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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOME

House of Castellon Designs the Perfect Portland Blanket

House of Castellon creates a new brand dedicated to Oregon-sourced materials and design.

  • By Lauren Lark and Caitlin Feldman
  • Published 03/27/2014

Storytelling & Design

Local Video Project Takes the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Path

Portland designer dreams up a video character Frank Aberdean to celebrate retro cool—and user interactivity.

  • By Caitlin Feldman
  • Published 03/07/2014

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

How Ziba Reinvented the Low-Budget Speaker

When an international brand wanted a new look (and higher quality) for its entry-level audio gear, Portland's signature industrial design firm stepped in.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/03/2014

SPACES

Schoolhouse Electric's Founder Escapes From the Digital World

Brian Faherty creates a warm, off-the-grid workspace.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/21/2014

HOME DESIGN

An Eco-Chic Passive House

After years of designing elaborate energy-efficiency systems, architect Jeff Stern turned to a simpler concept for his own home: the thermos.

  • By Bruce Wolf and Randy Gragg
  • Published 01/02/2014

HIT LIST

14 Creative Calendars for 2014

Organize your new year with a creative calendar hand-crafted by Portland artists.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 12/18/2013

RETAIL SCOUT

Introducing: Budd & Finn

A cute new Old Town shop expresses its owner's love of home, eclectic design, rescue animals, and birds. Lots of birds.

  • By Ally Bordas
  • Published 12/16/2013

DESIGN

Q&A with Rand Miller, Designer of Digital Worlds

The Spokane-based creator of classic adventure videogames Myst and Riven talks about his company’s return to the genre.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/12/2013

NEWS

A Peek at PDX Airport’s New Carpet

We reveal the new carpet design to replace the Portland International Airport's 25-year-old rug next year

  • By Cari Johnson
  • Published 12/12/2013

DESIGN NEWS

Reinventing the Ball

Adidas unveils the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/03/2013
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