2014 Holiday Gift Guides

2014 Holiday Gift Guides

The Verge – Gifts are sorted by price, ranging from under $25 to over $300.

Core 77 – A selection of 77 gifts, curated by various industry peers.

Cool Hunting – A range of items sorted into four tailored guides.

PSFK – Assortment of items to help live, work and play.

Grain Edit – A selection of over 30 books related to illustration, design and typography.

If I’m missing any guides that have cool or interesting items, feel free to leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to this list.

Travel: Seattle

Seattle

Last week I took a trip to Seattle for the first time. Despite what many people say about the weather it only rained once and the other days were pretty sun. Seattle has a great mix of mid-size city feel, surrounded by green lush, water and a ton of outdoor activities to do. The city is really walkable and is ranked 4th friendliest biking city in America.

Pike Market in Seattle
Pike Market

Gum Wall in Seattle
Gum Wall

Fishing Boat

Elliot Bay
Elliot Bay

If you visit Seattle, be sure to check out the EMP Museum (Experience Music Project). Contrary to the name, the museum also includes a Sci-Fi and Horror Film section which I liked. The architecture around the EMP is also really interesting.

EMP Museum in Seattle
EMP Museum

EMP Museum in Seattle
EMP Museum

EMP Museum in Seattle
EMP Museum

Fremont Bridge, Seattle
Fremont Bridge

Grand Central Arcade
Grand Central Arcade

Fremont, Seattle
All Green Everything

Shipping Port
Shipping Port

Twin Falls Trail
Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

There’s no lack of food choices in Seattle either, thanks to the diverse city the options are pretty comparable to NYC. Some of the places we ate and I recommend include Westward, Mikes Noodle House in the Chinatown, Pie Bar (Alcohol and Pies) and Taylor’s Shellfish, both in Capital Hill. The Seafood at Pikes Market is really good and while your there check out Oriental Mart, a small tucked away Filipino restaurant that’s amazing.

Westward, Seatte
Westward

Westward, Seattle
Westward