Wishbone Chair
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MAKE A WISH
Everything old is new again—with a twist. Design Within Reach offers the classic 1944 Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner in a variety of glossy new hues, including orange, violet, and mint (shown). $849 at Design Within Reach, 1200 NW Everett St, 503-220-0200, dwr.com

Japanese Clay Pot
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SLOW FOOD
Forget the stovetop: make your rice the old-fashioned way in this basic but beautiful Japanese clay pot. Easy and elegant, the Donabe rice cooker has been creating perfect fluffy grains the same way since 1832, without any plastic claptrap or unnecessary extras. $165 at Alder & Co, 537 SW 12th Ave, 503-224-1647, alderandcoshop.com

Home Trends Sofa
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UPDATED TRADITIONAL
Combine the tradition of quilting with the straight lines and simple shapes of today, and you’ve got the Ruché collection by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset. This bed will make its debut this summer, joining a sofa and ottoman. Sofa from $4,850 at Ligne Roset, 112 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, 206-341-9990, ligne-roset-usa.com

Brass Shade
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HANG BRIGHT
Digitally made, but seemingly cut by hand, Tom Dixon’s Etch Pendant is a reinterpretation of craft in the computer age. Tiny pinpricks of light filter through openings in the brass shade, scattering patterns over ceilings, walls, and floors. From $375 at Design Within Reach, 1200 NW Everett St, 503-220-0200, dwr.com

Floral Wallpaper
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SWELL WALLS
Forget the usual twee toiles and dainty florals of wallpaper; Flavor Paper will fill your home with psychedelic swirls, bold geometrics, and updated takes on traditional prints like the Dauphine (shown), a modern version of an old Dutch pattern. Also available for the bold: holographic, glow-in-the-dark, and scratch-and-sniff versions. From $150/roll, 718-422-0230, flavorleague.com

Fonts
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FINE FONTS
Put down your handheld devices and get hands-on with some old-school handmade stainless steel fonts. With a full range of letters in 2-inch and 4-inch sizes, put your Scrabble skills to work on the mantel. From $6 per letter at Tilde, 7919 SE 13th Ave, 503-234-9600, tildeshop.com

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Egg Lamp
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LIGHTEN UP
Spring is here, and with it come blooms to lighten our spirits. Return to comfortable classics with the neotraditional shape of the decoupage Egg Lamp: Dianthus by John Derian. $1,265 without shade at Cielo Home, 528 NW 12th Ave, 503-445-0111, shopcielo.com

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Foam Animal Head
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HEADS UP
Portland artist Rachel Denny’s work is craft with a conscience—infused with a buckshot of humor. Her animal heads hang on walls, but these lions, buffalo, and sheep are made of foam, not fur, and cozy cable-knits of wool and cashmere keep them warm. From $800, racheldenny.com

Modular Storage
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PUT IT AWAY
Merge hand-built design with modern technology, and you get a slick interpretation of modular storage furniture by Niels Bendtsen. From tiny to territorial, there’s no limit to the size or arrangements you can make with the Brix drawers. From $810 at Design Within Reach. 1200 NW Everett St, 503-220-0200, dwr.com

Rhombus Pattern Rug
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GET FLOORED
Handspun and handcrafted with a complicated combination of 13 colors in a rhombus pattern, the Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Nanimarquina is an entirely modern take on a centuries-old Persian kilim style. $4,741 for 5 ft. 6 in.–by–7 ft. 9 in. rug, nanimarquina.com

Fish Scales Tile
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TILE STYLE
Sustainable, durable, and long-lived, cement is a stylish option for any surface. The local Portland Cement Co makes smart, appealing concrete tiles, including Koi, shown here, which playfully mimics fish scales. From $44/sq. ft., prattandlarson.com

Laurie Herrick Wall Hanging
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SHOW STOPPER
This isn’t your mother’s craft: the Museum of Contemporary Craft consistently has some of the most exciting exhibits in town. With the recent appointment of new director Jeffrey Thomas, and shows highlighting artists like Laurie Herrick (pictured), Nikki McClure, and Studio H, this year promises even bigger and better from this gem. Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis St, 503-223-2654, museumofcontemporarycraft.org

Eco-Friendly Fireplace
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HOT BOX
Perfectly portable, compact, and eminently attractive in a parabolic form, the EcoSmart Zeta fireplace is a clever merging of leather, glass, and timber. More important, it burns green—eco-friendly bioethanol, that is. From $990 at Bravado Home & Design, 536 NW 14th Ave, 503-224-0555, bravadohome.com

Hand-crafted Leather Urchin
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GOOD WORKS
Portland designer Aurelie Tu works with women from the local YWCA shelter to create her sublime felt and leather vessels. The result? A unique marriage of handcrafted goods and the healing process of helping women in transition learn new skills. $999 for limited-edition leather urchin (shown), full line available at crafted-systems.com

Flower Rug
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FLOWER POWER
The hues on the Daisy Mae Good Day rug by Tufenkian are a hand-woven riot of color—a bouquet of fresh flowers for your floors. Timeless, not trendy, in 100 percent wool, this is a rug your grandchildren will one day play on. From $1,050 at Tufenkian, 515 NW 10th Ave, 503-222-3428, tufenkianportland.com

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(Re)Designing Nature Book
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CITY PARKS
In (Re)Designing Nature, edited by Florian Matzner, Susanne Witzgall, et al., artists and landscape architects present ideas both realistic and fantastical for inserting more green into abandoned lots, old industrial sites, and other empty urban areas. $45, Hatje Cantz, 2011, available at DAP Inc, 800-338-2665, artbook.com

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Wall Planter
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VERTICAL GREENS
Like the idea of a living wall but not quite ready to plaster up peat moss? Try a Wallter wall planter. Designed for outdoor use, they’ll add a vertical dimension to your garden with herbs, cacti, and lettuce. From $72 at Relish, 1715 NW Lovejoy St, 503-227-3779, shoprelish.com

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Tasmanian Timbers Chandelier
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LIGHTS FROM DOWN UNDER
Australian designer Loz Abberton’s Grandeliers are a witty eco-take on traditional chandeliers. Pretty, lattice-like forms merge with sustainably sourced Tasmanian timbers, easily flat-packed to illuminate any corner of the world. $290, available through whodidthat.com.au

Birch Plywood Tables
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TOP TABLES
Inspired by clusters of pebbles in a rutted dirt road, local artist Michael Arras creates minimalist tables that perfectly evoke nature. Despite their delicate appearance, they’re solidly constructed out of birch plywood with mortise-and-tenon joints. Small tables from $299, available at Branch and Birdie, 8021 SE Stark St, 503-894-9338, branchandbirdie.com

Hand-blown Glass Terrarium
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GARDEN ART
Put your plantings on a pedestal with a hand-blown glass terrarium by Andi Kovel of Portland’s Esque Studio. Low-maintenance even for brown thumbs, it’s an easy way to bring a slice of the garden inside. $800 for 8-inch-diameter size, 503-289-6392, esque-studio.com

Wishbone Chair
Japanese Clay Pot
Home Trends Sofa
Brass Shade
Floral Wallpaper
Fonts
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Egg Lamp
Foam Animal Head
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Rhombus Pattern Rug
Fish Scales Tile
Laurie Herrick Wall Hanging
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Eco-Friendly Fireplace
Hand-crafted Leather Urchin
Flower Rug
(Re)Designing Nature Book
Wall Planter
Tasmanian Timbers Chandelier
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Hand-blown Glass Terrarium
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