29 Handcrafted Mugs
Don’t drink the world’s best coffee out of just anything, let alone future landfill. Ceramic mugs by Shoreline’s Sam Scott. $30 each, Kobo at Higo

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Library in the Pantry

For a city that routinely tops literacy and foodie lists, it sure took us long enough to get a culinary bookshop. Lara Hamilton, owner of the brand-new Book Larder in Fremont recommends five essentials for any serious Seattle home chef: $33–$50, Book Larder

Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries ("The of-the-moment recipes from his English garden translate perfectly to the Northwest climate.")

Jerry Traunfeld’s The Herbfarm Cookbook ("A local classic.")

Tom Douglas’s Seattle Kitchen
(in which he advises: “Enjoy the harvest while it’s here.”)

Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar
("Every baker on my list is getting a copy of this.")

Darina Allen’s Forgotten Skills of Cooking
("The ultimate book on kitchen sustainability,
and the recipes are wonderful, too.")

bed-comforter
Image: Joel Kimmel

35 Four Seasons of Sleep
Owing to a patented stuffing and sewing technique, the American made SuperFluff Deluxe from Seattle’s Pacific Coast Feather Co. is light as a dream in summer, and intuitively insulating in winter. $450 for a queen-size comforter, Pacific Coast Feather Co.

swiss army illustration
Image: Joel Kimmel

36 Compact Emergency Kit
Nobody wants the quake to hit while they’re stuck in traffic on I-5, but if it does, it’d be good to have Victorinox’s Swiss Army rescue tool—complete with seat-belt cutter, window breaker, wire stripper, and disc saw. Oh, and there’s a bottle opener, too. Gulp. $85, REI