Tag: art

"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

Pink

What Next? Pink Ponies?

That ever-charming, disarming pink — it is a color for all seasons and reasons that comes and goes, peeking around every corner to capture our attention. Pink is a cool color that easily teeters the prism from mauve to flamingo, 10 parts white … read more

Is Yellow Mellow

Is Yellow Mellow?

Scary might describe the color yellow, but most would prefer the term “happy.” This happy-face hue may be kitchen-friendly, but otherwise the color is like wild bees mixed with bulls in a rodeo chute. The color we are talking about is primary yellow, … read more

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