The Write Stuff

Field Notes makes paper fashionable again. Just don’t tell the designer.

Most new products are designed to fill a need, create a new market or just make something better. Aaron Draplin’s product is none of these things. It’s three staples, paper and cardboard with a    More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 RUTH BROWN

The Oregonian Admits to More Layoffs


The Oregonian today laid off a number of business-side employees, publisher N. Christian Anderson III confirmed to WW.One source tells WW that as many as 38 Oregonian employees lost their jobs today. Anderson declined to confirm how many employees were laid off. One employee described the situation as a "firestorm." Rumors of cuts had been making the rounds for weeks.Anderson's statement indicates ...   More
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 COREY PEIN

Portland's Sock It To Me Wants Your Foot Ideas


 If you've admired a pair of brightly colored socks emblazoned with everything from crows and zombies to pink mustaches around town the last few years chances are you're eyeballing Sock It To Me's handiwork. The local company demands that you get in on the foot action with its 2nd Annual International Design‐A‐Sock Contest. Sure, they already sell more than 200 different styles ...   More
Thursday, February 24, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Relish Party and Sale

Thursday, May 20, 2010 Retail Therapist

Mother's Day Gift Ideas, Part 3

It's Friday and Retail Therapist knows there isn't much time left to shop for Mother's Day. With that in mind, here are two ideas to start you off. More to come! Let's start out with this classic: A hanging plant to spruce up Mom's front porch, $25, Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark, (503) 231-5050. Show Mom some appreciation for all the home-baked goods she made you growing up by ...   More
Friday, May 7, 2010 Retail Therapist

Interior Design Porn

Retail Therapist was out scouting this afternoon and found this lovely tome of interior design porn. Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors With The Things You Love, $35, is chock-full of inspiring photos of home interiors, decorated with homeowners' personal collections and obsessions. Author and stylist Sibella Court is the creative force behind the book—a lovely piece of design in itself, ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Retail Therapist


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