s art for its color, texture, and movement.”


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Tigerlily, $450 at Jenny Vorwaller, Seattle,


8. “This

chandelier brings edginess to a space. I’d love to put it in a moody dining room!” Coptic Chandelier, $3,310 at Shannon

Koszyk, Seattle, 9. “Jennifer

Ament’s art is at once simple and completely badass. I’m really hoping to add the Rock Show print to my collection soon!” Rock Show, $225 at Jennifer Ament, Seattle,






BLOGGER’S WISH LIST: Jasmine Vaughan Portland

“How cute is this modern take on soap-on-a-rope? It is actually made with crushed pearls.”Detox Bar, from $6 at


Pearl+ Luxury Soaps, Portland,

“I am sort of obsessing over stingray these days. I love this cuff for its understated sexy texture and the mix of gold and silver.” Stingray Cuff, $715 at


12. “These can stand alone as sculptural objects, or be used more functionally as bookends.” Bronze Bookends, 13

$780 at Rason Jens, Portland, 13. “A mother–daughter team is behind these cool bags made from authentic Japanese fabrics. They’re perfect for the beach or a weekend trip.” Canvas and


Kasuri Tote by Crazy Wind, $158 at Table of Contents, Portland,



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14. Riding Western Silk Scarf by Jessalin Beutler, $152 at Velouria, Seattle, 15. Mini Black Sphere Leather Clutch, $65 at Ann-Ya, Portland, 16. Dead Sea Bath Salts, $50 at the Pink Door Design Lab, Vancouver, B.C., 17. Phone Wallet, $38 at XO Bruno, Portland, 18. Plateau Rings by Sarah Loertscher, $262 for a set of three at Click! Design That Fits, Seattle,







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Kirsten Grove Eagle, Idaho

“These graphic pillows are the perfect gift for the person who loves modern décor (hint, hint).”


Feather Cities Pillow, by Nell and Mary, $66 at Red Sail, Portland, 20. “A

Merry Mishap offers beautiful pieces that look great dressed up or dressed down—and won’t break the bank.” Gray and Copper Half-Circle Earrings, $24 at A Merry Mishap, Boise, Idaho, 21. “These

vases are such a simple yet meaningful gift; they’re made from recyced bottles.” Bud Vasers, from $100 at Esque Studio, Portland,

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Gifts for the


22. Horn Handle Jar, $100 at Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Portland, 23. For Your Prosperity “Grocery Bag,” $329 at Ferdinand’s Supply Co., Seattle, 24. Shop Apron, $90 at Union Wood Co., Vancouver, B.C., 25. Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake, $24 at Artisan Sake Maker, Vancouver, B.C., 26. Reclaimed Wood Serving Boards, $80 at Union Wood Co. 27. Geometric Coasters, $45 at Henderson Dry Goods, Vancouver, B.C.,





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28. Juice C2, $65 at Leatherman, Portland, 29. Leather Blanket Carrier with Blanket, $125 at Red Clouds Collective, Portland, 30. Desert Camo Ruck Sack, $180 at Blk Pine Workshop, Seattle, 31. Lohai Card Game, $20 (or free download) at Ponyloaf Industries, Seattle, 32. Albright Camera Strap, $30 at Fleet Objects, Vancouver, B.C., 33. The Ascari Copper Three-Speed Bicycle, from $9,000 at Ascari Bicycles, Portland,


Gifts for the


BLOGGER’S WISH LIST: John Briggs Seattle

“My mum really likes Tom Bihn bags; he makes a bag specifically for knitters and she is mad about knitting.” Swift knitting bag,



$90 at Tom Bihn, Seattle, 35. “I

love Filson gear—it keeps you warm and dry on any outdoor adventure.” Mackinaw Cap, $55 at Filson, Seattle,









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Arrangement in Anasazi Bowl, 1985

“I’ve always admired the dried plants and flowers that I live with. I’m interested in painting the character of the plant, not the real plant,” Leo Adams says. The bowl’s design was influenced by the Southwest art of the Anasazi. “There is a sense of energy to those patterns that I’ve always admired.”



Landscape and Life Renowned Yakima Valley artist Leo Adams reflects on more than 50 years of painting.

