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The 12 Days Of Apple Stores

DAY 11

Northwestern US

Apple University Village

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.

Photo: Zed

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.”

Discover Artists
Creating In The
Northwestern US

Emmanuel Monzon


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."

Trevor Basset


When not designing at Starbucks, Trevor creates illustrations and colorful blankets for his Seattle-based business Throw & Co.

Hunter Smit


Hunter is an app developer and photographer in Spokane, WA currently building With Margin for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Emma Berger


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 James


Yellena is an illustrator in Portland, OR. She uses inks, markers, and acrylics to create intricate imaginary ecosystems.