Out and About

Documentation of Home Life

Nikki McClure is a DIY maven, but her art is museum-worthy; see it at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

10/14/2011 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

Out and About

Portland's Architecture + Design Month Starts September 29

A whole month to indulge in design-oriented exhibits, tours, lectures and parties.

09/15/2011 By Kristin Belz

collective review

TBA 2011: Jesse Sugarmann

Sometimes Nothing (everything) Happens

09/13/2011 By Claudia La Rocco

more than bargained for

TBA 2011: ©ardiff

How David Eckard’s "carnival barker" character, and TBA lookie-loos, got their mettle sorely tested by a drunk bystander.

09/10/2011 By Anne Adams


ADX: Making It In PDX

A welcoming community work space for designers and makers of all levels.

09/09/2011 By Kristin Belz


Photos Go From Digital to Plywerk

Plywerk will print and mount your digital photo files onto elegant eco-friendly "frames."

09/02/2011 By Kristin Belz


Mudsharks Play Well with Red Clay

A grass roots online design contest company enlists fabrication help from some Portland guys who like to get muddy.

08/30/2011 By Kristin Belz


All Hail the Ancient Art of Mosaic

Hail Mary is a shop and mosaic studio filled with quirky beauty.

07/22/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Japan Without a Passport

Zen beauty and no-hassle travel at the Portland Japanese Garden’s Behind the Shoji art show and sale.

07/14/2011 By Kristin Belz

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


Handcrafted Images and Words on Modernism

This book is eye candy for anyone who loves modern domesticity. Leslie Williamson captures the intimate interiors of well-known designers in her book: Handcr...

06/14/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out & About

Think It, Design It, Build It

ADX, a community design space, will have its grand opening June 3rd. The giant studio-meets-thinktank-meets factory is a new, shall we say, prototype, for de...

05/26/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out and About

Nikki McClure Book Signing

Come meet renown PNW artist Nikki McClure and buy her most recent book, To Market, To Market at a book signing event on May 14.

05/10/2011 By Amara Holstein

visual art

John Henry Egan at Red E

John Henry Egan’s abstract textures expertly mimic a lucky accident.

04/19/2011 By Anne Adams

Made in PDX

Free Paint from Yolo Colorhouse

Get free non-VOC paints April 19–22 in honor of Earth Day from Portland-based Yolo Colorhouse.

04/15/2011 By Amara Holstein

scene & herd

April’s First Thursday

A fly-by of a few April arts impressions.

04/12/2011 By Anne Adams


TBA 2011: First news

Curator Cathy Edwards says “cults, demigods, proselytizing, and fracturing” are the themes for this year’s dynamic September festival of dance, music and, an...

03/03/2011 By Randy Gragg