Design & Style

Asia Pacific Cultural Center: Finding a Home

Since 1996 the Asia Pacific Cultural Center has been working toward establishing a permanent home for itself in Tacoma. Throughout the years the APCC has been housed in several buildings in the Tacoma area, hoping the whole time for a permanent location best suited to its needs. The APCC represents about 47 countries and educates […]

7 Trends To Spice Up Your Fall Wardrobe

This fall, fashion is a moving target, so let us do the pointing for you! Here’s the definitive list for spicing up your fall wardrobe. From the office to weekend wear, these trends are not to be missed. EMILY HAPPY POWER RED From pop-of-color statement pieces to monochromatic head-to-toe looks, red is the official color […]

Clear(ly) Connected Lake House Design

Imagine being one of the first to own property on Clear Lake outside of Graham, Washington. That was the story for one of the original homesteaders on the lake, and the extended family continues to have a deep love of the land and the lake. The homesteader’s grandson, a retired surgeon, sparkles and lights up […]

Onalaska Redesign

Jenny and Jesse Garrison inherited a home from Jenny’s parents in 2010. It was her parents’ dream home, built in 1970 and redone in the ’80s, in peach tones, which were popular at the time. The home was in need of a complete remodel, so the Garrisons began by remodeling the kitchen and bath from […]

Begin Your Style Journey at Embellish

When you walk into Embellish Multispace Salon, you notice the bright, upbeat atmosphere created by owner Patricia Lecy. One of the many interesting things you will see is a large aquatic mural above the shampoo lounges. “Why stare at a white blank ceiling? Why not look up and see something beautiful?” says Lecy. She commissioned […]

Linda MacNeil: Wearable Glass Jewelry

Artist Linda MacNeil’s innovative use of glass to create elegant, wearable jewelry provides a unique opportunity for the Museum of Glass to present its first jewelry exhibition. MacNeil has been a pioneer in both the studio jewelry and studio glass movements since the 1970s. It was during that decade that MacNeil began fashioning a body […]

Fashion Trends

2016 is now behind us, and left behind are memories of monochromatic looks, minimalism, and “athleisure.” For the upcoming season, prepare to embrace the rebirth of 1980s glam. Spring 2017 will introduce a modern version of the fashion revolution, bringing back puffed sleeves, bold prints and colors, ruffles, and statement earrings. Spring catwalks are flourishing […]

Home Trends for 2017

Pinterest just released its list of the top home trends predicted to take over your boards and we’re ready to start pinning! Keep reading to see the hottest home trends of 2017. plants Plants have been taking over our backyards for as long as we can remember, and this year, searches for indoor plants as […]

Gift Guide 2016 – Give the gift they will all love!

Glassybaby 10230 Main St, Bellevue A celebrated Pacific Northwest company. It takes four glass artists and three layers of glass to create each one-of-a-kind glass cup, votive or bowl. With each Glassybaby purchase, a portion of the proceeds goes to charities dedicated to healing. ~$44 glassybaby.com Patagonia Baby Reversible Down Sweater Hoody Reversible, lightweight, hooded […]

fall fashion: texture is all the buzz!

After a tremendous marathon of fashion collections and presentations New York Fashion Week has finally come to an end. This upcoming season expect to see a plethora of texture in your local retail stores inspired by designer’s collections showcased this past fashion week. Fabrics such as satin, tweed, velvet, fur, and suede were seen all […]