Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


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Why home and design are important



Things – by Dr. Crane

Most of us are sensitive to our surroundings. Beauty cheers and ugliness offends and the love of beautiful things is entirely without regard to their cost.

We may have to be poor, but none of us have to live in ugliness.

I will not pass my days with unspeakable wallpaper nor with table and chair and cupboard that shout at me, every time I look at them, the gospel of commonplaceness, cheapness and daftness.

Do not tell me you cannot help it and cannot afford it and all that. Whomever loves beauty requires the beautiful.

The soul spins it’s own web, secretes its own shell and blessed are those that hunger and thirst after beauty for they shall be filled.

My book case, my pen, my rugs and my lamp talk to me every day and I want them to say something worth while.

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Interior design of a SW Portland home

SBaird Design chose the window treatments throughout the home mainly grass window shades lined, had  oak floors installed in the main living area and the upstairs office, refaced the fireplace in the sitting room, remodeled the master bath and helped to define the wall colors.

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Wallpaper, color, fabric, furniture for a NE Portland home

Furniture from Look Modern and DWR, some fabric from Whole Nine Yards, Sewing by Chair Wear, wallpaper by Sanderson


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Sofa and lighting by SBaird Design

Lighting manufactured by Ingo Maurer in entry, Flos in living room, bedroom, kitchen and George Nelson over dining room table.

Sofa from Look Modern.


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Interior colors, furniture and fence for a home in NE Portland

Swiss Coffee OC 45 by Benjamin Moore – Walls

Cotton Balls OC 122 by Benjamin Moore – Trim


Furniture purchased at Look Modern, sofa, stereo credenza, love seat and desk

Rug purchased at Kush


New garage door and new fence ( design by SBaird Design )



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