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,...

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...

Ground One Creates a Spacious Open-Air Retreat

Photos by Andrea Rugg Art direction by Jen Jones Styling by Paula Bjerketvedt When Brent and Jill Pearson moved back to Minnesota in 2012 after a five-year stint in New York, they found their new family home...

New West Elm Location to Open in North Loop

By Maggie Selner & Katelyn Bloomquist West 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...

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...

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...

Organic Oasis

By Mary Jane Smetanka Photos by Tracy Walsh John 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...

Chinoiserie Made Modern

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

A Hillside St. Paul Garden Teems With History

Photos by Tracy Walsh When 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...

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...

From the Ashes

Photos by Spacecrafting It was Memorial Day weekend in 2016 when Stillwater couple Dory and Kirk Anderson were awakened in the middle of the night by their teenage daughter, who had seen flames shooting out...

California Character, By Way of Minnesota

Photos by Jim Kruger Living 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...