Judy Blume was the first author who inspired me to be a writer, and I just keep learning from her.
Melanie grew up in the bayous of Louisiana, but Seattle is her home. She's lived here four times, between stops in Los Angeles and Atlanta. When she's not helping her clients bring their creative vision to life, you'll find her painting and creating collages, eating a raspberry bullseye at Top Pot Doughnuts, scouting Seattle for contemporary art, or taking urban hikes through the Olympic Sculpture Park with her husband and four-year-old son.
Melanie’s work has been featured online at Trendland, The Huffington Post, and Sunset Magazine, and on popular design and art blogs including SFGirlByBay, Decor8, The Jealous Curator, and Design*Sponge. Learn more at melaniebiehle.com
Recent stories by Melanie Biehle
While I sometimes envy New Yorkers, the truth is that we’re fortunate to have some very cool art and design happening right here in our beautiful, relaxed Pacific Northwest corner of the country. Come closer. I'll show you.
One person can make a difference. Bryan Papé founded MiiR, a Seattle-based active lifestyle brand strategically designed to give back, after a life-changing skiing accident.
A conversation with Cool Things Maker Peter Benarcik of Five Ply Design.
Teatro ZinZanni's all-ages rock show includes songs that both grownups and kids will love along with awesome aerial acrobatics.
This time we're taking Get The Look outdoors. Create a cool urban outdoor oasis based on the Olympic Sculpture Park.
While I’m no longer regulary torturing friends and colleagues with my 60s Haight-Ashbury way of presenting myself, I still love using essential oils. Especially at home.
Hi. My name is Melanie. I killed my “unkillable” air plants.
It seems like everything cool is happening in Pioneer Square these days.
There is some really cheesy Seattle art for tourists out there, but not these prints. It helps that some of our own PNW artists created work that turn the spotlight on our fair city in clever, beautiful ways that even a local would be proud to hang on their living room wall.
The atmosphere changes when you step into Miller’s Guild from the bright, modern lobby of Hotel Max.
If you've never seen James Turrell's Light Reign at the Henry Art Gallery, here’s a great reason to finally check it out.
Modern. Colorful. Friends and fans of the Seattle art and music scenes. Does this sound like you? Your out-of-town guests? If so, you may want to introduce them to Hotel Max.
Passive House homes use 80-90% less heating energy than traditionally-built homes. What does that look like? See View Haus 5, the latest Passive House project by Cascade Built.
The tiny house movement is about sacrificing square footage and physical belongings for more freedom. Are you ready to join in?
Seattle is full of beautiful, luxurious hotels. I'm visiting some of them to find out how to bring that luxury into our own homes, starting with Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle.
Cherry Bombe is biannual magazine celebrating women and food founded by fashion magazine veterans Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu.
West Elm has teamed up with Kate Spade Saturday and it's truly a match made in color palette heaven.
The Seattle Art Museum recently received a really cool gift and I’m super excited about it. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, one of the most extensive collections of modern and contemporary art in the Northwest, is now part of SAM.
The bright, fun patterns of Finnish textile and clothing design company Marimekko are just steps away from Pike Place Market at Pirkko.
Words of encouragement from Seattle artists for your home office, the corner of your apartment where you do yoga, or anywhere else in your space that needs a little inspirational sprucing up.
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.
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?