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June is a great time to start quilting-or indulge your creative side.

The Annual Quilt Shop Hop Gives Quilters Another Excuse to Shop, Be Creative

West Sound and the greater Western Washington region are a hub for creativity, including the timeless art of quilting. In recent decades, the $30 billion craft industry has included a resurgence of quilting, attracting quilters of all ages, genders and skill level. Quilters … read more

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The team behind the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio , left to right: Lisa Stirrett, Stacy Brockberg, Erika Giesbrecht, Madi Bowe, Tara Morris and Anna Douglas.
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Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio Marks Anniversary with Special Event

Building community is the highest priority for the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, according to Silverdale artist and founder Lisa Stirrett. The studio’s anniversary party on June 20 will launch the team’s newest venture. Personally, Lisa’s focus has included both her local and … read more

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The Pyrex Museum in Bremerton, Washington, is not technically a museum, but it has garnered attention from all over the world.

Pyrex Museum Becomes Popular Bremerton Destination

Who would have ever thought that a world-renowned Pyrex Museum could be found in a small Navy town outside Seattle? But Bremerton has captured the hearts of collectors and homemakers around the world with its vintage cookware. The museum has been featured in … read more

"HOLDING FISH" by Amy Burnett — Studying color, I wanted to combine bold, aggressive colors with bold and aggressive shapes and subjects to see how far I could go without creating too much anxiety.

Color Conclusions

Conclusion without examining intent is arrogant at best. Color, more than any other design element, is complicated with many diverse variables. Form, space, line and texture may be considerations, but color is generally one’s initial focus, the elephant in the room. Making blanket … read more

Napkin Rings

Napkin Rings

Leaving a sinking ship, the last thing one would grab would be the family napkin rings. That is a good way to put the issue in perspective. These little treasures are not given much thought, even in our gadget-oriented society. Asking about a … read more

Capturing the Light — A Home to Match the View

Capturing the Light — A Home to Match the View

From the beginning, it was a mismatch that invited the question: Why would you take one of the most jaw-dropping views on Earth and design a house that didn’t take advantage of it? Yet that’s exactly what Elizabeth and Bob lived with for … read more

Designer and Artist Terry Logan — The Logger's Daughter
Designer and Artist Terry Logan

Fascination of Good Design Creates a Variety of Interests

Terry Logan (formerly Terry Nokell) was only 5 years old when she first used a needle to sew. With scraps of burgundy corduroy and flowery-indigo cotton left from her outfit for a kindergarten photo, Logan decided to make herself a vest. Of course, … read more

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

A meeting of the minds among homeowners, builder...

When a couple of empty-nesters trade the urban asphalt of Southern California for a leafy-green piece of Bainbridge Island, culture shock is guaranteed. Their first job, therefore, is to buy an umbrella, a pair of Birkenstocks and learn the meaning of “frog rock.” … read more

The Beautiful Metal Renditions of Tom Carmichael

When Art Meets Engineering Ingenuity — The Beautiful Metal Renditions of Tom Carmichael

When a renowned Hall of Fame martial artist wanted to capture the story of his life in a sculpture, he turned to Tom Carmichael. A Bremerton metal artist who’s known mostly through word of mouth (forget finding him online, for example), Carmichael created … read more

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