“With design we’re solving problems,” says Corey Gutch, 39, co-founder of Civilization, a boutique design firm on Capitol Hill. “It’s not so much about self-expression. That’s what art’s for.” Civilization is known for artful problem solving, whether it’s the Frye Art Museum’s #SocialMedium project, the strange new Shabazz Palaces website or the SeattleDesign Lecture Series, set for its second run next year.
Jeans Simon Miller • Suit AMI linen notch lapel • Shoes Marsèll boots • Sunglasses Dries van Noten • Hat Margiela leather cap • Choice accessory Tanner belt • Favorite furniture item Illum Wikkelsø “King” sofa • Pets Plants • Last book read Studio Culture by Adrian Shaughnessy • Last movie seen Under the Skin
Favorite menu item Seared albacore sashimi at Aoki • Place to drink Sun Liquor • Drink of choice Lagavulin • Fast food Frybread tacos from Off the Rez • Coffee Stumptown • Art gallery Vermillion • Record shop Wall of Sound • Bookstore Peter Miller Books • Clothing store Totokaelo • Furniture store Pacific Galleries • Vintage spot Indian Summer
Mode of travel Nonstop • Travel accessory Ambien • Luggage Tumi duffel • Travel ritual Avoiding Charles de Gaulle • Restaurant Cerveceria Catalana, Barcelona • Hotel The Loden, Vancouver • Cultural site Sagrada Familia, Barcelona • Place for romance Tom’s Bar, Berlin • Place to shop San Telmo Market, Buenos Aires • Place you want to go but haven’t been Bangkok • Place you’ll never go again Gurgaon, India