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Setting the Table: Mix Beats Match

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Setting the Table: Mix Beats Match

What's better than new? Why mixing the old with the new of course. Or as we call it: Respecting your elders. If you're like us, chances are good you don't have a gleaming, pearly fresh set of completely matching dinnerware at your disposal. Like most things, we prefer to hone our collections over time, especially when it comes to dining and kitchen wares. With that said, every now and again the need for a dinnerware refresh becomes abundantly clear. While we love our heirloom hand-me-downs and vintage scores, a solid dining set really needs an anchor so as not to look too...

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Inside Schoolhouse: Design & Factory Tour

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Inside Schoolhouse: Design & Factory Tour

Inside Schoolhouse Electric, an over century-old brick factory building in Portland, Oregon, you'll find a community of people who are dedicated to the preservation of American manufacturing and thoughtful living through design. Owner Brian Faherty who started Schoolhouse over 14 years ago following his discovery of long-forgotten cast-iron glass shade moulds in an abandoned building, hasn't just built a lighting and lifestyle company from the ground up. He's reignited a movement within the interior design realm and opened up a larger conversation about the choices you make when you buy something for your home. Our "Want Better, Not More" ethos runs...

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Our 2016 Best Nine on Instagram

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Our 2016 Best Nine on Instagram

What a year! In so many ways. Whew. Apparently Merrian-Webster's picked "surreal" as their word of the year, and yeah, that sounds about right. On a whole, we can't help but be incredibly grateful for 2016 and for all of you especially. It's been an exciting time here at Schoolhouse and 2017 is shaping up to be even better. While we've got a lot up our sleeves to share with you in the coming months, we wanted to take a minute to reflect and give thanks to you. We've said it before, but not a day goes by without us being inspired...

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New Year, Old Tradition: The Fondue Party

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New Year, Old Tradition: The Fondue Party

All hail one of the first and last truly communal dining experiences: the oft-underrated Fondue Party. A tradition born in the Swiss Alps in the early 18th century, its popularity has slowly waned since its 1970's party-loving heyday. As many great bits of nostalgia are, we believe it's overdue for a comeback. Hearty or sweet, always satisfying, and oh-so-easy to throw together - in our humble opinion, a fondue pot should be as ubiquitous as a charcuterie board or cheese plate at gatherings big and small. We could go on and on about our pro-fondue-stance. And so we will shall...! Firstly, it's just so friendly...

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Her

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Her

A message for all who haven't gotten around to their holiday shopping just yet: There's still plenty of time to find a beautifully designed, heirloom-quality, oh-so-thoughtful gift for the lovely lady or women in your life. The stress that comes from trying to find just the right present has permission to bugger off officially. And to sweeten the deal, from now until Dec. 14th, we'll be upgrading all orders to 3-day express shipping to make sure it arrives in time for Christmas!  Below you'll find our top-notch Gifts for Her guide, chock-full of Schoolhouse classics, some new favorites and sure-to-please...

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Him

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Him

Next up in our gifting series are some top-notch pick for the fellas, dapper dudes and handymen in your life! The hardest part of creating this particular compilation was simply narrowing down the choices - there are so many perfect presents that anyone, regardless of gender, would be pretty stoked to receive. Every item on this list is carefully crafted to the highest quality standards and would make a handsome addition to the home for years and years to come.   | Shop Gifts for Him | 

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Schoolhouse Pop-Up: Give Good Gift

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Schoolhouse Pop-Up: Give Good Gift

A magical gift-giving opportunity awaits you this Sunday, December 11th at Portland's Union Pine. Over 40 local vendors gather together in one spot to make your holiday shopping a festive and enjoyable breeze instead of a traffic-packed hassle. Schoolhouse is excited to join Give Good Gift with our first ever pop-up! We'll have signature Schoolhouse pieces such as clocks & lighting, along with our new holiday and favorite gifting items. Along with Portland's coolest creators, there will be food carts, a spirit-rich bar and a Santa photo booth for old-fashioned fun perfect for all ages. See the list of participating...

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Them

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Them

Depending on your perspective, buying gifts for a couple can either be a tricky prospect or the preferred way to go. On one hand, it's a two-fer! You're one and done so to speak. On the other hand, buying one gift for two people with (assuming) two unique sets of taste can be a bit of challenge. Often you'll find a gift that's perfect for one half of the equation that kind of leaves the other lacking. Well, have no fear. We've done your couple pals proud with our Gifts for Them roundup. Anyone would be bees-knees-level-pleased to receive any of...

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Dapper & Wise

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Dapper & Wise

Opening up a successful coffee joint in a town as obsessive about their caffeine as Portland takes more than just guts and grit. It takes years of study, an all-consuming passion and a keen eye for design. Thankfully, brew masters and business partners Tyler Geel and Even Aldrete have the above in spades - plus a great deal of charm to boot. After years of honing their barista skills in various cafes, they were ready to break out on their own. The fruit of their joint-venture labor? Dapper & Wise Roasters. Designed with old-world charm, rich leather accents and brass Schoolhouse...

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