April 2018

Photo by Alex Crook, Design by Wilk Design Workshop

The Italian Hoagie that Seattle Has Been Missing

The new project from Bauhaus Coffee original owner Joel Radin is East Coast–style sandwich shop, Hog Island Hoagie

The eponymous Hog Islander is the Italian hoagie East Coasters have been missing in Seattle

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5 One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces For Your Seattle Home Makeover

Add personality to your home with a couple of stylish vintage, restored or reclaimed pieces

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the “Favorite Home Shops” feature story. Click here to subscribe. Homestead (Capitol Hill, 501 E Pine St.; 206.588.5519) sells stunning vintage housewares, from rugs to coasters, and furniture; it also rents everything out, which is a great idea for anyone with a penchant for lavish…

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11 Best Home Décor Shops in Seattle

Just in time for a seasonal refresh, these spots deliver the goods.

Find furniture with multiple fabric choices as well as unique home gifts and accessories at Ballard’s Camelion Design

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Soft Touch: This Design Trend Isn’t Afraid of the Hygge Factor

We could all use a little more comfort these days

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the “Favorite Home Shops” feature story. Click here to subscribe. At chic furniture spot Diva Furniture/B&B Italia Seattle (downtown, 1300 Western Ave.; 206.287.9992), the comfiest seat in the house belongs to the J.J. rocking chair ($8,023–$9,371), which softens its steel and solid wood framing with a…

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6 Local Lighting Fixtures to Brighten Cloudy Seattle Days

No longer relegated to the category of home accessories, lighting fixtures have become the stars of the show

Among Alchemy Collections’ (Belltown, 2111 First Ave.; 206.448.3309) creative home offerings are these vivid Tube Top table lamps (above; $145), which come in a rainbow of colors, brightening up any room. Photograph by RH Gallery (pendant); Rejuvenation (sconces); Ferguson showroom (chandelier);  Lightart (box light, smith);  Each crystal in the one-of-a-kind Geode quartz crystal pendant (above, left; $1,871–$2,495) is placed…

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New Seattle Embassy Suites’ Robo-Butler Is At Your Service

The Savioke robot takes itself to and from the elevator at the new Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square

The Savioke robot takes itself to and from the elevator

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4 Eco-Friendly Furniture Pieces You Can Find in Seattle

Embrace your Pacific Northwest nature by incorporating sustainable, environmentally friendly pieces into your space

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the “Favorite Home Shops” feature story. Click here to subscribe. Tirto’s Capitol Hill store (Capitol Hill, 1908 E Mercer St.; 206.322.0597) carries rustically elegant furniture—like this solid wood teak root coffee table (above; pricing varies by size, $1,100 for 39 inches square by 16 inches…

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6 Local Table Accessories to Top Off Your Next Dinner Party

Forget the good china—these opulent, whimsical table accessories put the ‘art’ back in dinner party

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the “Favorite Home Shops” feature story. Click here to subscribe. These American-made Caskata Blue Lucy porcelain canapé plates (above, $109.95 for set of six) feature a playful deep blue octopus image in keeping with Seattle’s nautical nature. Pick them up—as well as additional pieces…

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Ma‘ono Chef Takes on New York–Style Pizza and Veggie Burgers in Seattle

Mark Fuller expands his comfort food repertoire with veggie burgers and pizza at ‘Table and Supreme

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Seattle first fell in love with chef Mark Fuller over fried sweetbreads and duck egg raviolo when he opened Spring Hill in West Seattle. Now, he’s best known for crafting arguably the city’s best fried chicken at Ma‘ono (Spring Hill’s successor and Rachel’s…

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Scrappy’s Bitters Are Taking Seattle’s Cocktail Bars By Storm

Plus: Five Scrappy's Bitters cocktails to try for your at-home tasting

Miles “Scrappy” Thomas makes bartending look easy (here, at Canon)—you can try creating your own cocktails at home with his line of bitters

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The Frozen Dessert at Southcenter We Absolutely Love

Bring a few friends to share the Mango Snow Milk.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Imagine you have to spend a night locked inside a mall à la one of those campy ’80s movies. Which mall do you pick? I’d choose Westfield Southcenter, if for no other reason than its excellent food options, from dumplings at Din Tai Fung…

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3 Seattle Record Store Owners Wax About Their Favorite Albums

In honor of Record Store Day, store owners from Silver Platters, Beats and Bohos and Sonic Boom dig their favorite LPs out of the crate

SHE'S GOT THE BEAT: Beats and Bohos’ Omaima Wolf going through the stacks in her Greenwood shop

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Arts: Stevie Shao

The Seattle muralist and illustrator understands the power of public art

Stevie Shao is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, Stevie Shao had never painted a mural. By the time Washington state lifted its lockdown order 15 months later, Shao had become one of the most in-demand public artists and illustrators in Seattle.  What started as…

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…