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Beauty and the Bike Rack

Making high art out of a storage problem.

03/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

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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

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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

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Dancing Candles

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

02/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

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Eats (From) Leaves (That) Bend

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

02/19/2012 By Kristin Belz

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Magnetic Distractions

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

01/09/2012 By Kristin Belz

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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

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Keeping Time – and Resolutions – for 2012

Artful calendars ease the passage of time.

12/24/2011 By Kristin Belz

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Wooly Wonders

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

12/06/2011 By Kristin Belz

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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

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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

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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

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

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Getting Carded

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

10/19/2011 By Kristin Belz

Cornershop

Gilding the City

Jewelry and accessory designer Betsy Cross's latest idea for earrings will keep us all hanging,

10/14/2011 By Eden Dawn

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After a Move, the Housewarming

Moving is famously traumatic, on par with a death or divorce; ease the transition with a warm throw blanket.

10/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

$10 and Under

Is the Gift the Box, or What’s Inside?

In the case of birch boxes from Roost, the answer is: probably both.

09/23/2011 By Kristin Belz

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Sustainable Sound that Looks Good Too

A high-tech MP3 speaker/radio without the plas-tech look.

09/22/2011 By Kristin Belz

Market Watch

Sending Portland Love to Far-off Places

Give Portland gathers the local goodies and gets them in the mail too!

09/20/2011 By Kristin Belz