written by Melissa Dalton
All pantry staples deserve a pretty container. The Bender Canister from Canoe is fashioned with an unglazed porcelain body and solid walnut top. The angled opening and interior brass bar, to level off the scoop, adds thoughtful utility. Even better, it’s made in Portland.
Schoolhouse Electric always strikes an excellent balance between traditional and modern, making it look effortless with its reinterpretations of American classics. And there’s nothing more classic than a quilt. By combining striped ticking fabric with Matelasse embroidery, the Diamond Ticking Quilt will smarten up any bed in the house.
Green Bird Press
Located in Bend, the Green Bird Press is a small letterpress studio “with a modern, minimalist, often geeky approach to design.” The limited-edition print titled “A Few Conifers (in Oregon)” is an excellent blend of all those traits, with its clean-lined depiction of native Oregon trees, each tagged for easy identification.