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...

Sarah’s Cottage Creations’ Tips for a Beautiful Backyard This Spring

Photos provided Grow Your Own Flowers“Instagram influencers are leading the trend for fresh flowers in the home and in the garden,” Buerkley says. “This phenomenon is fueled by the fact that most flowers in the...

HGTV Show “Renovation 911” Highlights Minneapolis-Based Emergency Restoration Experts

Photo provided  Making their debut this month on HGTV, Lindsey Uselding and Kirsten Meehan—emergency home restoration experts and sisters—embark on a quest to fix families’ property disasters. Starting on March 28, the eight-episode season shows...

The Collective: Defiant Ceramics

Photos providedKelly Paul didn’t mesh with the art kids, and she didn’t vibe with the corporate world she left behind in 2019 either. This lack of belonging led to the inception of Defiant Ceramics—her...

The Collective: Allison Johanson

Allison Johanson came to her craft when she needed art most in her life—to fill her home and to be creative. Johanson paints textured, abstract landscapes that add serenity and joy to any space....

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Photos provided  When I was growing up in Apple Valley, my dad was the pastor of a Lutheran church. That meant Christmas Eve was a late night of church services. I remember watching the line...

The Collective: Scent and Psyche

Photos providedConfessed candle addict, Christie Wells began hand-pouring candles with scents she loved in 2020, and by January of 2021, Scent & Psyche was an official business. After years in product development and brand...

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...

Saint Paul Abode Boasts Farmhouse Fresh Design

Photos provided   Teele Schneider, also known as Atypical Teele on her digital blog and popular Instagram account, is a social media creator with a natural knack for design. But when she and her now-husband moved...

Ollie Design Co.: Onward and Upward

Photos provided  It 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...

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,...

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...

The Collective: Plush Pumpkin

Photos providedSince 2002, Monya Kampa has been stitching up a couture pumpkin patch in Saint Paul. What started with a velvet swatch and a pumpkin stem for an Autumn centerpiece around the family table...

Italian-Style Meatballs

Photos ProvidedCrave cozy dishes simmering in heavy pots that make the whole house smell like home during fall? This go-to meatball recipe combines beef, pork, quinoa instead of bread for an option suitable for...

The Collective: Wettrock Co.

Photos provided  Kevin Whetstone’s admiration of all things made by hand began with watching his grandfather cast tools in his workshop. Today, Whetstone’s own work incorporates all five elements of the industrial age: glass, reclaimed...

Catch the Balloon Bug With Balloon Installations by Minne Merriments

Photos by Natalie Snyder PhotographyEllie Dhar was a new mom with a 7-month-old baby when she first caught the balloon bug. She had just installed her first balloon art for her best friend’s wedding...

The Collective: Landscape Paintings by Douglas Ross

Photos providedThe words of Henry Miller—“To Paint is to Love Again”—have served artist Douglas Ross throughout his career and life. Behind great work is great inspiration, with his being the love of his life...

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...

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...

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...

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