“I have always painted on the floor; I usually paint on my knees,” Adams says. He thinks this photograph was posed to promote a new show, which is one reason why he is surrounded by many completed canvases. “This was my living room before it was finished, so it was probably in 1972.”

Written by Debra Prinzing : Portrait by Mary Randlett : Paintings photographed by Rob Prout

Artist Leo Adams’s worldview is simultaneously

intimate and universal, a blend of his upbringing on Yakama tribal land in Washington and, later as a young man, studying art and architecture in Los Angeles and Europe. Working in a rich, earth-hued palette, his canvasses depict rugged landscapes, cherished objects, and wild botanicals, all with an undercurrent of mysticism and lore. Today, at age 72, he works out of the home and studio he designed for himself on a knoll above Ahtanum Creek, at the edge of the reservation in Yakima Valley. Oft photographed

and widely published, the residence reflects Adams’s genius as an artist and designer: It’s grand and elegant, and yet most everything is fashioned from humble and foraged materials. The artist’s home and paintings are the subject of a new book, Leo Adams: Art, Home ($40; Marquand Books, September 2013). Shortly after the book was released, Adams sat down with GRAY to talk about his paintings and process. “I’ve never had a job of any kind other than being a painter,” Adams says. “It has been a wonderful experience to see the works I’ve done over the years collected together.”





“Leo is the reigning artist of central Washington. He is deeply beloved and respected. There wasn’t any question that producing a book about Leo and his work needed to happen.” —Publisher Ed Marquand, Marquand Books

OPPOSITE: Sagebrush Society (detail), n.d. Based on mythology of the Yakama Indians, this painting depicts “Shamanism, witch doctors, and healing people,” Adams says. “Some become deer-, rabbit- or insect-like. It’s very spiritual, but it also reveals a sense of friendship. There can be magic in the character of friendship, as well.”

Landscape Hill (detail), 2006

“I wanted to show the fields and hills around here, the cultivation of things,” Adams says. “It shows how man has changed the land from wild hills to farmland.” He suggested a row of trees and a field of wheat by pulling the eraser end of a pencil through wet paint. “It’s like finger painting,” he adds. “I throw paint at the canvas and I watch it dry. Then I sometimes remove paint before it dries.”





OPPOSITE: Caged Heart, 2008

Landscape, 1971

“This painting deals with a friendship I had with a man who had caged-in his heart. I worried about him,” Adams says of the poetically titled piece. “It was my way of telling a young person to let go; my way of saying, ‘I don’t want you to be a lonely person. You just have to open up.’”

“Landscape expresses the essence of the hills and their texture rather than a hill itself. It could even be a field,” Adams says. “I used very muted colors, all the taupes and browns, with many layers of wash.”

See inside Adams’s house at LeoAdams



The custom fireplace in this Vancouver, Washington, condo is clad in Grey Andesite Chipping tile from Island Tile, installed in a horizontal offset pattern by Campbell’s Tile Concepts. The Stricto Sensu sofa and Lou chairs are from Ligne Roset and the Philippe Starck Masters chairs and Cobra Floor Lamp are from Design Within Reach.



home base

A renovated condo in downtown Vancouver, Washington, is a study in contrasts, shot through with light hues, dark tones, and strategic use of color. Written by rachel gallaher : Photographed by david papazian






The owner works in the music industry, so his media room unsurprisingly contains a state-of-the-art Bose sound system. A Usona chaise provides a stylish place to stretch out and watch movies, and Roche Bobois swivel chairs offer additional seating for guests. The homeowner requested stainless steel appliances (sourced through Basco) in the kitchen. Ann Sacks tile in Savory Bronze creates a striking backsplash behind the stove. Ochre accents throughout the apartment add color without compromising the homeowner’s preference for neutral tones.


an, a peripatetic bachelor who works in the music industry, knew what he wanted: a minimalist home with high-end personality. So in 2012, he hired designers Joelle Nesen and Lucy Roland, of Portland, Oregon’s Maison Inc., to overhaul his condo in downtown Vancouver, Washington. “When we came to look, the space was your typical spec condo with beige walls and very little character,” Nesen says. “Dan knew that he wanted stainless steel in the kitchen, and very little furniture, and he wanted the space to feel modern and sexy.” Due to the compact floor plan—the apartment measures just 700 square feet—Nesen and Roland opted to keep the existing walls in place, but widened the doorway to the media room for better access. To create a sense of luxury, the designers brought in new finishes and materials throughout the apartment, including hardwood flooring in the living room and master bedroom from Pomona

