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May 28, 2012
I don’t need to quote Robert Frost. We all know that fences play a useful role in our society, especially in urban areas. But how to fence: that, my dear, is the question.
To stain or not. Wood or...
Apr 27, 2012
Believe it or not, it's possible to get vintage style without the accompanying price tag.
Mar 29, 2012
Portland is home to some lovely public downtown gardens, if you just know where to look. One of my favorites to visit throughout the seasons is at the Ecotrust Building at 721 Northwest 9th Avenue,...
Mar 23, 2012
A few crucial additions can boost the "Wow" factor of any seashore chalet.
Feb 21, 2012
If you’re interested in buying some of the most beautiful hellebores in town, just pick up the phone and ring Jim and Audrey Metcalfe. Because the Metcalfes do business the old-fashioned way…. just...
Feb 14, 2012
Recently I met up with events manager and freelance writer Xylia Buros and when our conversation turned to terrariums, I discovered that she’s been on a terrarium-making kick in recent months....
Feb 13, 2012
Thanks to this past weekend’s trip to Seattle for the NW Flower & Garden Show, I feel like it’s spring!
I couldn’t make it to the media preview event, but I did get some time on the show floor...
Dec 23, 2011
A Pearl District condo is transformed from blank slate to a bastion of urbane beauty.
Dec 8, 2011
Holiday party action is in full swing and the pressure is on to look glittery and fancy. That means it’s time to get creative in the fashion department and never, ever snub your nose at a stylish...
Nov 23, 2011
In 1948, Pietro Belluschi designed a modest masterpiece of the Northwest Regional style of modernism. Now his son Tony has restored and expanded it with a deft touch.
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