Savor

Jam Session

Suzanne Fuoco's jams combine fruit flavors from well outside the box.

07/22/2011 By Amara Holstein

Habitat

Urban Escape

Just beyond the traffic-snarled concrete of Southwest Portland, Chris and Gretchen Hotz have transformed a bland, poorly designed split-level into an artful abode oozing style and character.

07/22/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

It's Been Grand!

After a wonderful start to At Home, and a lot of fun discovering the best Portland has to offer in home, design, and food—and there's a lot!—we're stepping d...

07/01/2011 By Amara Holstein

Read This

Poetry in Place

Forget the workaday functionality of ordinary maps; in this book, author Denis Wood redraws and redefines his neighborhood based on everything from radio wav...

06/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

Made in PDX

New Local Ceramic Tile

Swirls, swishes, and psychedelic colors and patterns mark the cool lines and retro-modern vibe of these tiles by new Portland company Clayhaus Ceramics.

06/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desirables

Sweet Modern Macramé

Forget your grandmother’s macramé. Local textile artist Sally England’s work is fresh, fun, and a thoroughly modern take on a traditional craft.

06/24/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

Prefab Beach Rental

Tired of painted seashells and coastal kitsch whenever you head to the shore? This new rental is a modern prefab right off the sand in Oceanside, with muted colors, sleek furnishings, and endless views of the sea.

06/21/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desirables

Pantone Postcards

Ever feel like dropping friends a line that doesn't involve something wireless or electronic? This pack of pleasing postcards by color experts Pantone offer...

06/20/2011 By Amara Holstein

Openings

New Vintage Modern Store

If you like mid-century modern goods, check out this new pop-up shop called Revolver Vintage in NW Portland that spans the globe, from Italy to Denmark to th...

06/17/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

Glassybaby Seconds Sale

Now’s your chance to snap up some of these sweet glass votives by Glassybaby at almost half their usual price at a sale this coming Saturday, June 18, ...

06/14/2011 By Amara Holstein

Openings

New Design Sale Site

Are you an avid sale shopper? Or perhaps you just like to score a great deal? A new design flash-sale site called Fab just launched today, bringing high-desi...

06/09/2011 By Amara Holstein

$10 and Under

Coasters from Ruby Press

A perfect merging of letterpress skills, local craft, and practicality comes together in these very pretty floral coasters from Portland-based Ruby Press.

06/07/2011 By Amara Holstein

Pantry

New Grocery: Salt, Fire, &Time

With an emphasis on seasonal, local foods made in a traditional peasant method (read: heavy on butter and fermented veggies), this new grocery makes and teac...

06/06/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desirables

Folding Chairs from Anthropologie

Having a party and need extra seating? Ready to move your dinner outdoors and want something flexible and lightweight? Pick up a few of these pretty summery...

06/03/2011 By Amara Holstein

DIY

A Space-Saving Headboard

Check out this beautiful handmade headboard from local designer Matt Pierce of Wood & Faulk, then make one of your own thanks to his clear and clever how...

05/31/2011 By Amara Holstein

Happenings

Remodelista Local Market

Design blog Remodelista is bringing together some of Portland’s best and brightest artisans in a one-day local market this Saturday, June 4. Come check...

05/30/2011 By Amara Holstein

$10 and under

Solar Shades at IKEA

Appropriate for rain or shine, these colorful solar-powered lights from IKEA are sure to perk up any porch or deck—and are a deal at $9.99 apiece.

05/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

DIY

Sew It Yourself

Been eyeing some fabric and wondering how to use it? Seen some curtains you felt you could make yourself? Local store Modern Domestic offers sewing lessons ...

05/24/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desirables

Marimekko Online

Finnish company Marimekko has long delighted with its colorful, cheerful graphic prints. Thanks to a new online store at Crate and Barrel, Marimekko is now a...

05/23/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

New Store! Woonwinkel Opens.

Impeccably curated, with an eye to modern design and carefully crafted goods, Woonwinkel is an excellent new store for Portland design buffs.

05/20/2011 By Amara Holstein