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

Out and About

Japan Without a Passport

Zen beauty and no-hassle travel at the Portland Japanese Garden’s Behind the Shoji art show and sale.

07/14/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desireables

An Artisan Plasterer Right Here in Portland?

Francois Pascal does magic to any wall he touches. This local is changing the way we think about walls and the notion of here today, gone tomorrow.

06/28/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out and About

Prefab Beach Rental

Tired of painted seashells and coastal kitsch whenever you head to the shore? This new rental is a modern prefab right off the sand in Oceanside, with muted colors, sleek furnishings, and endless views of the sea.

06/21/2011 By Amara Holstein

Openings

New Vintage Modern Store

If you like mid-century modern goods, check out this new pop-up shop called Revolver Vintage in NW Portland that spans the globe, from Italy to Denmark to th...

06/17/2011 By Amara Holstein

Read

Handcrafted Images and Words on Modernism

This book is eye candy for anyone who loves modern domesticity. Leslie Williamson captures the intimate interiors of well-known designers in her book: Handcr...

06/14/2011 By Teri Gelber

Openings

New Design Sale Site

Are you an avid sale shopper? Or perhaps you just like to score a great deal? A new design flash-sale site called Fab just launched today, bringing high-desi...

06/09/2011 By Amara Holstein

5 Questions

5 Questions for Carpet Expert: Meg Coulter

Carpet merchant, Meg Coulter, tells us the ins and outs of the weaving world and why Lapchi carpets are changing the industry. She’s the go-to girl to...

06/02/2011 By Teri Gelber

DIY

A Space-Saving Headboard

Check out this beautiful handmade headboard from local designer Matt Pierce of Wood & Faulk, then make one of your own thanks to his clear and clever how...

05/31/2011 By Amara Holstein