Your Guide to Black Friday, Plaid Friday, and Small Business Saturday—plus the Alternatives

By Erik Tormoen If you plan to do Black Friday like a marathon runner, you probably already know the big-box bargains—at JC Penney (coupons for folks waiting in line before 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day),...

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Photos by Janelle Olson Styling by Tim Creagan Little Luxuries Shimmer and sparkle aside, these tiny treasures are perfect for those who love the little things in life. Standing table wreath, from $40, Hudson Flower Shop //...

Bria Hammel Curates A Holiday Collection that Spans the Seasons

Photos courtesy Brooke & Lou You won't find a single Santa Claus figurine or ostentatiously bedecked Christmas tree in Brooke and Lou's latest holiday collection. (Let’s all just breathe a sigh of relief.) In the midst...

Clay Coyote & Dock 6 Pottery Collaborate at Mall of America

For thousands of gift givers across Minnesota, a holiday shopping trip to Mall of America is a given. While you’re there, make sure to stop by pottery pop-up shop Ceramica: A Collaboration in Clay...

Unify Your Home With Upscale Wood-Inspired Décor

Photos by Janelle Olson Styled by Tim Creagan Reclaimed wood, resin, and carbon fiber paddles, from $300, Joseph Fiedler // Live edge walnut and acrylic media cabinet, from $3,400, Blak Haus Furniture // Walnut shell chair,...

Belt Publishing Releases New Book on Midwestern Architecture

If you’re looking to start your holiday shopping early, take a peek at architecture critic Alexandra Lange’s latest book, Midwest Architecture Journeys, a meditation on the forgotten architectural beauty of the Midwest. The book,...

Pikka Design Co. Creates Custom and Affordable Wood Tables

Given how much time is spent around a dining table, it ought to be a good one. If you’ve been struggling to find a hardwood table that balances high quality and low cost, look...

Fall Fashion 2019: Summit Views

Photography by Joel Larson Creative Direction and Styling by Barbara Schmidt Hair and Makeup by Margo Gordon Model: Mae Anderson, Ignite Models Nouveau Lean Helmut Lang fur coat, $280, at nordstromrack.com Free People floral dress, $148, at tjmaxx.com Off...

Smith + Trade’s Home Décor and Live-Action Art Shake Up Stillwater

For handmade gifts with an original touch, head to downtown Stillwater and browse Smith + Trade Mercantile to find them all: paintings, pillows, leatherwork, wall art, food, and even the local “smiths” who make...
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Three Interior Design Courses Worth Your Money

With all the interior design inspiration sprawled across HGTV, Pinterest, and Midwest Home on the daily, it's understandable if you're feeling intrigued by (or maybe even a little infatuated with) the inner workings of...

10 Expert Tips on Arranging Farmers Market Flowers

Photos by Kait Ecker With flowers bursting out of farmers market stalls, it’s hard to not go home with a bunch of blooms. Tiffany Hammond, a certified floral designer, accredited member of the American Institute...

No Waste for Winsome

When I asked Kathryn Sterner-Sieve of Winsome Goods what possessed her to create Winsome Zero, a product line to eliminate all of her studio's fashion leftovers, she didn’t tell me the statistics, like how...