September 2013

The Coolest Couches for Your Home

The Coolest Couches for Your Home

Couches for every space and taste

GET A LEG UPThis fall, West Elm (South Lake Union, 2201 Westlake; 206.467.5798; westelm.com), always a reliable source for stylish, affordable design, brings us the James Harrison collection from the award-winning U.K.-based designer known for producing high-end, design-forward furniture and interior pieces. The simply tailored settee ($1,099), part of a three-piece collection that includes a…

Local Distillers Perfect the Art of Gin Making

Local Distillers Perfect the Art of Gin Making

A.J. Rathbun spotlights the local distillers who have turned Washington into the ever-gin state

Ever since the tweaks in the liquor laws made distilling in Washington state legal, we’ve seen a pretty wide assortment of spirit and liqueur selections become available. But the highest concentration has been of gin and vodka. The latter is understandable—vodka is the most basic of spirits and can be made easily from pretty much…

Modern Kids' Goods, Gifts and Gear at Wee Tots

Modern Kids’ Goods, Gifts and Gear at Wee Tots

One of the best under-the-radar shops for kids

This light-filled 2-year-old shop on Main Street in Old Bellevue is a one-stop shop for the modern family. From gear to games, owner and former Microsoftie Ji-Young Lee stocks the shelves with contemporary, eco-friendly and unique domestic and European brands, such as Oeuf, Plan Toys, Dwell Studio, Moulin Roty and Sevi, that appeal to kids,…