A Family Compound with High Style

A very DIY family crafts its own sprawling world of cheerful irreverence.

05/01/2013 By Amara Holstein


Historic Kitchens Tour

The Architectural Heritage Center's April 13 Kitchen Revival Tour is a moveable feast of ideas on how to update the kitchen of your old house.

03/25/2013 By Kristin Belz


Design for Small Spaces: Little & Luxe

Attention to detail adds style and longevity to a North Portland duplex conversion.

03/22/2013 By Amara Holstein


Design for Small Spaces: Curated Life

In a diminutive Pearl District apartment, every object plays its part to expand the space.

03/22/2013 By Amara Holstein


Design for Small Spaces: The Fifth Unit

On the tiny former site of a dilapidated garage, a new, ultra-skinny home soars.

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg


How to Rent Retro Chic

A new Portland business offers old-school cool, by the hour

02/20/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen


Balthazar Korab, RIP

His photographs of modern architecture were nearly as important as the works themselves in spreading the modernist aesthetic.

02/03/2013 By Kristin Belz


Pantone Gives Color Clues

The key to dating a design is often the color it comes in. For 2013, Emerald is the color.

01/27/2013 By Kristin Belz


Wish List: Ideas for a Family Space in the City

Distinctive furnishings and decorative items add a sense of wonder and whimsy to loft living.



John Storrs, Modernist

In the family tree of architects who’ve created our beloved Northwest Regional modernist architecture, John Storrs (1920-2003) was one of the longest, strongest branches.

01/20/2013 By Kristin Belz


Ada Louise Huxtable, RIP

A strong, smart, critical voice, she led the important discussion about architecture and our culture for half a century.

01/14/2013 By Kristin Belz


Modernism With Curves

Oscar Niemeyer perfected a sensuous, Brazilian brand of mid-century modernism.

12/11/2012 By Kristin Belz


Plan Your Winter Garden

Tips for creating a garden you'll want to admire all winter

12/03/2012 By Kate Bryant

pop-up flower shop

Rejuve Hosts Pop-Up Flower Shop

Fieldwork Flowers nestled into Rejuvenation for the 2012 holiday season

11/13/2012 By Kate Bryant


What Next at Pruitt-Igoe?

The famously imploded housing towers in St. Louis have been gone for 40 years now; what is the future for the site?

11/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Upstairs, Downstairs at Beam & Anchor

Studio spirit and community capitalism converge in the workshop and retail outpost under the I-5 freeway on North Interstate.

11/05/2012 By Kristin Belz


Gae Aulenti, RIP

This multitalented pioneer of post-modern architecture was a designing woman who defied categorization in her native Italy and beyond.

11/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

Design Guide

Small Spaces That Delight

Living large, without leaving a large footprint? Small doesn't have to mean skimpy.

10/30/2012 By Kristin Belz

Around Town

Eco-Districts Are Us

The name may be new, but the principles are a logical evolution in the history of Portland's progressive city planning.

10/29/2012 By Kristin Belz


Wish List: Restoring a Home with Recycled Materials

A restored Victorian glows as warmly at it did a century ago with the help of repurposed items.