Five For Friday: Beauty in Imperfection

Five For Friday: Beauty in Imperfection

Bathrooms designed with a view

From the northwest coast of the Scottish Isles to Santorini, Australia, and Brazil, home design lovers all over the world are taking in spectacular nature views from their bathrooms. Whether you prefer a classic bathtub or modern glass-walled shower while overlooking your nature escape, find some inspiration with Dezeen's Ten contemporary bathrooms designed to take advantage of the view.



Whirl & Whittle

Discover Canadain-based artist, Pooja Pawaskar's take on impermanence and imperfection through her handmade wooden object series. Pooja notes inspiration from the Japanese art of kintsugi, where repaired pottery fractures and defects are emphasized by highlighting them with gold. Through her craft, she sees poetry and beauty through flaws and shares that vision with her community. Sign up for the Whirl & Whittle newsletter for early access to limited releases.



Magna Kuisina

SE Portland's Clinton neighborhood is home to locally-sourced modern Filipino restaurant, Magna Kuisina. Magna’s chef Carlo Lamagna plays with the cuisine of his childhood, incorporating techniques and tricks he picked up in Chicago farm-to-table favorites. If you're looking for a new dinner spot, go check them out and try their Lumpia eggrolls and Pancit Miki-Bihon rice noodles, plus Halo-halo for dessert.



Wolf Circus Jewelry

One of our favorite jewelry brands, Wolf Circus, aims to inspire others to embrace their confidence during their daily hustle through their line of demi-fine jewelry. Thoughtfully designed and hand made in Vancouver, BC their designs are made from recycled materials including sterling silver & gold-plated bronze, making them an attainable luxury brand. We carry a few of their pieces online and in our Portland Flagship Store, and you can find even more through their online shop.



Hotel Grand Stark

A new hotel opened in Portland’s Central Eastside neighborhood, Hotel Grand Stark. The four-story, 57-room historic property was built in 1908 and has recently been restored with a full seismic retrofit, refinished historic windows and brick exterior, and a new roof. This property originally served as a hotel until the 1970s, when it then became a local furniture warehouse, but has now been restored to its original purpose, with guest interiors adorned with decor by local designers to give eclectic and approachable, yet refined feel.