fire pits

Hotspot Fire Pits Amp Up Outdoor Gatherings

Welder Tim Odell's fire pits and detachable grills are great for evenings outside

You could say welder Tim Odell’s Hotspot fire pits and detachable grills were inspired by the way the wind was blowing. “I live in the Methow Valley, and in the spring, the wind would blow from one side of my house and in the fall, from the other,” he says. Tired of gusts extinguishing his…

Jennifer McCullum

Create a Cozy Outdoor Space with a Backyard Fire Pit

Toasty warm gathering spots can be as simple—and affordable—as a run to Target.

As an author who writes books about science and nature, West Seattleite Lyanda Haupt relies on sharp binoculars, a clean hand lens and a pair of sturdy walking shoes. A less likely tool? Her backyard fire pit. “I love it!” she says. “It brings me outside when I wouldn’t otherwise be there.” In the evening,…

Seattle Mag