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

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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.



Back To Basics

A compact Victorian lives large in the Kenton neighborhood.

10/16/2012 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

Beyond Put-a-Bird-On-It

The Portland design world has graduated from DIY to a more sophisticated, yet still inclusive, collaborative aesthetic.

10/07/2012 By Kristin Belz

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Five Fab Fall Flowers

Five flowers that are worth waiting all summer for

10/04/2012 By Kate Bryant

Out and About

Streetcar and the City

This weekend catch a free ride on the new streetcar, and catch up on streetcar history at the Architectural Heritage Center's new exhibit.

09/18/2012 By Kristin Belz

Design School

Portland, City of Designers

The next wave of Portland festivals celebrates design, for all of us whose passion it is to make and build deliberately, carefully and creatively.

09/17/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

BIG! Ideas, Small Spaces

Small is the new big. And green keeps on growing. Yes, it's time for the annual BIG! Tour, as in "Build It Green."

09/03/2012 By Kristin Belz