plastic alternatives

Paring Down Plastic

More people are trying to cut back on plastics in their homes. Here are a few local businesses offering alternatives that go beyond reusable shopping bags.

Pillivuyt France Celebrates 200 Years of Porcelain

Plus: The iconic cookware brand’s surprising Minnesota connection.

What’s Hot and Affordable? New Kitchen and Bath Products and Trends at KBIS 2018

What’s truly new among kitchen and bath suppliers? Creating amazing cooking and design elements with cost-effective processes. This year at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, we found some ingenious products that are just...

Sales + Events: January 23-29

Check out these home & garden events and sales this week in the Twin Cities.

The Foundry Home Goods Announces New Location

The minimalist housewares store will open a second location in south Minneapolis.
Home gym with sport equipment

A Home Gym Win

Inspiration and advice on creating a workout space at home.

“bold boho,” Circa and Omforme’s Third Exhibition, Focuses on Restyling by Pairing Abstract Art...

Carter Averbeck, the artist, media darling, and owner of the fabulous furnishings shop Omforme Design—and Circa Gallery in Minneapolis talks why the future of furniture is restyling.

The Other BOWL in Town: ASI Ushers in 2018 with “The Handmade,” a Series...

The artisan, artistic and aesthetic aspects of craft receive their full due in 2018 as the American Swedish Institute focuses on “The Handmade” in a series of exhibitions that begins with CraftBOWL. The exhibition opens...

Flotsam + Fork Brings European Home Goods & Kitchen Wares to Minnesota

The Minnesota-based online retailer sells stylish, high-quality home goods from small, European companies.

Sales + Events: January 9-14

See ceramic vessels by Minnesota ceramicist, Lily Fein, at Northern Clay Center's exhibition opening this weekend.

Solid Manufacturing Co. Debuts West Elm Collab

The Minneapolis-based woodshop brings three of its most popular products to a mass scale.
picking the right light bulb

Pick the Right Bulb

Lost in the light bulb aisle? Here's a field guide.
A great room with geometric-patterned windows, fireplace, large red sofa and spiral staircase.

Luxury Super Bowl Rentals

Listed for up to $8,000 a night are a variety of Twin Cities homes from an 8,000 square foot geodesic dome home to a condo within shouting distance of the stadium.

Sales + Events: 1/2-1/8

W&P Design's Pineapple Tumbler is on sale during Cooks of Crocus Hill's winter clearance Jahna Peloquin (Image: Courtesy W&P Design)Shop these after-Christmas sales and events this week:Bachman's Winter Farmer's Market: This winter, Bachman's has...

The Store at Mia Gets a Stylish Refresh

The updated store features an emphasis on craftsmanship and design.

Sales + Events: 12/26-1/1

The best after-Christmas sales at local retailers.

Measuring Up: Dining Rooms

Dining room spacing basics to maximize comfort, function and aesthetics.

Shop Industrial-Modern Goods at Upstate MN’s North Loop Holiday Pop-up

The stylish Grand Marais shop has moved to the North Loop for the holiday season.
Poinsettia plant from the top.


A little history and a few ideas on how to style this ubiquitous holiday plant (spoiler alert: it involves removing the shiny foil wrapper).

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Dec. 18–24

The best makers markets and holiday shopping events before Christmas.