Hardwood, tile from Ann Sacks in the kitchen, and new fixtures, wallpaper, and lighting throughout the rest of the space. When it came to selecting furniture, the client and his designers had a lot of dialogue. “He likes very European, modern pieces that are streamlined and sleek,” Roland says. “We pushed him to incorporate some textural interest with the petrified wood stump in the media room and the anthracite flamed stone on the fireplace wall. He’s also not a huge color person, but he trusted us to introduce the subtle pops of puce and rust throughout.” Even though Dan is tall, he prefers the look of smallscale furniture. In the living room, a pair of compact Lou leather-and-chrome chairs from Ligne Roset and two Philippe Starck Masters Chairs from Design Within Reach encircle a custom table from Portland’s Mallet, finished by Stan Hanson. Underfoot, a custom wool rug from Edward Fields, sourced through Tai Ping, has a subtle black-and-tan chevron pattern that complements the fireplace’s horizontal offset tiling.



According to Nesen, the designers chose a lighter color palette for the public spaces of the condo in order to make them fresh and welcoming, while decorating the private spaces with darker tones for a more intimate feeling. Rich, gold-toned Cole & Sons wallpaper from Kravet and custom geometric sconces by Visual Comfort pack punch into a petite powder room. The bedroom mixes layered textures in deep wine and neutrals, including aubergine grasscloth on the walls and a white leather bed with French Quarter linens. And the media room is impressively decked out (as might be expected) with a state-of-the-art Bose sound system and a large flat-screen TV that sits on a beech console with lacquered drawers from Roche Bobois. The star of the room is the tufted Usona chaise lounge—a piece that Dan, Nesen, and Roland knew they wanted to use from the start of the project. Black swivel chairs from Roche Bobois add a graphic touch. “Dan told us that when he walked in the door after we finished the project, the first thing he thought was, ‘Wow, I get to live here,’” Nesen says. “He couldn’t believe that it was his house. He’d always bought furniture here and there, but we got to help him make a space he could come back to after traveling and really feel like he’s home.” h



CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sheer linen curtains from Larsen soften the master bedroom and let in natural light. Ligne Roset nightstands perfectly match the built-in casework. The powder room is bright, with Visual Comfort sconces and gold accents. OPPOSITE: The bedroom walls are covered in aubergine grasscloth from Stroheim and Romann, paired with a white leather bed with French Quarter linens. Two black Avenue Road sconces above the bed provide focused light for reading.

“Coming from New York City and moving to Vancouver —I think Dan was missing that big city design aesthetic. He’s a modern minimalist and a bachelor and his home needed to reflect that.” —Lucy Roland, Maison Inc.





In the living room of this Dallas bungalow, a custom asymmetrical chaise by Pulp Design Studios comfortably cohabitates with a midcentury–inspired sunburst mirror from Arteriors and four classic Barcelona chairs.

Big in Texas

A pair of Seattle- and Dallas-based interior designers bring contemporary style to a Craftsman revamp in the Lone Star State.



BELOW: The great room includes custom barstools by Pulp Design Studios in an ebony stain with orange leather and custom pendants by glass blower–artist Michael Anchen. Opposite: The dining room is distinguished by its mirrored ceiling and a playful Italian chandelier. The dining table is from West Elm and the custom Roman shades were made with Robert Allen fabric.


hen the owners of a fixer-upper in Dallas’s University Park neighborhood first contacted Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry of Pulp Design Studios, they had already been through several interior designers. “No one was really able to nail their style,” recalls Dotolo, who recently moved out west to run Pulp’s new Seattle-based office. (Gentry continues to helm the original Dallas branch).



The clients had sought an eclectic modern design, with clean lines, colorful accents, and opulent touches. But Dallas is heavy on tradition-oriented designers, who couldn’t quite make the renovated Craftsman sing. Enter Dotolo and Gentry, who specialize in delivering uncommon contemporary style— and custom furnishings—to the land of cowboys. “We wanted to give them something serene and modern but with those luxurious details that would elevate the space,” Dotolo says.





