Latest at Hip

New Year’s Living Space Resolutions? We Can Help!

You may have read somewhere that only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are fulfilled. We can only cheer you on from the sidelines when it comes to your diet and exercise goals, but if your resolution falls into ...

Jan 16, 2018 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Gus* Sale on now! 15% Off

The Annual Keep on Giving Sale by Gus* Modern, is on now through Sunday, January 28. All special orders from Gus* are an additional 15% off! That’s every sofa: Spencer, Jane, Adelaide, Embassy…. Every Sectio...

Jan 04, 2018 - Interesting

Perfecting the Balance Of Natural and Ambient Lighting

It’s interesting how lighting has the ability to set the mood for any situation. This holiday season, if you’ve experienced the annual Pioneer Square tree lighting, ZooLights, or the luminescent blocks of Peacock Lan...

Dec 31, 2017 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Calligaris Wins 2017 Good Design Award

One of the newest models from Calligaris, St Tropez, has received a coveted Good Design Award for furniture in 2017. St Tropez offers a highly unique shell with quilted back, and is available in a variety of colors and b...

Dec 30, 2017 - Interesting

Happy Holidays and Thank You. Love, Hip

As 2017 nears its final adieu, we want to give thanks for another beautiful year in Portland. We plainly could not have had 2017 without you and we hope you all know that you are much more than “just” clients to us. ...

Dec 22, 2017 - culture / Interesting

The Decline & Fall of the La-Z-Boy Recliner

With a little help from the walkie-talkie toting kids of the Netflix series Stranger Things, 80’s nostalgia has recently struck a chord with our culture. The 80’s were a time of bold fashion statements, earth-shatter...

Dec 17, 2017 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Portland, and Housing of the (not so distant) Future

If you’ve been in Portland over the last 5 years, then you have literally felt the thickening of our metro area. People moving in, prices going up, inevitably changing our demographic. And it’s not just her...

Dec 14, 2017 - Interesting

The Leather Sale: 15-40% on Now!

If it’s available in leather, it’s on sale! Calligaris Leather: 15% off special orders Four Hands Leather: 15% off special orders Natuzzi Leather: 40% off list on special orders IMG Leather: 15% off list on s...

Dec 13, 2017 - events

A Change in Office Lifestyle Deserves a Change in Workspace Design

If you haven’t noticed already, we put a lot of emphasis on your living space. And why shouldn’t we? Your home should provide you with inspiration and comfort at any moments notice. But what about your workspace? Whi...

Dec 01, 2017 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Northwest Design and Wood Textures: A Love Affair

As people of the Pacific Northwest, we’re proud of our heritage. But as fans of modern design, some of us hit a roadblock when it comes to merging the two into our interior design. An Eames Chair surrounded by axes, sa...

Nov 21, 2017 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Recliners: Yes, you can own one. No, it doesn’t have to be hideous.

For most people, the thought of purchasing a recliner elicits inner conflict that goes something like this: Well, I do want to be comfortable… but does this make me old? Am I like, super old now? What will my frien...

Nov 10, 2017 - Interesting

Elegance In The Pacific Northwest: The Modern Design of Pietro Belluschi

“We never could design a building as beautiful as the trees” A few months back we wrote a piece covering the work of John Yeon. In the tradition of celebrating these local architects and designers who helped shape th...

Nov 06, 2017 - culture / inspiration / Interesting

October 2017: What’s New at HIP!

This month we’ve been pouring over with new products! Below is a sampling of what’s new: Satine Stool by Nuevo – Also available as a chair Svevo by Natuzzi New Accessories from Moe’s – Limit...

Oct 29, 2017 - Interesting

Living with Pets (and why it’s a good thing)

Every week, without fail, a client walks in spewing, “I’m looking for a sofa BUT I have {cats/dogs}.” Acting as if, because you have furry friends, that you are destined to live on a sleeping bag in ...

Oct 06, 2017 - Interesting

What Your Record Collection Can Do For Your Living Space.

The well-balanced living space is forward thinking and yet has a touch of the past. One way to achieve this is through the iconic record turntable. This music device has survived through the compact disc and the digital ...

