Mercury Mosaics’ Mercedes Austin Talks Tile

Photos by David Ellis Sporting a cheerful smile, perky pixie cut, and plastic safety glasses, local entrepreneur Mercedes Austin takes us on a tour of her tile manufacturing space, pointing out where clay is formed...

New Architecture Book & Exhibition Celebrates Minnesota Modernism

“Lisl Close was born to modern architecture,” explains architectural historian and author Jane King Hession. The daughter of culturally savvy parents, Elizabeth (Lisl) Scheu grew up in Vienna in a strikingly modern home designed...

Cozying Up to Winter: Q&A with Founders of Hygge & West

Photos courtesy of Hygge & West Those Norwegians. They endure the longest, snowiest, coldest winters and yet—as research done by Kari Leibowritz, a PhD student at Stanford University, recently showed—their mental health is just fine....

Minnesota Makers: Nathalie Carrigan of Wool + Timber

Nathalie Carrigan is one of those makers who loves the process as much as the finished product. As a trained photographer and letterpress designer, she made her first wall tapestry only three years ago,...

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...
A woman creates artwork using colored glass

Q + A: Bonnie Rubinstein Shares Her Passion for Fused Glass

Local artist Bonnie Rubinstein curates one-of-a-kind glass sculptures for residential and commercial use

Q+A: Custom Wreaths with Style the Seasons’ Latawnie Nigon

Photos by Philip Hernandez || Interview by Emily Heegaard Creativity flows through the blood of Minnesota native Latawnie Nigon—a stay-at-home mom who doubles as the owner of Style the Seasons, an Etsy shop specializing in...

Minnesota Makers: Deep Cut

Photos courtesy Deep Cut A great idea and business often starts in the family. Take two brothers, Rich and Clark, and their wood-working cousin, Rob, and you have the men behind Deep Cut. These three northern...

Wit & Delight’s Kate Arends Talks Mental Health and Home Renovations

Photos by Wing Ta Kate Arends is many things. She’s an entrepreneur, designer, podcaster, and mom, but at the heart of it all, she’s a creator and storyteller who openly shares her struggles with depression...

Tia Scott of Fox Run Tells the Story Behind Her Mobile Marketplace

Photos by Jayme Winkelman Photography On the outside, Fox Run Mobile Marketplace is an expandable, five-ton ex-military truck. On the inside, it's a curated home décor boutique with items from 13 local vendors. But behind...
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...

Minnesota Maker: Anthony Siewert

Photos courtesy Kona's Custom Lodging Anthony Siewert knew no regular bed would do for his beloved Weimaraner and company namesake Kona, so he did what any great maker would do: He used his metalwork talents...