ABOVE: The clients retained the home’s original wood flooring, which pairs seamlessly with the credenza in the entryway. opposite: In the master bedroom, Pulp Design Studios’s custom bed sits beneath a Mirror Ball Pendant Lamp by Tom Dixon and a painting by Nathalie Erwin. Nightstands were fashioned from folding stools by Slair, outfitted with custom Corian tops, and illuminated by Jonathan Adler lamps. French doors lead to a sleek home office.

Walking into the renovated home, one’s eye is quickly drawn to beautiful objects and stylistic juxtapositions, such as a pair of sculptural glass pendants in the foyer set against the original wood floors. In the living area, Pulp created a custom asymmetrical chaise to complement a quartet of white midcentury-modern Barcelona chairs and a vintageinspired sunburst mirror. Here, as in much of the house, a neutral color scheme makes the client’s collection of colorful Italian paintings seem to jump off their canvases. The living room’s formality contrasts with a more-casual family room, anchored by a sectional sofa set atop a shag rug. The master bedroom is sumptuous, yet even more compelling may be the ground-floor guest room, with a custom wood-paneled Murphy bed that maximizes flexibility; during parties, it folds up and away, providing extra space for mingling guests.



“We wanted to give them something serene and modern but with those luxurious details that would elevate the space.” —BETH dotolo, Pulp Design StudioS

LEFT TO RIGHT: In the master bath, the tub is in the walk-in shower, beside wall sconces by Barbara Barry for Boyd Lighting. A vintage clawfoot tub in the upstairs bedroom was found in a salvage yard and restored. The powder room vanity is outfitted with Pulp Home’s new Starburst Pull Hardware in polished nickel; both the drawer pulls and the Howard Elliot Lancelot Mirror can be purchased directly through The walls are lined with Osborne & Little wallpaper in Edo.

In the kitchen, set against white terrazzo floors, are custom wood barstools in a deep ebony stain that have an almost sculptural quality, like chess-set pieces or pepper mills. But the dining room is particularly a showstopper, its handdistressed mirrored ceiling paired with a glittering Italian chandelier. “The ceiling was redone several times to get the right patina look, so it wasn’t too mirrored or too weathered,” Dotolo says. “It had to be just right.” For special occasions, the family heads to the backyard, where a greenhouse has been converted to a covered outdoor entertaining area.



The powder room exemplifies the designers’ ingenuity: a wood dresser, previously owned by the clients, was converted into a vanity, its dark grain contrasting the white marble floors and floral wallpaper. Dotolo and Gentry created custom star-shaped drawer pulls for the piece—and due to their popularity, have recently launched them commercially as part of Pulp Home, their new line of home hardware and accessories. “We’ve always done custom lighting and furniture for our clients, be it commercial or residential,” Dotolo explains. “This is the next step. You’ve got to grow with the times.” h

The guest room features a custom Murphy bed, an Angela Adams rug, and a chandelier that the client had custom-fabricated in Italy. The white porcelain vases are by Jonathan Adler.



Fresh from a renovation by Vancouver, British Columbia, designer Stephanie Brown, a downtown penthouse gleams with modern masculinity.

Polished Gem Written by Erinn Gleeson Photographed by Phil Crozier



Designer Stephanie Brown’s palette for a Vancouver, British Columbia, townhouse features black, stainless steel, and gray. “The metal finishes are very modern and are used to warm up the space,” Brown says. These include the brushed aluminum on the stairs and kitchen shelf, all from Richelieu Hardware. Polished porcelain flooring from Stone-Tile adds richness to the open-concept space.



The custom dining area millwork and table are by Soma Furniture. The painting is by Barrie Weiss, an artist and friend of Brown’s. Chairs from Restoration Hardware continue the modern-andmetal theme. The contemporary chandelier from Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre resembles raindrops overhead. OPPOSITE PAGE: A fire table from Restoration Hardware, white chairs from Ikea, an outdoor sofa from Moe’s Home, and Hinkley wall sconces from YLighting warm up the 400-square-foot garden space.




