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Salish Scenes 2023 Calendar; Available Now

Here from the pages of Tideland Magazine’s illustrated series, Salish Scenes, are the sketches that capture the spirit of the beautiful Salish Sea, redesigned into a desktop calendar. Designed by Salish Scenes creator Mary Jo Davis, the calendar is small enough to fit on any desk or shelf, and its solid wood stand is crafted from salvaged madrone wood on Bainbridge. They’re printed on the island, too, making them a truly local holiday gift. Davis hand paints each watercolor image, inspired by the amazing things she sees—from orcas to octopus—when exploring our waters and islands.

Find the calendars at:
The museum store at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art,
Fire Dragon Acupuncture,
or Alexander & Nye Home in Pleasant Beach Village.
Available online on BIMA’s online store. or at
Mary Jo Davis illustrates for Tideland Magazine

As co-founder of davis studio A+D, Mary Jo Davis can most usually be found designing printed graphic designs and developing brands for clients. But more recently, she’s been focusing on illustration, most notably for Tideland Magazine which will release it’s fourth issue in early December, 2022. She’s looking forward to creating more paintings for the upcoming year. To see more of her illustrations and other artwork, visit her personal site:

Printed copies are mailed out around the West Sound, and you can view the fall issue of Salish Scenes at:

Talking the Walk

Thanks to @Tidelandmag and @becrah for writing a great article about our design of The Walk. We’re proud that the community aspect of the project really works and that it helped the residents (our fellow islanders) get through these last couple trying years. And congrats to Tideland on this beautiful premiere issue!!

Read the article online:
pps 18 & 19

davis studio A+D wins sustainability award

Green Builder Magazine Home of the Year Awards:

We’re pleased and proud to have won the Green Builder Home of the Year Award for the Sustainable Community category and to be featured as the cover image for their magazine. The Walk, here on Bainbridge Island, WA, was selected for this honor and described as a “super solar courtyard community” giving people a “taste of tomorrow”.  Thank you, Green Builder Magazine!

Their magazine is available in print or online at:

Click here to go directly to the online magazine. Check us out on page 54-56.

UK Housing Festival Talk Now Available on FaceBook

Jonathan popped over to England this week to speak at the Bristol Housing Festival in the UK. He’s just completed his talk as part of the panel titled: Intergenerational Living: Challenges and Solutions for Housing and Well-being in Older Age; and it’s already live on FaceBook.
(His talk starts in the last few seconds of the Part 1 video but you can jump into Part 2 and not really miss anything.)

Here’s the link to the main Festival website:

Bristol Housing Festival, UK
Intergenerational Living, Challenges and Solutions for Housing and Well-being in Older Age
Jonathan Davis, Panelist
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:30pm BST


Jonathan Davis to speak at UK Housing Festival

Jonathan is traveling to England this week for an architectural speaking engagement. He’ll be a part of the panel on Intergenerational Living: Challenges and Solutions for Housing and Well-being in Older Age; one of the many events at the multi-day Bristol Housing Festival in the UK. The Festival runs from October 19 – November 4, 2018 and will cover the many aspects of creating better homes and city community living across Bristol.

Here’s more info about the talk:

And here’s the link to the Festival:

Bristol Housing Festival
Intergenerational Living, Challenges and Solutions for Housing and Well-being in Older Age
Jonathan Davis, Panelist
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:30pm BST


poster featured in Dwell magazine

Thanks to everyone for all the great feedback on our Dwell magazine article. One pleasant surprise to come of it was lots of interest in the alphabet poster featured on page 36. This was designed by Mary Jo Davis for our own home, but you all got us thinking that it should be made available for purchase. While we work out those details, if you’re interested in a custom print, please contact us for pricing at


davis studio A+D’s Dwell magazine article now online

If you missed the print version of our Dwell magazine article, “It Takes a Village”, you can check out the online version. It has most of the same pictures and gives an overall great feel for our community life here on beautiful Bainbridge Island.

Click the link below to go to the Dwell magazine website:

davis studio A+D in Dwell magazine

We are pleased to announce Davis Studio A+D has been featured in this month’s Dwell Magazine. Look for the December 2016 PreFab issue on newsstands now! Turn to page 32 for a full feature article on our Grow Community on Bainbridge Island. Peak into our family home and inside the homes of two other community families. There are several gorgeous shots of the community spaces, a site map of the community, and an overhead arial shot to show the rooftops which all boast photo-voltaic solar panels.

Thanks to Amara Holstein for the great article and to Kyle Johnson for capturing the feeling of Grow so well.

For information on subscribing to Dwell Magazine see: