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Feb 14, 2012
Desirables
The carpets created by the New Hampshire company with the plain Jane name, Company C, are anything but plain. Nearly every one of the hooked or tufted wool carpets in the extensive line packs a...
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Feb 13, 2012
Market Watch
With local restaurants regularly crafting their own ketchups and hot sauces, the condiment craze is clearly upon us. Mustards must be next, right? Mustard mania means specialty mustard...
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Feb 12, 2012
Innovations
Much of the charm and beauty of an old house comes from its original windows; they are key to the home’s character, whether it’s a craftsman style bungalow or a mid-century ranch. But we often...
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Feb 11, 2012
Innovations
Somewhere in a country far far away (Holland, actually), in a time not so very long ago (2010), a young design student made a robot which made a chair which was made of melted recycled...
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Feb 7, 2012
Desirables
Time was when words were spoken aloud or written in letters or books; they weren’t art on a wall. When did text become visual art? I’ll save my theories for another day (are Egyptian hieroglyphs...
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Feb 6, 2012
Market Watch
Pomegranates are one of those winter fruits that, like citrus, provides juicy, bright-colored and -flavored contrast to the hearty, comforting root vegetables we depend on this time of year. Not...
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Feb 6, 2012
Usually, home design exhibitions featuring row upon row of vendors hanging out their shingles in a giant expo or convention center are not the ultimate in avant garde or high design. They are,...
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Feb 5, 2012
Out and About
The story of trees in Portland has certainly improved since the town was nicknamed “Stumptown” in the 19th century. Now, Portlanders plant trees more often than cut them down. (In fact, if you...
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Feb 1, 2012
We’re just a week away from garden show season in the Pacific Northwest. Fellow gardeners, that means spring is near! Both the Seattle and the Portland show have been getting better every year....
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Jan 31, 2012
In the Kitchen Garden
The fruit bins at the grocery stores are filled with citrus this time of year, bringing to mind sunny days and warmer climes south of us. But citrus can be grown here in Portland, too, just not...
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