idden in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia’s Fairview area is one man’s private oasis—“the ultimate bachelor pad,” according to homeowner John Stimac. A collaboration between Stimac, a project manager for Murray Sims Construction, and the Vancouver-based interior designer and IDIBC member Stephanie Brown, founder of Stephanie Brown Inc., the townhouse has come

a long way from its tired 1970s origins. “I still get goose bumps every time I walk in,” Stimac says. “She knocked it out of the park!” It’s a real compliment, from a man who knows his way around a renovation. Over the past couple decades, Stimac has purchased, fixed-up, and flipped eight projects, each following a similar design formula: beige walls, crown molding, and a white kitchen, all of which he was getting tired of. Brown’s work opened his eyes to a more sophisticated



ABOVE: The designer and resident brought the outside in with a framed green wall and a photo by artist Michael Levin. BELOW LEFT: New wood paneling covers the original 1970s fireplace, bringing it up to date. BELOW RIGHT AND OPPOSITE: In the open kitchen, the barstools are from Restoration Hardware, the appliances are from Midland Appliance, the kitchen cabinets are from Ikea, and the custom granite countertops come from J&D StoneWorks.





“From there I thought, let’s do a green wall—it’s very West Coast.” —Stephanie Brown, Stephanie Brown Inc.

ABOVE: The upstairs bathroom features a pendant fixture by Moooi and a freestanding tub from Acri-tec. All tile is from Creekside Tile. The gray floating Ikea vanity gives the illusion of more space. BELOW: In the downstairs powder room, Osbourne & Little wallpaper, supplied by AnneStarr, adds texture and drama to a small room.



style. “I will never do another personal project without getting Stephanie’s fingerprints on it,” he vows. Brown stuck to a limited palette in the 1,000-square-foot space, selecting materials to complement the exotic Jarrah hardwood that Stimac already had on hand. “But it’s really red,” Brown says, “so it was very dominant. I had to think about what kind of color scheme was going to work with the red but still tie into the masculine modern concept.” She opted for a variety of reflective surfaces, such as stainless steel on the stair risers, the fireplace mantle, and the kitchen shelf, as well as a mirrored backsplash, glass accessories and lighting, and polished porcelain tiles on the main floor. These gleaming materials transform an otherwise dark palette, bouncing light around and creating the illusion of a larger space. To balance all the gloss, Brown designed a four-by-six-foot vertical garden installation, which Stimac constructed and installed with Bill Picha, a colleague and gardener. “I first thought, let’s find a big painting that has a lush mossy feeling, but then I thought it would be nice to have a wall of moss,” Brown says. “From there I thought, let’s do a green wall—it’s very West Coast.” To add texture and warmth, Brown chose a gray Gus Modern sofa from the shop Stylegarage. Custom yellow pillows tie in with similarly hued accents in the master bedroom and on the patio. Both Stimac and Brown are thrilled with the final product, but that doesn’t mean the project is fully complete. What’s left to do? Stimac wants to add wiring to the massive outdoor pergola over his hot tub on the deck, which is nestled amid greenery. Why? “So I can watch hockey outside when it snows!” h

Gray grasscloth by Phillip Jeffries, supplied by Crown Wallpaper, clads the master bedroom walls. Brown chose the headboard from Fabulous Furnishings to match the bedding from The Bay and drapes by Ravi Design. The bedside pendants by Foscarini not only leave the side tables free of clutter but also draw one’s eye up to the large vaulted ceiling.



studio visit

Light on the Subject Multi-disciplinary designer Erich Ginder takes GRAY on a behind-thescenes tour of his workshop in Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood. Written by rachel gallaher : Photographed by alex hayden

In 2004, Erich Ginder entered the design

field with a website and two white plaster coat racks: one shaped like a pair of antlers, the other a six-foot, freestanding tree. Nine years later, he has expanded his scope beyond products, recently creating wallpaper (Warez Rose and a new paisley pattern for Wolf-Gordon); designing interiors



for a downtown Seattle restaurant (chef Jason Stratton’s new Aragona); and founding a new collaborative venture, Professional Associates, with glass artist John Hogan. For GRAY’s inaugural Studio Visit column, Ginder took us on a tour of the 750-square-foot Seattle studio where he designs his thoughtfully whimsical goods.

