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Spotlight: Schoolhouse Design Specialist

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Spotlight: Schoolhouse Design Specialist

Last week you met Josh, our go-to Trade Specialist, and today we're excited to introduce you to Elizabeth, the other brightly shining side of the Schoolhouse trade coin. A key member of our team for almost two years now, Elizabeth works directly with interior designers and architects to bring both their own and their client's dreams to reality. With an eye for design and perfectly honed aesthetic, Elizabeth is a creative force who also happens to be incredibly organized and meticulous, a dream mix of left and right brain attributes. The care and passion that she puts in to her work with...

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Designer Spotlight: Max Humphrey

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Designer Spotlight: Max Humphrey

Welcome to a new Schoolhouse Designer Spotlight series. Each month we will feature an interview with a designer whose aesthetic and style we admire. To kick it off, we'd like to introduce you to Max Humphrey, a former punk rock bass player turner interior designer who recently relocated to Portland from sunny L.A. to launch his own design firm. Often times we'll see Max roaming the Schoolhouse flagship store with clients or for himself and we've always loved working together on his varied projects. A master of pattern and era-mixing, Max's interiors are always laid-back, totally cool and infused with...

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Design Week Portland | Schoolhouse Presents: Anthony Burrill

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Design Week Portland | Schoolhouse Presents: Anthony Burrill

For the first time ever, Schoolhouse will be hosting an exclusive open-house event for Design Week Portland on April 25th, 2017. Join us as we welcome renowned English graphic artist and print-maker Anthony Burrill into our flagship store and factory for a one-time-only exhibit featuring new work and iconic favorites. Known for his persuasive use of language and bold typography, his famous "Work Hard & Be Nice to People" print is one of many that have earned him notoriety within the design community at large. A longtime collaborator and friend of Schoolhouse (read our profile on him and his work),...

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Spotlight: Schoolhouse Trade Team

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Spotlight: Schoolhouse Trade Team

We're constantly describing our team at Schoolhouse as "small but mighty." We're quick, we're nimble and we're always looking out for number one - which is you, our lovely customer. As a lighting and lifestyle manufacturer, we have the ability to work factory direct, meaning we develop long-lasting relationships with professionals in the design and trade realm. If you're an architect, interior designer, contractor or builder, we have a special customer support team dedicated to your accounts. For the past three years, the man you see below has been carving out his role as the go-to guy for all things trade. His...

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A Message from the Schoolhouse Family

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A Message from the Schoolhouse Family

From the beginning, our mission at Schoolhouse has been to embody a uniquely American mindset and way of living. In its most distilled form, that has always meant celebrating diversity and practicing inclusivity. We're proud to be an American manufacturer but prouder still of the people who make Schoolhouse a family. Without their talent, hard work and daily ingenuity, Schoolhouse would not exist.  In the face of recent hostility, our unity, empathy and respect for humanity as a whole must take precedence over business as usual. Our Schoolhouse family is far greater because of our wide-ranging diversity. And America is too. As always, we will continue to...

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Stella Taco

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Stella Taco

When it comes to tacos, we don't discriminate by day. Sure, Tuesday is all good but we'll take a taco anytime, anywhere. Luckily we have Stella Taco to fill our weekly quota. Homey, fun, and with a good dose of old-fashioned Austin, Texas flair, Stella Taco is the kinda place where you can just hang. Or chill, thanks to some next-level frozen margaritas. Now with two locations in Portland, we sat down for a friendly chat with co-owner Becky Atkins about all things taco, the special role her grandmother played in the opening of Stella, and her personal food philosophy....

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Best in Brass: A Schoolhouse Round-up

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Best in Brass: A Schoolhouse Round-up

Ahh, home at brass. Our long love affair with brass continues to shine strong in 2017 with no signs of fading. We've been singing its praises for years and now more than ever, the natural warmth and timeless appeal of brass feels right at home alongside any design style. Inside the Schoolhouse factory, we finish our lighting and many of our brass accessories by hand to give it that perfectly-aged patina look that will last forever. Unlike some metal finishes, natural brass has its own unique, timeworn feel that's sophisticated, welcoming and humble all at the same time. An impressive...

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Tusk

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Tusk

Bright, airy and full of good vibes as far as the eye can see, Tusk restaurant is a beacon of middle-eastern flavor and rock-fused fantasy in Southeast Portland. With bold brass Schoolhouse light fixtures dripping from the walls and ceiling, an oversized portrait of Keith Richards lounging in a pool and awe-worthy succulents abound, it's fair to say that this Portland palace is our new favorite go-to spot for after-work dinner and drinks. Interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her team turned vision into reality, working closely with Tusk to create a modern, sunny space that feels unlike any other in...

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Spotlight: Egg Press Kitchen Towel

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Spotlight: Egg Press Kitchen Towel

Egg Press is one of our longest and closest collaborators here at Schoolhouse, both figuratively and literally. Their printing shop is nestled happily on the 3rd floor of our headquarteres in Portland, OR and they're quite possibly the best tenants ever (we're never short on last-minute birthday cards here that's for sure!). One of the early pioneers responsible for the resurgence of letterpress printing, Egg Press has been doing their own thing since 1999 and we're always up for creating something special with them. Known for their hand-drawn illustrations, sense of humor and all-over textile patterns, we worked together last year to create a...

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