Custom Craftsmanship

Photos by David EllisAt a young age, master woodcarver Erik Wyckoff “fell in love with beautiful, personalized interiors,” he recalls. “Whether it was a restored Victorian full of ornate detailing or a Craftsman bungalow...

Minnesota Makers: Deep Cut

Photos courtesy Deep CutA 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...

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...

Manomin Resawn Timbers Reclaims History—One Plank at a Time

Photos by David Ellis Growing up in central Wisconsin, Sarah Londerville wanted one thing: to end up in Minneapolis. In the early 1990s, that dream became reality when she accepted a job with Knott’s Camp...

Brianne Boettner of Timber & Tulip Talks 2022 Trends in Wood

Photos by Chelsie LopezSince Brianne Boettner started Timber & Tulip in 2016, the Minneapolis furniture designer and business owner has been creating custom furniture for her clients with originality and flair. “Not only do...

Artist Annie Hejny Explores the Depth of Water

Photos by Nate Ryan When the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis hosted one of its monthly open-studio events, people visiting Annie Hejny’s studio found themselves in a surreal environment, enveloped by calming hues of...

Harriet Bart: Reckoning Resonates Within NewStudio Gallery

Interior designers love to delve into the power of objects; their provenance and materiality, power to transform a space, and ability to invoke memory. In her new exhibition at NewStudio Gallery in St. Paul,...

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

Photos by Jayme Winkelman PhotographyOn 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...

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...

Patti Wagner Dishes on Making a Home Meaningful

Photos by Wing TaPatti and Brian Wagner’s kitchen, once an attached garage, is famous. The two bedrooms the couple remodeled together are nice, but the kitchen still takes the cake. In the polished photos...

Artisan Insights: Kristi Abbott

Photos by David EllisAfter a sold-out exhibition at Gamut Gallery in 2018, collage portraitist Kristi Abbott opened her own highly successful studio and gallery in downtown Minneapolis. But the COVID-19 pandemic and riots following...

Q&A with Travis Gienger

Elemental Engineer As a former competitive skier and semi-pro fisherman, Travis Gienger’s passion for the outdoors is evident in his career. After spending nearly 20 years in the landscape design-build industry, Gienger began his own...
Co-founders and principals of Haus and Rowe, Kate Adamcsek and Marcelle Timonen

Meet the Two Designers at the Helm of Haus of Rowe

Photos by Shari Fleming PhotographyKate Adamcsek and Marcelle Timonen both say that the pandemic didn’t affect the July 2020 launch of their new residential and commercial interior design firm, Haus of Rowe. In fact,...

Ollie Design Co.: Onward and Upward

Photos providedIt all started with a need for beautiful home-staging and a passion for design. Ollie Design Co. is a full-service design firm specializing in interior design, remodeling, and e-design. The company started with...

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

Photos by Philip Hernandez || Interview by Emily HeegaardCreativity 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...

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...

The Collective: Cait Courneya

Photos by Rachel Leigh Photo Cait is driven by the integration of art and life. After a decade in the luxury fashion industry, she returned to drawing and painting to create her first line of...

Eyenga Bokamba Mixes Media to Create Colorful Canvases

Photos by David EllisEyenga Bokamba, a visual artist and designer, modestly insists, “I have an art career because people reach out to me, so I’m like, ‘OK, let’s do this.’” And it’s true—but only...

Intentional Style

Photos by Wing Ta"I just think guys can do better,” says biology professor and sartorial influencer Paul Buttenhoff. “Less pleats, fewer Crocs.” The current program director for St. Catherine University’s liberal arts and sciences...

Alexandra Gray Bennett’s Historic Home Has A Handcrafted Touch

Photos by Wing TaYou’d never know Alexandra Gray Bennett hasn’t gotten more than three or four hours of uninterrupted sleep a night for the past eight months—the co-owner of contemporary quilt maker Louise Gray...