You know what they say — "a place for everything and everything in its place." Storables, a Portland, Oregon, based shop with an e-commerce site, is intent on helping you find that place for everything. Stocking everything from toy storage solutions to cable management tools, this is a one stop shop for getting your home in order.
The theme for my son's second birthday was the farm. I know, I know... EVERYONE does a farm party. But Ronan and I visit a little farm by our house every week and it's our favorite activity. A farm party was only fitting.
Whenever possible, I love shopping local, especially with classy, independent artisans. In the Pacific Northwest, we are lucky enough to have some of the most talented designers on the market. I rounded up some of my favorite modern homegoods from the good old P.N. for gift ideas this holiday season (plus, I have to admit I own some of these myself). We'd love to hear about some of your own local favorites!
My wife Lida designed the girls' bedroom, from the paint color and mural drawing to the style of beds she wanted. I finished off the room for my wife and the girls as a surprise and had it ready when they got home one night.
Name: JoAnn, Dan, and Papillons Daphne & Minerva Location: Washington County, Oregon Size: 2,200 square feet Years lived in: 25 years; Owned
JoAnn and Dan made the trek from the flat lands of southern Wisconsin to the mountains and rivers of northwest Oregon over thirty years ago and have never looked back. After experiencing life in both Portland and the suburbs, they finally settled in the quiet and lush hills of Washington County on over an acre of land. Their love of travel and art has made its way into every nook and cranny of their home, making it a truly personal and one of a kind place.
As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, I long to hunker down in a cozy cabin full of wood and wool and candlelight. But finding that impossible, the next best thing is to throw myself into a book that takes place in a cozy cabin on a river. David James Duncan's The River Why is a favorite autumn read, full of wood and candlelight, but also a fascinating character in search of meaning.
Is it just me or is this fall particularly stress inducing? Between the Presidential candidates sparring, riots in the Middle East and Amanda Bynes behind the wheel in Los Angeles, September is feeling brutal. Thank goodness the weekend is here. A perfect time to ignore the world and concentrate on making our homes pretty. Check out all the sales and events in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Summer is winding to a close — savor one of the last few weekends of warmth and freedom with a visit to the beach, or the pool, or maybe a little shopping. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Name: Holly & Joe Location: Portland, OR Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; Owned
Three cross country moves in three years is enough to test even the most solid of relationships, but newlyweds Holly and Joe are convinced it just made theirs stronger. They recently decided to put down roots in Portland and plan to let those roots go deep before they consider another move any time soon.