American Swedish Institute’s Gudrun Sjödén Exhibition Delights with Color, Pattern and Texture

If you’ve ever paged through The New York Times Magazine on Sundays, you’ve probably seen the advertisements for Gudrun Sjödén’s women’s clothing. The Swedish designer, who started her company 40 years ago, creates colorful layering...

Habitation Furnishing + Design Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Habitation Furnishing + Design's third anniversary brings new products, an updated showroom, added customer amenities, and more changes on the horizon.
close up of Venetian terrazzo

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 through the ages, with many old buildings still fully utilized...
Dry-stack stone wall and old wood dining table in Minneapolis garden

A Wabi-Sabi Home and Garden

Interest in wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic that embraces impermanence and imperfection, is growing as homeowners strive to create more authentic spaces.

Zillow “Lists” The Incredibles Midcentury Modern Digs

Superheroes need a super home, right? As in a fantastic midcentury-modern dream home overlooking a fictitious city with loads of features, from floor-to-ceiling windows and a sunken conversation pit to a massive stone fireplace,...

Stillwater’s Lora Hotel Infuses Design Savvy with Local History

Before the Lora opened in Stillwater in June, the marvelous renovation of the Joseph Wolf Brewery block into a hotel, restaurant and coffee bar was creating local and national buzz. Architectural Digest, design and...
Heather and Brad Fox of Fox Homes sitting on a kitchen counter.

Heather and Brad Fox of Fox Homes Pilot Stay or Sell

Minneapolis real estate and renovation team Heather and Brad Fox are hoping to be the next big stars on HGTV. The pilot of their new reality home show Stay or Sell aired July 9...
A collection of wool blankets from Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

MN Makers’ New Blankets

Whether you’re in the market for a durable and lightweight blanket for outdoor endeavors or searching for a handspun, chic throw to dress up a loveseat, these Minnesota-made blankets have you covered—literally. Faribault’s Wool...
A new showroom for Clio Surfaces displaying a table and chairs and marbler countertop.

Clio Surfaces’ New Edina Showroom

Add another showroom to the burgeoning design district on France Avenue in Edina. Clio Surfaces, part of Georgia- and Michigan-based Clio Holdings, opened a luxury showroom featuring its quartz, granite, and engineered marble surfaces....
Lin Nelson-Mayson of the Goldstein Museum of Design.

The Goldstein Museum of Design: Small, But Mighty

When sisters Harriet and Vetta Goldstein arrived at the University of Minnesota in 1912 and 1914, respectively, they brought with them a new educational approach to design developed by their mentor Frank Parsons at...

Chirigos Designs’ Grand Opening Showcases Artwork from Kolman & Pryor Gallery

  Three years ago, after Bridget Chirigos moved with her husband from Houston to the Twin Cities, she opened Chirigos Designs to indulge her two passions. One is “to bring design to more people at...

Relamp Sparks Creative Bulbs

Jess Schaack and her husband have lots of Edison bulbs in their home. “We love exposed lighting,” she says, “but after a while, I wanted more.” Meaning, she wanted more color, something brighter, a...