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Makoto Imai masters Japanese traditional woodworking and construction in Washington and around the world

After 25 years in Seabeck, Makoto Imai says, “I never thought of moving. Now I can say I like it here. I have nothing to complain about.” That’s his workshop in the background. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
After 25 years in Seabeck, Makoto Imai says, "I never thought of moving. Now I can say I like it here. I have nothing to complain about." That's his workshop in the background. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Makoto has designed and built 江苏快三走势图s in Japan, in California, on the East Coast and in Washington, along with stunning, singular pieces of furniture.

Justin Marx cooks lamb chops on the grill. Each small rack of 4 ribs will be sliced into individual chops after they’ve cooked. Caption to come from Orsi Marx or Justin Marx. Credit: Zach Walker
Pacific NW Magazine

How to get the world’s best meat delivered to your door — plus an epically great grilled lamb recipe from Seattle’s Marx Foods

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Pacific NW Magazine

Whether she’s tending her garden, her yoga clients or her own family, Suzette Birrell nurtures growth and generosity

SUZETTE BIRRELL IS a mother and a grandmother. Also, for the past 17 years as a pre- and postnatal yoga instructor, she’s helped new moms navigate a precious, profound and sometimes-chaotic period of life. Birrell is also an ardent gardener. She believes it’s all connected. “Gardening and nurturing is the same thing,” she says. “Tending...  VIEW