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Lauren Pahmeier

Lauren Pahmeier is a former interior design student who now pursues her passion for design through writing. In her free time, catch her at I Like You in Northeast Minneapolis, resisting the urge to purchase Minnesota-themed kitchenware.
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Reusable Straws: The New Norm

Because of Starbucks' pledge to go (single-use) strawless by 2020, and Seattle's ban on straws shortly preceding it, the issue of plastic straws has...
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The Terrazzo Takeover

Studying abroad in the historic city center of Siena, Italy has allowed me to observe countless examples of historic European architecture and interior design...
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Local Designer Creates a Lasting Spark in a Celebrity Nursery

Minnesota designer Laura Wiedmann design of the nursery for Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah's new arrival is featured by People magazine.
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A New Place for Pom Poms

It's not your imagination: Suddenly, pom poms are everywhere. These fuzzy orbs can be big or small in any color, and can be used in countless ways.
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Powered by Flowers

Include these edible flowers in your meals for new summer flavors.
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An Herb Garden For Repelling Mosquitoes

Grow your bug spray, and eat it, too
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Father’s Day Gifts for Minnesota Dads

A true Minnesotan father will be proud of his heritage with these local displays of affection.

Local Gifts for Minnesota Wedding Showers

Support local shops in the Twin Cities by gifting local goods for brides to be.
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Summer Arrives with Minneapolis-St. Paul Garden Tours Galore

Get some green inspiration this summer on several different garden tours in the Twin Cities.

Personalized Presents for Newlyweds

Custom gifts can be a thoughtful idea for couples when guests want to think outside of the registry.

Blu Dot Wins 2018 National Design Award

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum has awarded Blu Dot with their 2018 National Design Award for Product Design. The winning submission featured several pieces...

Custom Space-Saving Solutions for Savvy Homeowners

Transform wasted space into valuable storage with various custom space saving solutions.

Pinners Minnesota Turns Inspiration Into Reality

The first Pinners Conference in Minnesota is planned for late June in Minneapolis.

Psychology of Color

There's more to choosing colors than whether you prefer sky blue to light blue.

Opalhouse: Target’s New Spring Home Collection

Cure your home of its winter blues.

Delightful Eggs for Your Easter Décor

Make Easter eggs beautiful enough for your decorations alone this year.

Sustainable Spring Cleaning Products

Spring is officially here, whether it feels like it or not, and a refresh of the home is often fitting as nature renews itself....
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American Craft Show

The annual American Craft Show takes over the St. Paul RiverCentre April 19-22

St. Patrick’s Day Barware

If you're hosting this St. Patrick's Day instead of going out, these interesting kitchen pieces will keep your party on its toes.