Explore 12 of Our Favorite Homes in Portland
Known for its natural beauty and rich culture, Portland has become a proud hub of architectural excellence.
A Note on Our Expert: Leonard Koren
Leonard Koren has led an enviably desultory life, first dropping out of college to paint murals with a group called the Los...
A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells
Bruce Aidells starting cooking professionally while a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz.
Exploring the Plastiki
Plastic waste is a huge problem.
Portland Author John Mark Comer Explores the Ancient Meaning of God's Name
John Mark Comer is a pastor and author who lives, works, and writes smack-dab in the middle of Portland, Oregon's urban core.
What’s the Twist Behind This Home’s Sinuous Staircase? Ordinary Plywood
A renowned architect transforms a 1920s home, drawing upon a palette of plywood and glass to dramatic effect.
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey.
A Minimal Writer's Retreat in the Pacific Northwest
Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.
Exploring Melbourne, Australia
No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs.
Notes from the Underground
“I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy...
Our Story
Inspired by French bicycle design of the 50s and 60s we have created a bicycle that preserves the simple elegance and pure form...
Mismo Explorer Bag
Should you, weary traveler, be suffering from a crippling case of rollerboard fatigue, and have either the broad shoulders or...
The Modernist’s Tree
America’s first patented shade tree is as high design as a plant can be.
Modern Thank-You Notes
GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern...
City Notes: San Francisco
A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week.
Banksy’s The Walled Off Hotel
Banksy's most ambitious and politically charged work yet still maintains humor at its heart.
Interior Design and the ADA
Our story begins in Saudi Arabia in the 1950s.
Exploring the process of George Nakashima Woodworker
New York's 1950 Gallery showcases rare photos and a posthumous collaboration between George and his daughter Mira.
Our Renovation
Every night I said, “Trust me, sweetheart, this is going to be amazing, beautiful,...