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SEE AND BE SCENE / STEVEN ALAN X SHINOLA PARTY

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I was super excited to get an invite to the Steven Alan 20th Year anniversary party for three reasons: 1. Steven Alan – the brand synonymous with understated, cool style has finally made its way to Portland and we are all thrilled. You can find so many lovely American-made beauties it’ll make your head spin […]

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STUDIO SNOOPING / CEDAR & MOSS

Michele and Jasmine Cedar & Moss

I spent a rainy saturday with my friend/photographer Liz Morgan, at the home/design studio of Michele Steinback, founder of Cedar & Moss. By the end of the visit I was nearly asking for a job. Mid-century modern studio, check. Flowers and candles on all of the workspaces, check. Studio Vitamix for juicing, check. Smart, creative, […]

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WHAT THE PROS KNOW: VINTAGE AMERICAN-MADE FURNITURE

THE GOOD MOD

Introducing: Spencer Staley, owner of The Good Mod What he knows: Classic design furniture buyer , furniture design, digital fabrication, 3-D modeling, furniture restoration What you should know: The Good Mod is equal parts vintage furniture store, event space, and furniture / design fabricator. The sheer volume of this loft-like space, and the bevy of […]

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MODERN HOME TOUR / GET THE LOOK

Modern Home Tour Ge the Look

I promised that I’d show you how to Get the Look of this midcentury modern home designed by JHL Design, and today I’m keeping that promise. It’s full of both classic American-made designs and soon-to-be classics. Basically I’m here to make you feel good about spending your benjis……. American-Made Classics: The ubiquitous Eames molded plastic […]

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PORTLAND MODERN HOME TOUR / SKYLAB ARCHITECTS

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Skylab Architecture was painting buildings entirely gray about 10 years before everybody else was. They always seem to be ahead of the design-trend curve, and are constantly pushing Portland to a more futuristic place from an architectural perspective. Jeff Kovel, the principal and owner of Skylab, is as close as Portland gets to a celebrity […]

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PORTLAND MODERN HOME TOUR / SERA ARCHITECTS

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The Modern Home Tour hit Portland this weekend. It went something like this: Get prepped for the rain. Run from my car, through the rain, to a house. Look, adore, admire. Run back through the rain to the car. Repeat. Oh, I forgot there was a break for lunch/beer in there somewhere. I did have […]

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ME, AT THE PORTLAND BAZAAR

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I trolled the Portland Bazaar this weekend, coffee in hand. It was a mix of equal parts visiting old design friends and making new one ones. With a little bloody mary and Bunk sandwich time thrown in for good measure. Here are my faves. * Still time to shop for the holidays. Get it all […]

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PARTICIPATE IN BLACK MAGIC

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We all know that Thanksgiving Thursday is quickly proceeded by Black Friday. There’s something about the hustle of getting out in the crowds that always gets me into the holiday spirit. Let’s be clear, I am by no means talking about the crazy set-up-a-tent-in-front-of-Walmart scene. I’m talking about something more along the lines of Black […]

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CONTENT 2103 / ACE HOTEL

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I attended the fourth installment of Content,Β held at The Ace Hotel on Saturday. This year 26 guest rooms were “individually transformed into conceptual or multimedia installations or traditional product display setups, the rooms stand as a collective testament to the outsized talent and vitality of Portland’s design scene.” These rooms are transformed by local brands […]

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IMOGENE AND WILLIE IN PORTLAND

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It’s another great day to be a Portlander…..denim darlings Imogene and Willie have chosen our little ol’ city to call home (to their second shop of course)! If you aren’t familiar with this small-batch, American-made denim brand, here is a brief re-cap: 1. Founders Matt and CarrieΒ Eddmenson are partners in business AND partners in life. […]

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FROM HOTEL TO HOME: THE PALIHOUSE SANTA MONICA

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I’m headed down to Los Angeles so I can hurry up and RELAX!!! I wanted to be in a super cozy setting, within walking distance to the ocean, so I booked a couple of nights at The Palihouse Santa Monica, which screams HURRY UP AND RELAX. “TheΒ Palihouse Santa Monica (formerly The Embassy Hotel Apartments) is […]

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NEW TO YOU: MAZAMA

Mazama Coffee Cups

One of my favorite parts of producing the Domestic event was seeing what all of the other designers used in their spaces….I discovered quite a few new lines, everything from furniture, textiles, and ceramics.Β I am super excited about Mazama, a new line of ceramics made right here in Portland that Fig Studio used in their […]

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