Collaboration in Wood and Metal

“There are a lot of connections between furniture and sculpture, such as the importance of the finish details and the need to be accurate,” Karma Lloyd and Bill Simmons create Organic Industrial style furniture, so called because of the combination of wood and metal.

Karma Lloyd and Bill Simmons

“There are a lot of connections between furniture and sculpture, such as the importance of the finish details and the need to be accurate,” Karma Lloyd and Bill Simmons create Organic Industrial style furniture, so called because of the combination of wood and metal.

Turning Clay Into Silver

Gloria Kelman creates works of art with silver clay. It doesn’t feel like silver when you’re shaping it,” she says. “But, when you’re done there’s this A-Ha! moment when you take it out of the kiln and hear that metal clink.”

Gloria Kelman

Gloria Kelman creates works of art with silver clay. It doesn’t feel like silver when you’re shaping it,” she says. “But, when you’re done there’s this A-Ha! moment when you take it out of the kiln and hear that metal clink.”

SHOP NORTHWEST PORTLAND

Image There’s more to exploring Northwest Portland than shopping up and down the bustling N.W. 23rd and N.W. 21st avenues. North and south of Thurman St., when the vibe starts to go industrial, the pickings become more one-of-a-kind. Here are some of our favorite shops to explore after you tire of the national chains’ outposts and the hipster boutiques.

 

HERMAN BROOKMAN, ARCHITECT: THREE EARLY PORTLAND WORKS

Herman Brookman (1891-1973) was a Portland residential architect who, during the 1940s, helped to shape the distinctive Northwest regional style. In “HERMAN BROOKMAN, ARCHITECT: THREE EARLY PORTLAND WORKS,” Henry Kunowski will offer an overview of Brookman’s career. The presentation will feature three Romanesque- and Byzantine-style Brookman buildings: Fir Acres, an English Country-style masterpiece; the Harry Green Estate near Laurelhurst Park; and the main sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel. Pre-registration is recommended.

Room Layout & Furniture Placement

Making the best use of a space requires planning and preparation. In this Portland Community College class you'll learn the basics, analyze befores-and-afters, and receive help on your own layout challenges.

2008 STREET OF EAMES

Would you rather live in a ranch house than your bungalow? Well, don’t strip your turn-of-the-century gem of its trim or remove its walls willy-nilly. Get your fill of more modern spaces
at Portland’s modern home tour.