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If you would like to suggest a link or trade a link with studio23 please contact Paul by email.

We are most interested in links to organizations and companies that focus on individual artists, art
and design, architecture, sculpture, public art, welding, metal work, metal fabrication, blacksmithing,
and welding equipment and supplies.

 

Puget Sound Area Metal Fabricators

Argent Fabrication - Seattle

Classic and Modern Iron Design - Kent

Gary’s Garden Gate - Olympia

Stiil Architectural Metal Works - Puyallup

Company K - Seattle

Ballard Forge - Seattle

Fireworks Forge - Tacoma

Decorative Metal Arts - Seattle

Sterling Design - Poulsbo

12th Avenue Iron - Seattle

 

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BAKU Contemporary
A contemporary portfolio of distinctive table collections and solo designs using a unique and original combination of fused glass, eco-resins, metals, patinas, exotic hardwoods, surface laminates, lacquer and powder coated finishes.

Cascade Built
Cascade Built was founded by Sloan Ritchie to build quality sustainable homes and continues today with several green development projects currently underway in Seattle. Cascade Built is one of the earliest participants in the LEED® for Homes pilot program, and currently has a number of LEED projects in Seattle.

Thomas Jacobsen Construction
Thomas Jacobson Construction are high end custom builders, specializing in new construction, remodeling and commercial tenant improvements throughout the Greater Seattle area.

DLH Inc.
Established in 1978 DLH inc has built its reputation on quality construction and quick project timelines. For DLH, building is a finely orchestrated collaboration between contractor, client, architect, designer, subcontractors and suppliers. Utilizing tightly coordinated schedules and overlapping subcontractor trades has enabled DLH to complete projects months ahead of our competition.

Wright Runstad & Company
Seattle-based Wright Runstad & Company develops, acquires, manages and leases high quality commercial office buildings located primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The company has a 38-year history as one of the region's premier real estate development and operating companies, delivering outstanding property performance and superior investment returns. Wright Runstad & Company maintains an exceptional reputation among tenants and institutional investors for its demonstrated commitment to integrity and high levels of quality and service.

Lenkerbrook Landscaping
Specializing in the finest traditional, hand-fit stonework, coupled with spectacular vision through design, Lenkerbrook sculpts natural elements into works of art.

The Artisans Group
Award-winning Olympia residential design/build team providing innovative solutions for home remodeling and custom building projects.

Sapphire Studios
Sheri D. Orts opened her studio with a very simple goal: Make the design process enjoyable and rewarding for her clients and herself. Her unique design solutions reflect her Liberal Arts background and the influence of her extensive journeys throughout Europe and Scandinavia.

Henderson Construction
Howard Henderson began developing his love of carpentry building dories and repairing lifeguard towers while working as a southern California beach lifeguard in the mid 1960's. Since those early days, Henderson Construction has had a presence in the custom home/fine finish work industry on projects in Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and California. Howard and Sharon relocated to Gig Harbor, WA in 2004 and their son Miles, who had worked for his father on a part-time basis, joined the company permanently in 2005 to help expand Henderson Construction into the next generation.

Modern Object
Minimalist furniture born of craft, form and function.

Hallway Gallery
Hallway Gallery is the exclusive Eastside destination for fine art. Their roster includes acclaimed international, national and regional artists who have shown a capacity for comprehensive and focused bodies of work. It is Hallway Gallery's mission to help cultivate the careers of these artists and to assist new clients and collectors in acquiring works of art that are as distinguished as they are beautiful.

Knack Studio
Knack Studio is a limited liability company founded in 2004 by partners Ralph Wanlass and Drew Medvez, who have both been working in the field of art fabrication and project management since the early 1990’s.  Knack Studio provides artists with a complete project experience.  From helping clients develop conceptual ideas into specific work plans that conform to project budgets, Knack performs nearly all phase of the work in house including CAD shop drawings, welding/fabrication and installation.

Windfall Lumber
Windfall Lumber, born out of the 1996 ice storm here in Olympia, Washington, has been committed to sustainable forest products from day one. Providing quality products that are sustainably harvested but are also affordable.

Craftsman Copper
Craftsman Copper specializes in creating museum quality, hand hammered copper lighting fixtures in the American Arts and Crafts style. From wall sconces to table lamps, interior to exterior fixtures, our designs or yours, you can rest assured that you'll be purchasing the best custom lighting available today.

The Gerald
A barstaurant in Ballard. Featuring classic, hand-crafted cocktails & comfort foods with a modern twist, The Gerald invites you to unwind in their "easy-on-the-eyeballs & quick-with-the-highballs" mid-century modern-inspired space.

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Arcade Journal
Architecture and Design in the Northwest. ARCADE provides independent dialogue about design and the built environment. ARCADE is published by the Northwest Architectural League, a not-for-profit educational organization.

Atomic Ranch
Atomic Ranch celebrates midcentury houses—from 1940s ranch tracts to 1960s architect-designed modernist homes. With an emphasis on affordable solutions and homeowner renovations, the quarterly magazine shows you how to make your house cool, both inside and out. Launched in 2004, Atomic Ranch is published in Portland, Oregon.

