Desirables

Hot Wheels Come in a Boxx

For early adopters, a new design object to covet – and to zip around town on.

03/25/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Beauty and the Bike Rack

Making high art out of a storage problem.

03/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

Innovations

The Print-it-then-Sit-in-it-Chair

Refrigerator interiors have a second life as furniture, thanks to a Dutch robot extruding one endless line of plastic.

02/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes

Doors open up March 10-11 to real-life examples of ways to make the most of your house.

01/15/2012 By Kristin Belz

Appreciation

Designer Eva Zeisel, RIP

Her “playful search for beauty” continued for more than a century in Europe, Russia and the US.

01/15/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Schoolhouse Rocks

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.'s new Northwest digs offers more than light.

01/08/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Home At the Top of the 1%

The livin' is large at the "World's Largest Home," four acres of floor space on a 125,000 acre site.

01/03/2012 By Kristin Belz

Master Class

Jefferson's Living Laboratory

Thomas Jefferson’s home was a place for his continual experiments in house and garden.

01/01/2012 By Kristin Belz

Habitat

Lure of the Local

In 1948, Pietro Belluschi designed a modest masterpiece of the Northwest Regional style of modernism. Now his son Tony has restored and expanded it with a deft touch.

11/23/2011 By Kristin Belz

Home Hunt

Growin’ and Groovin’ in Cully Grove

Orange Splot keeps trees and plants seeds of a new green community in Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

11/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Visiting the Mayor’s House, Circa 1912

The Architectural Heritage Center opens the doors on Portland of a century ago, when the Mayor had just moved into a grand new home built by A.E. Doyle.

11/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Ladies (and Gents) of Architecture

Evaluating – and partying in honor of – the best of the year’s architecture from Portland firms.

10/21/2011 By Kristin Belz

Habitat

Family Circle

With curves and swoops in every direction, Edgar Papazian’s head-turning architectural remodel on Mount Tabor creates a home that wraps his family in a warm embrace.

10/20/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

Single Family Home, Meet Your New Neighbor, ADU

Bid “bonjour,” not “adieu,” to the ADU, as Portlanders continue to “build it green.”

09/29/2011 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

DIY

Salvage Works Lumbers Along in North Portland

No doubt Paul Bunyan would’ve shopped (and chopped) at this Kenton destination for reclaimed lumber.

09/16/2011 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

DIY

ADX: Making It In PDX

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

09/09/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

(It's Easy Being) Green Building Tour

Green building hasn't gone beige yet: there's still lots to learn on the Build It Green! Home Tour.

09/06/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Walk through the Victorian Era in Lair Hill

The Architectural Heritage Center tour of this tiny neighborhood is a reminder of the effort – and value – of keeping parts of the past.

08/12/2011 By Kristin Belz