Gift Giving

Mommy's Little Knucklehead

Why not give Mom something useful, like a steel bottle opener?

04/28/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

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

Desirables

Loving the Loot

The NW 19th Avenue shop is a welcome addition to Portland’s new design and décor row.

03/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Orange Hits the Spot

A splash of orange adds spunk and sunshine to mostly rainy March days.

03/20/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Mobiles at Home

In mobiles made by Frazier & Wing, die-cut papers dance in a delightful, delicate balance.

03/12/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Beauty and the Bike Rack

Making high art out of a storage problem.

03/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Civic-minded Tote Bags

A grad student in Raleigh, NC is the source of Nolli Plan-inspired tote bags, tee-shirts and prints.

02/28/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Elegant Spheres of Light

David Trubridge’s nature-inspired pendant lamps hang brightly – especially for 10% off at Vanillawood.

02/27/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Dancing Candles

Candlelight dances naturally, but so do these graceful candlestick holders.

02/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Eats (From) Leaves (That) Bend

Plate up dinner on beautiful bendable leaf-like dishes from Nao Tamura.

02/19/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Magnetic Distractions

"Buckyballs" made of rare earth exert a seriously addictive pull.

01/09/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Board Games for the Not Bored

Angry Birds and Words With Friends compete with the old favorites, like Monopoly – and now, Portland-opoly.

12/27/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Keeping Time – and Resolutions – for 2012

Artful calendars ease the passage of time.

12/24/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Wooly Wonders

Felt never felt, or looked, so good; Moufelt, please.

12/06/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Browsing the Best of New York

Museum shops offer special items that bring their particular collections into your home via online shopping.

11/28/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Crafty Wonderland Returns

One stop shopping comes to the Convention Center December 10-11, as Portland’s creatives converge for a weekend extravaganza of visual art and handmade crafts.

11/26/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Heath Speaks of the Hearth

The classic California ceramic dinnerware is perfect for creating a welcoming and warm Thanksgiving table.

11/21/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

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

DIY

Farmers Are Us

It’s easy being cheesy, with a little help from our friends at Urban Cheesecraft.

11/03/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Getting Carded

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

10/19/2011 By Kristin Belz