OPPOSITE: A page from Ginder’s sketchbook. THIS PAGE: Erich Ginder (seated) and John Hogan of Professional Associates—a collaborative design partnership—in Ginder’s Seattle studio, photographed against a backdrop of mold-blown glass fixtures from their new lighting collection. GRAY ISSUE No. THIRTEEN


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Ginder’s studio is a flexible space for his ever-changing projects. Wooden chairs stacked in the corner and an antique Shaker-style bench await transport to Aragona, chef Jason Stratton’s new Spanish restaurant, which Ginder co-designed. The octagonal Mirror, a Professional Associates creation, is copperplated and hangs from a nylon strap—an example of the industrial touches found in many of Ginder’s products. Suspended in the center of the room is one of Ginder’s most popular pieces, the faceted Dot/ Dash pendant.

OBJECT INSPIRATION “I bought some super-heavy industrial felt from a factory in New Jersey, and they shipped some scrap bales along with it. I thought I was going to use the felt in the restaurant project, but then didn’t. Now I’m designing some prototypes that use the material. I totally wouldn’t have thought of doing that if the block wasn’t lying around.”



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“I have my dad’s prog rock records from when he was in college. I like his Yes albums a lot. We’ve named some of our products after songs on the Fragile album. One of our large chandeliers, made from glass, copperplated steel tubing, and waxed oak, is called the South Side of the Sky.”

In the pink-walled workshop, pieces of the Ghost Tree coat rack, one of the objects that helped launch Ginder’s career, await assembly.

LAY OF THE LAND “I moved in here in 2012 because I have a bunch of friends in this building. There are a crazy number of craftspeople in a two-block radius: two carpenters next door, several architecture studios, Bremelo Press, the artist Jeffry Mitchell, and a welding and machine shop I sometimes use for my lighting and furniture. My studio is pretty flexible. My office is upstairs. Downstairs is a modest woodshop [above] for prototyping, storage, and packing supplies. Right now we’re finishing the assembly of 22 barstools and some lighting for the restaurant.”



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With a thoughtful design inspired by its immediate surroundings, Whistler, British Columbia’s Nita Lake Lodge has natural allure. Written by Rachel Eggers : Photographed by Ivan Hunter



Opposite: The bar at Aura, in Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge, features a Mondrian-esque arrangement of metal panels and shelving made of fir—both strikingly backlit. Rich leather lines the walls and upholstered furniture. this page: Sharon Bortolotto, principal of the Vancouverbased firm BBA, notes that Nita Lake Lodge’s architecture (top) “reflects the legacy of the grand hotels that were constructed at junctures along the railway line for travelers.” The lobby lounge (middle and bottom) has reclaimed treetrunk tables and recycledwood floors. The doublesided stone fireplace has a roughhewn fir mantle.


estled in the historic Creekside community of Whistler, British Columbia, away from the hubbub of the main village, the 77-suite Nita Lake Lodge offers guests a serene experience. The area’s tranquility was a major inspiration to BBA Design Consultants, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, which were brought in to shape the interiors of a lakeside building designed by architect Peter Lang, of the Vancouver office of the global IBI Group. “We wanted to create continuity by bringing the outside inside, using colors and materials that reflected the area’s natural beauty, its surrounding mountains, lake, creek, and meadows,” says Madeline Eng, senior designer at BBA. Thus, the exterior details—stone on the main entrance’s pilasters, Arts-and-Crafts-style post-and-beam detailing, and bluestone flooring—are referenced in the interiors. “But we also wanted it to be modern, minimal, and subtle,” Eng says. BBA brought this nature-goes-modern theme to the in-house dining spots, including Aura, which features farm-to-table cuisine and a custom gate made with old railway ties. Outside in the lounge, low stools and stained tree stumps comprise a casual seating area. A see-through double-sided stone fireplace lets guests view each other and the rest of the expansive space from their perch on the comfortable custom sofas, which have a branch-inspired back detail that whimsically evokes the forested surroundings. And for those who come to Nita Lake Lodge for its intimate— and literal—connection to nature, all they have to do is follow the bluestone pathway through the lobby: It wends, riverlike, and then connects to the valley trail just outside. h




“I always say that the cocktail in your hand is the last piece of your outfit. If you’re wearing a really nice suit or dress and feeling like a million bucks, you don’t want to hold a bottle of beer. A classic cocktail completes the look.” —Cooper Tardivel, hawksworth

In the lead-up to the holidays, we present

entertaining tips—and an exclusive GRAY cocktail— from one of Vancouver, British Columbia’s hottest bartenders, Cooper Tardivel.

