DESIRABLES

Counter Notions

Counters are the core of the kitchen. Even though they're just a flat surface, the choices can be complicated.

03/04/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Windows on Your World

How to have your view and shade it too.

03/04/2013 By Kristin Belz

FREE STUFF

Win Tickets to Mod Home Tour

Get a free pass to see the latest in Portland Modern residential architecture.

03/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

Easy Best Vegan Chocolate Cake

Sometimes you just gotta let them (and yourself) eat cake - but you don't want a lot of effort to make it.

02/26/2013 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Emergency Prep School

Take the time to take your emergency kit beyond the level of scented candles, a can of tuna and a bottle of Perrier.

02/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Greenline's Way With Woods

A modest modernist house becomes a jewel of fine wood craftsmanship inside (and out).

02/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Open Door to Modern Homes

A tour of new homes in the modernist style, which is alive and well in Portland.

02/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Tying the Knot

Japanese design philosophy takes shape in the simple yet complicated knots that tie fences.

02/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

George Washington's Breakfast

A breakfast fit for the first President of the United States is worth replicating at home: hoecakes "swimming in butter and honey."

02/18/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

100 Years of Formica Futurism

The countertops we associate with the '50s are celebrating a century.

02/18/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Home Remodeling 101

It's on every homeowner's list: whether and how to remodel, expand, and renovate the home you're in.

02/18/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

Miso Healthy: Probiotics For Bionic Health

What was the Bionic Woman’s favorite food? Probiotics like Miso, of course.

02/12/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Park Blocks of PDX and D.C.

The Park Blocks of our young city rank with those in the Nation's Capital, a.k.a. the National Mall.

02/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Fencing Lessons From Japan

The best of fencing, at the Japanese Garden.

02/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Make Your Own Dress(ing)

Start a new habit: dress up your salads with dressings tailor made to your tastes.

02/10/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Brilliant Borscht

Nothing makes the heart "beet" stronger than the beautiful crimson soup.

02/05/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Pre-Valentine's Sweetheart Sale

Celebrate the holiday of hearts without the hollow commercialism.

02/04/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Paving, Japanese Style

The Japanese Garden is a full-scale, walk-through catalogue of beautiful paving patterns to inspire your own garden at home.

02/04/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

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

DESIRABLES

Moe Handmade Furniture, Please

Simply and beautifully made furniture for small spaces and more.

01/29/2013 By Kristin Belz