Seattle Magazine
Seattle magazine celebrates innovation, trends and Seattle’s status as the birthplace of technology through beautiful imagery and stories on shopping, dining, trends, regional travel and local personalities to humorous essays on life in the Northwest.

New Project News
Publisher of very early lead information and data on new and proposed Washington State construction projects

Craigslist
According to Wikipedia, “Craigslist is a central network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements and forums on various topics.”

 

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Kramer Knives
Hand-Crafted Custom Kitchen Cutlery. Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith, ABS.

HyBrid
HyBrid was formed in 2003 as a multi-disciplinary team of creative thinkers in the fields of architecture, art, landscape architecture, history and urban ecology.  The team's emphasis is on generating thought-provoking and ecologically sensitive solutions to the present and future urban cultural conditions.

Apple Built Homes
Apple Homes is an Olympia company committed to the health of its customers and the sustainability of the environment by applying state-of-the-art construction practices. Each home is independently certified Level 4 Built Green, and Apple Homes builds and certifies all its homes under the Federal Energy Star program.

PK Steel Designs
Custom steel furniture

SPORE Architecture
Really cool modern architecture and design firm in Seattle. Studio23 designed and fabricated the modern railings on the Crane Residence project that the SPORE team worked on.

Teleos Architecture
Cool Seattle architecture firm.

Plantasia Gardens
A one acre display garden with 22 theme gardens and 11 water features located in Olympia. The botanical garden is open to the public for tours and also features a nursery with landscape designer and a gift shop. Plantasia Gardens has developed the gardens for over twenty years turning a blank canvas to a luscious garden of many delights!

Bungalow John Woodcraft
Beautiful handmade furniture and housewares in the Arts & Crafts style located in Ballard.

Nikki McClure
Nikki McClure of Olympia, Washington is known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts. Armed with an X-acto knife, she cuts out her images from a single sheet of paper and creates a bold language that translates the complex poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism into a simple and endearing picture.

CityLife Real Estate
Seattle real estate firm where personal relationships and community involvement are at the core of business model. Portions of all commissions are donated to Seattle non-profit groups.

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Community Youth Services
Supports youth and families in achieving their need for health, safety, security and community in Thurston County.

Olympia Action Network
A grassroots community service organization designed for people who want to get involved but don't know where to start. The network is based on the belief that community service is a fun and essential part of creating strong communities and a balanced life reflective of the American spirit.

Olympia Family Theater
Presenting affordable children's theater that not only entertains, but also stimulates dialog and personal growth for young people, their families, and the wider community.

Olympia Farmers Market
Top Quality Fresh Organic, Washington grown fresh apples & fruits, Meats - Fresh Fish - Clams & Oysters– Herbs, Dried & Fresh Cut Flowers - Healthy Breads - Desserts , Eggs - Cheeses - Milk - Jams & Jellies - Great Food, Quality locally grown plants & flowers - Art and crafts from local Artisans - Live Entertainment

Olympia's Procession of the Species
Each year on Procession day, residents don their creative expressions and proceed through the streets of Olympia in masks and costumes. Carrying banners, windsocks, and giant puppets, they participate in a cultural exchange honoring the awe and splendor of the natural world.

GRuB
Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing a strong community by empowering people and growing good food.

Vegan in Bellingham
Fun and thoughtful blog about being vegan. Includes reviews of restaurants in B'ham and beyond.

 

Networking   >> back to top <<Olympia welder Mike Rathke welding custom metal balcony Art Network

International Sculpture Center

Artmetal

Architecturals Network

NW Builders Network

 

Equipment   >> back to top <<

Dynatorch CNC Plasmacutting

Lincoln Electric

Miller Electric

Thermal Dynamics

Jet Tools

Eagle Bending Machines

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Coast Aluminum

P&A Metal Fabrication

Morgan Metal Refinishing L.L.C.
A full-service design/refinish company with a wide range of experience. So whether you have one hand rail or a skyscraper full of elevator cabs in need of a little TLC, you have come to the right place.

McNichols

Alaskan Copper and Brass

Chehalis Steel

Veritas
The newest and most design-forward system of translucent ResinArt™ Panels destined to challenge and inspire designers and architects worldwide.

CT Specialities
Our powder coaters

Airgas

King Metals

Decorative Iron

Titanium Metal Supply

 

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Quality Burrito
Crazy good tacos and burritos. The chipotle cream sauce on the fish tacos is sublime.

Vic’s Pizzeria
The
best pizza in Olympia. Period.

Meconi’s Italian Subs
Really good fresh bread and quality meats and cheeses.

5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
Tim the owner makes the bread from scratch every morning and will give you a free sandwich consultation. Try the Hot Oly.

Darby's
A place to share friendship, diversity and great foods. Darby's strives to offer a balanced fare for vegans, vegetarians and non.



Miscellaneous   >> back to top <<

Steel Recycling Institute
The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) is an industry
association that promotes and sustains the recycling
of all steel products.

U.S. Green Building Council
A non-profit community of leaders working to make
green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

MAKE
MAKE Magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the
technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. MAKE celebrates your right
to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.

 

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Wikipedia

The Independent