Fountain of Youth

With each passing year, your body and mind are aging. But growing older doesn’t have to be an inevitable fact of life. Aging is, in fact, something you can control. By making lifestyle changes and practicing good habits each day, you can slow, and even reverse, the...

Dream Houseboat

The words “new construction” and “houseboat” rarely go together. Most houseboat slips in the Seattle area are already taken. So when a retired couple looking to downsize approached architect Dan Nelson—principal architect at Designs Northwest Architects, of Stanwood,...

It’s For The Birds

Whenever I spy a hummingbird dancing through my garden, I admit to feeling pleased with my design skills—for these remarkably tiny creatures are quite particular about where they land. A landscape has to be colorful, fragrant, and tempting with nectar in order to...

Long Island Living

When the founder of a full-service agency rented a summer house in Montauk, New York, he used it to do what he does best: brand summer. Richard Christiansen is the founder and creative director of New York City–based Chandelier Creative, a full-service creative agency...