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Camille LeFevre

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.

Move Over “Mad Men”: The New Show Design Junkies Are Drooling Over

The premise provided the show’s production designer Andrew Boughton with both opportunity and challenge in creating a midcentury world that’s familiar, yet straddles a fine, disruptive line with the uncanny.

At the Walker Art Center: “Question the Wall Itself,” but don’t expect ready answers

 Large, decorative ceramic dogs with big bits chomped out of them. Oil-on-paper paintings of an opulent lavatory enclosed within in a white-walled box. An...
Goldstein Museum of Design Celebrates Ikat

Goldstein Museum of Design Celebrates Ikat

A favorite of designers, ikat appears on the trend radar every now and then. On Friday, January 27, from 6-8 p.m., the Goldstein Museum of Design will celebrate ikat—the process and the product—in a new exhibition on view through May 14.
BarnHouse in Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis

Alchemy Architects: weeHouse Enthusiasm Evolves into BarnHouse Love

Alchemy has been turning its attention to the rural barn. In 2016, the architectural firm completed four new residences it’s calling “BarnHouses.” Including one in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Amy Rice Gets a “Bee in Her Bonnet” and Launches “A Nice Nest Press”

Amy Rice will showcase these craftier art projects in a pop-up shop in her studio on the top floor of the California Building. Her shop launch event coincides with the open studio event California Dreamin’ in the building in Northeast Minneapolis November 11, 5-9 p.m., and November 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

“Tiny Homes” Exhibition Showcases Perspectives—From the Fanciful to Futuristic—on Our Concept of Home

Whether fantastical or real, the “Tiny Homes” exhibit—on view through Friday, October 21—at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, confirms and challenges all of our ideas about what home is and could be.

Money Magazine Selects Eden Prairie as #2 Place to Live in U.S.

Eco-friendly neighborhood leads to Eden Prairie's national recognition

Tiny House Expo Celebrates Living Large By Building Small

Expo puts spotlight on new trend in housing and why homeowners are opting to downsize.
Monterey Cohousing Community Exterior

Cohousing (aka Dorms for Grownups) and other Living Alternatives in Minnesota

Several neighborhoods in the Twin Cities are exploring cohousing as an option for multigenerational and sustainable living. In St. Louis Park, the Monterey Cohousing Community is thriving.

Leland International Introduces Rapson Thirty-Nine Collection

The Rapson Thirty-Nine Collection includes a lounge chair, guest chair, benches, and stools—all branded with Rapson’s signature. They are gorgeous pieces of simplicity with a dash of the fanciful, in natural walnut or ash veneer with an upholstered seat and back that accentuates the form.

A Country House in the City

A well-traveled couple captures the spirit of many loved places in their new Lake of the Isles home.
Kinney House

PlansMatter Adds Another Frank Lloyd Wright House to its Roster of Architect-Designed Vacation Rentals

Once upon a time, I knew someone who pretended he knew someone and got us a night’s stay at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Not just any night’s stay—because guests aren’t allowed to stay in Wright’s former home. (Or weren’t then, at least.)
Circa Gallery Paris NEU

Circa Gallery NEU’s Modern Furniture and Abstract Art in New Exhibition

An exhibition opening Saturday night (August 27) at Circa Gallery in Minneapolis pairs NEU’s modern furniture with a selection of abstract artworks by Circa’s stable of artists working in a variety of media, from oil and acrylic to metal and glass. It’s Circa’s third partnership with a local design firm.
Juan Angel Chávez Hard Bark, 2012 Mixed media collage, 94 x 112"

MMAA Exhibition “Brick x Brick” Uses Art to Describe the Craft of City Building

“Brick x Brick,” half of the work is by Minnesota artists who bring a keen eye and their own aesthetic sense to describing the political and cultural forces that shape a city.
ASI Turnblad Treasures

Nordic Treasures for One Night Only at the American Swedish Institute

Turnblad Treasures in the Mansion: Exploring ASI’s Material Collections” will be open from 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

A Masterpiece on the Market

A timeless Mendota Heights home designed by Sarah Susanka and Michaela Mahady of SALA Architects is on the market for $1.975 million.
downtown minneapolis

Preserve Minneapolis Offers Walking Tours of Minneapolis’ Most Obscure and Historic Areas

Tour the nooks and crannies of Minneapolis with the architectural historians and enthusiasts of Preserve Minneapolis.

Paper City Under Construction Inside Walker Art Center

Through August 6, Paper City, a project of the Walker’s Art Lab designed by artist/architect Noa Haim of Collective Paper Aesthetics, is taking shape.

“Inspired by Nature: 5 Global Makers” Introduces Worldly Goods to MSP at Mia

This month, in coordination with a new exhibition at Mia, “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection,” the Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art) is debuting a new collection showcasing works by five makers from across the globe.

Summer DOCOMOMO Mixer Celebrates the Work of Landscape Architect Dan Kiley

DOCOMOMO US MN joins forces with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the College of Design at the U of M to present a reception and mixer in honor Dan Kiley.