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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Authentically Gary Aülik

Photos by Wing Ta“I’ve been collecting antiques and reclaiming old buildings throughout my career,” says Gary Aülik, founder of Aülik Design Build in Minneapolis. While half of his business is new construction (he admits...

The Collective: Shop Local This Winter With Koselig Candle Co.

Photos provided by Jerrod Sumner The Collective: Koselig Candle Co. Since 2016, founders and lifelong buddies Matt Kruger and Blake Anderson have poured small-batch candles that define a space and conjure a coziness that would make...

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...

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...

Catching Up With the Fox Family

Heather and Brad Fox have it all going on, and neither a pandemic nor an early winter are slowing them down. Realtors and designers with their real estate and renovation company Fox Homes, the...

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...
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,...

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...

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...
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...
Another creation by Dan Hines of Barntiques Custom. Courtesy Barntiques Custom.

The Collective: Dan Hanes

Photos courtesy Barntiques CustomFor 28 years, Dan Hanes led a fifth-grade classroom, driven by passion to teach both art and the notion that the best work doesn’t happen while seated at a desk. Now...

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...
Shayla Owodunni, founder of the Plant Penthouse

The Plant Penthouse Is Open

Photos courtesy Shayla Owodunni When Lakeville native Shayla Owodunni was younger, she wasn’t known as a plant person—but her parents were. “Their Birds of Paradise were their pride and joy,” she laughs. “We had a...
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...