Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Seattle, Part Two

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Earlier this week, I headed to Seattle to report a story for an upcoming issue and to run around town to find the best food, furnishings, and other local favorites. Part one of my trip was bookended with croissants and Korean tacos and filled with glimpses of the Olympic Sculpture Park, city bike racks, freeway underpasses, and more. Here we pick up halfway through day two of my three-day trip.

My first stop after lunch was the Seattle Public Library's Central Library, designed by OMA with local design firm LMN…
The absolutely stunning building was completed in 2004 and still draws design enthusiasts (who can partake in free…
My favorite part of the library is easy to miss. Located on the fourth floor, the meeting room level is quite literally…
After my trip to the library, I drove to the International District and old Japantown to visit Kobo at Higo, a…
Though the season's last strawberries have come and gone, that didn't stop me from longing for the ceramic bowls the…
These blanched pine cones caught my eye and reminded me of the Arik Levy installment of assistant editor Jordan…
Next, at editor Jaime Gross's suggestion, I headed north to Ballard and to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, more often…
After the locks, I took a walk down Ballard Avenue, the main drag of the one of the city's hippest neighborhoods these…
Though the shop is definitely not a modern design store, it's a cozy place and I spotted some great finds, like this…
I was hoping to pop into Space Oddity, a vintage furniture shop, but unfortunately the store is closed on Mondays.
I did, however, peek inside through the windows and spotted this Eames molded plastic side chair—as well as a pile of…
Before I met a friend for dinner at the French restaurant Bastille, I headed down to the edge of Salmon Bay to check in…
The next morning, I started my day at the Henrybuilt and Viola Park showroom downtown. Though two separate companies,…
In SoDo, Henrybuilt's headquarters backs onto its 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Once designs are complete,…
After three more steps, the cabinets end up in their final "cell," where they are assembled and packaged for shipping…
The factory is also home to the company's testing area. Shown here are prototypes for and the final designs of…
After the tour, I stopped by the Seattle Art Museum for its new Picasso exhibit, on view through January 17, 2011. The…
For lunch, I enjoyed a cold muffo sandwich and a chat about kite-boarding in Lake Washington with my neighbor at the…
Before I packed up to head home, I visited local architects Prentis Hale and Thomas Schaer of Shed Built, whose kitchen…
Hale and Schaer built most of the office's structures themselves, including the back loft working area and its steps,…
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