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Support the Portland Baroque Orchestra

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Arciform values fresh interpretations of history in all its forms and is proud to support the Portland Baroque Orchestra who “produce fresh and historically informed interpretations of music composed before 1840 for a wide audience.” Join us in supporting their education and outreach missions by donating in support of their year-end campaign.

When you make a gift of $75 or more today, and enter Arciform in the notes, you will receive a copy of the Portland Baroque Orchestra in Concert CD (while supplies last), recognition in an upcoming playbill and your name will be entered in a March drawing for a pair of tickets to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in April 2015.

Click here to donate today.

Support the Architectural Heritage Center

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Arciform has been a proud sponsor of the AHC for many years, and we invite you to support this wonderful organization.

The Architectural Heritage Center is all about saving historic buildings – and shaping the public policy and opinion to do so. As “home base” for historic preservation in the Portland metro area, the AHC loves to welcome people to their 1883 building, where they host programs, exhibits and research. When they “take history to the streets” with their popular and educational neighborhood architecture tours, they help show how our communities have been shaped in the past and inspire people to save them for the future.

Your tax-deductible gift by December 31st will help fund development of a new walking tour in 2015, and training for the dedicated volunteers who lead it. We invite you to accept a complimentary ticket to a walking tour in the coming year as a thank you for your contribution. We look forward to getting to know you in the coming year.
Click here to donate today.

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Who Do You Support?

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What organizations do you support in Oregon?

Tell us in the comments and we’ll choose one organization to receive an additional $500 gift from Arciform.

Thank you for everything you do in our community!

Support Snowdays

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Arciform’s Client Services Manager, Spencer Fransway, is the Founder and Executive Director of an amazing organization that provides life skills through snowboarding for middle and high school students.

Spencer explains:

By working through challenges on the mountain, students gain self-confidence, strengthen friendships, and also have an opportunity to become more aware of their natural surroundings. The organizers of Snowdays have all reaped vast benefits from snow sports, learning to respect and care for the mountain environment, understanding the benefits of  healthy lifestyle choices, and appreciating the joy that snow sports can bring. It is our hope to pass on this knowledge, excitement and passion to the students.

Snowdays is 100% volunteer run by those involved in the snowboard industry or passionate about the benefits of snowboarding.

Click here to make a donation. Be sure to mention Arciform when you donate.

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Support Restore Oregon

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Richard De Wolf, owner of Arciform and Versatile Wood Products, is a proud board member of Restore Oregon which works to protect the historic bridges, barns, homes, neighborhoods, churches and Main Streets that make Oregon Oregon. We join them in believing that building reuse “honors culture, revitalizes neighborhoods, resurrects downtown’s, creates jobs and reuses materials.” Versatile Wood Products is a proud sponsor of the De Muro Awards that honors successful historic rehabilitation projects throughout Oregon.

Donate $100 or more before December 31st through the Willamette Week Give!Guide and receive an Oriental Car Rug Mat from Atiyeh Brothers. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Versatile Wood Products up to $1000. Plus, if you make a gift of $500 or more, you’ll be entered to win $1000 of custom product from Versatile Wood Products.

Click here to make your donation, and be sure to mention Arciform & Versatile Wood Products.

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Support Team in Training – the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Arciform’s Manager of Finances and Administration, Jennifer Barrow, has been raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of her friend Lisa who lost her battle with cancer. She works with a team called Team Change through the Team in Training program that raises money for research and patient services. In return, her team is given the opportunity to run marathons and half-marathons throughout the region. Although Jennifer has already raised over $15,000 in support of this important work, she is not one to rest on her laurels. This year, she and her 15 teammates have set a goal to raise $100,000 in order to have a grant named after their team. You can help her reach her goal by contributing here, and remember to mention Arciform when you donate.

 

Support Portland Center Stage

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Arciform is proud to sponsor an organization whose transformation of the 100 year old Armory building into a vital hub for culture and exploration helped to redefine a neighborhood. They also put on some pretty delightful performances that “bring stories to life in unexpected ways.” They have offered a very special opportunity just for the Arciform family:

When you make a gift of $75 or more today and enter Arciform in the notes, you will receive:

  • An elegant coffee table book filled with the history of the Gerding Theater at the Armory
  • Recognition in an upcoming playbill
  • Your name entered in a drawing at the end of the season to win dinner for two at an exclusive restaurant in the Pearl

Donate now to Portland Center Stage.

