After her culinary adventures as a travel writer, Lisa Kinoshita’s friends would say, “She’ll eat anything that moves,” and she agrees: “As Nietzsche said, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” A talented writer and designer, she owns Mineral, an art gallery and jewelry studio in Tacoma. Keep up with her current work at lisakinoshita.com.

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A Resting Place

The new entrance to Tacoma’s most haunting and hallowed spot offers a window on a lost world and a critique of our civic soul. Created by Puyallup tribe member Shaun Peterson, the cemetery’s eagle archway features a twenty-two-foot wingspan. The...
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In Store

Get your princess fix at this Capitol Hill boutique, where the feminine mystique is alive and well. Photography by Greg Plumis Pretty Parlor is a boudoir-like boutique on Capitol Hill. It sets the mood with Elvis and Audrey Hepburn posters,...
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Art Stars of Local Fashion

Fashion isn’t about slavishly following design dictums anymore. The current trend is dressing that allows for personal invention. High fashion has been demystified as top-tier designers launch inexpensive collections for the street: Alexander...
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Bremerton’s Museum of Tamed Trees

The stunning, stunted world of Elandan Gardens. In the rarefied horticultural realm of bonsai, downsizing is a virtue. Trees that would naturally soar to one hundred feet or more in the wild are pruned and trained into thick-trunked dwarves of four...
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Tour de Mont

How much creativity does it take to ride your bike one hundred and fifty-four miles up and around Mount Rainier? Just think of the stories you have to tell yourself to make it all the way. There are reasons why regular people mutate into dedicated...
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Good Space

“Tacoma feels like Brooklyn ten years ago,” says glass artist Oliver Doriss, who opened Fulcrum Gallery late last year in the Hilltop neighborhood. “This is a do-it-yourself kind of town.” In June, when the Glass Art Society hosts an...
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Eyewitness

What Walter Gaya Saw Photos by Walter Gaya The combat photographer Robert Capa famously said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” The photos of Walter Gaya, Tacoma photographer and U.S. Army veteran, offer a...
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Great Dresser

Talented young fashion designer Chelsia Berry does hip, fanciful one-offs and limited-run frocks for insiders who have discovered her work. Berry cites influences from 1980s pop culture and politics (a star-studded, Wonder Woman-style belt and lots of...
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Tribal Treasures

Jack Curtright began collecting Native American art as a teen, in Hoquiam, where unusual, finely woven baskets from coastal tribes turned up regularly at yard sales. Forty years later, Curtright is a respected preservationist, art dealer and appraiser...