Not only do I love this piece of art but I love the photo! I don’t think my need for organization and order can be categorized as OCPD (although some guy asked me if I was OCD at a party I threw the other week!) Ok I admit that all of the beverage labels need to face forward in my fridge, but it’s not a disease, right? I say it’s more of an attempt to organize the chaos of life. If my house is clean I feel like a million bucks. If it’s dirty I will literally crawl in bed and pull the covers over my head. Visual chaos clouds my mind and makes me feel like things are out of control. Some of you, I’m sure, will have no idea of what I am taking about, but all of you right brainers with a little mania sprinkled in, surely can relate. All that being said, I like that a bit of OCD makes for great design!
By Cole Danehower From the May/June 2011 issue
With an emphasis on flavor rather than alcohol, the Pacific Northwest is rapidly becoming a leader in craft-oriented small-batch distilling.
Just as the Northwest pioneered craft brewing in the 1980s, and as our regional wine scene developed during the same period, so today the region is home to a rapidly growing population of indie spirits crafting.
By Cole Danehower
From the May/June 2011 issue
I love taking everyday objects and using them in unique and creative ways. Giving a second life to something that would normally be discarded. Pallets are one of those objects that can be transformed into so many different things. I love what Fern Richardson over at Life on the Balcony has done with her pallets.