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Solar Spectacle: The Cosmic Collection

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Solar Spectacle: The Cosmic Collection

We're coming up on one of the biggest solar spectacles in America in decades and since we're headquartered in Oregon, we'll be treated to some pretty killer front row seats. Over one million people will be trekking into our neck of the woods to see the moon completely block out the sun for a few moments mid-morning on Monday, August 21st as it crosses between the earth and sun. Obviously we've got eclipse glasses at the ready but we also thought it was an apt opportunity to celebrate our collection of celestial-themed pieces. Today through Monday online and in our Portland and...

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Summer at Schoolhouse New York

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Summer at Schoolhouse New York

A New York summer, for better or worse, is something to behold. Hot, sticky and crowded but packed with outdoor delights everywhere you turn, the energy in these warmer months is palpable and intoxicating. Whether you live in NYC full time or are simply visiting, we must humbly suggest you take a stroll to see Schoolhouse New York in person. Nestled on a quiet street in Tribeca and packed floor-to-ceiling with heirloom goods and gifts for the home, we're so proud of our little spot in the big city.  Take a peek of our latest collection as it lives inside our New York store. Like...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: TAIT Design Co.

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: TAIT Design Co.

"Product design with a focus on participation and play" is how Detroit-based TAIT Design Co. describes their unique approach to modern, small-run manufacturing. With careful attention to detail, material and function, TAIT takes a graphic approach to form with everything they produce. A former ad agency creative with a background in graphic design, founder Matt Tait turned what began as a side project into a full-time obsession to create “beautiful, simple, and clever” products - a feat easier said than done but one he throughly excels at with his considered and expertly crafted creations. A first for our Schoolhouse Art Studio collection of...

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Summer at Schoolhouse Portland

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Summer at Schoolhouse Portland

We're smack in the middle of summer and the heat has officially been turned all the way up. This week in Portland, we've been hitting the 100 degree mark almost every day, which is basically unheard of in the PNW. Typically we'd take any excuse to soak up some sun but when it's this hot, we're clinging to any semblance of AC we can find (although truth be told, a float down the river sounds all kinds of delightful right now). That said, our Portland flagship store is feeling extra cool lately so we thought it was a good time to share a fresh glimpse...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Rachel Walter

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Rachel Walter

Painter and interstellar aficionado Rachel Walter was raised underneath the vast Texas sky and has never stopped gazing up in awe at the beauty of the night's stars. As a new addition to our Schoolhouse Art Studio, Walter's series of paintings are an ode to the unknown as represented by the ever-changing night sky. Her work is informed by a deep fascination with nature. By distilling the vastness of space on to a two-dimensional surface, she aims to awaken the human spirit and celebrate our small part in the extraordinary design of the cosmos. Read our interview with the artist below to learn more about...

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Schoolhouse Faces: Meet Phillip, Trade Specialist

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Schoolhouse Faces: Meet Phillip, Trade Specialist

In our latest installment of Schoolhouse Faces, the spotlight is on Phillip Villegas, our trade specialist. Charismatic, hospitable, and oh-so knowledgable, Phillip spends his days working with Schoolhouse's trade clients. Big or small, near or far, Phillip ensures each client gets the most hands-on help possible, and always delivers information and insight with a smile. Learn more about Phillip's role at Schoolhouse, his registry product picks (he's a newlywed!), and his favorite Oregon day trips below in this month's featured Q&A.  Tell us a bit about your current role at Schoolhouse Electric. "First off – I love what I do. As...

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Bespoke Letterpress & The Press Shop Café

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Bespoke Letterpress & The Press Shop Café

One of the many delights of working at Schoolhouse Electric is seeing small businesses build dream spaces. It's especially memorable when these spaces are on the other side of the globe. When we spotted Bespoke Letterpress, an extraordinary letterpress shop and café that included a number of Schoolhouse sconces and pendants in its recently renovated store, we knew they would be the perfect fit for our first-ever International Schoolhouse Spaces feature. Alischa Herrmann, Director at Bespoke Letterpress, chatted with us about her Australian-based print business and flagship shop.     What is the story behind Bespoke and can you describe a...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Jennifer Gauthier

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Jennifer Gauthier

Jennifer Gauthier, born and raised in Washington, often reflects on her hometown for inspiration. The series she created exclusively for Schoolhouse Art Studio was made "with an intention to find peace and wonder in the magnificent world that we live in." Prisms of soft color and texture fly off the canvas in this magical abstract landscape series. Below, Jennifer shares how she takes time to connect with each painting, where she turns when she needs inspiration, and what artists she's always admired.  How would you describe your work and yourself as an artist? "Uplifting, thoughtful, and joyous are just a few words that I would use...

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Designer Spotlight: Amber Lewis

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Designer Spotlight: Amber Lewis

In our latest Designer Spotlight, we are thrilled to feature  Amber Lewis, founder and CEO of Amber Interiors.  Known for incorporating bohemian elegance into her projects, Amber has a knack for making each of her spaces feel cozy, eclectic, and unique. From large scale residences to extensive commercial projects, Amber's design portfolio is both varied and vibrant. We chatted with Amber about her favorite (and not-so favorite) design trends and what Schoolhouse items she is currently loving.  Describe your aesthetic when it comes to decorating. What styles are you drawn to personally?  "I've definitely been put into the niche of California Eclectic,...

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