71 Modern Gloves
You can’t operate a smartphone with Grandpa’s gloves on, but just try texting with frozen fingers. Doesn’t work either. The textured tip of Echo Touch cashmere gloves solves our first-world problem. $78 for his or hers, Fini 

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Photo: Courtesy Bamboo Hardwoods

72 Fabulous Floors
Bamboo floors are perfect for Seattle homes because they’re: A) sustainable, or B) gorgeous. The answer is C) both. $4–7 per square foot, Bamboo Hardwoods

73 Cycle Cape
When cycling Seattle designer Ann DeOtte of Iva Jean got caught in a bad rainstorm she drew up plans for a water-resistant riding cape with reflective piping, a protective high collar, thumb loops to keep it in place, and a pull-cord system that cinches fabric around the body. And then it won a fashion design award from Daily Candy. $240, Iva Jean


74 High-End Umbrella
Urban Myth No. 239: Seattleites don’t use umbrellas. Those dressed in cashmere certainly do. Rain slides right down the Davek Solo’s 190-thread count microweave fabric; the lifetime guarantee and color-blocked style go great with camel. $99, Bella Umbrella

75-77 Season Extenders
Brad Siebe, president of Swanson’s Nursery, doesn’t go outside without a hori-hori (a weeding knife that renders a gardener “Rambo of the backyard”) and these Felco Swiss-made pruners. $40 and $80, Swanson’s Nursery

Between growing seasons, simulate the sun with a Sunlight Jr. for your desktop. $230, Indoor Sun Shoppe