It’s no secret that I’m an obsessed fan of all things mid-century modern. I love the design, and particularly the architecture of that era. I own a mid-century ranch (some call it an atomic ranch) that was certainly influenced (even indirectly) by the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Flat roof, open floor plans, post and beam and linear forms all take cues from FLW. I was fortunate enough to visit his iconic, Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania recently and fell in love with Wright’s vision all over again.
Hey, guess what? Portland, Oregon is cool now. Seriously, everyone’s talking about it. New Yorker Magazine, Time Magazine, Spin Magazine – they’re all just plain nutzo about this new Portlandia show on the IFC network and everything else about this crazy town. I suppose all the dandy Portland fashion designers cutting cloth on Project Runway and that snarky Voodoo Doughnuts getting the spotlight on The Food Network has contributed to Portland becoming the epicenter of cool. I mean, a major UK news source known as The Guardian picked Portland as one of the top five places ON EARTH to live thanks to all the attention lately.