Everything and everywhere starts with a story. Inspired Design will pique your visual curiosity and heighten your senses as you are transported by iconic PNW creators into the depths of their favorite iconic spaces. Explore with us familiar places and dive into never-before-shared personal, intimate sanctuaries. Honest, fun, inspiring conversations bringing you a genuine appreciation for the intricacies of design, newfound knowledge about the brilliant minds that amaze us, and the distinctive spaces that evoke emotion.
Liz Dunn | Concentric Circles
In this episode of Inspired Design, Dunn & Hobbes Founder and Principal Liz Dunn, describes the “concentric circles” of place and community that she has endeavored to build over more than twenty years through incremental redesign and redevelopment of the Chophouse Row block. She takes us to the Cloud Room, a warm and lushly appointed shared workspace and cultural venue located at the center of it all. Learn how the community is enriched by the diversity and entrepreneurial talent of its members and neighbors, many of whom are drawn from Seattle’s deep-rooted arts, music, and media industries.
Jonathan Sposato | Gracious Gusto
In this episode of Inspired Design, we visit the architecturally stunning and artistic home of serial entrepreneur, tech and media giant, and creative mastermind Jonathan Sposato. Instead of focusing on his impressive business accomplishments we dive into his other passions and discover the intriguing things he tastefully displays around every corner of his home. He shares these intimate details with us with a kind, engaging and humble presence you won’t want to miss.
Jean Thompson | Sweet & Savory
In this episode of Inspired Design, get a mouthwatering education in all thing’s cocoa as Owner and CEO of Seattle Chocolate Company, Jean Thompson, gives us an inside tour of their newly renovated headquarters and factory. To top it, off she infuses her entrepreneurial wisdom leaving us ready to make the world a better place one small decision at a time!
Canlis | Kitchen Culture
In this episode of Inspired Design, we visit renowned fine dining restaurant Canlis. Owners, Mark and Brian Canlis along with Head Chef, Aisha Ibrahim candidly reveal their altruistic philosophies that keep this 70-year-old establishment at the forefront of the industry. Gain a newfound appreciation for their obsession to detail and the design secrets that lie around every corner.
Gerard Tsutakawa | Chasing Challenges
In this episode of Inspired Design, we head to the Wing Luke Museum for an exclusive guided tour of the Gerard Tsutakawa: Stories Shaped in Bronze exhibit with architect and exhibit curator, Rachael Kitagawa and exhibit developer, Blake Nakatsu. Then we have the privilege of chatting with the renowned sculptor himself at his family home and workshop in Seattle.
Braden Abraham | Backstage Brilliance
In this episode of Inspired Design, the Artistic Director at Seattle Rep, Braden Abraham, takes us literally behind the curtain to see the intricacies that bring your favorite performances to life. Learn about the interior changes being implemented and how it’ll affect the audiences’ perception and experiences moving forward.
A Gem in our Emerald City!
“Everything and everywhere starts with a story” Absolutely! The Inspired Design series excels at presenting the finest our Emerald City has to offer and the Creative Gems who play an instrumental role in shaping it. I learn something new each and every time I listen ! A perfect gift to share with someone who has just had the good fortune to move to Seattle as well share with those who have been fortunate to enjoy life here for years.
These episodes are so interesting I’m compelled to visit all these spots in Seattle, like the Space Needle that I’ve just taken for granted. Love the deep dives. Addicting!
A visual listening experience!
Wow - what a great way to bring a visual concept like design into a pure auditory experience and make it so tangible! I can see these spaces just as well as hear them because Gina really brings the listener along so we see it all through her eyes!