Monthly Archives: January 2009

Photography book with music


Gas | Wolfgang Voight

I bought the book with the cd of 5 songs in the back because it came so highly recommended by Amoeba Records in LA. The book was sealed, but anything that looks like interesting photography always holds me spellbound. Unwrapping the plastic, I found 128 pages of the most ethereal photographs, almost all in the same setting of the forest, but with colors changing, along with focus, I was mesmerized. The music was also looping, night time sounding vibe and transfixing. Very interesting to see and hear a composer create an art book to bind the music to.   



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Organization by color

Rather than the ordinary, vertical, haphazard way of displaying books – try color, category, size and a horizontal orientation.dsc_0005dsc_00041


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Portland Loft – Now

While many of you may have followed the rebirth of this loft in the Pearl in NW Portland, with the project nearing completion we wanted to share the photos of what has been a long and enjoyable process. Knowing that the carpet needed removing, flooring installed, new window treatments, rugs, upholstery, furniture, all new paint and built in storage seemed like a huge undertaking but it was one of our most enjoyable and seamless projects to date.















Wall color for main living area | Seed Pearl | Benjamin Moore Paint

Wall color for bathroom | Hearthstone | Benjamin Moore Paint

Wardrobe with sliding doors | designed by SBaird Design | built by Constructavision

Mirror | designed by SBaird Design | provided and installed by Acme Glass

Lighting by Ingo Maurer and Artemide | installed by Westside Electric

Bench and ceiling fixture | George Nelson | Design within Reach

Saarinen Table | Design within Reach

Vintage dining chairs + coffee table | Look Modern 

New upholstery for dining chairs | Oregon Leather Co.

Floors | Bamboo

Rug | HZL

Wall unit | Vitsoe

Window shades | Thorpe Draperies

All design conception, layout and management: by SBaird Design.


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Walnut bed

When we began working on this project in July, I am not sure if we thought it would take quite this long, but the beauty of the finished product, far outweighs the wait that it took to be delivered to our client’s home. 

Wanting to support local providers and furniture makers, Goby Walnut and The Joinery, it seemed natural to have this bed made here in Oregon. It looks so “Oregon”, and all of the resources were at hand. The wonderful owner of Goby was so kind to give my client and I a tour of his facilities when we arrived to choose the piece of wood that would become the headboard, from the slabs of drying walnut to his entire stock of beautiful veneers, and The Joinery far exceeded my expectations on professionalism and craftsmanship. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in transforming a live edge piece of walnut – complete with 4 bullets found during fabrication that are permanently in the headboard, into the most beautiful headboard with nightstand and platform. 


Where it began




The bullets 


New queen size bed

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