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

Out and About

Yeon’s Watzek House is officially a National Historic Landmark

The influential Northwest Modernist 1937 house, hidden in the Southwest hills of Portland, has made it to the ranks of National Historic Landmark.

08/04/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

All Hail the Ancient Art of Mosaic

Hail Mary is a shop and mosaic studio filled with quirky beauty.

07/22/2011 By Kristin Belz

Wish List

Ideas for an Artful Modern Retreat

Just a few suggestions for DIY decor that will brighten up any bungalow.

07/22/2011

Out and About

Belluschi and More Historic Homes Tour

How often do you get invited to Pietro Belluschi’s house? Don’t miss the Architectural Heritage Center’s tour of his and other historic Portland homes.

07/20/2011 By Kristin Belz