Portland Garden Cottages – Intimate Spaces from Recycled Building Materials


There’s an ongoing debate in my house over what constitutes a “too small” dwelling, so I’m always on the prowl to bolster my position that we can live well in small spaces. Evidence: The Portland Garden Cottages designed and built by Jeffrey Gantert and Brad Bloom.
Gantert and Bloom built two small, (364 square-feet) cottages from … Read More.

Columbia Sportswear and A Box Life

A Box Life is a Columbia Sportswear-sponsored initiative that encourages communal effort to reuse cardboard shipping boxes. The goal of A Box Life is to keep cardboard boxes in use longer, reduce shipping impacts and encourage people to personally reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Portland-based Columbia Sportswear offers customers the option of receiving their merchandise in a … Read More.