COMPACT KITCHEN APPLIANCES FOR BACKYARD COTTAGES

Over the past 5 years, we've seen a trend toward smaller living spaces. This is partly due to the rising cost of housing but equally important to note is the desire to downsize our impact on the earth with the added bonus of less space to clean on a regular basis. Here are our favorite picks for small but powerful kitchen appliances.

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John Wolters
Chemex Brew Guide


Peter Schlumbohm invented the Chemex manual coffee maker in 1941. In its obituary of Schlumbohm, the New York Times called the Chemex "one of the 100 best modern devices."

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John Wolters
Brass Lamp

The Brass Lamp, a simple bedside or bathroom wall fixture that is timeless, easy to assemble and costs under $50 in parts. 

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Cady Chintis
Rapha Festive 500

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”

--Earnest Hemingway

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Kelly Nowels
Green River Trail

Over the holidays two Seattle friends invited us to ride the Green River trail with them.  We had no idea of the rich and layered history of the region...

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John Wolters