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Designer Holiday Gift Guide (Part 3)

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This is the third and final installment of our designer holiday gift guide.  For our final part Senior Designer Chelly Wentworth and Junior Designer Trisha Hopkins share some great ideas to take care of those final people on your list.

 

Chelly’s Picks

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Portland CSA

A share of a CSA is an excellent present for the cook, foodie, or health nut on your list.  Locally farmed, seasonal produce is delivered to your door to keep your fridge stocked without having to think about going to the store.

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Portland Homestead Supply

A gift certificate for a class at Portland Homestead Supply (who doesn’t want to learn how to make cheese or stock up on canning supplies?)  Here is a list of recipes to get your holiday canning juices flowing.

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Fieldwork Flowers

Who doesn’t love to be treated to a fresh bouquet of flowers?  During these dark months of Winter a fresh arrangement can do wonders to brighten up a home.  Fieldwork Flowers can help you put together a beautiful, locally grown bouquet.

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Hand Eye Supply

For the creative on your list, a stop at Hand Eye Supply will surely provide an answer to your gift giving quandry.  They have a great selection of work wear that will keep your loved one styling while they work.

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The Art of Shaving

Celebrate the end of Movember with a  gift certificate for a lux shave from The Art of Shaving.  Maybe your honey needs to clean up for your new years kiss.  This gift is a perfect way to make him feel pampered without knowing that you want that scratchy beard gone.

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Muffin Head

Don’t forget your pooch and get him or her a warm coat from Muffin Head.  Each garment is made here in the USA from recycled materials so you can feel good about keeping your furry friend warm.

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Christmas Family Adoption Foundation

Let’s not forget that this is the season of giving.  If you have someone on your list that has everything this is a great option to help some of those that don’t in their name.  It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday fervor but if we stop to help those around us, we can enrich our own community.   So consider adopting a whole family in need by donating to the Christmas Family Adoption Foundation.

 

Trisha’s Picks

 

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Betsy and Iya

Betsy and Iya jewelery is handmade in Portland. I love everything they make. It’s different, funky and delicate.

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Everything Jadeite! Plates, bowls, cups and so on. You can find some good antique pieces on Ebay and Etsy. Or buy new from Sur La Table.

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Dansk

The Kobenstyle line of pots and pans from Dansk cookware is my all-time favorite. Originally designed by Jens Quistgaard in 1965, this line is now being reproduced by Dansk again.  It is so classic and modern. You can find it in town at Schoolhouse Electric.

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I love these gold rimmed plates available at Food52. Very organic and oh so lovely!

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Rejuvenation

I have always wanted a pair of these chairs from Rejuvenation. And one day I will own them!

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Design Within Reach

Who could resist the urge to buy the iconic lounge chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames?  This piece is definitely a splurge item but will stand the test of time and provide many years of comfortable sitting while looking exquisite.

Want More?

Check out the other parts of the series:

Part One: Anne De Wolf, Marty Hegg & Kat O’Neil’s Picks

Part Two: Kristyn Bester and Jeffrey Kelly’s Picks

Phew!  This concludes our designer holiday gift guide.  We’ve had a great time putting these lists together and hopefully you had a great time reading them.  Now get out there and start crossing off the remaining people on your list.  Let us know if any of these items make their way into your loved one’s hands.

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Designer Holiday Gift Guide (Part 2)

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For part two of our designer holiday gift guide Senior Designer Kristyn Bester and Junior Designer Jeffrey Kelly share some of their favorite ideas for holiday gifts.  Whether you’re shopping for an adventurer, foodie, or vintage enthusiast, we have something that will knock them off your list.  Take a look and stay tuned for our third and final installment of our designer holiday gift guide.

 

Kristyn’s Picks

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Cannery Pier Hotel

One of my most favorite places to stay.  Astoria is a fun, sleepy town to wander around. If the weather turns bad, the hotel is an easy place to lock yourself away with a good book and cup of coffee and never leave.  The view is incredible from every room and the spa is super relaxing, so don’t forget to book a massage!

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Julie Nolan Jewelry

For a special and personalized gift, a brass constellation bracelet or necklace with your loved one’s star sign is a beautiful option.  They are made by New York artist Julie Nolan and are available on her Etsy shop or in person here in Portland at Lizard Lounge.  You can see the Sagittarius bracelet here.

