Best Shopping by Neighborhood 2015

Find the best places to shop furniture and design in the Twin Cities in 2015.
Minnesota cocktail glasses

Stock The Bar, Local Style

The local craft spirits market is flourishing and a bottle of their best makes a fun gift, especially when paired with MN themed glassware.

Local Artist Robin Ann Meyer Launches Wallpaper Line with Hirshfield’s

Luminous seashells. Kaleidoscopic leaves. Indian-inspired paisleys. Architectural motifs. Birds and feathers. All are represented in the wallpaper line local artist and printmaker Robin Ann Meyer launched in partnership with Hirshfield’s Design Resource this week....

Marimo Moss Balls

These charming aquatic balls are alive, fuzzy and popular as decorative elements and "pets."
Photo of a SS workshop in session

DIY Digs: Sawdust Savvy

Sawdust Savvy, located in Stillwater, is one of the most promising DIY studios in the metro. To prove it, they offer a number of workshops where participants can complete 22 different projects—including wood signs,...
upcycled design


Upcycling is going beyond simple reuse into the realm of beautiful design.
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.

DIY DIGS: Board & Brush

Board & Brush is on the fast track to a complete Minnesota takeover. This DIY, Midwest-born studio franchise, founded by Julie Selby in 2015, was born in Hartland, Wisconsin where she opened her first...

Furniture Goes to the Gallery with Omforme & CIRCA’s “Twisted Tryst”

by Jahna Peloquin | Photos: Omforme's wood and patent-leather "Damia" chair; Jeff Leonard's "CA34", resin on panel, courtesy CIRCA gallery and Omforme Design With the rise of such modernist design icons as Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph...

Ever Wanted to Look Inside a Summit Avenue Mansion? Here’s Your Chance

The new book, 'Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District' shows off the famous mansions of St. Paul.

Sisyphus: The Kinetic Table That Plays Paths to Wonderment

During an art opening held at a local architecture firm, guests from 5 to 85 sat transfixed around several circular, black steel tables inside of which a steel ball moved with precision, creating intricate...
close up of Venetian terrazzo

The Terrazzo Takeover

Studying abroad in the historic city center of Siena, Italy has allowed me to observe countless examples of historic European architecture and interior design through the ages, with many old buildings still fully utilized...