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Love and gratitude to Freunde von Freunden and Julie Pointer and Carissa Gallo for this interview. I am humbled. Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 10.34.38 AM

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Commercial building brought to new life

While we have posted about this project earlier this year, we cannot help but write again about Jason Leonard’s sweet project in NE Portland as it has just received some press on design sponge.

Check it out here

painted exterior

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Information regarding my favorite record store

Posted: 22 Oct 2013 06:00 PM PDT

beacon sound



Portland record store and label Beacon Sound will be releasing a collaborative album by Peter Broderick (Efterklang) and Gabriel Saloman (Yellow Swans) in early 2014. This is the first time these two artists have worked together, despite sharing deep Portland roots as well as labels like Type and Mort Aux Vaches. They’ll be recording at Type Foundry Studio (Decemberists, Grails, Glass Candy) with audio engineer Jason Powers. There is a Kickstarter campaign happening right now to fund the vinyl edition of the album; it’s running for another week and is currently over 60% funded.

Artist Bios:

Peter Broderick is a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Carlton, Oregon and played with Portland groups such as Horse Feathers and Loch Lomond. In 2007 he was invited to work with Danish group Efterklang (currently signed to 4AD) and moved to Berlin. Over the course of the last six years he has released several acclaimed solo albums on labels such as Type and Erased Tapes, collaborated with the likes of Machinefabriek and Nils Frahm, and traveled the world with Efterklang, who debuted their most recent album Piramida with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House in May 2012.

Vancouver-based Gabriel Saloman was one half (with Pete Swanson) of influential noise duo Yellow Swans. Their prolific run of albums, EP’s, collaborations, and world tours culminated with the incredible Going Places on Type Records. He is also an accomplished artist and has been exhibited at the Walker Center, California College Of The Arts, and the Manifesta biennial in Murcia, Spain. His excellent debut solo album ‘Adhere’ (on Berlin label Miasmah) has garnered rave reviews.


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3 new projects commencing September 2012







Kitchen remodel, along with 3 baths in SW Portland. The kitchen was torn out on Monday September 10th, more photos to follow.


1950’s home restoration in Lake Oswego, very similar to one you may have seen before on this site. Same builder – different location.

Skylights are being installed, floors are being refinished, new oak floor to match to be installed in kitchen, furniture being purchased, kitchen slated for restoration. More photos to follow.






1950’s restoration of an ocean front property in Manzanita, Oregon. Existing photos above, exterior renderings below.

Exterior work to begin soon and to include new roof, windows, siding and decks. Interior work to follow. Stay tuned for updates.


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New press from Portland Picks for jewelry by Lydia Yost

Follow her on twitter – littlefeathers.

Also mentioned on Chicago Picks 9/4/2009!

Chick Picks:
1 What the Kids Are Wearing

We’re ready to channel Stevie Nicks this fall, with all the boho looks we’re seeing. But we need that rocker edge so we don’t look like groupies at a Joan Baez show. What’s a fashionable girl to do?

Check out these amazing earrings by Lydia Yost. Made with real feathers, and starting at just $25, they’ll send you back to school in style—or rock a board meeting like nobody’s biz! Available at Pop-Up Shoppe on NW 23rd, Pin-Me Apparel on N. Mississippi Ave., and Icon Tattoo on N. Russell St.



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Jewelry from found objects





Lydia Yost has been making jewelry – necklaces and earrings for awhile now, but there is something that becomes more magical about them as she adds new articles to each item and her line continues to grow. First begun with feathers from her very own chickens that she raised from babies, she is now dissecting owl pellets and tying in small bones to some, while adding precious minerals or old mahjongg tiles to others. Her necklace line is equally as mesmerizing, if you look closely you can see that the base is actually an old watch face that she has taken apart, then added back clear non toxic resin that actually holds small objects in layers as if they are floating. Some are filled with the gold watch gears and parts, but others contain small pieces of lettering or bones. There is a rich personal story in each lovingly made one of a kind piece.

Soon to be on Portland Picks, and sold through Pin Me Apparel 3705 N. Mississippi Portland, Oregon 97227, Pop Up Shoppe 919 NW 23rd Portland, Oregon 97210 and Icon Tattoo 813 N. Russell Portland, Oregon 97227.

Lydia is also available to make commissioned jewelry, one loyal customer who owns a beautiful chicken gave Lydia the feathers for a personal pair of earrings. They were delivered just yesterday and she loves them!

Her prices range from $25-$200 and she may be contacted at

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Oregon Home Magazine Cover Story


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