MNSAH’s Works in Progress Features The Original Fuji-Ya, Case Study Houses, and Carnegie Libraries

If you’re needing a break from holiday hoopla, the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) has a lovely free program for architecture and design buffs on Thursday night. It’s called Works in Progress 2018...
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Sales + Events: Nov. 27-Dec. 2 features museum and art tours, DIY classes, and...

Exploring Russian Women’s Art Join an exclusive, after-hours private tour of TMORA's main gallery exhibition "From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation.” The new exhibition features the work of emerging,...

Beating Martha Stewart to the Punch: Q+A with Paul Knuth

Photos by Jackie Scherer Really, how would we survive winter without the flower shows in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park? The color, fragrance, running water, warmth: It’s all available to visitors who venture...

Timber & Tulip Celebrates Grand Opening of New Showroom

Photos courtesy Timber & Tulip When we last talked with Brianne Boettner, the furniture designer and founder of Timber & Tulip, she had just quit her corporate job, moved into a studio at the Northrup...
Children window shopping

Sales + Events: Nov. 20-25 features Black Friday sales, a holiday stroll, and November’s...

The Top 5 Holiday Makers & Gift Bazaar Maplewood Mall hosts various vendors, live music, prize drawings, signature cocktails, and of course, shopping at this Black Friday spending spree—literally. The first 250 shoppers to spend $250...
Artist Ken Reif

“Renewable Energy” Exhibition Showcases the Magic of Artist Ken Reif

Photos courtesy Ken Reif Artworks. With a flick of the wrist and twirl of his brush, the magic of Illinois-based painter Ken Reif is felt far and wide through the southeast Minnesota city of Lanesboro....

“Dirty Laundry: Derailed Edition” Features Two Local Entrepreneurs’ Journeys Through Design

Repositioning Minnesota as the North—as simultaneously cultural identifier, geographical location, design concept, and brand—was largely Eric Dayton’s initiative. In 2014, Dayton (co-owner of Askov Finlayson and Bachelor Farmer in downtown Minneapolis) put forth what...

“Thank You for Shopping” Celebrates the Era of Department Stores

Talk about a nostalgia trip! Open Kristal Leebrick’s new book, Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores, at any page and feel yourself—if you are of a certain age, anyway—drifting...

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 Is Populated with Baking Delights

In what is fast becoming a Minnesota holiday tradition, Norway House’s fourth annual Gingerbread Wonderland is preparing for yet another blockbuster event. Last year, more than 11,000 people visited Gingerbread Wonderland, which showcases familiar...
Floral putting together a fall inspired arrangement

Sales + Events: Nov. 13-18 features holiday workshops, a winter art walk, and a...

Homebuyers Q&A Understanding today’s real estate market is tricky, so if you’re in the business of buying, making sure you're 'in the loop' is more than just a suggestion. Join a professional realtor, loan officer,...

Bachman’s is Mad for Plaid in 2018 Holiday Ideas House

Strolling through shops in search of seasonal home décor is a marvelous pastime, even if you’re not sure just where that sparkly object, vibrant ribbon, or lush batch of greenery is going to go....
Woman stocking shelves with pottery

Sales + Events: Nov. 6-11 features a trifecta of Top 3 trios

Top 3 Workshops Handwoven LAB Join Flax + Twine at LAB MPLS for a night of basket weaving. You’ll learn a twining technique to give you the freedom to create a handwoven rope bowl in any...