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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Architect Nate Thomas designs an island home to showcase Northwest art

Leslie found the bronze talking stick by Ed Archie Noisecat at a Native American art fair at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Wrapped in a curved hunk of salvaged alder from Coyote Woodshop, it forms the staircase's newel post.