DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

04/22/2014 By Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler

ARCHITECTURE

Fieldwork Builds a Design Portfolio by Hand

A new player among Portland architecture firms emphasizes rapid prototyping, in-house making, and wide-ranging scale.

04/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

Slideshow

Fieldwork Design's Handcrafted Architecture, Furniture, and Interiors

A new Portland firm gets off to a fast start with an aesthetic that emphasizes hands-on production.

03/31/2014

HOME

House of Castellon Designs the Perfect Portland Blanket

House of Castellon creates a new brand dedicated to Oregon-sourced materials and design.

03/27/2014 By Caitlin Feldman Photography by Lauren Lark

Storytelling & Design

Local Video Project Takes the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Path

Portland designer dreams up a video character Frank Aberdean to celebrate retro cool—and user interactivity.

03/07/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

How Ziba Reinvented the Low-Budget Speaker

When an international brand wanted a new look (and higher quality) for its entry-level audio gear, Portland's signature industrial design firm stepped in.

02/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

SPACES

Schoolhouse Electric's Founder Escapes From the Digital World

Brian Faherty creates a warm, off-the-grid workspace.

01/21/2014 By Nathan Tucker

HOME DESIGN

An Eco-Chic Passive House

After years of designing elaborate energy-efficiency systems, architect Jeff Stern turned to a simpler concept for his own home: the thermos.

01/02/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Bruce Wolf

HIT LIST

14 Creative Calendars for 2014

Organize your new year with a creative calendar hand-crafted by Portland artists.

12/18/2013 By Molly Woodstock

RETAIL SCOUT

Introducing: Budd & Finn

A cute new Old Town shop expresses its owner's love of home, eclectic design, rescue animals, and birds. Lots of birds.

12/16/2013 By Ally Bordas

DESIGN

Q&A with Rand Miller, Designer of Digital Worlds

The Spokane-based creator of classic adventure videogames Myst and Riven talks about his company’s return to the genre.

12/12/2013 By Marty Patail

NEWS

A Peek at PDX Airport’s New Carpet

We reveal the new carpet design to replace the Portland International Airport's 25-year-old rug next year

12/12/2013 By Cari Johnson

DESIGN NEWS

Reinventing the Ball

Adidas unveils the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

12/03/2013 By Marty Patail

NIGHTSTAND

Sasquatch Books' New Kiddie Imprint Showcases Northwest Art & Design

Seattle's Sasquatch Books kicks off its new children's imprint with a Portland-centric ABC and other titles.

12/03/2013 By Kristin Leigh

HOME & GARDEN

Backyard Agriculture Meets Legos? Yes!

Portland start-up Together Farm turns recycled plastic into snap-together raised garden beds.

12/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN FINDS

Grant Michael's House of Vintage Oddities

A warehouse-like wonderland in the Central Eastside holds a menagerie of rusty, dusty, weird treasures.

11/26/2013 By Alexandria Bordas

WORKSHOP

The Good Mod's Cool, Hands-On Approach to Modern Furniture

The treasure hunts, rebuilds, and curatorial whimsy behind a budding mid-century empire.

11/26/2013 By Cari Johnson

DESIGN

Adidas Enters the 2014 World Cup

With the world's biggest sporting event less than a year away, Adidas' North American headquarters in Portland is abuzz with activity.

11/15/2013 By Marty Patail

Article

Our Fall Favorites From Schoolhouse Electric

The Northwest Portland-based indie homegoods dynamo reveals the inspirations behind five great designs.

11/15/2013 By Haley Martin

Article

Stephan Alexandr Makes It Home

The local artist and designer's show at Gallery Zero reflects on a decade of creating in Portland before a big move south to LA.

11/15/2013 By Nathan Tucker