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Pacific Pie Company

I am obsessed with Pacific Pie Company, who I think makes the best savory pies in Portland. They offer Pie Making 101 to those who want to learn the art of pastry, crust, pies and more!  You even go home with a fresh baked pie and extra pastry.

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Antique Stores

I like to go antiquing for unusual and one of a kind gifts.  I love Kenton Antiques in North Portland, Stars Antiques in Sellwood, Grand Marketplace on Grand Avenue in SE Portland, and the salvage section at Rejuvenation.  Outside of Portland, my favorite is Vintage Hardware in Astoria.  Some of my finds for gifts include vintage art and books, collections of ledgers for my accountant husband (I found one from someone living in Paris during WWII), mirrors, and small furniture pieces.  You are certain to find the most unique gift!

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A Night Out on the Town

I love to give and receive experiences as gifts, so I often look for upcoming events such as a Timbers game or a play at Portland Center Stage.  I buy one ticket for the lucky recipient and one ticket for myself – then we are guaranteed a date together in the future!

 

 

Jeffrey’s picks

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Olo Fragrance

Who doesn’t like to smell good?  These hand made fragrances from Portland’s Heather Sielaff are a perfect gift for the guy or gal on your list that wants to smell nice but not overpowering.  With offerings mixing scents like cardamom, Indonesian vetivert, tobacco, wood, lemon, and bergamot, these unique perfumes stand out in the crowd of typical fragrances.  You can visit their newly opened shop Milk Milk Lemonade on SE Belmont to see their workshop and pick from their line of perfumes.

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Hazel Cox Jewelry

I’ve known Hazel for many years and have always been in love with the things she designs.  There is something about her aesthetic that is so beautiful to me and it fits perfectly here in Portland.  You can buy directly form her or at stores like Yo Vintage! or Palace.

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Beckel Canvas

Made right here in Portland, Beckel Canvas products are a perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast looking to get back to the roots of camping.  They hand make their line of canvas bags, tents, and accessories in their Clinton St. storefont.  I was recently on a rafting trip and one of my fellow companions was able to set up his Miner tent, pictured above, with two oars and some rocks before any of us even had our tent poles constructed.  I was impressed to say the least.

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Heath Ceramics

It’s hard not to fall in love with every piece of this iconic line of ceramics.  From their fantastic tiles and house wares to their classic line of dinnerware, there is no denying that Heath Ceramics has earned it’s status as a coveted item for any home.  Pick up a platter or bud vase for a loved one and you are sure to please.

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Portland Meat Collective

If you have a foodie on your list then the butchery and cooking classes offered by Portland Meat Collective are a great way to give an interactive gift.  Ranging from basic animal butchery to charcuterie to multi-day courses, there is bound to be a class that matches the level of your cook’s skill.  I was lucky enough to have received this as a gift and will always remember the techniques I learned in class.

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The Good Mod

This showroom, located directly off of Burnside, contains some truly drool-worthy pieces.  Specializing in mid-century and industrial furniture, The Good Mod curates a jaw dropping selection of pieces you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.  If you want the real deal pick of furniture you’d expect to see in a magazine or history book, this is your place.

I hope you found some good ideas in part two of our gift guide.  By this point your list should be dwindling but just in case it is still lengthy, we have one more installment to help you finish up your holiday shopping.  In our next and final part of our gift guide senior designer Chelly Wentworth and junior designer Trisha Hopkins share their go to places for inspired presents.

Want more? Check out the other parts of this series:

Part 1: Anne De Wolf, Marty Hegg & Kat O’Neil’s Picks

Part 3: Chelly Wentworth and Trisha Hopkins’ Picks

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Designer Holiday Gift Guide (Part 1)

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The holidays are upon us again and it’s time to start scratching our heads thinking of gifts for all the special people in our lives.  If you are having a hard time getting your gift list going we have just thing to get you started.  The Arciform Design Team has put together their personal lists of gifts they think will stun even the biggest Scrooges on your list.

For part one of our guide Senior Designer Anne De Wolf, Design Assistant Marty Hegg, and Junior Designer Kat O’Neill share some of their favorite places shop at and items to buy for the holiday season.  Take a look and get inspired to brave the crowds to get the perfect gift for the loved ones on your list.

Anne’s Picks

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Look Modern

It’s easy to miss this warehouse filled with mid-century gems located one block off Hawthorne and only being open one day a week doesn’t help.  Those willing to schedule some time on a Saturday or Sunday will be rewarded with a beautiful selection of furniture, art, and home goods.

