Pande Cameron traces its origins back to 1924, when Colonel Guner Pande and his business partner, Ernest Cameron, began importing and selling fine oriental rugs with the help of their enterprising young assistant, Mihran Paul Andonian. Twenty-five years later, Mihran inherited the business, eventually passing it to the father-and-son team of Charles and Brad Andonian, who mind the shop to this very day. The flooring experts display a dazzling display of carpets in their South Lake Union and Bellevue storefronts, and also perform restoration of precious underfoot adornments, from purifying sullied wool and silk area rugs to dispatching ferocious reanimated bearskin rugs. Antique rugs cloak floorboards in dark-wine reds and ornamental paisley teardrops, and contemporary carpeting covers tile and hardwood with striking seas of color and creative designs. In addition to keeping toes basking in the soft fibers of new, restored, or rental carpets, Pande Cameron maintains a vital connection to its community through charitable partnerships with organizations such as Seattle Children's Hospital and the South Lake Union Park.
From the south end of Lake Union, kayakers and paddle boarders can head north toward Gas Works Park to see the century-old former Seattle Gas Light Company plant. From there, they can head east and wind through Portage Bay on the way through Montlake, then cut over to the Washington Park Arboretum and Lake Washington. If they turn west instead, they can cut through a canyon of city buildings until reaching Ballard Locks and Puget Sound, where they may arrive in time to see the sun hang just above the Olympic Mountains.
Moss Bay Rowing, Kayaking, Sailing and Paddle Board Center's team facilitates adventures like these by renting man-powered water vessels by the hour, day, or week. Rentals afford paddlers and sailors the chance to explore Seattle's sheltered waterways, which are held to a 7-knot speed limit. Moss Bay's staff also leads small-group and private lessons in rowing, kayaking, and sailing, and coordinates guided tours including excursions designed for kids and adults.
After retiring as a fourth-generation Seattle firefighter, it was only natural that Bill Davis decided his next career path would involve his ever-present tool belt. A master carpenter with more than 25 years of experience, Bill leads a bonded and insured crew of assistants as they expedite small and large domestic projects. He provides estimates and answers to all types of carpentry, remodeling, and installation projects, putting in new cabinets with the same deft skill he uses to build a brick pathway or clean gutters of squirrels’ safety deposit boxes. Above all, his company puts good work and integrity first, in hopes of becoming a household name for each of his clients.