‘Perennial Ceremony’ Cultivates Connections With the Earth

Photos courtesy of University of Minnesota Press  Where does the food we consume come from? What role do we play in caring for Mother Earth? How can we be good relatives to the land,...

10 Must-Listen Podcasts by Minnesota Home Professionals

Podcasts have emerged as go-to resources for both entertainment and education. With their versatility and range of topics, from true crime to quantum physics, podcasts have become integral parts of daily life for millions—and...

‘STILL: The Art of Noticing’ Delivers Over a Decade of Daily Discoveries

Amid the chaos of life, we rarely take the time to slow down, stop, and be still, which Minnesota-based Mary Jo Hoffman has long tried to remedy through her blog, STILL. Since 2012, Hoffman...

Personality Profile: Mike Rataczak

Photos courtesy of Mike RataczakFor most, life’s journey is not linear. For Mike Rataczak, owner of Mike Rataczak Studios, this notion rings true. “I took an indirect path into my design career,” he says....

Starting Fresh With NEAT Method

Photos courtesy of NEAT Method MinnesotaWith the new year comes pressure to start off on the right foot, which can oftentimes be intimidating—especially when it comes to interiors. With Christmas comes clutter—it’s inevitable. But...

Unwrapping Joy With Giftywrap

Photos courtesy of GiftywrapFor Mahogany Ellis-Crutchfield, gifting is the most joyful part of the holiday season. Founder of Minnesota-based Giftywrap, she brings inclusivity and Midwest flair to holiday wrapping paper. “I had difficulty finding...

Anna Christian’s Style Exudes Scandi Sophistication

Photos by Wing Ho“I like to say I’ve been an artist since I could hold a crayon,” Anna Christian says. So, after an 11-year career in nursing, she took the jump to be at...

Margaret Krohn’s Design Legacy

For nearly two decades, Margaret Krohn has been an influential force in Minnesota’s kitchen and bath design scene. With a strong reputation among the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Minnesota chapter members as...

Go-to Recipes for Holiday Hosting

Photos by SpacecraftingLemon & Herb Pasta “This is great made ahead either earlier in the day or even the day before, and served at room temperature,” says Burton. “Adding crispy artichokes or capers on top...

Chicken Thighs & Mushroom Rice

Photos by Elizabeth RiesGrowing up, I attended countless church potlucks featuring lots of 9-by-13-inch pans containing cream of mushroom soup. This dish gives me the same cozy feeling but without the can. Chicken thighs...

Tangled Within the Thread: Multimedia Art by Brandi Kole

Photos by Dina KantorAs a youngster growing up in Bloomington, Minnesota, multimedia artist Brandi Kole spent her after-school hours watching her grandmother sew. Kole’s grandmother made hundreds of quilts she donated to nursing homes...

The Collective: Kimberly Tschida Petters

Photos courtesy of Kimberly Tschida PettersKimberly Tschida Petters found her signature style with a simple line of paint on a notecard, which soon led to the artist and business owner delighting Vandalia Street Press...

Entrepreneur Erin Zosel’s Stylish Instincts

Photos by Dina KantorErin Zosel is a multihyphenate who may just be getting started. Case in point: Six years ago, she opened her first salon, Sloane’s Beauty Bar, after 25 years as a hairstylist....

Designer Spotlight: Tricia Huntley, Huntley & Co.

When interior designer Tricia Huntley, sporting a chunky, bold necklace and sleek black blazer, handed over a gold-gilded business card at the counter of Fiddlehead Coffee in Bloomington, it was evident her personal taste...

Personality Profile: Kira Vanderlan of Zestful Design

What began as a simple side hustle has evolved to be an award-winning interior design, decluttering, and home staging firm in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Kira Vanderlan, owner of Zestful Design, strives to create more...

Summer Spinach Salad

Recipe by Robin AsbellThe perfect pairing for cookout cuisine, this summer spinach salad—made with all fresh ingredients—is a refreshing addition to a hot summer day. By combining traditional savory fixings with a sweet twist,...

The Collective: Megan Bell Art

Photos courtesy of Megan Bell ArtThere is a gentle nostalgia and “quiet chaos in frenzy” to the representative and abstract works of Megan Bell. This mother of two has been at her easel for...

Master Gardener’s Yard is a Permaculture Paradise

Photos by Andrea RuggElaina Moss’ yard is an edible landscape, and it’s not just Moss and her family eating. Bees, lacewings, and countless other insects are also welcome diners who, in turn, add value...

Herbed Potato Salad

Photos provided  Summer isn’t complete without some perfect potato salad alongside something off the grill. When I was growing up, my mother made a similar potato salad, and she always made two bowls—one with onions...

The Collective: Jeff Sorensen

Photos provided  Jeff Sorensen’s glass creations have a certain rebel spirit melded with the finesse of a fine artist. Inspired by a Chihuly exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art while attending Minneapolis College of...

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