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Old Portland Hardware

For those of you looking for salvaged architectural finds this is your stop.  Bret and his team do an outstanding job of finding and keeping alive some of Portland’s architectural history.  If you know someone looking for that special period piece to adorn their home, this is the place to start looking.

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Alder & Company

Alder & Company is my favorite store for this sort of thing.  I want everything in there.  Right now on the top of my list is this striped throwbed in black and white or metallic.

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Ink and Peat

Located on bustling Williams Ave., this one stop shop provides gifts ranging from house plants to jewelry to home goods.  You’re guaranteed to check someone off your list if you make your way here.

Marty’s Picks

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Spruce Apothecary

For me me me, a trip to this shop is on my list of to-do’s: Spruce Apothecary, at Union Way shopping corridor. This new-ish spot is owned by the same folks who own Canoe.

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Lark Press

Lovely cards from lark press. There is nothing like opening that mailbox at the end of the day and finding a handwritten card from a friend. Why not send some of your own on pretty paper? Throw in a little surprise like a fun photobooth picture strip!

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Poketo

This is my dream teapot.  It has a great size and shape and is made in Japan, where they know their tea!

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Futagami Brasswares

This crescent bottle opener, by Japanese brand Futagami, makes beer-drinking just a little bit beautiful, doesn’t it? Available at Woonwinkel and Beam & Anchor locally.

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Olympic Provisions

Open this link if you’re a carnivore and you’re hungry.  We’ve tried all of the salumis from the Spanish sampler, and can’t pick a favorite.

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Pistils Nursery

I love Pistils, up on Mississippi, and they can make up a custom terrarium for you for a really great price.  These are my newest love there: Marimo Moss Balls. They naturally occur in freshwater lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan and Estonia, and grow five millimeters a year. Marimo are said to live to be 100 years old.

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Herman Miller

I’m a fan of Alexander Girard’s suns, but would love this wool/cotton blanket.  Pendleton recreated his design, made for Braniff Airways back in the day. The only question now is which color?

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Finex Cast Iron

I love to cook, and a cast iron skillet can be used on the stovetop, out camping, or in the oven. Look at this 8” octagonal skillet, made in Portland. Awesome gift!

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Fetch Eyewear

Fetch eyewear for sunglasses or prescription, Amy Sacks (the daughter of tile maker Ann Sacks) created this great line of eyewear AND donates 100% of proceeds to The Pixie Project, a wonderful non-profit animal rescue and adoption center located here in Portland.

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Kaufmann Mercantile

Oh, and a clear glass kettle, just like my dad has used since I can remember:

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Adidas

And I heard about these customizable Adidas this morning!  This might encourage me to do try running again?

Kat’s Picks

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The Meadow

For my husband, who loves to cook, I’ll be getting a set of culinary salts from The Meadow (Sshh!  Don’t tell!).

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Cornell Farms

I love giving (and getting!) indoor potted plants from Cornell Farms, like rosemary in a pretty glazed terracotta pot for anyone who loves fresh herbs.  They have great stuff all year round.

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Wayfair

I’m about to hit the “add to cart” button on these pillows in Navy Blue.  We’re jazzing up our family/media room because we’re playing host to a big group for Christmas.  I love the hit of color these will add, the graphic punch, the playful not-too-serious tie-dye effect of the pattern.  They’re down-filled, so they’ll be comfy – and because they’re not too expensive or precious, I won’t wince when someone inevitably spills on them.

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Atiyeh Brothers

If you really want to splurge on a one-of-a-kind gift for someone, a vintage rug from Atiyeh Brothers would be a fantastic gift.  They can last for generations, hide spills and pet hair really well, and bring an authenticity to a home that new rugs just don’t carry.

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Powell’s Books

Gift certificate to Powells.  There’s no better way to spend a rainy Winter day in Portland.  Plus, they have a café where you can refuel with hot chocolate and a croissant from the Pearl bakery when you need a break.

That does it for part one of our designer holiday gift guide.  I hope you found some inspiration from these suggestions.  Stay tuned for part two and more ideas to knock that gift list down to size.

Want more? Check out the other parts of this series:

Part 2: Senior Designer Kristyn Bester and Junior Designer Jeffrey Kelly’s Picks

Part 3: Chelly Wentworth and Trisha Hopkins’ Picks

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