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Written by JAIME GILLIN : Photographed by JANIS NICOLAY



Being a good host this time of year can be a trying task—or, depending on your perspective, a pleasurable treat. (Of course, it also depends on who stops by). For Cooper Tardivel, the head bartender at Hawksworth Restaurant, holiday cheer starts with a well-stocked home bar. “You want something for everyone who might visit: vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, and a bottle of tequila for that one person who wants a shot,” he says. “Also red and white wine, a bottle of champagne in the fridge, and something tasty for the person who can’t drink alcohol.” Charged with designing a cocktail that GRAY readers could make at home, the classics-leaning bartender whipped up a warming, wintry concoction with a base of Rémy Martin cognac—a spirit he says is unjustly maligned. “Cognac is often pigeonholed as after-dinner drink or only for snobbish people, but it’s actually quite a versatile ingredient because of the balance of sweetness and spice.” Paired with fresh ginger, tawny port, a spoonful of Glenlivet whiskey, and a lemon wheel, the Holiday Fashion is a crowd-pleaser that also carries some cachet. “Cognac is considered a luxury item since it’s a little more expensive,” Tardivel says. “But you should spoil yourself—and others—a little more than usual around the holidays.” We’ll toast to that.


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1. In the bottom of a short tumbler glass, gently compress one disc of ginger root—just enough to express a small amount of juice. Do not muddle enough to tear the ginger.


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2. Add three cubes of ice.

1 ounce Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac

3. Add the three measurements of spirits.

¾ ounce Taylor Fladgate 20-year-old Tawny Port ½ barspoon (2.5 milliliter) Glenlivet Nàdurra 16-year-old single malt Scotch whiskey

4. Stir the ginger through the three ice cubes until they have diluted to 75 percent of their original size.

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5. Add two more ice cubes, another disc of ginger, and garnish with a lemon wheel.

2 medium-sized sliced discs of ginger root 1 lemon wheel



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Add one or two of these shiny pieces to your bar and you’ll be ready to host friends, family, or the swankiest soirée in town.





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Past Present

Written by Lindsey M. Roberts : Photographed by alex hayden



RIGHT: Duncan McRoberts

in his office in Kirkland, Washington. OPPOSITE: One of the architect’s hand-drawn architectural sketches.

Renowned architect Duncan McRoberts makes a case for Classicism. Portland may now be a hotbed for Modernism and the Northwest style, but Kirkland, Washington–based architect Duncan McRoberts, principal of Duncan McRoberts Associates, wants to celebrate what came before. “Portland was built in the late 1800s and early 1900s with a wide variety of architecture,” he says. “Those buildings are still revered and used. People think traditional architecture is a thing of the past, but it’s not—it’s still current and vital.” To help protect and pass on this heritage, McRoberts, a heavyweight in the world of traditional architecture, is spearheading the Northwest chapter of the ICAA, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art—a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing Classicism in architecture, urbanism, and related fields. The educational and outreach arm of a wider movement that includes the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture—Classicism’s answer to the Pritzker Architecture Prize, but with double the prize money—the ICAA offers lecture series, walking tours, exhibitions, and conferences, among other activities. Though the Northwest chapter’s website and events won’t launch until this spring, the organization is formally established and waiting to welcome anyone who knows (or wants to learn) their way around a Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian column. We talked with him about his new endeavor, design in the Northwest, and what Classicism is anyway. How did you become interested in classical architecture? I wanted to know what the universals were that would make things forever endearing, forever lovable and beautiful. I knew that traditional architecture had a theory of beauty involved; I knew that Modernism didn’t, at least not a coherent theory. I believe Classicism can redefine itself and become relevant to modern problems and sensibilities. And the classical and modern need not be seen as culturally exclusive of each other. The biggest misconception is that we’re building stone temples and that it’s an architecture based on rules and columns. Classicism is not a style. It’s not an aesthetic singularity.

