Portland’s Leading Contemporary Designers & Architects

Portland is known as a hub of innovation across many industries. We’ve seen the rise of the “Silicon Forest” in the tech industry with similar surges in start-up culture, healthcare, and outdoor and athletic design. If you’ve spent any time in Portland, it’s clear...
Where to Buy: Mid-Century Retailers in Portland

Where to Buy: Mid-Century Retailers in Portland

  If you’ve been keeping up with our Modern Homes Portland blog, you know we believe in the relevancy of mid-century design in the modern age. In the last few weeks, we’ve looked at iconic moments and people intrinsic to its’ history and we’ve looked at design in...
Designing in Mid-Century Modern Style

Designing in Mid-Century Modern Style

To quote William Krisel, a famous mid-century architect based out of California, “MCM is the same today as it was in the 1950’s because it is not a style and is based on solid principles of design and human needs, along with functionalism, respect for the environment,...
Pop-Culture and the Mid-century Modern Resurgence

Pop-Culture and the Mid-century Modern Resurgence

Mid-century modernism (MCM) is the design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture and urban development that took place between the 1940’s and 1970’s. It slipped into the background until the 1990’s when mid-century designs became more publically...
JUST LISTED: HOLST-DESIGNED NORTHWEST MODERN CONDO

JUST LISTED: HOLST-DESIGNED NORTHWEST MODERN CONDO

______________________________________________________________________ 2373 SE 44TH AVE #204 PORTLAND, OR 97215 Impressive sun-drenched corner unit designed by Portland’s beloved Holst Architecture. This expansive floor plan features polished concrete floors with...
A Quincy Jones: Midcentury Modern Master

A Quincy Jones: Midcentury Modern Master

Credited with over 5,000 builds, including whole communities in the modernist style, “A Quincy Jones” is a name you’ve surely heard. Iconic to the California modernist movement, even to this day his homes are coveted among the stars.    The L.A. based architect...
Midcentury Modern: A Bygone Era for the Modern Age

Midcentury Modern: A Bygone Era for the Modern Age

“Cataclysmic world events such as wars uproot and destroy, but they can also create opportunities sometimes.” (The Spruce)   Inseparable from the socio-political state of a rapidly changing world, mid-century modernism has stood the test of time not only because...
Architect Feature: Day Hilborn

Architect Feature: Day Hilborn

Day Hilborn had a vibrant and eclectic life. He was heavily influenced by music and performance theatre. In the 1930’s he was known most for his movie theatre designs. It was said that he was known by everyone in town and he had a great influence on the design of...
ARTIST FEATURE: C. Jere

ARTIST FEATURE: C. Jere

The nom de plume of creative duo Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, C. Jere was born from a vision to produce “gallery-quality art for the masses”. Founded in 1963, Freiler, a German immigrant manufacturer,  acted as production chief and Fels, a New York-based artist, was...

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