Mercury Mosaics’ Mercedes Austin Talks Tile

Photos by David EllisSporting 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...