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...

Marian Parsons’ New Book Guides Readers to Create the Home of Their Dreams

Photos and styling by Marian ParsonsMarian Parsons, aka Miss Mustard Seed, has written books before—as well as created fine art, refinished furniture, crafted a beloved blog, innovated product design (including her own line of...

Residential Design Firm Nguyen Architects and Resilience Following Fire

Photos courtesy Nguyen ArchitectsAfter George Floyd’s murder on May 25, protestors and rioters took to the streets in an uprising that brought international attention to police brutality and racism across the globe. In the...
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...

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...

The Collective: Woodworker TiAnna DeGarmo

Portrait shot by Elizabeth BergetProducts shot by Alyssa LeeTiAnna DeGarmo was called to her craft by the whiff of sawdust and the drive of her father. Now a parent herself (and an inspiration and mentor...

Artisan Insights: Todd Randall of Sanborn Canoe Co.

Photos by David EllisGrowing up with an arborist grandfather and a mother who lived her life on the lakes, Todd Randall has water—and woodcarving—in his blood. At a family reunion in 2009, Randall’s grandfather...
Renae Keller perches on her newly reupholstered sofa, the first “big girl” purchase she ever made and a piece she’s kept for nearly 20 years.

Renae Keller Went from Barbie Dream House to Her Own

Photos by Wing TaInterior designer Renae Keller says the best present she ever received was a Barbie Dreamhouse when she was six years old. The gift may have been a clever move on her...

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

Photos by Wing TaKate 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...

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...

The Fox Approach

Photos by Wing TaBrad Fox says he met his wife Heather at a concert on New Year’s Eve, then quickly admits it was actually a bar. “A dive bar,” Heather points out, laughing. “It...

Jamie & Morgan Molitor of construction2style Are Anything But Ordinary

Photos by Wing TaDespite the disappointment that accompanied a layoff in 2011, carpenter Jamie Molitor’s ambition didn’t allow for downtime. Instead, he bought a bank-owned foreclosure in Andover with the sole intention to renovate...

Minnesota Maker | Solid Manufacturing Co.

Portrait by Mariah Brink, product shots provided Dan and Alex Cordell launched Solid Manufacturing in 2012 knowing that quality handmade products could be manufactured in the United States and built to last. The couple makes...

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...

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...