S2V 2017

[From left to right: Todd Plaunt, Andrew van Leeuwen, Pete Nelson, Michael Smith, Mark Carson, Brian Boram, Kevin Eckert, Albert Shum, Jeff Johnson, Peter Gray, Aaron Pambianco, Paul Jaqua, Chris Mears, Blair Casey, Brandon Boudreaux, Greg Plaunt, Bill Weigand] Something remarkable happened this last summer. Each year, at the end of August, we round up our comrades and ride for two days from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s a chance to close our laptops, get some serious fitness, and spend time with an exceptional crew of individuals, all while enjoying the spectacle of summer in the Pacific Northwest. Like every year, we carefully chose a compelling non-profit organization to direct our contributions to, and, like every year, we called on our community to contribute to that organization. This year we made an especially unreasonable financial goal, doubling our initial pledge, and asked our community to dig deep and give
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Kate Duncan’s ADDRESS for the Home

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/kate-duncans-address-home/address_storefront-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/ADDRESS_Storefront-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Kate Duncan&#8217;s ADDRESS for the Home" /></a>
                                Our store(y) today takes us to Vancouver, BC where furniture designer <a href="http://kateduncan.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kate Duncan</a> will be hosting the annual <a href="https://addressassembly.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ADDRESS</a> event now in its fourth year and taking place this May 25-28, 2017. If you haven’t heard, ADDRESS is a four-day show that features emerging designers and makers from the Pacific Northwest and from all disciplines including furniture, lighting, and accessories.
In lieu of a usual convention hall, ADDRESS looks to places that don’t require an exhibitor to build a booth so that the focus can be on the designer’s actual products. This year, ADDRESS is taking up shop at the historic Ellis Building in Downtown Vancouver. Read on to see why Kate decided to create a showcase like ADDRESS and stay tuned until the end where she’ll impart some good life lessons to take away (spoiler alert: it’s really good advice).


Kate Duncan at ADDRESS 2016

Why did
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Contrast at Play in Contemporary Vancouver Residence

166-2170 In 2014, Scott Posno built this contemporary single family residence in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. Designed for a family of four, the house is decidedly modern in aesthetic, but incorporates some neighborhood specific details to complement its surroundings. The stained cedar exterior is similar to the wood siding commonly used in the area. The entryway is recessed before the second story, giving an abstracted sense to the street facing facade. 166-20621 Starkly contrasting the black cladding exterior are the streamlined and pale tones of the interior. The light color palette and open floor plan give this 3,000 square foot home the impression of being larger. A skylight opens to all three stories of the home, allowing natural light to filter throughout the house, including one of the most striking features of the home: the transparent glass balustrade. 166-21421 The family room opens onto a generously sized back deck, allowing
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