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Jan 9, 2012
Desirables
Holidays are over. It’s back to work. It’s time to buckle down. But…if you were lucky enough to get a set of Buckyballs as a present, you’re golden – distraction and procrastination combined with...
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Jan 8, 2012
Desirables
The recent coincidence (or perhaps it’s a cosmic convergence) of the new year and the start of the NBA season (finally, after the long lock-out) has left me with a new dream for the new year: my...
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Jan 8, 2012
Desirables
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., age not yet ten, has graduated: from its old, bright yellow storefront in the Central Eastside to big new digs in the Northwest Industrial district. And...
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Jan 5, 2012
plant this!
Whether you’re a devotee of rainy PNW winters or you just endure the gray skies while waiting for our all-too-brief, annual glut of summer sunshine, your garden will be enhanced with the...
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Jan 3, 2012
Desirables
George Washington Vanderbilt never worried about downsizing. He hired famous architect Richard Morris Hunt to design a home for him in the western North Carolina mountains, near Asheville. What...
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Jan 2, 2012
The Year of Tangering Tango
In case you haven’t already heard, Tangerine Tango has been named color of the year by The Pantone Color Institute, the company that selects and disseminates color standards in the design,...
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Jan 2, 2012
Road Trip
Here in Portland, we pride ourselves in being weird, but of course we don’t have a patent on that precious, perfect weirdness. Most of us know that Austin is weird, but have you heard about...
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Jan 1, 2012
Master Class
It’s commonly agreed that a house expresses its resident’s values and personality. Walk into a person’s home, and you’ll immediately know a lot about them; no need to open a single drawer or ask...
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Dec 31, 2011
Market Watch
In the world of baked desserts, there is a special category of scrumptious delights made by simply throwing together things you always have on hand. Pound cake is one of these (pound of butter,...
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Dec 27, 2011
Desirables
It’s been somehow reassuring this holiday season to discover that not all the classic old board games have been completely converted to digital zeroes and ones. In fact, flat old boxes filled...
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