$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

Desirables

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

DIY

Tiffin Boxes Are a Snap for Bringing Lunch to Class

The snapping, stacking metal boxes add a touch of class to brown-bagging it – with no spills on the way or trash to toss.

09/07/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Mudsharks Play Well with Red Clay

A grass roots online design contest company enlists fabrication help from some Portland guys who like to get muddy.

08/30/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Playing with a Full Deck of Portland Places

Aaron Voronoff Trotter’s Portland playing cards depict the everyday icons of our city.

08/18/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Swept Away by Sassafras and Broomcorn

Rarely does a broom inspire such admiration of its quality, craft and beauty.

08/16/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Pantone Makes Mugs for Every Mood

Match your mood as you match your colors.

08/04/2011 By Kristin Belz

Under $10

Somewhere Over the Rainbow(ls)

These colorful striped wooden bowls will make you stop in your tracks.

07/26/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

All Hail the Ancient Art of Mosaic

Hail Mary is a shop and mosaic studio filled with quirky beauty.

07/22/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Back to the Typewriter

Put aside, for a moment, the iPad, and contemplate the typewriter. Is it an objet d’art or a utilitarian typing machine?

07/19/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Summer Nights, Summer Lights

We’ve slogged through spring, and the 4th of July is behind us. Now summer weather can officially start – and with it, outdoor living.

07/08/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Sweet Modern Macramé

Forget your grandmother’s macramé. Local textile artist Sally England’s work is fresh, fun, and a thoroughly modern take on a traditional craft.

06/24/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desirables

Pantone Postcards

Ever feel like dropping friends a line that doesn't involve something wireless or electronic? This pack of pleasing postcards by color experts Pantone offer...

06/20/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

Glassybaby Seconds Sale

Now’s your chance to snap up some of these sweet glass votives by Glassybaby at almost half their usual price at a sale this coming Saturday, June 18, ...

06/14/2011 By Amara Holstein

Openings

New Design Sale Site

Are you an avid sale shopper? Or perhaps you just like to score a great deal? A new design flash-sale site called Fab just launched today, bringing high-desi...

06/09/2011 By Amara Holstein

$10 and Under

Coasters from Ruby Press

A perfect merging of letterpress skills, local craft, and practicality comes together in these very pretty floral coasters from Portland-based Ruby Press.

06/07/2011 By Amara Holstein

Shopping Spree

June Wish List at Alder & Co.

Domestic bliss comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and prices at Alder & Co. Stop by soon to dress up your home or yourself at this wonderful Southwest shop.

05/31/2011 By Teri Gelber

Happenings

Remodelista Local Market

Design blog Remodelista is bringing together some of Portland’s best and brightest artisans in a one-day local market this Saturday, June 4. Come check...

05/30/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out and About

New Store! Woonwinkel Opens.

Impeccably curated, with an eye to modern design and carefully crafted goods, Woonwinkel is an excellent new store for Portland design buffs.

05/20/2011 By Amara Holstein