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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.

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.
“Rhythmics” screen print by H. Reiss

Discover “Design Is…” During the Goldstein Museum of Design’s Annual Benefit and Upcoming Exhibition

The exhibition opens in September, but during GMD’s 7th Annual Benefit on Thursday, June 30, “Design Is…”, attendees will get a sneak peek at “Seeing 40/40.”
Northern Clay Center Kate Maury

Northern Clay Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Florals-Oriented Party

The Northern Clay Center, in preparation for its 25th Anniversary Party on Saturday, June 25, which dovetails with its current “Florilegium” exhibition, really wants attendees to don their best botanically inspired or patterned attire.
Colette Jaffe Linens

Colette Jaffe Launches Colorful Luxury, Italian Linen Collection

The Colette Jaffe Collection, available at MartinPatrick 3 in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis, is manufactured in the Tuscany region of Italy. The fabric is Italian as well, but the designs are Jaffe’s own.
restored Lundie cabin side

12th Annual Lundie Vacation Home Tour Merges Signature Architecture with North Shore Sightseeing

For several years now, the Schroeder Area Historical Society has celebrated Lundie’s architecture with an annual daylong tour that encompasses several of his buildings.

Golden Rule Celebrates One Year and Opening of Skill-Sharing Space Called, Simply, WORKSHOP

Golden Rule—a jewelry shop, art gallery and collective housed in a charming white clapboard home in Excelsior—is celebrating its one-year birthday Saturday June 4 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday June 5 (noon-5).
bamboo house napkin sketch

Spontaneous Design: Napkin Sketches by an Array of Architects Highlight Dunwoody Architecture Program Fundraiser

The napkin sketch has always played a small yet prominent role in architecture. The origins of many iconic buildings can be traced to a quick drawing made in a restaurant or bar that morphed into a bricks-and-mortar or steel-and-glass structure admired the world over.
FAT FAT LADY Pouf from Roam Interiors

ROAM’s New Additions from B&B Italia Include Poufs Inspired by Sandbag Ash Trays

Leave it to B&B Italia, maker of exquisite modern furnishings, so take a ubiquitous item of décor from America’s mid-century and transform it into a must-have item for today’s discerning decorator: the “FAT FAT-LADY FAT” poufs and tables now available at ROAM Interiors in Uptown Minneapolis.