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ARCHITECTURE & GNOME DESIGN

A Giant Gnome Will Lord Over Beaverton's Coolest Apartment Complex

A '70s-meets-Portlandia makeover anoints an elfin mascot to capture its quirky design aspirations.

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 08/27/2015
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DESIGN NEWS

Portland's Biggest Interactive Design Event is Back (and Wants Your Ideas)

Content is returning to the Ace Hotel and, for the first time, is open to public submissions. Be part of the party!

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 08/18/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

PSU Students Designed this Awesome Pickathon Stage

A totally tubular backdrop reuses massive industrial materials.

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 07/31/2015
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RIDE DESIGN

Will Your Next Road Bike Be Made of Wood?

Southeast Portland's Renovo bikes are road ready—and gorgeous.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 07/07/2015
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BRAND DESIGN

The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/08/2015
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THE WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Hot Design Links: 3-D Printed Food, Armani Manholes, and Stackable Pre-Fab Apartments

Cookie-scented air? Bacteria-printed scarves? What will they think of next?

  • By Cervante Pope
  • Published 03/13/2015
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WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Design Hot Links: Coffee Via Wifi, Frankentomatoes, and More!

This week's ramble around the design-y web suggests that civilization is either reaching its zenith or about to crumble. You decide!

  • By Cervante Pope
  • Published 02/27/2015
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THE WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Hot Design Links: iCars, Virgin's New Chicago Hotel, and...Tiny, Tiny Houses!

A quick spin around the design world takes in several of Portlanders' shared obsessions: Apple products, vicarious travel, and micro-living.

  • By Cervante Pope
  • Published 02/17/2015
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VIDEO GAMES

A Portland-Perth Collaboration Yields New Space Game

Retro adventure game Space Age was four years and two continents in the making.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/26/2015
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HIT LIST

15 Locally Made Calendars for 2015

Plan your new year in style with these Portland-printed planners and calendars.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 12/19/2014
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VISUAL THINKING

XPlane Tranforms Global Companies with the Power of Doodling

Using drawings, skits, role-playing, and the power of "show, don't tell," one local design consultancy generates some seriously smart thinking.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/10/2014
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THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

  • By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2014
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PANDORA'S BOX

How I Built My Home

An architecture critic tries his hand at designing and building. And thus begins the adventure.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/01/2014
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DESIGN ANNUAL

Buy the Portland Monthly Design Annual: A Deep Dive Into A City of Brilliant Design

From amazing new homes to the best local makers to a pair of lavish houseboats, our debut Design Annual reveals Portland's sharpest work.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/30/2014
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HOME DECOR

18 Gorgeous Vintage Wallpapers from a Portland Company's Treasure Trove

Bolling & Co.'s stash of early 20th Century wallpapers reveals the depth, beauty, and intricacy of a long-ignored medium.

  • By Sarah Richards
  • Published 07/29/2014
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CUSTOM CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

The Story Behind Holiday Custom's Badass Made-From-Scratch Motorcycles

The handcrafted Portland rides enjoy a broad (even famous) following.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/08/2014
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HIGH CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

Skulls, Spines, Whorls, and Wings: The Creepy/Beautiful World of Woodworker Laura Buchan

A Portland sculptor carves her own eerie menagerie.

  • By Sarah Richards
  • Published 07/07/2014
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NEWS

Portland Monthly: The One-Page Edition | May 2014

We distilled a magazine's worth of stories onto a single page. See the condensed awesomeness!

  • By Peter Holmstrom, Maya Seaman, Caitlin Feldman, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/01/2014
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DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

  • By Ben Tepler and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/22/2014
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ARCHITECTURE

Fieldwork Builds a Design Portfolio by Hand

A new player among Portland architecture firms emphasizes rapid prototyping, in-house making, and wide-ranging scale.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/01/2014
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