October 2016

The ABCs of LEDs

The ABCs of LEDs

How to get the best from this long-lasting, energy-efficient light source.

There are more than a few reasons to get better acquainted with the mighty light-emitting diode (LED). According to Energy Saver, a consumer resource offered by the U.S. Department of Energy, LEDs use at least 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than their incandescent bulb counterparts. And as more lighting manufacturers unveil…

The Right Shade of White for Every Room

Four rooms, four paint hues

A living room featuring Farrow & Ball “Old White,” No. 4.

Illuminating Ideas for Interior Design

A Georgetown interior designer suggests how Seattle home design can lighten up

The living room’s black and white striped rug and printed throw pillows create a sense of energy to complement the natural and decorative light sources

Home Design Secrets: Top Tips from Seattle’s Experts

Seattle’s top designers on how to get the home you love

Dynamic Decor Dramatic contrasts in color and pattern infuse this Bellevue living room by Brio Design with a bright energy that supplements the natural light in the space

A New Off-Leash Master Plan Has Dog Owners Snarling

Seattle may have a rep as a city with more dogs than kids, but a new master plan for dog parks is in the works—and it’s not making dog owners happy

Winchester, one of Cole Eckerman’s dogs, enjoys a brief rest at the off-leash area in Genesee Park

Why Indie Bookstores in Seattle are Thriving

Why Indie Bookstores in Seattle are Thriving

Amazon’s incursion into brick-and-mortar territory could have independent bookstores shaking with fear—again. Instead, they’re not just surviving in Seattle, they’re thriving

A cafe at Ravenna’s Third Place Books invites patrons to sit down and read for awhile

The Best Local Socks to Buy Now

This city has a thing for socks. From top toe protection to no-slip all-stars, we’ve found the best bets for restocking your sock drawer

(From left to right) 1.  Sock It to MeThis Portland-based company has the corner on the whimsical-sock market. Go for the women’s Shakespeare-themed “Taming of the Shoe” or the men’s Multi Player gaming sock for a silly but sophisticated fashion statement. $11.50–$12, sockittome.com 2.  Darn Tough The name says it all. Based in Vermont and…

Just In Time for Thanksgiving: A New Pie Cookbook

Award-winning pastry expert Kate McDermott serves up her first cookbook

Pastry expert Kate McDermott

This Surgical Technician has a Thing for ‘Thriller’

Sheri Kinley gets ghoulish to the beat of a Halloween classic

Sheri Kinley heads Seattle Thrillers, a group that dances every October to MIchael Jackson’s iconic song

Author Maria Semple Names Seattle Spots in Her Latest Book

Location, location, location

In Seattle-based writer Maria Semple’s latest book, Today Will Be Different (Little, Brown and Company, $27) desperate housewife and former animator Eleanor Flood races around Seattle one day (see map) trying to make sense of everything that seems to matter in her life. Much like her last book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Semple incorporates city…

Seattle Opera’s Production of Hansel & Gretel Gets a Comedic Twist

Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel Returns To Seattle Opera

The age-old story of Hansel & Gretel gets a comedic twist in Seattle Opera’s production, opening October 15

Where to Find the Perfect Pasta

As a new wave of Italian eateries joins old favorites, we're falling in love with spectacular house-made pasta all over again

Chef/owner Mike Easton of Il Corvo in Pioneer Square works his sheeted, hand-cut pasta magic