Category Archives: Seattle lifestyle

Speak out for the trees

Where is your favorite tree? Tell your story on the Forest for the Trees Storymap! Artist Katherine Wimble Fox and SoCoCulture (the South King County Cultural Coalition)  announce an open call to the public to contribute to the crowd-sourced, online, interactive Forest for the … Continue reading

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Opinion: Does Seattle City Council Actually Want Affordability?

Listening to City Council members’ rhetoric you might think they want cheaper housing. But do most of them, really? The Council has done nothing about accessory units, which would be helpful to both homeowners and accessory-unit residents. They actually outlawed … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Place names are part of who we are as a city. Seattle’s standard misspellings and wrong (or unsanctioned?) names might be treasured quirks as well. Or are they opportunities to charmingly correct our friends and enliven parties? The answer is … Continue reading

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Save your PARK(ing) spot for September

In past years, PARK(ing) Day parklet pop-ups have included streets lined with art studios, bowling alleys, mini golf courses, bubble gardens, urban farms, and places to lounge and relax.  Seattle has participated in the international PARK(ing) Day event since 2007. … Continue reading

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Hazel Wolf K-8 School – Where ‘biophilic’ design bonds children with nature

Hazel Wolf K-8 School is DJC Building of the Year for 2016 and a beautiful example of how natural elements like living walls and rain gardens can be integrated into school spaces.  Check out this great article by Laura Kazmierczak … Continue reading

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