Design

Jeff Lamb – 50 Shades of Glass

written by Veronica Dempsey photographed by Tim Sugden Imagine any given rainy day in Portland, looking out over the rising skyline against a backdrop of grey while enjoying your favorite

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Pat Wojciechowski

Pat Wojciechowski – Blacksmith

Old World Oasis in the 21st Century at Oaks Bottom Forge As a designer, a dad, a bass fisherman and someday a gallery painter, Pat Wojciechowski is what you would consider

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DavidHaleston

David Haleston – Hip Furniture

David Knows Hip, the owner of Hip Furniture Known for its airy, carefully-curated showroom, Hip Furniture has served as one of Portland’s premier destinations for modern and contemporary furniture since

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Jeff Lamb – 50 Shades of Glass

Jeff Lamb – 50 Shades of Glass

written by Veronica Dempsey photographed by Tim Sugden Imagine any given rainy day in Portland, looking out over the rising skyline against a backdrop of grey while enjoying your favorite coffee. In this scene, you may find renowned Portland building designer Jeff Lamb, effortlessly blending with the multitudes of business people looking for a caffeine […]

Pat Wojciechowski – Blacksmith

Pat Wojciechowski – Blacksmith

Old World Oasis in the 21st Century at Oaks Bottom Forge As a designer, a dad, a bass fisherman and someday a gallery painter, Pat Wojciechowski is what you would consider a “creative jack of all trades.” More recently, he’s been excelling in one trade specifically: Blacksmithing. Pat, 57, is the creative force behind Portland’s Oaks […]

David Haleston – Hip Furniture

David Haleston – Hip Furniture

David Knows Hip, the owner of Hip Furniture Known for its airy, carefully-curated showroom, Hip Furniture has served as one of Portland’s premier destinations for modern and contemporary furniture since 1995. At the helm of the showroom is owner David Haleston, a native Portlander with an eye for sleek mid-century looks and finely-crafted pieces. Tell […]

Richard Rolfe & Jake France – Boys Fort

Richard Rolfe & Jake France – Boys Fort

Manthropologists of Portland Set designers turned interior designers, Richard Rolfe, 64, and Jake France, 36, met years ago while working together at a local luxury linen company. They immediately hit it off and decided to do something where they could be their own bosses. Now, they are co-owners of Portland’s Boys Fort, a curated retail […]

Spencer Staley – The Good Mod

Spencer Staley – The Good Mod

One-stop shop for mid-century style Spencer Staley, 34, bounced around to different schools studying music production and film, but eventually realized he wanted to keep that a hobby, rather than a career. After a handful of odd jobs, including working at a used furniture store, Spencer developed an interest for interior design. He is now […]

Tim O’Hearn – French Quarter Linens

Tim O’Hearn – French Quarter Linens

An Elegant Night’s Sleep When I asked Tim O’Hearn to describe his store, French Quarter Linens, his cocktail party response was, “We sell fancy sheets.” But his store is a lot more than basic sheets. Located in the heart of the Pearl District, the store displays fine bedroom and bathroom textiles that Tim hand picks […]

Jamie Harris & Natalie Long: Home Builders

Jamie Harris & Natalie Long: Home Builders

When a woman telephoned a builder to let him know she would be using Elite Development Northwest to custom build her home, she was astonished at his response. The builder informed the woman she shouldn’t use Elite Development Northwest because the owners were just two bored housewives with too much time on their hands. The […]

James Small: Home Builder

James Small: Home Builder

Who hasn’t heard the stories from friends or neighbors? Grown children are deciding to move back home while they save money for a house and at the same time their parents declare they need to move in too. It’s a common problem for the “Sandwich Generation,” caught between caring for their children and their aging […]