Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Saturdays at Pratt & Larson - Free Design Seminar!

We're having another Seminar Saturday! Stop by for some great design tips. It's free!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Open House was a Great Success! (Part Two: Our local tile makers)

This is the second half of the post on our Open House for the Architect & Design community. The party was a big hit and all the hard work really paid off. Many, many thanks are due to all the local tile companies who participated! Our vendors from Oregon and Washington brought new displays and artwork and all sorts of wonderful stuff for everyone to see. The showroom really looked fantastic filled with tables of new product. So thanks again everyone for taking part and helping to make this event a great success.

Part Two: Our Local Vendors from Oregon and Washington
Kristen from Architerra NW & Steve from Tile Restoration
Architerra NW's beautiful new textures.
Some new decorative tiles from Tile Restoration.

Steve from Fine Art Tileworks and his giant rabbit sculpture.

A collection  from Fine Art Tileworks.

Timothy and Robert from M2 Glass

Stunning new Kaleidoscope glass patterns from M2.

Justyn from Metolius Ridge and Margaret Kuhn

Some new designs from Metolius Ridge.
The Osaka Mural from Metolius Ridge

 Be sure to look for Margaret's murals at New Season's newest store on SE Hawthorne.

The Tempest Tileworks display wall

A peek at Portland Cement Co.'s new wood grain planking

We really had a blast hosting this event and hope that you all can make it to the next one! Come on by until then to see the great changes we've been making in the showroom.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Open House was a Great Success!

On November 4th we had an open house for the Architecture & Design community. It was a great success! We had a terrific turn out and we all had a wonderful evening. All the hard work we put into getting the showroom painted and the displays refreshed and rehung really paid off. Many thanks to everyone who took part in getting it all ready and to the design community for spending the evening with us. There are a ton of pictures (thanks Angela and Alison!) so I'll post them in two entries.

Part One: The Guests!

We caught up with old friends and made some new friends.
There was a  raffle!

The raffle prizes were made by our local tile companies and artists. I wanted to win them all!

There were factory tours to explain how we make our handmade tile.

Yummy snacks.

All the displays have been redesigned

Lots of new images from Tempest Tileworks

Justyn from Metolius Ridge explaining her new designs

Todd from Portland Cement Co. talks about his cast cement tile.

We had a great time hosting this event! We hope you can make it to the next one. Check back for the next post showing off all the beautiful tile from our local designers.