Monday, November 30, 2009

Design Tour & Charity Mixer

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Help support p:ear, a Portland resource for homeless and parent-less youth by contributing a little extra when you RSVP!

Event sponsored by IIDA Portland City Chapter

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Peace and Plenty

We hope you are all spending the holiday surrounded by loving family and good friends

 via Woof Nanny

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pack Your Bags

Portable and compact planters via designboom

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Knoll Studio Holiday Photoshoot

For all of you Oregonians!  Complimentary photos with the bright red Womb Chair at Environments NW.  Wouldn't this make a great holiday card opportunity?

Bring some canned food for the Oregon Food Bank to sweeten the deal! 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wild Sweet Paul

Someday I will host a Thanksgiving that rivals this beautiful creation.  Thank you, Sweet Paul for your inspiring wild Thanksgiving.

It may be a wee bit soggier here in pdx, however.  Maybe a tent is in order?

This vintage Cherner armchair looks wonderfully at home amongst the leaves and fallen tree.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thirst for Giving

Check out these beautifully designed reusable Kor bottles.  Not only will these help remind you not to buy that vending machine water bottle, but 1% of all sales go to non-profit groups focused on environmental protection.  Ok, so it's not much, but 1% for the planet is considerably greater than 0.

These would also make a unique vessel to hold your flowers, no?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You Are Definitely Invited

Update:  Check out the event's Facebook Page!

We are hard at work on our moonlighting project...not quite ready to be revealed.  It involves lasers.  Is that enough to tickle your fancy?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Smooth Bread Box

My obsession with making my own bread has been a fun journey in experimentation and frugality.  Let's face it, good bread is spendy, and at 6 bucks a loaf is hard to swallow.  We received a bread maker as a wedding gift and I've never looked back.  The elusive rustic loaf will someday find it's way to my new bread box,  a smooth design from Britain's Joseph Joseph.

The lid doubles as a cutting board, perfectly sized for my 2 pound loaves.  I originally spotted this perfect box in Brussels, but couldn't justify lugging it around on the rest of our European adventure.  My husband locked this to memory and ordered it for my birthday present!  It fits perfectly on our kitchen cart alongside our herbs and fruit.

Now that you've got homemade bread on the mind, head over to Fu Cheese and check out my friend Amanda's obsession!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We're Moving!

Fig Studio is relocating to new office space!  Excitement is brewing as graph paper is packed and new Prismacolors are sharpened.  Giulietti/Schouten Architects invited Fig Studio to join their team, and with that comes new desk space in their NW Portland office.

G/S Architects is an established Portland firm with a diverse portfolio and accolades to match.  Their work's been featured in Sunset, Oregon Home, and Luxe.  (They have a cover story in OH this month!)  I'm excited to be a part of their design team and expand my client-base while maintaining my own business.  Check out figstudiopdx for new contact information and location.  See you next week!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Photos Have Arrived!

We were very excited to rip open the mailing envelope sent by Tullis Photo, our wedding photographers.  We'd seen the the photos online but there's nothing better than receiving your very own disk full of great images.  Here is one of my favorite shots!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Than Time

...wishing I was still wandering through the D'Orsay museam in Paris

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Orange Crush...on a bathroom


This bright, smooth concrete shower/tub combination won my heart as we passed by the Couleurs Tadelakt showroom in Brussels, Belgium.  The form is beautiful and the smart combination of natural concrete and rich orange is inspiring.  Do I have any takers?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Save the Date: After hours Talent

We're participating in Portland's After Hours Talent: Mixed Media Sale hosted by Maharam, 3-Form, and Milliken Contract!  Though we're going to keep it a surprise for now, we're excited to unveil our very own crafty moonlighting gig at the event.

The Details:  Tuesday, December 8th 4pm-9pm @ Urban Studio, on the corner of NW 10th and Davis, in Portland's Pearl District.

All one of a kind products are made by the Portland architecture & design community.  Browse jewelry, artwork, handbags, metalwork, sewn goods, photography, and home accessories...perfect for holiday gifts!  More details as we get closer to the event!