January/February 2023 Resources

Artisan InsightsAshley Dias, badscandi.comKitchen CommoditiesNiosi Interior Design, 275 Market St. #572, Minneapolis, 612-353-5162, niosidesign.com Adriatic Construction, 952-240-5036, homesbyadriatic.comSuite SpacesVela Creative, 3241 Tanadoona Dr., Excelsior, 612-568-4627, velacreative.comThe House at the Top of the Hill...
bamboo house napkin sketch

Spontaneous Design: Napkin Sketches by an Array of Architects Highlight Dunwoody Architecture Program Fundraiser

The napkin sketch has always played a small yet prominent role in architecture. The origins of many iconic buildings can be traced to a quick drawing made in a restaurant or bar that morphed into a bricks-and-mortar or steel-and-glass structure admired the world over.

Prefab weeHouses Preparing to Land on Rooftop at Lyn-Lake, Adding Density and Sustainability to...

News that Alchemy Architects’ weeHouses would soon appear in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood, on the roof of a building at 29th and Bryant, got us wondering: Is this the first application of the modular prefab...

Golden Rule Celebrates One Year and Opening of Skill-Sharing Space Called, Simply, WORKSHOP

Golden Rule—a jewelry shop, art gallery and collective housed in a charming white clapboard home in Excelsior—is celebrating its one-year birthday Saturday June 4 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday June 5 (noon-5).

A Revitalized Minnetonka Living Room

Eminent Interior Design helps a Minnetonka couple reimagine their living room with space for entertaining and a show stopping rug.
Charles and Ray laughing together in the #Eames House living room.

Free Screening of Eames: The Architect and the Painter Illuminates the Couple’s Designs for...

On March 23, DOCOMOMO presents a new film, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, in Rapson Hall at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Narrating the film is none other than the ubiquitous writer, artist, actor, producer and heartthrob James Franco.

2023 Luxury Home Tour: New Spaces Design-Build Remodeling

Luxury Home Tour  |  Browse Tour Archive New Spaces Design-Build RemodelingAddress: 2200 Platwood Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305  This gem of a home is an original 1987 two-story that was in need of a complete kitchen and main-level...
A screened pavilion overlooking White Bear Lake in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

New Life for a Midcentury Boathouse on White Bear Lake

An architect answers the siren song of a midcentury boathouse

Target to Feature Local Photographer’s Work in New Line

A stay-at-home mom's photography hobby gets turned into a new Target product line.
Washi Tape Bathroom

Washi Obsession: Putting Tape to Use For Arts, Crafts and Décor

Washi bedecked bathroom at Public Functionary. Photo by Kate Iverson If you’ve been to Pinterest lately, or visited the restroom at the Northeast Minneapolis art gallery Public Functionary, you may have noticed décor created with colorful tape. From...

Q&A: Brianne Boettner of Timber & Tulip on Becoming a Wood Nerd and a...

Smooth, refined, luxurious, but with metal and wood grain to bring the designs decidedly down to earth. It’s possible that, under the capable hands and discerning eye of Brianne Boettner, industrial modern furniture has found new aesthetic expression.

Product Spotlight: Robin Ann Meyer’s Illustrated Wallcoverings

Following nearly a decade as a textile designer for home goods brands in New York, Robin Ann Meyer moved to Minneapolis with her husband three years ago and founded her own product line.
Como Spring Flower Show inside the conservatory

Como Park’s Spring Flower Show Brings A Sunny Array to the Sunken Garden

The Como Park and Conservatory Spring Flower Show runs March 19-April 24. Show includes snapdragons, hydrangea, Asiatic lilies, Oriental lilies and more.

2022 Luxury Home Tour: Shelter Construction LLC

This is a home from the Luxury Home Tour.
Abstract Instagram Photo

Binge-Worthy Netflix Series: “Abstract: The Art of Design” Explores the Creative Processes of Visionary...

We’re expected snowmageddon this weekend (maybe) or at least a return to February. Perfect timing for a deep dive into the creative processes of eight visionary designers. The new eight-part documentary series, “Abstract: The Art of Design,” now streaming on Netflix, is good stuff.
A blue and white entryway in a newly renovated kitchen by LiLu Interiors.

LiLu Interiors Reimagines a St. Paul Kitchen

When Heidi and Michael were in search of a rightsized home, they found a 1938 bungalow in St. Paul that was the perfect fit. They fell in love with its walkable Highland neighborhood, its...

Kate Worum’s Framed Wall Art for CB2

CB2 in partnership with custom art framing online service Framebridge are launching a collection of framed prints from five artists around the country.

“Tiny Homes” Exhibition Showcases Perspectives—From the Fanciful to Futuristic—on Our Concept of Home

Whether fantastical or real, the “Tiny Homes” exhibit—on view through Friday, October 21—at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, confirms and challenges all of our ideas about what home is and could be.

Philanthropist Blythe Brenden’s Home Reflects Her Preference for Purple

Philanthropist Blythe Brenden is second only to Prince in her adoration of purple, accented throughout her Edina home