Q&A with Barbara Schmidt

Barbara Schmidt, the leading lady behind studiobstyle, is a queen of all trades. Based in Minneapolis and New York, her integrated branding company offers services in every realm of the creative industry. She’s an...

Personality Profile: “Artrepreneur” Jendayi Berry

Jendayi Berry has undertaken many careers while “trying to figure out how to find my voice, my purpose,” he says.He’s worked in fashion, designing and producing hand-painted t-shirts and hoodies “with a story to...

The Collective: Juniper Blue Designs

Photos providedFor Kristen Jansen, designer and maker behind Juniper Blue Designs, a simple doodle becomes a pattern, textile, or art piece. Inspired by her Swedish and Norwegian grandparents, the aesthetic behind Jansen’s exclusive small-batch...

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...
Ini Iyamba portrait. Photo by Wing Ta.

Ini Iyamba Defines the Modern Man

Photos by Wing TaThe vice president of merchandising for CircleRock, a local men’s apparel company that just merged with Faribault Woolen Mill Co., likes to stay sharp. Born and raised in Nigeria, Ini Iyamba...

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...

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....

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...

Personality Profile: Q&A with Home Organization Pro Danielle Lanning

Meet the Minnesota woman behind Minne Pristine & Co, a company that hopes to create comfortable and organized living spaces for everyone.
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...

Room & Board Founder John Gabbert Inducted into American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

Photos providedThe American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. is an industry organization founded in 1988 meant to preserve the history of the home furnishings industry, inspire generations of innovators, and celebrate leaders...

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...

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...
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,...
Fall flower bed

Q&A with MN Landscape Arboretum Director Peter Moe

September is here, and fall draws near. Soon enough, trees will adopt their fiery fall hues, lattes will become increasingly pumpkin-spiced, and yards will fill with premature Halloween decorations. Fall is a time of...

Toni Glotter-Dachis’ Artwork is a Cut Above the Rest

Photos by David EllisWhat do you get when you combine 100 hours of meticulous work with 45,000 strips of folded paper? The answer is one of Toni Glotter-Dachis’ PaperCuts, works of art constructed from...

Joanna Craw Finds The Balance of Form & Function Through Pottery

Photos by David EllisJoanna Craw grew up fascinated with art but had no idea where it could take her. Now, looking at the detailed etchings and thoughtful coloration on the ceramic works she creates...

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...

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...