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...

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 West Elm Location to Open in North Loop

By Maggie Selner & Katelyn BloomquistWest Elm, a worldwide home furnishings retailer, will bring its modern and sustainable furniture and home goods to Minneapolis’ North Loop district late February. Its second Minnesota location will...

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...

February 2020 DIY Class Calendar

With DIY locations scattered around the Twin Cities, make-and-take classes aren't difficult to come across. You can make gifts, art, and décor pieces for yourself, your friend, or your home, and they can even...

Understated Elegance

Photos by Corey GafferIf one had to choose a single word to capture its essence, the word would be “discreet.” With its main level at just over 800-square feet, the pool house is not...

Chinoiserie Made Modern

Photos by Josh Grubbs Styled by Mickie ClarkVintage butterfly wallpaper, $50, Retro Wanderlust // Perfect View Poppy fabric, $38 per yard, The Fabric Co. // Vintage red oriental wallpaper, $39, Patrick Street, Etsy // Catalina...

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,...

Intentional Style

Photos by Wing Ta"I just think guys can do better,” says biology professor and sartorial influencer Paul Buttenhoff. “Less pleats, fewer Crocs.” The current program director for St. Catherine University’s liberal arts and sciences...

Ground One Creates a Spacious Open-Air Retreat

Photos by Andrea RuggArt direction by Jen JonesStyling by Paula BjerketvedtWhen Brent and Jill Pearson moved back to Minnesota in 2012 after a five-year stint in New York, they found their new family home...

California Character, By Way of Minnesota

Photos by Jim KrugerLiving in northern California certainly has its appeal, especially to snow- and ice-bound Northerners weathering yet another long, tough winter. But don’t think the San Francisco area and its environs are...

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...

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....

Organic Oasis

By Mary Jane SmetankaPhotos by Tracy WalshJohn Whitman is an eclectic man with a garden as unusual as himself. He’s a Minnesotan whose passion for gardening began more than 60 years ago when his mother...

Sales + Events: June 3-9 features Chalkfest’s 2019 chalk competition at Arbor Lakes

This weekend, you may see someone ride a sea turtle swimming above the pavement, walk atop an assortment of massive chocolates lining the road, or do yoga on the tongue of a Tyrannosaurus Rex...

Five Minnesota Ceramicists You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered about the faces behind your favorite mug or set of plates? Here, we peek at five ceramicists dipping in and out of the kiln to make beautiful, functional pieces in...

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...