Local pop realism sculptor Jean Wells might not care for cooking, but she serves up delicious pop art mosaics that will whet your appetite for fun.
Melanie grew up in the bayous of Louisiana, but calls Seattle her home. She's lived here four different times, between stops in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Her work has been featured online at The Huffington Post, Sunset Magazine, and UPPERCASE Magazine, and on popular design and art blogs including SFGirlByBay, Decor8, The Jealous Curator, Apartment Therapy, and Design*Sponge.
When she's not helping her clients bring their creative vision to life, you'll find her painting and creating collages, sipping cappuccino and eating a raspberry bullseye at Top Pot Doughnuts, scouting Seattle for cool contemporary art, or walking through the Olympic Sculpture Park and snapping photographs of her husband and three-year-old son.
Recent stories by Melanie Biehle
Embrace your creative side with a fine art workshop at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. In addition to quarterly courses, Gage offers weekend and weeklong workshops, fine art exhibitions, and art events.
Northwest Coast Native American art and Pacific Northwest landscapes influenced "the big four" of the Northwest School and ultimately produced modern art with its own distinct regional flavor.
Are you looking for a new way to decompress after a long week at the office? Urban Float in Fremont offers one-hour float session in a dark, silent float pod that could do the trick.
Over the past few years, coworking spaces began popping up all over the country. As the number of people who telecommute continues to grow, coworking spaces like WeWork are proving to be more than a passing fad.
Take a break from the heat with some cool cookbooks from Book Larder in Fremont, Seattle's community cookbook store. In addition to collections of delicious recipes, Book Larder features fun events like book signings, pop-up bakeries, and hands-on classes.
Do you miss Mad Men as much as I do? While you won't see Don draping himself over Hans Wegner's Round Chair, you can imagine it while viewing the Nordic Heritage Museum's current exhibition Danish Modern: Design for Living.
Pink makes me (and a lot of other people!) happy. Here are some of my favorite finds featuring bright shades of pink.
Seven things to do right here in Seattle when that feeling of Mediterranean wanderlust strikes.
One of my favorite things to do in Seattle year-round is visiting the Olympic Sculpture Park. In the summer the Seattle Art Museum makes it even more special with their fun free event series starting today, and going through August.
While we might love to decorate our homes with original artwork, sometimes we need more affordable options. High-quality prints, like these from four local Seattle artists, can help you fill your space with beauty without breaking the bank.
Seattle-based company Urban Hardwoods recycles trees by giving them a second life as high-quality furniture. Ninety percent of the materials used to create the one-of-a-kind pieces are sourced within 20 miles of Seattle.
Savor the afternoon by curling up with a summer beach read, enjoy a late snack, and finish out the day with a glass of wine or a fun summer cocktail. Here's a list of 10 things to help you create your own cozy outdoor nest and enjoy a long, lazy summer day.
Tif Fussell is a Seattle-area artist, author, and crafter. She was born into a family of collectors and fills her lovely home with things that make her happy.
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945 features nearly 200 objects ranging from paintings, sculpture, and items for the home to advertising, film, and fashion. It will be on view at the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park through October 19th.
A look at what's inside the Second Avenue Belltown space that houses Suyama Peterson Deguchi, Suyama Space, 3x10, and Peter Miller Books.
Peter Miller Books is one of the best bookstores that I've ever visited. Luckily for us, it's located right here in Belltown.
Mixing and matching colorful, patterned carpet squares to create my very own personalized rug? Yes, please.
We interviewed James Peeken from vintage home goods shop Ludlow in Phinney Ridge to learn about the shop and find out some of his favorite places in Seattle.
While I often hate seeing spaces that hold sentimental value be replaced by high-rises, I love some of the things that are being done with multifamily housing and commercial space these days. Assembly Hall at Via6 is the perfect example.
If you need ideas on how to create an interesting floral arrangement, design a fun tabletop, or make a comfortable but beautiful dinner, these creative locals have got you covered. Get ready to be inspired!
Even before I knew that Living Room walked away with the top honor in the American Bars category of the 2013 UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, I had decided that I needed to see and photograph it. The blend of color and architectural details makes it a must-visit spot for modern design fans.
One way to freshen up the look of your entire room is to add a piece of interesting lighting. When I heard about the Dennis Parren CMYK color lamp at Inform Interiors, I had to go and see it for myself.
The London Plane is a shop, cafe, bakery, wine bar, and events space from the teams who brought us local favorites Marigold & Mint, Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, Bar Sajor, and Old Chaser Farm.
If you have a big project, like redesigning your entire home, gathering inspiration can be overwhelming rather than fun. Next time you feel stuck in a decor rut, try some of these tips to spark your creativity.