VIDEO TOUR

Swansea Serenades Us at the Gordon House

The Portland band's latest video doubles as a tour through Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House.

04/08/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Behold the Threshold

There are many ways of letting people know they are entering onto your property. Design says it all without words.

04/08/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Please Do Eat the (Kale) Flowers

"Kale raab" is just the fancy name for the tender spring flowers of vegetables in the cabbage family.

04/07/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Veggie Tales and Vegetable Literacy

Don't just eat your vegetables; hear food writers Deborah Madison and Diane Morgan dish on the great vegetable families, April 24.

04/02/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Quilts for the Feel of Your City

How better to get to know your hometown than to wrap yourself in a quilt that captures its every twist and turn?

04/01/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

The Perfect Orange Outdoor Chair

On our summer wish list, a bold, bright and eco-friendly chair that fits you and your outdoor room.

04/01/2013 By Kristin Belz

DIY

You Can Sew Your Own Way

Why pay retail when you can create your own gorgeous cloth napkins and other home goods at a sewing studio?

04/01/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

March Madness Munchies

Pick a sentimental favorite food, the Philly cheese steak, to fuel you through to the Final Four.

03/26/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN NEWS

A Win for Toyo Ito, and for Architectural Competitions

The Japanese architect wins the Pritzker in part for a building that resulted from a competition; could Portland ever have such a successful architectural competition?

03/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

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

DESIRABLES

How to Choose a Winning Washer

Washing clothes in the 21st century has come a long way, baby.

03/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Metal Mania

A tough material doesn't have to be unfriendly; steel turns both whimsical and warmly modern, in the hands of the artful welders of Delia Furniture.

03/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

It's Always the Wright Time

April 12, hear how Frank Lloyd Wright's David and Gladys Wright House was recently, dramatically saved - and raise funds for the Gordon House, his only building in Oregon.

03/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

The Bright Way to Design

For Bright Designlab and Hammer & Hand, collaboration brings out the best from both maker and designer.

03/18/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Easter Eggs in Radish Form

Why go straight to chocolate when you can celebrate Easter early with the colorful early spring radishes?

03/18/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Italian Soup for Not-Quite-Spring

It's still the season for the soothing qualities of soup: Italian fennel chicken sausage with greens; use cabbage for the St. Patty's touch.

03/12/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Keys to the Just Right House

Marianne Cusato has the goods on getting the house that's right for you.

03/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Passive in Energy, Not Style

Departure's Southwest Hills Passive House has style as advanced as its sustainable materials and construction.

03/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Evolution of Design

From a house in the forest to a Cape Cod gone space age, Modernism new and old suits homes for many times and places.

03/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Asparagus, Harbinger of Spring

This is the time of year when anything remotely spring-like is highly appealing. Asparagus is such a signal.

03/05/2013 By Kristin Belz