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CURVES AHEAD THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW GLASS-WALLED EXPANSION, THE ROTHKO PAVILION, NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF THE ARTIST’S EARLY TIES TO THE CITY AND MUSEUM. DESIGNED BY VINCI HAMP ARCHITECTS, IT WILL FEATURE NEW GALLERIES AND RARELY SEEN WORK ON LOAN FROM ROTHKO’S CHILDREN. GROUNDBREAKING IS SCHEDULED FOR 2018.
One of the standout debuts at this year’s Studio North at IDS Vancouver was the CNC-routed, ash-topped Cusp coffee table from Portland-based Bosque Design. Lauren Hackett founded the studio in 2015 after securing a degree in architecture. “I’m influenced by designers like Eileen Gray, who built her career by combining architecture and furniture design, and always pushed boundaries,” says Hackett. bosque-design.com
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THE SANTA ROSALIA GUEST HOUSE Artist-and-architect couple Cat Clifford and Aaron Bush recently opened the Santa Rosalia Guest House in Edmonds, Washington, a sleepy Seattle suburb. The three-room inn welcomes visitors via Airbnb and also hosts artists from around the country for short-term residencies that treat the building itself as a canvas. The first, by Dallas-based artist collaborative the Color Condition, turned the inn’s façade into an exuberant temporary installation made of plastic tablecloths, tent fabric, and construction fencing. thesantarosalia.com
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Designer and woodworker Kate Duncan has just launched her first showroom in Vancouver’s ever-hip Gastown neighborhood. The two-story, 1,400-square-foot space (open by appointment only) serves not only as a showcase but as a muse for the adventurous designer. “It’s a big, blank industrial canvas,” says Duncan, who also hosts events in the space. “I need cabinets in the showroom, so first I’m having fun by prototyping a new line of case goods and custom hardware. I’m like a kid in a candy shop—I just can’t sit still!” kateduncan.ca
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