Sep 26, 2017 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Limited Release: Pink Bink by BDI

For a limited time, the go-anywhere, do everything mobile media table takes on a fresh pink color in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds from each Pink Bink will benefit the cancer research efforts of...

Sep 17, 2017 - Interesting / news / promotion

Scent + Our Top 3 Recommendations

When you enter a home, what do you notice first? (ok you read the title) yes that’s right! The scent. Growing up, I remember how much I enjoyed visiting friends who lived in homes that simply radiated the scent of ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Interesting

Pendleton x Gus* Modern Collaboration: One of a Kind Opportunity

Hurry in for this very rare and unique opportunity to purchase one of just a few chairs ever made in collaboration with Gus* Modern and Pendleton! We at Hip are honored to be chosen out of hundreds of Gus* retailers to s...

Sep 08, 2017 - Interesting

Life Moves Pretty Fast: A Look Inside the Ben Rose House

Which classic 80’s film features a high school slacker, a ’Twist & Shout’ parade sequence, and a Ferrari crashing through a mid-century modern home? Anyone?… Anyone?… That’s right! The John Hughes classic...

Aug 29, 2017 - culture / inspiration / Interesting

Mad About Wallpaper

Wallpaper has come a long way over the decades and we just have to say that we are thrilled to see this explosive comeback. Not only have patterns upgraded in a BIG way, but the placement options have grown; becoming a...

Aug 10, 2017 - inspiration / Interesting

Hip Will be Closed, Saturday August 5th

If you have shopped with us during the past seven years, then you know Rachel. Her infectious laugh and endless energy are at the heart + soul of hip. To know her is to love her, which is why we have made the decision to...

Jul 29, 2017 - Interesting

Quest For Beauty: Portland Art Museum’s John Yeon Exhibit

During the era of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Yeon became known as one of the founders of the Northwest Regional style of Modernism. An architectural icon of the pacific northwest, Yeon’s (pronounced ‘yee-awn’) life a...

Jul 08, 2017 - Interesting

Speaking the Language of Leather

In the fashion world, leather fades in and out with the trends but when it comes to interior design, leather is timeless. You don’t have to drape yourself in leather-clad outfits like the Wild One or the Lizard King to...

Jul 01, 2017 - furniture

Natuzzi’s Two Unique Approaches to Leather Upholstery

There’s something leather upholstery conveys that other fabrics and coverings just can’t. Leather, much like a wine, gains notoriety with age and improves in appearance as the year’s pass. Leather’s natur...

Jun 14, 2017 - furniture / inspiration

An Inside Look At Staples House

Nestled deep in the heart of the west hills, there will soon be a housewarming party. The main attraction, aside from the newly-built house itself, is the framed schematics, drawings, and renderings adorning the walls. I...

May 19, 2017 - culture / customer stories / furniture / Interesting

Three Options for Modern Color Palettes

Lately we have seen a huge growth in new clients interested in trading in their current style, for a more modern décor. Whether it’s a big life change or just one big move, we are seeing people leap into the world of ...

May 07, 2017 - furniture / Interesting

Soap & Water

Clients regularly ask us how to clean their furniture and we have one simple answer: soap & water. We know that glass calls for glass cleaner and leather calls for the occasional conditioning, but our general rule w...

Apr 05, 2017 - furniture / Interesting / projects

Decorating with Houseplants

In the Pacific Northwest we love our greens: We eat green, we hike green, we live green. So why wouldn’t our homes be green too? Not only do plants add vibrancy to a space, but they help us breathe, help us heal, ...

Mar 28, 2017 - Interesting

Sectional or Sofa, that is the question.

So, you need somewhere new to lounge, and you’ve hopped online to do a little research…. and…. now you’re overwhelmed. Sectional? Sofa? L-Shape? U-Shape? Chaise? Return? Bumper? What the heck is all this verbiage...

Mar 08, 2017 - furniture / Interesting

How To: Punch up your Home for Spring

As winter comes to a close this month, it’s time to celebrate the renewal of spring and all that the season has to offer. Here in Portland it goes without saying that we had a particularly rough winter, so we have all ...

Mar 01, 2017 - furniture / Interesting