Desirables

Fluorescents that Flaunt their Curves

Energy conservation meets innovative beauty in these new light bulbs.

08/11/2011 By Kristin Belz

$10 and Under

Todd Oldham Brings Whimsical Charley Harper Designs to the Table

Harper was a fabulous mid-century modernist illustrator whose simple designs are being rediscovered and repurposed in tableware for today.

08/10/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Pantone Makes Mugs for Every Mood

Match your mood as you match your colors.

08/04/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Salvage Secrets Q & A at Rejuvenation

Salvage maven Joanne Palmisano has a new book all about making discards into design treasures, and she wants to share.

07/28/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Sew and Go!

Sewing studios and classes are popping up all over Portland to help beginners whip out curtains and pillows in no time.

07/12/2011 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

Desireables

An Artisan Plasterer Right Here in Portland?

Francois Pascal does magic to any wall he touches. This local is changing the way we think about walls and the notion of here today, gone tomorrow.

06/28/2011 By Teri Gelber

Made in PDX

New Local Ceramic Tile

Swirls, swishes, and psychedelic colors and patterns mark the cool lines and retro-modern vibe of these tiles by new Portland company Clayhaus Ceramics.

06/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

Sneak Peek

Revamp & Reinvigorate Your House

Local design-build firm Vanillawood transformed a traditional home with new furnishings, color, and wallpaper.

06/20/2011 By Teri Gelber

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

Desirables

Folding Chairs from Anthropologie

Having a party and need extra seating? Ready to move your dinner outdoors and want something flexible and lightweight? Pick up a few of these pretty summery...

06/03/2011 By Amara Holstein

5 Questions

5 Questions for Carpet Expert: Meg Coulter

Carpet merchant, Meg Coulter, tells us the ins and outs of the weaving world and why Lapchi carpets are changing the industry. She’s the go-to girl to...

06/02/2011 By Teri Gelber

DIY

A Space-Saving Headboard

Check out this beautiful handmade headboard from local designer Matt Pierce of Wood & Faulk, then make one of your own thanks to his clear and clever how...

05/31/2011 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

$10 and under

Solar Shades at IKEA

Appropriate for rain or shine, these colorful solar-powered lights from IKEA are sure to perk up any porch or deck—and are a deal at $9.99 apiece.

05/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

DIY

Sew It Yourself

Been eyeing some fabric and wondering how to use it? Seen some curtains you felt you could make yourself? Local store Modern Domestic offers sewing lessons ...

05/24/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desirables

Marimekko Online

Finnish company Marimekko has long delighted with its colorful, cheerful graphic prints. Thanks to a new online store at Crate and Barrel, Marimekko is now a...

05/23/2011 By Amara Holstein

Desireables

Vintage Vases at Una

This jewel box boutique in Southeast has a changing selection of fun and affordable vintage pottery I can’t say no to.

05/18/2011 By Teri Gelber

Made in PDX

Sweet Schoolhouse Electric Lamps

Forget traditional fixtures! These new Schoolhouse Electric table lamps are sleek, industrial, and very modern.

05/17/2011 By Amara Holstein