Master Ojibwe Bead Artist Jessica Gokey Reveres Beadwork as Fine Art

Photos by David EllisJessica Gokey was only 16 years old when she had her first run-in with beading. Her aunt doled out a daunting task: Take apart a beaded hair barrette and reconstruct it....

Catch A Copy of B. J. O. Nordfeldt: American Internationalist

Let the seascapes, portraits, and still lifes of B. J. O. Nordfeldt decorate your walls and your coffee table. This 160-page catalogue explores the Swedish-born American printmaker and painter's modernist works—from oil paintings and...

Stylemaker Christopher Strom Seeks a Place to Sit

Photos by Wing Ta“I never thought, ‘Let’s live next to a stadium,’ but it’s pretty fantastic,” says Christopher Strom of his south Minneapolis home. Located on a corner lot across the street from a...

Eden Prairie Topiary Designer Competes in High-Stakes TV Competition

Photos courtesy of discovery+Will she make the cut or get clipped? That’s the question for contestant Meghan Petricka as she competes against six other competitors for the $50,000 prize in the new discovery+ show,...

Amy Matthews’ Modern Barnhouse is First Midwestern Idea House

Photos providedThe long-time, trusted home-improvement brand and media company “This Old House” is currently building its first Idea House in the Midwest. After eight houses elsewhere in the country, “This Old House” has teamed...

Artisan Insights: Tia Salmela Keobounpheng

Photos by David Ellis“I’ve always been in the art realm,” says Tia Salmela Keobounpheng (who also goes by the moniker Tia Keo), even though she has long practiced design and architecture. A high school...

Vintage Dealer Gladys Tay’s Eclectic, Maximalist Design Style Turns Heads in Shoreview

Photos by Wing TaThe moment Singapore-native, vintage dealer, and social media maven Gladys Tay picks up her camera, her “little monsters”—three miniature schnauzers and one Pekingese—know it’s time to strike a pose. When scrolling...

Photographer Cynthia Yang Takes Passion for Home Décor to Social Media

Photos courtesy of Cynthia YangThe ongoing pandemic affects each of us, along with our productivity and creativity, in different ways. For Minneapolis-based photographer Cynthia Yang, boredom led to creating a TikTok account that’s racked...

Mrs. Minnesota America Keeps Giving with a Bowling Alley in Her Andover Home

All photos courtesy of Gregory Strom“We’re entertainers. We love community. Our house is always a hub, so 2020 was difficult for sure,” says Mrs. Minnesota America Jessica Koehler, a married mom of three, health...

Legacy of the Loom

Photos by Nate RyanIt didn’t take long for Doug Remmey to realize he was destined for more than cutting corn off the cob. After the seventh-generation Faribault teen deemed his short stint at the...

Authentically Gary Aülik

Photos by Wing Ta“I’ve been collecting antiques and reclaiming old buildings throughout my career,” says Gary Aülik, founder of Aülik Design Build in Minneapolis. While half of his business is new construction (he admits...

The Collective: Shop Local This Winter With Koselig Candle Co.

Photos provided by Jerrod Sumner The Collective: Koselig Candle Co. Since 2016, founders and lifelong buddies Matt Kruger and Blake Anderson have poured small-batch candles that define a space and conjure a coziness that would make...