Under the omnipresent gaze of a video-camera recording system, StoragePartners' variously sized units safeguard belongings. With 21 locations across Washington and Oregon, including a brand-new space in Everett, safe, unassailable modules keep treasures from crowding domestic floor space across the Pacific Northwest. Electronic gates guard the entrance to the facility, which houses a covered loading dock, elevators, and onsite box trucks for convenient unloading and transporting. Rows of storage units range from 5’x5’ spaces fit for small furniture to 10’x30’ rooms that can contain a van, boat, or a hot parade float, and a hefty cylinder-lock system makes sure everything stays put. Packaging and supplies are available onsite for purchase, and customers can tap into the free WiFi system during their visits.
Velocity Art and Design, an aesthetically oriented emporium, provides visitors with a range of eccentric home essentials, including jewelry, lamps, clocks, office décor, and other eye-pleasing wonders capable of turning houses into homes and homes into at-home galleries. The artfully designed Ferm Living owl kids' apron ($34.25) brings whimsy to breakfast prep, and earthy, human-brushed Labokoff prints ($28 each), vibrant Fluf wool punch pillows ($135) and playful Blow Up wall clocks spruce up panic rooms and family rooms alike. No matter what guests seek in-store, Velocity's staffers aim to remain attentive, inventive, and open to discussions about the world of art and design.
Metropolitan Appliances has been showering homeowners with a bevy of brand-name domestic and office appliances for more than 60 years. Brothers Jim and Jeff Freedman oversee Metropolitan’s crackerjack staff of appliance aficionados, who stand ready to help you bedeck barren countertops or modernize your man, woman, or child cave. Punish misbehaving popcorn in a GE microwave ($89) or purée unwanted leftovers in a new Whirlpool garbage disposal ($89). Metropolitan also stocks a fleet of cleaning contraptions, including top-load washing machines from Estate ($349) and GE ($529), as well as Weber barbecues and grills for burning terminally unfashionable cardigans.
Zapffe Silversmiths was founded in Seattle, Washington by Mr. Carl Zapffe in 1919. Today, skilled craftsman continue to provide paramount silver restoration services to the NW and to customers around the world. Zapffe silversmiths also provides services for brass, copper, pewter, gold and other metals.
Paint the Town fosters fledgling artists within the kiddie-friendly confines of its studio, providing all the tools and supplies required to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind ceramic masterpiece. Choose from hundreds of pigment-less pieces, ranging from blank ceramic bowls ($20–$50), platters, and vases to whimsical models of cars, dragons, unicorns, and John C. Calhoun ($13–$30). Brush wielders map out the perfect warm, cool, or bold color palette with Paint the Town’s selection of earthenware-ready shades, frescoing to their heart's, hand's, or exceptionally coordinated foot's content before passing the newly tinted treasure off to a staff member ready and waiting to seal in its custom chromaticity.