What is Classicism, then? Classical architecture embodies the vernacular architecture. We don’t want anyone to understand it as the highest art or the most expensive. Classical architecture is an ideology. It’s about an enduring building that lasts decades. To me, it’s about craftsmanship and honoring natural materials the best you can. What are some examples of classical architecture in the Northwest? The acres of traditional neighborhoods all around Seattle and Portland. Portland’s southwest hills in particular have amazing historical precedents from all styles of architecture, from all parts of the world, as does Capitol Hill and Queen Anne in Seattle. The greatest parts of the cities are our tutors. But there isn’t any one great example that defines Classicism. I don’t want anyone to think that they understand Classicism by reading one book or by looking at one building. What kinds of activities are on the horizon for the ICAA? The chapter will be another venue for gathering and networking and sharing our work. We’ll hold awards and conferences and lectures nationwide to connect them [Classicists] from east and west. I also intend to teach a classical theory class, and to have a reading group. I could imagine a singer or a musician or a painter attending, someone who’s always been curious about the foundations of classical history in their field. h




Sweet Stuff Written by RACHEL GALLAHER Photographed by DAVID PAPAZIAN

Tucked away in the middle of a covered alleyway in downtown

Quin’s compact space and streamlined design lets the candy take center stage. Custom shelving holds rows of homemade Quin candy, and a rolling ladder allows easy top-shelf access. An assortment of jewel-shaped mylar piñatas from Prospect Goods in southern Oregon add a bit of sparkle.



Portland, Quin candy shop occupies the smallest storefront in Union Way, the city’s hippest new shopping destination. Designed by owner and confectioner Jami Curl (of Portland’s Saint Cupcake), Quin fits right in with its neighbors, all high-end retailers. For a space that’s only 180 square feet, Quin feels very open, thanks to a nine-byeight-foot window facing the pedestrian-only walkway. Against the black back wall, a reclaimed shelving unit displays Curl’s handmade candy—orange-coffee-and-smoked-salt caramels, marshmallow-by-the-foot, soft fruit chews—and serves as a visual throwback to the old-fashioned five-and-dime candy counter. That’s where the similarities to a traditional confectionary end, though. A yellow neon sign by in-house designer Thomas Nevarez shines through the front window, a vivid rendering of the graphic on Curl’s packaging, created by Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. Concrete floors and exposed light bulbs echo the alley’s industrial vibe, while graffiti on the chalkboard wall adds a hint of punk-rock cool. “I like to call the style of the shop Paris Metro station meets Yo! MTV Raps,” Curl says, “because when the store is open we have old-school hip-hop playing and the employees wear all black.” h

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A box full of handmade and artisan goods from around the Pacific Northwest delivered to our doorstep every month? We couldn’t imagine anything better. Six months later, we’re thrilled to be partnering with MakrBox on its first special-edition box, full of exclusive picks from the GRAY staff. The limited-edition GRAYBox includes some of our favorite locally made items, from a stylish Piano Nobile tea towel to a funky green upcycled tumbler from Studio Manufact to sweet treats from Quin confectionary, featured in this issue on page 90. Sawyer Maker Lab crafted a wooden stand for iPhones and tablets in a gray wash, with a special notch for easy access to the Home button. And for fun, we added a playful item from Seattle artist Aleksandra Pollner: a porcelain fortune cookie containing a piece of sage wisdom inside. In order to get the fortune you have to smash the cookie. We dare you to try and resist. We think GRAYBox is the perfect gift for all the creative friends and design aficionados in your life—as well as a great way to support local artisans. You can buy one, and learn more, at h



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Founder of Imaginary Authors perfume company WHERE: Forest Park, Portland Photographed by BRUCE WOLF

At age five, a visit to Germany’s Black Forest left an indelible impression on perfumer Josh Meyer— and inspired a longtime dream of “being in a forest in the early morning, crunching over fog-caked pine needles.” When he moved to Portland from Colorado in 2001, that fantasy became a reality, in the form of Forest Park, the 5,170-acre wilderness at the city’s northwest edge. Meyer lived near it and explored its many hidden corners at dawn, rapt at the sensory experience. “You can start out on a big trail with people running and biking, and then turn onto a small, hidden path, with wet



ferns and vibrant colored leaves everywhere. It’s like a fairytale land.” Meyer recently translated these ephemeral impressions into Cape Heartache, the up-and-coming scent-maker’s ninth and newest fragrance. It’s a paean to Forest Park and his adopted hometown, which he describes as “wrapped in a mossy, piney mist year-round.” He released it this November— and just in time. “It’s a season-specific scent,” he says. “I wouldn’t expect anyone to wear it in the spring or summer. It only works when the leaves are changing and the fog starts setting in.” h

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