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TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
A city of constant construction is putting a lot of hope into its future, but we found Minneapolis, Minnesota to be inviting in its present form, too (it helps that we visited during perhaps the most ideal month, September, when clear skies—not wind...
TECH
INST-INT 2014: Conference Highlights
From the founders of technology festival Eyeo comes a smaller, more tightly focused offshoot called INST-INT. Now in its second year, the stimulating three-day experience saw roughly 300 people gravitate to Minneapolis' Walker Art Center to glean...
TRAVEL
Contemporary Art at Le Méridien Chambers
Some boutique hotels seem to add artwork to the lobby as an afterthought for sheer novelty. Real estate magnate Ralph Burnet (of Coldwell Banker Burnet), however, has been merging artwork and service for a unique experience since 2006, when he founded...
CULTURE
Cat is Art Spelled Wrong
The ancient Egyptians proclaimed their adoration for cats in hieroglyphics, statues and mummification. Today, many preserve the feline species forever in videos, print publications and even with dedicated television channels. When Coffee House Press...
CULTURE
Interview: Ruben Nusz
by Mason Riddle "Severed Hues"—currently on view at Minneappolis' Weinstein Gallery—has prompted a lot of people to reconsider color, abstraction and illusionistic space. To create his modestly scaled paintings, Ruben Nusz brandishes a brush loaded...
CULTURE
Greenroom Magazine
Yet another reminder that print isn't dead: Minneapolis' recently launched Greenroom Magazine. Given the Twin Cities' long history of underground hip-hop, electronic and house music, Greenroom is shedding light on both the history of the local...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Minneapolis
Sponsored content: The city of Minneapolis seems to be all-too-often looked over when it comes to tourism in the US. But with a vibrant culture all its own, MPLS is worth not only a mention—but also a visit. Considered a part of the Midwest, its...
Minneapolis
Once defined as the city belonging to Prince with the notoriety of First Ave, funk bands and Janet Jackson’s infamous shout-out on "Escapade," Minneapolis has been quietly revitalizing itself as a hub. From well-designed coffee shops, tree-lined streets...
STYLE
Pierrepont Hicks Unisex Parkas
When newlyweds Mac and Katherine McMillan started Pierrepont Hicks in 2009, their mission was to make the perfect tie. Now that they've achieved that goal—evidenced by the loyal following they've garnered—the duo has expanded their line bit by bit...
STYLE
Askov Finlayson Explorer Pants
Not only has Minneapolis shop Askov Finlayson (named for two towns in northern Minnesota) launched a new website, it's also just introduced its first-ever branded product with the Explorer Pants. We first chatted with co-founders and brothers Eric...
STYLE
Emma Berg
"I've always appreciated dressing beyond the expected and creating a look for the day that is inspired, not just thrown on," says Minneapolis-based fashion designer and curator Emma Berg. Born and raised in the small, rural town of Stacy, Berg's...
DESIGN
Interview: Lucy Voller and Molly Martancik
Brought together by a mutual appreciation for design and exploration, Lucy Voller and Molly Martancik met in college and formed an indelible friendship that would soon birth a long distance collaborative they call There-There. With Martancik based...
CULTURE
The Airship
Bridging futurist design, letterpress technique and augmented reality, "The Airship" is a new graphic novel from Todd Thyberg. The writer, illustrator and publisher is also the founder of Angel Bomb Design + Letterpress, and has put his array of...
DESIGN
Twiddle & Bard
In 2010, designer Will Coombs launched Twiddle & Bard with Robb McNeil and Nick Thompson as a response to what they felt had become a lack of proper emotion in digital communication. The Minneapolis-based stationery company has since built a solid...
STYLE
MidNorth Mercantile
With a polished collection of vintage clothing and accessories, MidNorth Mercantile—which debuted at last month's NorthernGRADE menswear market—proves that well-made clothing should improve with age. Mike Ader, better known to his followers...
STYLE
Askov Finlayson
By Joan Erakit Askov Finlayson owners and founders, brothers Eric and Andrew Dayton believe in a simple design philosophy: keep it fun. The lighthearted approach they took to their men's retail store in Minneapolis's North Loop neighborhood highlights...
DESIGN
Graphic Design: Now In Production
This Saturday (22 October 2011) Walker Art Center in Minneapolis launches a new exhibition on graphic design that will run through 22 January 2012. "Graphic Design: Now in Production" is a retrospective on the evolution of the medium since 2000...
DESIGN
Sketchbook Bags
After working on a "bucolic sheep farm" in rural New Zealand, artist Amber Johnson returned to Minneapolis—where she received a BFA in drawing from the College of Art and Design—and began experimenting with wool in her parents' basement...
CULTURE
Machine Project at Walker Art Center
Chiefly interested in the "intersections between different fields of knowledge," like all good art collectives, Machine Project's objectives are sometimes frustratingly vague. Loose definitions on their site span "informal educational institution...
FOOD-DRINK
B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
As small-batch chocolatiers become increasingly common, standing out takes more than just organic ingredients. The husband-and-wife team behind Minneapolis' B.T. McElrath Chocolatiers take artisanal chocolate making to a new level with their expertly...
CULTURE
Runner Runner Gallery
Runner Runner Gallery, a new art space within a production studio, will open its second show, featuring the recent work of Minneapolis-based artists Brian Lesteberg and James Holmberg. In the heart of the warehouse district, the interdisciplinary...
CULTURE
With The Void, Full Power
At age 19 Yves Klein stood in the backyard of his parents' home in Nice and pointed a camera up at the open sky. This photograph of endless blue was his first monochrome work, setting the stage for hundreds more created during the artist's short...
CULTURE
Adventures in New Puppetry
From Jason Segel's to the Internet sensation-turned-IFC show Food Party, puppetry endures as a medium that brings the absurd and fantastical to life. To celebrate the ancient art form, the Twin Cities' Walker Art Center kickd off the performing...
CULTURE
From Here To There: Alec Soth's America
Likening his process to "web surfing in the real world," photographer Alec Soth spent the past 15 years traversing the U.S. with an 8x10 field camera, quietly composing narratives of subjects he finds on his travels. While projects have taken the...
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