Arciform Building Struck by Drunk Driver

Somebody has evidently decided to take the name of our blog a bit too literally and drove their car RIGHT THROUGH our N. Interstate Avenue building early this morning!

You may remember Arciform’s original building on N. Interstate:

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Completed in … Read more

Bringing the Indoors Out: Front Yard Library?

As the weather warms, we are turning our thoughts toward ways to enjoy more of our home’s amenities outdoors.

Just in the nick of time, Houzz offers some great examples of front-yard lending libraries made from salvaged mailboxes and other … Read more

Summertime in Oregon

If you’ve lived in Oregon for a while you are probably familiar with our summers. Or our lack of summers. I’m an accountant and a sun slut, so I’m a bit obsessed with when we get our first 80 degree … Read more

Saving a Piece of the Oregon Trail

There’s a great blog post today on Preservation Nation on the efforts to preserve the “Pioneer Mother’s Memorial  Cabin,” a historic remnant of the Oregon Trail that is in danger of literally being washed into the Willamette.

This piece of … Read more

Client’s Eye View: Restoring a Vintage Kitchen with a Touch of Tiffany Blue

Meet Marty and Matt, clients whose beautiful vintage kitchen renovation is featured on this year’s Architectural Heritage Center’s 2013 Kitchen Revival Tour.

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You can check out their kitchen on the Tour on April 13 (get your tickets here), … Read more

6 Great Kitchen Islands

If the kitchen is the heart of your home, a great kitchen island is the heart of your kitchen. Here are 6 very different options that can add both style and flexible functionality to your kitchen design.

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This kitchen’s long … Read more

Starting Small

by Nancy Ranchel

Did you get to the Arciform house on the Tour of Remodeled Homes last weekend? It was amazing!

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The problem with wandering through a gorgeous house is that it makes me want to start a project at … Read more

Renovation Advice from Pair of Inspiring Arciform Clients

We like to say that our clients are our inspiration and their homes are our teachers.

This is particularly true of two of Arciform’s current clients, Hoa and Nikhil. This family is funny, smart, and have just that little bit … Read more

What Should Go on This Wall?

At this weekend’s Tour of Remodeled Homes, we asked attendees for a little help deciding what to put on the right hand wall in this picture (where the cow skulls currently are).

 

 

We received some truly creative suggestions! … Read more

A One-of-a-Kind Arciform Kitchen

Every great kitchen reflects the personality and experiences of its owner.

For our client Kerri Hoyt-Pack,  an open shelving plan that mixed Indonesian hardwoods and re-purposed industrial elements with a truly epic Lacanche Cluny range with two ovens served to … Read more