Innovations

Window Warmers

An extra layer helps insulate old windows – but it doesn’t have to look like a blanket.

02/12/2012 By Kristin Belz

Innovations

The Print-it-then-Sit-in-it-Chair

Refrigerator interiors have a second life as furniture, thanks to a Dutch robot extruding one endless line of plastic.

02/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Upping the Appeal of Countertop Composting

Composting is great, but can the bin look a little better?

01/29/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Smart Beds, Small Spaces

Murphy beds come out of the closet.

01/23/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Temporary Beauty

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

11/27/2011 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

Searching for Vintage

Can you manufacture authenticity, or does it only come with age?

11/14/2011 By Kristin Belz

Retail Watch

Williams-Sonoma Rejuvenates

The California king of all things home adds a Portland prize to its portfolio: Rejuvenation.

11/08/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Leaves, Light, and Luddites

Preserve the old-fashioned method of preserving leaves by pressing them in wax paper. Autumn leaves; beauty stays.

11/07/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Shoots Bamboo and Makes Things Too

A bamboo jungle thrives, just down the street from Paul Bunyan.

11/05/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

A 1940 Chaise for 2011 Chillaxin'

Charlotte Perriand’s chaise longue joins the furniture she created in the 1920s with that most famous icon of modern architecture himself, Le Corbusier.

10/31/2011 By Kristin Belz

$10 and Under

Closet Case

How to make a trip into the closet not so scary.

10/28/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Bamboo With Benefits

A Poulsbo, WA couple design El Dot furniture, made from bamboo harvested and handcrafted in Nepal.

10/13/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Marimekko, Forever in Fashion

Classics come in various shapes, sizes and colors, and they never go out of fashion. Marimekko is a prime example.

10/10/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Lusting Over Bathroom Luxury

Be careful when taking house tours, green or otherwise: serious envy may result.

10/06/2011 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

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

DIY

A Planter for Plant-killing People

Having a black thumb doesn’t mean you can’t also have a green indoor garden.

08/31/2011 By Kristin Belz

$10 and Under

Records of the Future

In today’s dorm rooms, record album covers are recycled as retro art for the walls.

08/25/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

No Whining: Govino Glasses are Elegant, Eco-friendly and Shatterproof

These picnic-packable glasses let you imbibe graciously no matter where you go.

08/19/2011 By Kristin Belz