DESIRABLES

Chair, Unfolded

This clever piece of Dutch-designed, flat-packed polypropylene is not your grandfather's folding chair.

12/17/2012 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

Monster Cookie Party

Crazy for cookies? Keep it short but sweet, and share the wealth with guests.

12/16/2012 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Model Buildings

Leggo my Lego architectural icons and landmarks!

12/16/2012 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Modernism With Curves

Oscar Niemeyer perfected a sensuous, Brazilian brand of mid-century modernism.

12/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Get Happy With Jonathan Adler

It’s all smiles when Happy Chic-ster Jonathan Adler comes to town.

12/10/2012 By Kristin Belz

TO READ

Back in Time in the NW Quadrant

Jane Comerford's "A History of Northwest Portland" shows and tells what early Stumptown was really like.

12/10/2012 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

Lotsa Latkes, No Need For Potatoes

Latkes break from the traditional potato and go for parsnips and celery root instead.

12/09/2012 By Kristin Belz

GIFT IDEAS

Shopping for Culture

Supporting our local cultural institutions while scoring super holiday gifts is easy.

12/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Strictly Local

Local, but not provincial, is the story at the Portland Bazaar.

12/03/2012 By Kristin Belz

GIFT IDEAS

West End Pop-ups

Forget shopping apps; this holiday season brings more opps for shopping til you drop.

12/02/2012 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

Getting Punchy

Scandinavians are known for more than design: they’ve got the secrets to keeping warm through the dark days and nights of winter.

12/02/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Clean Slate From Brooklyn, NY

Slate quarried in the Empire State makes a perfect plate for Puddletown cheeses, or coaster for a cocktail.

11/27/2012 By Kristin Belz

HOLIDAYS

Glorious Greens at Anna Mara

Seasonal beauty comes in garlands, wreaths, tins and terracotta at Anna Mara Floral Design.

11/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Hometown Team Spirit

Your homies will feel the love with pillows from Schoolhouse Electric and Yellow Owl that proclaim "You are the champion...of your home."

11/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Bean Bag Bonanza

The ultimate in lounge act furniture is a perfect stage for children or adults.

11/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

GIFT IDEAS

Get Art "To Go" from the MoCC

The museum's new Gallery Store refreshes its look and its inventory, with art that you can take away.

11/19/2012 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Turkey Day Without the Turkey

Even vegans feast on Thanksgiving, but just without the meat and dairy products the pilgrims prepared.

11/18/2012 By Kristin Belz and Meaghan Morawski

DESIRABLES

Rex Ray's Time Warp

Time keeps on shifting, and sometimes it's hard to know where you are in the retro-futuristic universe.

11/17/2012 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Leader of the Live Edge

George Nakashima was the architect/designer/philosopher behind the current fashion for live edge furniture.

11/13/2012 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Family Furniture Affair

Phloem Studio makes furniture to be handed down through the generations.

11/12/2012 By Kristin Belz