OUT AND ABOUT

Consider the Bowl

Forget bowling alone: the MoCC gathers bowls to reveal the beauty of one of the necessities of home life.

08/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Japanese Garden Moon & More

The Behind the Shoji art show and sale is a summertime rite of passage.

08/02/2013 By Kristin Belz

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Dear Ida, Will You Paint My House?

Honor your humble home with its own custom-drawn portrait.

06/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

Gift Giving

Prints of the City

Indulge in affordable art as graduation and wedding gifts this spring.

04/22/2012 By Kristin Belz

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Filling Spaces with Color

Immerse yourself in a new shop that is a beautiful melange of colors, textures and patterns.

04/02/2012 By Kristin Belz

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Hot Wheels Come in a Boxx

For early adopters, a new design object to covet – and to zip around town on.

03/25/2012 By Kristin Belz

Culturephile

Avant Bard

A new piano-pounding narrator gives Shakespeare's _Cymbeline_ a jazzy jolt.

12/23/2011 By Martin Patail

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Temporary Beauty

Portland Art Museum lets you bring home fine art without making a long-term commitment.

11/27/2011 By Kristin Belz

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Seasonal Countdowns

Exquisitely rendered illustrations of winter’s bounty offer solace ‘til Solstice. They’re also great gift-giving ideas.

11/20/2011 By Kristin Belz

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Getting Carded

Personalize your holiday hellos with Dear Ida’s colorful customized drawings.

10/19/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Documentation of Home Life

Nikki McClure is a DIY maven, but her art is museum-worthy; see it at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

10/14/2011 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

Photos Go From Digital to Plywerk

Plywerk will print and mount your digital photo files onto elegant eco-friendly "frames."

09/02/2011 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

Read This

Poetry in Place

Forget the workaday functionality of ordinary maps; in this book, author Denis Wood redraws and redefines his neighborhood based on everything from radio wav...

06/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

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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

Out & About

Think It, Design It, Build It

ADX, a community design space, will have its grand opening June 3rd. The giant studio-meets-thinktank-meets factory is a new, shall we say, prototype, for de...

05/26/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out and About

Nikki McClure Book Signing

Come meet renown PNW artist Nikki McClure and buy her most recent book, To Market, To Market at a book signing event on May 14.

05/10/2011 By Amara Holstein

5 MINUTES WITH:

Arm & Arm

Storm Tharp paints portraits—after a fashion. His jarring, surreal depictions of both celebrities and average Joes serve as a window into his own state of mind rather than commentary on his subjects.
*Arm & Arm*, is showing now through Nov 29. Ge

05/19/2009 By Cameron Blair

5 MINUTES WITH…

Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller is the New York-based editor of third-wave feminist magazine Bust

05/19/2009 By Anne Brice