Holiday Giving

Helping Create Habitats for Humanity

Appreciating having a home, and making new homes for those who have none.

12/04/2011 By Kristin Belz


Shoots Bamboo and Makes Things Too

A bamboo jungle thrives, just down the street from Paul Bunyan.

11/05/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Ladies (and Gents) of Architecture

Evaluating – and partying in honor of – the best of the year’s architecture from Portland firms.

10/21/2011 By Kristin Belz


Apple Season Indeed

RIP design guru Steve Jobs, not your average computer type.

10/07/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Single Family Home, Meet Your New Neighbor, ADU

Bid “bonjour,” not “adieu,” to the ADU, as Portlanders continue to “build it green.”

09/29/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Utility, Beauty and the Bicycle

Improving the design of the bicycle? Yes, there’s still plenty to do, and Vitruvian principles apply.

09/28/2011 By Kristin Belz


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

$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


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

5 Questions For...

Anne De Wolf of Arciform LLC

Local designer and sustainable professional Anne De Wolf offers ideas and tips on current trends and inspirations in home remodeling from her successful busi...

04/19/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out & About

Portland AIGA Invites Local Designers to Talk Sustainable

Ten five-minute talks by local printers, packagers, and book designers who are all finding a better way to work and live, April 21 at the Ecotrust Building.

04/18/2011 By Teri Gelber

5 Questions With...

Joelle Nesen from Maison, Inc.

Hot tips and design ideas for a new decade with local interior designer and tastemaker Joelle Nesen of Maison, Inc.

03/30/2011 By Amara Holstein

If You Build It...

Holst Architecture

A bold new generation of buildings is changing Portland's landscape, the Holst is the architecture is the vision firm behind many of them.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg


Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein


Revisionist History

Think antique-reproduction furnishings, flea-market treasures, and romantic touches like strands of ivy climbing the interior walls of a living room. The result—a rare aura of beauty, refinement, and authenticity—is something that Jay Gatsby w

05/26/2009 By Camela Raymond


Lake Escape

"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Klein


Daylight Dapper

A Cedar Hills ranch loses its “’60s fright” look but keeps its sleek lines in the hands of two professional decorators.

05/19/2009 By Nora Robertson