OUT AND ABOUT

Catio Tour of Portland

Who says dogs should get all the attention? These cool cats live the cush life, luxuriating on their own outdoor catios.

08/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

The Glamorous 1950s Home

This 1956 home in the West hills exudes a whimsical elegance not usually found in Northwest mid-century modernism.

08/07/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Eating for the (Frank Lloyd) Wright Cause

Go to dinner and feel good about it by putting your money where your mouth is at the Gordon House annual benefit.

07/31/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Inside the Arts & Crafts

Elegant details shine in this 1911 home in the Southwest Hills.

07/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Street of Dreams House Tour

Take the Home Builders Association tour and start fantasizing about living the good life, where everything is new and nothing is broken.

07/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

HABITAT

A Family Compound with High Style

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

05/01/2013 By Amara Holstein

OUT AND ABOUT

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

FEATURE

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

FEATURE

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

FEATURE

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

STYLE

How to Rent Retro Chic

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

02/20/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

APPRECIATION

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

DESIRABLES

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

Slideshow

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.

01/24/2013

OUT AND ABOUT

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

APPRECIATION

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

APPRECIATION

Modernism With Curves

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

12/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

PLANTWISE: GARDEN DESIGN

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

OUT AND ABOUT

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