The Goods: Tapis Decor

Photos courtesy Tapis DecorJacqueline (Jackie) Cox opened her showroom Tapis Decor in International Market Square during the 2008 recession. “The market had just collapsed,” she recalls. “So, you can imagine the stress of starting...
A lifestyle shot with a Lucy sofa, pillows, and ottoman. Photo courtesy Ethan Allen.

New Ethan Allen Collection Goes Mid-Century Modern

While the solid hues of the Lucy collection are nice, add a bold accent piece with one of the its prints

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...

Freeze Design Build Creates Custom Furniture

Photos courtesy Freeze Design BuildWhile recently reorganizing my home office, I ventured online in search of a new desk, which led me to a real beauty. Designed by Kiley Friese and Sam Busko at...

7 Products for Ultimate Poolside Panache

Land & Sea Wall ArtAdd a bit of paradise to your pool house with this framed canvas of the ocean waves lapping up against a golden beach ($230). And don’t worry—its size is measured...

Cyrus Artisan Rugs Offers Luxury Hand-Woven and Hand-Tied Rugs for Comfort Underfoot

Photos courtesy Cyrus Artisan RugsFor five generations, beginning in Iran, Alex Farahan’s family has worked in the luxury hand-woven and hand-tied rug business. His father had showrooms in New York City and London, so...

REI & West Elm’s Camping Collaboration

Photos courtesy West Elm New adventures call for new gear, and the co-curated collection from REI and West Elm has everything you need for your outdoor recreation. West Elm’s chic, modern aesthetic combined with...

Shop Global, Local

Hammock ChairWhile this Bohemian hammock chair ($125) was made by artisans in Nicaragua, you can find it at Ten Thousand Villages, a national fair-trade store with locations in Minnetonka, St. Paul, and more. Ten...
Tea towels and coasters at Fox Run

The Goods: Fox Run

Photos courtesy Heidi DernerThe journey of Fox Run’s new brick-and-mortar flagship store in Arbor Lakes may be somewhat prototypical of a Minnesota maker and ambassador, but it has a few bells and whistles to...
This Post and Paint work of art forever captures the everyday dynamics between two pets.

From Your Camera to the Canvas

Photos courtesy of Post and Paint Whether it’s the perfect vacation view or a selfie of you and your pet, you can turn your memories into works of fine art with Post and Paint. Started...
A picnic blanket spread outdoors

The Art of Picnicking: Tips and Products for Your Next Picnic

 Picnicking is an art. It’s fun, it’s summery, and to be honest, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a more wholesome sunny-day activity. But preparing for and going on a picnic requires...

5 Meditation-Focused Products to Achieve “Om” at Home

Our homes aren’t just for relaxing during nights and weekends anymore. We’re now working at home, maybe teaching online (our children, or perhaps yoga or pilates) at home, working out at home, and struggling...