MyHabit, the online designer sale site, has been going around the country this summer showcasing certain cities with unique vibes. Our Emerald City is last on their list after Portsmouth, Nashville, Dallas and Palm Springs. Take a look at the 10 products they think sum up the quirky style of our city, and see if you agree!
Warning: these pictures are not for the faint of heart, or for anyone with more than 16 cars. As you flip through the photos in the gallery - the same question will keep popping up: Is this a house or a car garage? There's no right answer other than....both.
The Escala Building in downtown Seattle is getting a new tenant - and it's not Christian Grey. Roche Bobois, the international furnishing company, is setting up shop in the 4th and Virginia building in downtown Seattle after being on Western Avenue for nearly 30 years.
The Remodelista Considered Design Awards just came out, and a bedroom in an Oregon Coast beach house won the Best Professionally Designed Bedroom Space award - designed by Seattle's own Hyde Evans Design. Check out the bedroom and the rest of the house!
When most people think about the Pacific Northwest, the color that comes to mind is gray. And while that might describe our weather 8+ months of the year, that doesn't have to be the color inside our houses! Here are some Porch houses who have broken the mold - and gone crazy with color!
After multiple appeals, the Mercer Island City council approved a plan in July that will tear down the five acre Mercer Island Coval House to make way for sixteen other homes to be built on the property. The MI 84th Limited Partnership bought the property for $7 million from Myer and Barbara Coval last year.
On Friday we looked at the rooftop garden by Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) on top of the South Lake Union Stack House apartment complex. While we were tickled by the idea of a city farm for the masses of tenants, most of the work SUFCo does is for residential gardens. Here's a look at one planted on top of a garage in Magnolia.
It's an understatement to say that Seattle has fallen completely and utterly into the farm-to-table, sustainable living/eating/breathing phenomenon. But when you live in an apartment in the city, it's kind of hard to grow your own veggies. Enter Seattle Urban Farm Company.
Earlier in the week it was so hot, everytime we passed a water fountain or decorative pond we wanted to jump in. Now that it's cooled off we're not having those same problems - but Porch.com helped us finding some local water features that are beautiful nonetheless (to look at!) Swimming not advised.
Have an itch to get creative and start a craft project? Begin your supply search at one of these Seattle craft stores and you will be on your way to total craft domination in no time!
There are few job titles that are cooler than "blacksmith". Erica Gordon of Steel Toe Studios creates beautiful jewelry along with amazing belt buckles at her Georgetown studio.
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.
Don't judge a book by its cover - but you can in fact judge a kitchen by its cabinets. Here are some of our favorite kitchen interiors courtesy of Porch.
We wouldn't mind climbing stairs if they were these Pacific Northwest ones! Thanks Porch for these drool-worthy staircases from around the area.
There are houses, and then there are works of art. We took a peek inside Realogics Sotheby's 10,000+square foot Lakehaven home on the shores of Lake Washington.
Totara Children's Boutique has opened in Madrona and it is filled with eco-friendly children's clothing from New Zealand and Australia. Stop by and grab something unique for your little ones!
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.
Catherine Lowe (née Giudici) of Bachelor fame is back in her hometown to launch her new C.Lowe by S&G paper-based line which includes Lowe Notes, notepads, placemats and tops. She, husband Sean and Scarlet & Gold owner Megan Smalley will be at Fred Wildlife Refuge tomorrow night for the launch party.
Pink makes me (and a lot of other people!) happy. Here are some of my favorite finds featuring bright shades of pink.
This weekend the West Seattle Garden Tour let us in on the secret world of some of the areas best backyard gardens.