Apple University Village in Seattle has a unique connection to nature. The store is surrounded by gardens dotted with Bowhall maple trees. The roof is a carpet of sedum. Pivot doors extend an open-air terrazzo porch with teak Adirondack chairs.
Two light wells bring sunlight into the store during summer and a carpet of snow in winter. Apple chose to plant both light wells with Japanese maple trees, known as “kito” in the Japanese language. Kito translates to “calm,” “rest,” or “at peace.”
Emmanuel lives in Seattle but photographs scenes of idle urban sprawl across the US. His goal is to capture "places of transition, borders, passages from one world to another."
When not designing at Starbucks, Trevor creates illustrations and colorful blankets for his Seattle-based business Throw & Co.
Hunter is an app developer and photographer in Spokane, WA currently building With Margin for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Emma is a painter and muralist in Portland, OR accepting commissions at Flat Rabbit Studio. Her mural outside Apple Pioneer Place in summer 2020 sparked conversations about racial equity.
Yellena is an illustrator in Portland, OR. She uses inks, markers, and acrylics to create intricate imaginary ecosystems.