Stepping into Ann Hamilton’s The Common SENSE, an art installation on view at the Henry through April 2015, is sort of like entering a choose-your-own-adventure book.
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.
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Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is helping us discover the things in our home that we truly love and how to part with the rest.
Seattle-based jewelry designer Joanna Morgan creates versatile and stylish silver and brass jewelry made of metal sourced in the USA. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for the jewelry lover on your list, here are my five favorite pieces from Joanna’s online shop.
You know the one. The friend you’d never think to call if you scored an extra ticket to a Seahawks game. The black sheep “artsy” sister in your family of conservative investment bankers. What in the world are you supposed to buy for this woman?
If you’re looking to get your holiday guests out of the house but they’ve already seen the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, I’ve got another suggestion for you. The Central Library branch of the Seattle Public Library is one of the most interesting buildings in the city. Let’s go inside for a photographic tour.
Pop Departures at the Seattle Art Museum celebrates pioneering pop artists like Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg and takes us past the 60s to current artists who have been influenced by the movement.
Starbucks and Target teamed up with Seattle’s Cassandra LaValle, founder of the lifestyle blog Coco + Kelley, to bring you Starbucks Fall Essentials. And guess what? It's gorgeous.
This past summer I visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition located at the Seattle Center next to the Space Needle. It's a fantastic place to take your out-of-town guests, even on the darkest of Seattle gray days.
A few weeks ago I shared some bright, fun pop art sculpture by Seattle and San Diego artist Jean Wells. Here's the gorgeous place she called (floating) home for two months.
We’re really lucky to live in Seattle for a lot of reasons, but having fantastic musicians who cater to kids and families is definitely one of them. My husband and I love Recess Monkey just as much as our four-year-old son does!
Recently we shared some beautiful photographs from the City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India exhibition that’s currently on display at the Seattle Art Museum. Now we want to tell you the stories behind the images.
When I was first invited to visit City Sweats in Madison Park, I was a bit skeptical. Having grown up in the South, I do anything physically possible to avoid any type of heat.
Have you ever wished for just one more reason to justify a trip to Anthropologie? Well, now you have one. The downtown Seattle Anthropologie store is now offering in-store gift registry assistance.
Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt can be even more festive with if you enjoy it with these lovely bowls and flatware.
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.
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.