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  • It's official: Staying in is the new going out. Even though we're not often ones to follow trends, this do-less concept is one we can put our full weight behind. Especially this time of year when the allure of a warm blanket, soft pillow and cozy couch comfortably beats venturing out in to the chilly air, socialization benefits be darned. The key to accomplishing the stay-in well is to make sure y...

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  • Ever since we crafted our first light from a restored cast iron glass shade mold fifteen years ago, Schoolhouse has been a proud champion and defender of American manufacturing. What started as a tiny team of less than ten has grown over the years to a dedicated group of workers well over one hundred strong of within our Portland walls. The majority of our team members at Schoolhouse inhabit a wid...

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  • It's the season for celebrations and the best advice we have to share for enjoying this time of year to the fullest just so happens to be part of our every day ethos at Schoolhouse: Want better, not more. Or even more plainly put: Do less, better. Over the years, we found the key to hosting joy-filled parties is to simplify. We've always been about slow living and being thoughtful with our time an...

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  • Ceramist and Brisbane-based artist Nicolette Johnson takes a modernist approach to an ancient craft. While her background was originally rooted in photography and social documentary, she began studying ceramics and felt an instant connection to the handcrafted tradition of functional sculptural art. An exciting addition to Schoolhouse Art Studio series, Nicolette makes every piece by hand inside h...

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  • Unafraid to play and with a penchant for marrying classical influences with exotic patterning, California-based designer Schuyler Samperton creates unapologetically rich environments that engage the senses at every turn. Her bold layered interiors have caught the eye of many and earned her features inside the pages of Vogue, Architectural Digest and Elle Décor, among others. This year, Samperton r...

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  • With a more efficient, higher quality glow and less harmful environmental impact, modern LED lighting technology has the ability to improve lives and provide benefits that will last for decades. Imagine never changing a light bulb again - or even having to put one in to start with. Our innovative new collection of Integrated LED Light Fixtures have made that a reality. Thoughtfully designed with b...

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  • Formed by three friends with the mission to celebrate and draw attention to Mexico's artisan craft and culture, Collectivo sources beautiful handmade goods directly from Mexico's metropolitan hubs to remote indigenous villages. Together, Vail Fletcher, a professor of gender and environmental studies, interior designer Jessica Helgerson, and Cristina Niculescu, a travel-loving Spanish professor, ar...

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  • "I dwell in possibility." Those famous words written by American poet Emily Dickinson feel especially apt while wandering inside our Portland flagship store on a blustry fall afternoon. With each new season our showroom gets a fresh look and feel and this one is no different. Inspired by nature's steady reinventions, our latest collection is rooted in bringing the feel of the outside in. With cozy...

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  • One of the most satisfying sips you can take when made correctly, the complex flavor and aroma of coffee has been warming souls for centuries. As coffee culture in America continues its evolution, there has been a renewed focus on making good coffee more accessible thanks to an ever-growing number of local roasters sourcing beans directly from farmers and extra transparency from importers in the i...

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  • A familiar face inside these walls for years, artist and all-around creative powerhouse Jorie Garcia has been an integral part in shaping and growing Schoolhouse into the brand it is today. With us since nearly the beginning, these days she puts her razor sharp design eye and artistic soul to use as our Creative Brand Manager; conceptualizing collections and directing our catalog shoots. In additi...

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  • Innovative and bursting with heart, Portland’s favorite independent digital agency Instrument practices what they preach by crafting inspiring and thoughtful campaigns for major brands like Google, Facebook, and Nike. Though everything they do is grounded in the tech sphere, their physical surroundings are a crucial element to their online successes. It makes sense that when given complete cont...

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  • Portland native and self-described "multi-tasking wizard" with a borderline unhealthy obsession with wallpaper, interior designer Amy Carnahan is a stellar companion to have in your style corner. Influenced by the mod side of Pacific Northwest living with a healthy dose of Arizona-inspired desert chic, Carnahan creates sophisticated spaces for busy lives. A fan of finding calm amongst the chaos, s...

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  • Named after the historic arts district in Paris' fourth arrondissement, Le Marais is a stunning slice of France situated in the vibrant Castro neighborhood of San Fransisco. Each morning, as is tradition throughout Europe, fresh bread and pastries are made from scratch and the glorious scent of french butter croissants fill the outside air. Ever since their doors opened last year, the bistro and b...

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  • Relaxed, earthy and in harmony with nature, the laidback atmosphere of the year 1979 was a reoccurring source of inspiration for our last collection. Truthfully, we've always felt a connection to the seventies and a heavy nostalgia for the energy and the style of the decade. In practice, our concept focused on bridging the gap between indoors and out and highlighting the use of organic element...

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  • Spontaneous and intuitive, abstract expressionist painter Heather Chontos is a fierce creative force, wielding color and form to create stunning compositions on canvas."I find comfort in the unusual beauty of abstraction, there is an ambiguity and unwillingness to conform a structure of impulses, a certain request of my hand to perform." As a child, she experienced a year of temporary blindness c...

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  • Settle in, it's time for Fall. Our new, hard-earned collection is here today and we're ready to celebrate. This season, above all, speaks to our spirit and love of the the outdoors. We're ready to soak in as much of the beauty as we can. Inspired by nature and life in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to share this thoughtful new collection of heritage lighting, hardware, furniture and beautifull...

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  • A designer with a vision and the skills to pull off everything from party planning to custom furniture design and exterior builds, Southern interior designer Cortney Bishop is a wide-ranging talent with flair and cool to spare. Self-described “lighting obsessed” and infatuated with styles that run the gamut from minimalist to global, Cortney’s spaces are always polished and packed with energy. Fro...

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  • Summer is coming to a close and our hearts are heavy in the Schoolhouse studio and factory this week as tens of thousands of acres of old growth forests burn in our beloved Columbia Gorge and throughout Oregon. The sky is somber; hazy with wildfire smoke and an eerie dusting of ash all the way into Portland serves as a poignant memorial of the devastation at hand. We can only hope this damage will...

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  • Welcoming, cool and vintage-vibed, our latest Schoolhouse Space is an enticing neighborhood spot in the ever-buzzy Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Opened in 2013 by The Derschang Group, a collective known for creating uniquely delectable city institutions, Tallulah’s continues to thrive and attract the hungry and thirsty en masse.  With a veggie-forward menu and drinks worth do...

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  • Designing spaces for the littlest ones in our lives is a true joy and privilege. While often not yet big enough to have their own sense of style, everyone, no matter their age, can benefit from and thrive living in thoughtful surroundings. The pieces we design and manufacture are specifically made to be timeless and memorable additions to your home and so we love to see Schoolhouse used in the roo...

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  • As LED technology continues to blaze bright new trails in lighting, form has finally caught up to function in the shape of thoughtfully-designed integrated and decorative LED bulbs. Now you can easily enjoy the long-lasting, environmentally-friendly benefits that LED’s are known for without having to sacrifice style. (Above: The Schoolhouse Luna Pendant Cord with 16" Shade includes a 100W equiv...

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  • A designer after our own hearts, Haley Weidenbaum knows a thing or two about mixing eras and styles, and blending the old with the new for an always-inspiring happy home feel. Based in Los Angeles but also a devoted traveler, she effortlessly infuses signature California-tinged cool with worldly-inspired accents. A longtime Homepolish designer and fan of both modern and traditional decor, Haley ha...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • 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...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • 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...

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  • "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 pr...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • 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 ki...

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Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • 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 ...

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