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Camille LeFevre

Camille LeFevre
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Camille LeFevre has been writing about architecture and design for local and national publications throughout her career as an arts journalist. Her love of home as a place of sanctuary, inspiration, and community is profound, whether she’s teaching Pilates out of her home studio in Saint Paul or welcoming guests to her family house in Sedona.

A Minneapolis Lustron Home Goes on the Market

In Time magazine’s September 1948 issue, the Lustron Corporation, manufacturer of prefabricated enameled steel homes, ran an advertisement reading, “Never before in America a...
Judith Bench in black and gold

Jackie Millea Introduces a New Benchmark in Assistive Devices

In the Midwest Home article celebrating Jackie Millea as the 2018 Emerging Talent, the founding principal of Shelter Architecture in Minneapolis talked a bit...

California Character, By Way of Minnesota

Photos by Jim Kruger Living in northern California certainly has its appeal, especially to snow- and ice-bound Northerners weathering yet another long, tough winter. But...

Ready, Set, Go! Design in 7 Reveals Secrets from the Design Trenches

What a lineup! For the 2019 version of Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes, a program of the University of Minnesota’s Design Student...

The Past Made Perfect

Photos by Spacecrafting Builder: Vujovich Design Build, Inc. Newly married and house hunting, anesthesiologists Sarah Kaus and Frank Moran were immediately drawn to the 1890 home...

Claytopia 2019 Celebrates Ceramics and MacKenzie’s Mingei Movement

In preparation for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ annual conference, held this year March 27-30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center,...

Modern Masterpiece

Photos by Paul Crosby The signature characteristic identifying a Charles Stinson-designed house is the geometry of vertical lines and horizontal planes that the Wayzata architect...

Modernism Week in Palm Springs: An Annual Bucket-List Item for Modernistas

Opportunities to explore midcentury architecture—houses in particular—abound, from Modern Phoenix Week (go here for a recap of the 2017 event ) to SarasotaMod, to...

Building a Sustainable Home Shows Homeowners How to Fulfill the Green Dream

In 2006, Melissa Rappaport Schifman and her husband Jim Schifman began building a new home near Cedar Lake. Designed by David Salmela, the contemporary...

The Solar Egg Invites Reflection at the American Swedish Institute

Images courtesy American Swedish Institute Behold, the egg has landed. Or been laid. And cracked to reveal the wonders inside. Oh, it’s so hard to...

“Engineered for Domestic Bliss” Brings Us Back-to-the-Future Chrome and Bakelite Housewares

Images courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Art Next time you’re wandering around downtown Minneapolis, whether on the bustling city streets or skyways, an exhibition in the...

Q+A: Katie Haun Schuring

Since moving to Minneapolis with her family in 2010, Katie Haun Schuring has been enlivening the process of historic bridge rehabilitation as a project...