Thursday, January 19, 2012


Due to severe weather conditions we have rescheduled our workshop to next Friday.
We hope you can still attend! 
Community Workshop
January 27th 2-6pm

Interested in joining us to help shape the Community Center and the Governance Structure for the Grow Community?

We will be hosting an interactive workshop on January 27th to gather ideas for the design and use of the Community Center and also to brainstorm ideas about the Governance Structure for the community. 

If you are interested in participating please email and mark the date on your calendar!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Holstee Manifesto - Live a Life full of Intention

The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community.

The LifeCycle Film came about as a desire to bring the energy and passion behind the Manifesto to life through something we love--biking. As we seek to live mindful lifestyles that leave a positive impact on the people and world around us, biking has become a passion that is much more than a transportation alternative. It is a way of fully experiencing the city we love and all of its details.

This Film is a celebration. It is a celebration of gatherings, of diversity, of life, and of the beauty of shared experience. We hope you enjoy.

The Holstee Manifesto Lifecycle Video from Holstee on Vimeo.

Holstee Manifesto written by Dave, Mike and Fabian
Music "Almost Everything" by Wakey!Wakey!
Director / Producer / Editor Cooper Miller
Cinematographer Anna Farrell
Producer Juliette Richey
Production Coordinator Whitney Matthews
Production Assistants Shawn Maguire & Wendi Miller
Book Cover Design Ray Shappell

Film direction, production and editing

Almost Everything by Wakey! Wakey!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Trends in Quality Sustainable Housing

Grow Community was recently featured in WestSound Home & Garden Magazine's Winter 2011 edition - now selling.

"Grow Community is a mixed residential project being developed by Asani LLC.  The Grow Community located in Winslow on Bainbridge Island is in the permitting phase and expects to be certified by the One Planet Living.  The project will consist of detached single-family homes as well as multi-story flats (rentals) clustered around community assets including pea patches, a community building, and more - making it a community within a community.  Sustainable design principles and materials will be used extensively throughout the project."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

American Street Philosophers: in Pursuit of Happiness

"American Street Philosophers: in Pursuit of Happiness" at

Start the New Year enjoying art, culture, and some downtown dining on Friday, January 6
with the first FIRST FRIDAY Art Walk of 2012, from 6-8 pm.

This month OfficeXpats hosts the featured exhibition entitled “American Street Philosophers: in Pursuit of Happiness.” It is a series of thirty Northwest natural photos by Steve Wilson. Steve is an acclaimed photojournalist with a portfolio from the Seattle World’s Fair to LIFE and National Geographic magazines. In recent years he has turned his attention to listening and photographing street people, and was surprised at the articulate wisdom and sensitivity he was privileged to capture. Steve will be at the reception to show photos and read from a complete draft of his project, called American Street Philosophers: in Pursuit of Happiness.

Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Friday, January 6, 2012
7 – 8pm
OfficeXpats is located at
403 Madison Avenue N, Suite 240
– second floor of the Pavilion.

For more information visit