Inspire Me Monday: A Most Tasteful Portland Renovation

As is true with so many superb mid-century designs; the passing of a house from one owner to another over many years can result in an abundance of unfortunate and unsightly “improvements”. Such was the case when Portland natives Ty and Kelly Milford purchased this 1956 Saul Zaik home. The beautiful bones were there, but the lovely simplicity of the design had been lost.

With the help of Portland firm Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, the Milfords renovated the home to its former minimalist splendor. Read more on Dwell.


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Pets on Furniture 2015: Help Us Narrow Down our Top 20!


Only one day left to vote; help us narrow down our top 20! If your pet is included in the contest, be sure to Share and Tweet your photo to get more votes! The top 20 will be revealed for the second round of voting on Wednesday, Feb. 25th.

Last Chance to Catch Modernism Week 2015!

Modernism Week 2015 ends this Sunday, Feb. 22nd, but there’s still a few events open, if you wanted to catch a last-minute tour.

Vintage Travel Trailer Show: Saturday, Feb 21 10:00a

Visit this incredible collection of authentic and beautifully restored trailers in a festive, outdoor showplace located directly behind the Hilton Palm Springs. Bring the whole family to tour the interiors of these amazing, one-of-a-kind vintage travel trailers.

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William Krisel’s Canyon View Estates Tour: Saturday, Feb 21 1:00p

In 1962, the condominiums of Canyon View Estates were designed by architectural icon William Krisel to combine the individuality and privacy of the single-family home with the convenience and security of a condo’s shared property management. Two hour tours starting at 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM.

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Sackley Home Tours: Saturday, Feb 21 1:00p

In the early ’70s, Stan Sackley purchased numerous lots along Caliente Dr., bundling the sale of land with the design of his signature homes. Enjoy the era of modern architecture that reflected the indulgence of the 1970s.

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Modernism Week Signature Home Tour II: Sunday, Feb 22 9:00a

This self-driven home tour will take visitors inside a myriad of iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. The featured homes, chosen for their architecture, interiors, gardens and grounds, epitomize Palm Springs and what makes life and architecture in the desert unique.

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