Green Living

September 2, 2016 9:46 PM
Prep your house now for colder weather to come
March 14, 2016 4:52 PM
Those towering evergreens that surround the city sparked the lumber boom of the late 19th century and continue to draw lovers of the great...
Man with a broccoli beard
March 7, 2016 6:22 PM
Seattle is a city of foodies. From the famous Bite of Seattle (July 15-17) to the healthy vegetarian Veg Fest (April 9 and 10) to the epic...
September 1, 2015 11:39 PM
With iron gray siding and ultramodern facades, the three town houses on 18th Avenue and E Spring Street, designed by architect couple...
Rhody for Seattle mag
March 31, 2015 7:32 PM
It’s one of Seattle’s most sparkling gems—which many of us forget about unless we’re looking for cool places to take out-of-towners. But...
January 6, 2015 8:57 PM
When an East Coast friend of mine recently moved here to work for a prominent, Seattle-based nonprofit, he was tossing what he considered...
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April 19, 2013 9:13 PM
Just when you think the 43-year-old Earth Day is sputtering on the fumes of its hippie origins, something entirely new springs forth. Case...
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December 14, 2012 5:43 PM
The holiday season has put me in the mood for some green red wine. Nope, that’s not a new varietal. I’ve got a hankering for wine that’s...
September 24, 2012 9:04 PM
Decades ago, our parents and grandparents slept on mattresses stuffed with natural materials, such as feathers, natural latex from rubber...
August 10, 2012 9:27 PM
When it’s finished this fall, the Bullitt Center (bullittcenter.org) will be the greenest commercial building on the planet, using solar...
February 17, 2012 11:22 PM
In a design studio on Vashon Island, Peter Scott is cooking up solutions to big problems. His company, Burn Design Lab, is on a mission to...
November 22, 2011 6:54 PM
Beth Evans-Ramos doesn’t want to ignite your envy. But on winter’s frostiest days, the 2,000-square-foot house in Shoreline where she lives...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
The 1,750-square-foot house architect Robert Humble designed for himself and his wife is entirely nontraditional for Seattle. It’s modern,...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
You wouldn’t think a Ballard bungalow with pink asbestos siding and lead paint would appeal to a couple with an interest in the environment...
September 16, 2011 4:28 PM
Those who grew up in the 1970s may recall the appearance of a brick in the bathroom toilet tank—a popular do-it-yourself water-saving...
September 12, 2011 11:42 PM
The first time Dan Whitmore welcomed a group of friends to the nearly completed Rainier Valley home he was building for his family, it was...