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BRAND DESIGN

The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

  • 06/08/2015
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THE WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Hot Design Links: 3-D Printed Food, Armani Manholes, and Stackable Pre-Fab Apartments

Cookie-scented air? Bacteria-printed scarves? What will they think of next?

  • 03/13/2015
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WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Design Hot Links: Coffee Via Wifi, Frankentomatoes, and More!

This week's ramble around the design-y web suggests that civilization is either reaching its zenith or about to crumble. You decide!

  • 02/27/2015
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THE WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Hot Design Links: iCars, Virgin's New Chicago Hotel, and...Tiny, Tiny Houses!

A quick spin around the design world takes in several of Portlanders' shared obsessions: Apple products, vicarious travel, and micro-living.

  • 02/17/2015
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VIDEO GAMES

A Portland-Perth Collaboration Yields New Space Game

Retro adventure game Space Age was four years and two continents in the making.

  • 01/26/2015
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HIT LIST

15 Locally Made Calendars for 2015

Plan your new year in style with these Portland-printed planners and calendars.

  • 12/19/2014
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VISUAL THINKING

XPlane Tranforms Global Companies with the Power of Doodling

Using drawings, skits, role-playing, and the power of "show, don't tell," one local design consultancy generates some seriously smart thinking.

  • 10/10/2014
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THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

  • 10/01/2014
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PANDORA'S BOX

How I Built My Home

An architecture critic tries his hand at designing and building. And thus begins the adventure.

  • 10/01/2014
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DESIGN ANNUAL

Buy the Portland Monthly Design Annual: A Deep Dive Into A City of Brilliant Design

From amazing new homes to the best local makers to a pair of lavish houseboats, our debut Design Annual reveals Portland's sharpest work.

  • 09/30/2014
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HOME DECOR

18 Gorgeous Vintage Wallpapers from a Portland Company's Treasure Trove

Bolling & Co.'s stash of early 20th Century wallpapers reveals the depth, beauty, and intricacy of a long-ignored medium.

  • 07/29/2014
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CUSTOM CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

The Story Behind Holiday Custom's Badass Made-From-Scratch Motorcycles

The handcrafted Portland rides enjoy a broad (even famous) following.

  • 07/08/2014
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HIGH CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

Skulls, Spines, Whorls, and Wings: The Creepy/Beautiful World of Woodworker Laura Buchan

A Portland sculptor carves her own eerie menagerie.

  • 07/07/2014
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NEWS

Portland Monthly: The One-Page Edition | May 2014

We distilled a magazine's worth of stories onto a single page. See the condensed awesomeness!

  • 05/01/2014
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DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

  • 04/22/2014
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ARCHITECTURE

Fieldwork Builds a Design Portfolio by Hand

A new player among Portland architecture firms emphasizes rapid prototyping, in-house making, and wide-ranging scale.

  • 04/01/2014
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Slideshow

Fieldwork Design's Handcrafted Architecture, Furniture, and Interiors

A new Portland firm gets off to a fast start with an aesthetic that emphasizes hands-on production.

  • 03/31/2014
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HOME

House of Castellon Designs the Perfect Portland Blanket

House of Castellon creates a new brand dedicated to Oregon-sourced materials and design.

  • 03/27/2014
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Storytelling & Design

Local Video Project Takes the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Path

Portland designer dreams up a video character Frank Aberdean to celebrate retro cool—and user interactivity.

  • 03/07/2014
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

How Ziba Reinvented the Low-Budget Speaker

When an international brand wanted a new look (and higher quality) for its entry-level audio gear, Portland's signature industrial design firm stepped in.

  • 02/03/2014
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