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A new season

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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 2012OctNov Homeward RunningFree

Running free

Fall-foliage colors show up in the Vola collection of faucets from Hastings Tile & Bath. These lever and hands-free styles come in a choice of 15 colors. Chrome will turn green with envy. V.M.

$1,275; Chown Hardware; chown.com

Water powered

Forget batteries. No need for an outlet. The Bedol Water Clock runs on simple H20. What sounds like magic is just smart science put to use. Fill the drop-shaped alarm clock with tap water, and two proprietary metallic plates allow ions to turn into a current that powers the timepiece. Think of it as saving time in a bottle. V.M.

$26; bedolwhatsnext.com

 2012OctNov Homeward WaterPowered
2012OctNov Homeward PumpkinPatch 

Pumpkin patch

West Linn artist Daria Knowles works with local farmers to harvest unwanted pumpkin and squash stems. She then handcrafts them into sumptuous velvet pumpkins, each one unique. Hot Skwash evolved into a family-run business that now employs 20 mostly stay-at-home moms in keeping with the company’s goal — “to combine creative passion with family.” Arts and crafts furnishings store Bend Bungalow in downtown Bend carries the pumpkins in a range of sizes and colors perfect for the season. E.H.

$11-$48 in sizes from 2 inches to 8 inches; bendbungalow.com; hotskwash.com