Arboretum’s Third Annual Spring Flower Show Branches Out

“Spirit of place and natural settings are such a trend in horticulture around the world right now,” says Alan Branhagen, the director of operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, “and if the Northwoods...

New Architecture Book & Exhibition Celebrates Minnesota Modernism

“Lisl Close was born to modern architecture,” explains architectural historian and author Jane King Hession. The daughter of culturally savvy parents, Elizabeth (Lisl) Scheu grew up in Vienna in a strikingly modern home designed...

A New Build on Maple Lake is Perfectly Practical

Photos by Spacecrafting With four kids, four dogs, and a cat (not to mention the chickens), Kelly and Rob Pribyl were feeling the need for elbow room a few years ago when, for the second...

Minnesota Makers: Nathalie Carrigan of Wool + Timber

Nathalie Carrigan is one of those makers who loves the process as much as the finished product. As a trained photographer and letterpress designer, she made her first wall tapestry only three years ago,...

Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate the Season

By Mary SubialkaThere will be plenty of times in the next month when you’ll need cocktails. Throughout the season there are get-togethers with friends, family, coworkers, book club—you name it—and different cocktail recipes in...

Kate & Tony Becker’s Northern-Inspired Home

Kate and Tony Becker have a lot of energy—creative and otherwise. But they have to, considering they own and operate three businesses. There’s Kate Becker Photography; Northerly Photo Campers, a fleet of five vintage...

December 2019 DIY Class Calendar

Gifting unique items like a handmade holiday tray or custom glass ornament can carry more weight in the hearts of your loved ones than you’d ever expect. Make both (and more!) and at one...

2019 National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Awards

LARGE KITCHEN 1st Place: TRUE TO TRADITION By Claire Teunissen, Mingle, LLC The homeowner had one primary goal: to move the cooktop off the island. What ensued completely redefined the kitchen’s classic aesthetic. A matching painted-wood...

A Hillside St. Paul Garden Teems With History

Photos by Tracy WalshWhen Lynn Dobson and Tony Thoe bought their mid-century modern home in St. Paul in 2011, they became the third owners of the unique property, which was featured in Better Homes...

Docomomo US/MN’s Fall Tour Features University Grove Homes and Mindful Renovations

How homeowners address the legacy of their architect-designed mid-century homes in the Twin Cities is a recurring thread in the extensive lineup Docomomo US/MN has planned for the 2019 Tour Day on Saturday, Oct....
Portrait of Jamie Reich

Q&A with 5th & Malcolm’s Jamie Reich

Jamie Reich, a local designer, business owner, and collaborator, pulls his design and business philosophy from his extensive background in theater: The show must go on. Reich and his team work diligently to apply...

Life in Color 2019

2019 JuryJeff Bengtson, owner, Isles Studio Bria Hammel, principal, Bria Hammel Interiors Bethany Wrede Peterson, principal, Atelier Wrede Anna Bjorlin, senior editor, Midwest Home Mandy Finders, senior art director, Midwest HomeColors, like features, follow the...