• Plank Expression Stikwood

    Plank Expression

    Sacramento-based manufacturer Stikwood is taking the interior design world by storm. By Catherine Warmerdam Photo Courtesy of 1 Chic Retreat Inspiration can strike at the most unexpected moments, and so it was for Jerry McCall. A master woodworker and self-described “serial entrepreneur,” McCall was on a road trip from Sacramento to Vancouver, B.C., with his wife, […]

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  • Nejiri sacraper garden tool

    Our Must-Have Garden Tool

    By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Jason Sinn IT’S NO SURPRISE that the country that gave us samurai swords and Korin kitchen knives also makes some impressive hand tools for the garden, including this small wonder. The Kusakichi brand Nejiri scraper is a compact hoe with a sharp blade, making it the ideal implement for weeding, […]

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