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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...
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...

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...