The Portland Project began with a road trip - with disconnecting from the daily grind and restoring our attention to the world around us. With letting our minds wander, as well as our feet. Like the coordinating modular carpet collection, The Portland Project is not a literal interpretation of what we observed in our travel. Instead, the collection evokes our experiences of wandering, wonder and discovery. The collection draws on the adventurous human spirit that brings us closer to our environment. Our inspiration came not simply from what we saw, but rather from that feeling of never knowing what beautiful viewpoint might lie just around the bend.