I was somewhat familiar with Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. before learning the Portland-based furnishings and housewares brand would be hosting a cocktail party for The Hello Sessions on the eve of the conference. Now, after browsing every page of their website, I’m thoroughly obsessed with Schoolhouse Electric’s self-described “domestic utility” style.
In an Oregon Business interview, founder and owner Brian Faherty explains that Schoolhouse Electric offers “not just pretty things, but things that are useful in everyday life.” Vintage-inspired things for the minimalist aesthetic, including baskets, rugs, toothbrush holders, beds, and couches.
But Schoolhouse Electric might be best known for its reproduction light fixtures, which is what the company first started selling over ten years ago. Check out one of their satellite-style pendants in my Sputnik chandelier round up!
Of course, I had to include the hand-drawn “Comparison is the thief of joy” artwork in my latest column for Cool Mom Picks, a round-up of inspirational quote art prints. If you check it out (and I hope you do!), come back and let me know which piece you find the most motivating.
And I’d love to hear your thoughts on Schoolhouse Electric. Are you into their “domestic utility” style or is it the design too spare for your taste? Personally, I’m saving up my pennies so I can buy myself a souvenir when I’m in Portland next month!
PS – Don’t forget to buy your ticket for The Hello Sessions workshop! They’re only available for another week, and you can get 10% off with the code LAST CHANCE.
(all images via Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.)