April 21, 2017

We met up with our friends from Surfrider, The EPA and Pyramid Brewing to help clean up the beach at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard and you wouldn’t believe how much trash we collected. 

Rough estimates would indicate that we collected well over 500 cigarette butts...

March 16, 2017

Great photography and art is all over the internet, but finding images in high resolution without paying through the roof for the royalties is an art form unto itself...

February 15, 2017

The process of selecting the perfect place to stay can be overwhelming, especially for Airbnb first-timers. With hundreds of amazing listings to choose from, how can you make your home stand out?

To help, we talked with Meridith Baer, founder of the world’s #1 home stag...

January 19, 2017

Harvesting food from forests can improve food security for rural families across the globe. Food security exists when everyone has access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

Stretch and Staple plants a t...

July 7, 2016

ISO Noise: Another key thing to think about is ISO Noise.  Bumping up the ISO for low light shots is a necessary evil, but it can certainly cause problems in printing.  If you can use a tripod and a remote trigger to take a longer exposure and keep your ISO low, then d...

March 18, 2016

Greenhouse gas emissions are inevitable for any supply chain, but this is what we are doing at Stretch and Staple to reduce as much greenhouse gas as possible throughout our entire supply chain and distribution network.


In order to start from the beginning I will exami...

March 17, 2016


After a natural-gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood that leveled three businesses on March 9, community members have banded together to help business owners affected by the blast.


The three businesses completely destroyed in the explosion were Neptune Co...

January 21, 2016

In layman’s terms, carbon footprint means the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a company or individual’s existence. However, that footprint can be greatly reduced or even eliminated if the right steps are taken.


At Stretch and Staple we are fiercely committed to the...

April 15, 2015

A Giclée print is a print that uses, archival inks and medias to produce a fine art print. They are commonly coated with a ultraviolet, water and scratch resistant coating. Giclée printing is most commonly used by artists for fine art reproductions of their work, but...

April 3, 2015

Do you have a blank wall in your house that you would like to give a facelift?  In this guide I will show you how to hang canvas art and position a piece of furniture to really add some pizzazz to that boring wall.


What do I need to hang canvas art?

  • A Hammer

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