Designing and Building with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind

Designing and Building with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind

Most design projects begin by drafting and prioritizing the client’s wish list. At the top of the list you will typically find more storage, better lighting, updated finishes, etc. However, when a homeowner has multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), the priorities change, with indoor … read more

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How to Select the Proper Seat Height for Best Comfort

How to Select the Proper Seat Height for Best Comfort

At a restaurant in Seattle recently, we opted for the privacy and comfort of booth seating. When our dinners arrived, however, we ended up eating with high elbows. As it happens frequently in restaurants, the banquette/booth seat cushions were simply too low in … read more

Hobby Greenhouse

A Primer on Buying a Hobby Greenhouse

All gardeners have a wish list: new plants to try, a load of compost delivered, a potting shed, etcetera, but there is one thing that always seems to top the list — a greenhouse. Imagine how the midwinter blues melt away as you … read more

Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald — A Tale of Two Sisters and Their Gardens
Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald

A Tale of Two Sisters and Their Gardens

Sisters Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald live in Suquamish just a short walk from each other. They are often mistaken for twins but one is actually older than the other by nearly two years. McDonald has gardened in Suquamish for 35 years, but … read more

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7 Seas Brewing

7 Seas Brewing Partners with 253Heart on Philanthropic Brew

Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing and 253Heart have collaborated on a tasty new brew that gives back. A portion of the proceeds from 253 Pilsner, available at local retailers, will be donated to South Sound nonprofits. Two featured local nonprofits are selected at … read more

Plant material pressed in a flower press

Creating Pressed Botanicals for Décor — The Art of the Herbarium

Plant gathering and preservation for identification has its foundations in history and early botanical plant hunting. Plants in modern gardens have their origins from all over the world, as botanists journeyed to distant lands. As the West was discovered, Lewis and Clark collected … read more

Eight Degrees of Inspiration

Eight Degrees of Inspiration

Elegant angles add interest to a beautiful Bainbridge...

A constricted waterfront lot. Complicated drain field regulations. Dreams of an elegant yet budget-conscious home. Hardly a job for the average architect. What the owners of this construction conundrum at the mouth of Fletcher Bay needed was a puzzle master, and they found … read more

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Red Robin in Silverdale

Local Law Enforcement Officers Gear Up for ‘Tips’

There are new servers in town — at least on one very special day. Ever dreamt of giving an order to a cop and not getting a ticket? For that one day, only guests at a local restaurant can do just that — … read more

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