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Nice work Dwell!


  I have written about Dwell Magazine before.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, produces what I think is the best magazine focused on homes in their many shapes and forms.  I urge you to get a subscription … Continue reading

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Redemption


Ponder the lowly pallet.  Assembled of pine, it performs its intended role in the shipping trade admirably.  But after a few trips across the country, it is often discarded and ends up being burned or chucked in a landfill.  But … Continue reading

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Which coast is this again?


  My dad, Richard Briggs, grew up on the east coast.  Living in New York City, he took most of his beach vacations in Massachusetts.  Sadly, we didn’t get to take an East Coast beach vacation together before he suddenly … Continue reading

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Celebrate your local makers!


The folks pictured above work at Seattle’s best bike shop, R&E Cycles.  Dan Towle has owned Rodriguez Bicycles (R+E Cycles) since 1993.  Dan and his crew have been making amazing bikes on the “Ave” in Seattle for decades.  I thought of Dan … Continue reading

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A classic American success story


Every once in a while I meet an American craftsman whose story I just feel compelled to tell.  David Stine is one of those craftsman.  Last June I was honored to be invited to appear on a panel about American made … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, action!


I often hear a common complaint. “I want to buy more products manufactured in the U.S., but they are tough to find. Well, one retailer that is making it easy to go on a “one stop, all-American” shopping trip is … Continue reading

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It reads a bit like a murder mystery.


I came across a couple of interesting blog posts written by an American manufacturer of furniture.  Paul Downs makes furniture in Philadelphia, and was contacted by a German furniture maker who wanted Mr. Downs to make some of their furniture in … Continue reading

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They’re back!


There is no reason to ever buy furniture that isn’t made in America.  Let me say that again.  There is no reason to ever buy furniture that isn’t made in America.  Here in Seattle, the furniture company for those in … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that


We did our video shoot at McKinnon Furniture’s wood shop and showroom yesterday and it was a hoot.  My cameraman extraordinaire Johnathan Iishi and I spend the entire day with Sheila McKinnon and Theresa Schneider and their amazing craftspeople who … Continue reading

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I’ll just take everything in the showroom please


When you walk into the McKinnon Furniture showroom on Western Avenue in Seattle, what hits you first is the pleasing fragrance.  Wood.  Beautiful wooden dining room sets.  Handsome wooden bookcases.  Refined wooden wardrobes.  Cherry furniture, maple furniture, walnut furniture and mahogany furniture.  … Continue reading

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