Monthly Archives: January 2011

Guest Blogger Profile – Samantha Cobos

LEED AP, ALLIED ASID Samantha Cobos is the creator of PURE Inspired Design, an interior design studio with a focus on the environment. She not only offers interior design services, she also has created her own line of CUSTOM Eco-Friendly Upholstery, Organic Fabrics, and Wool Rugs! After successfully running her own interior design studio for several […]

Guest Blogger Profile – Jill Kelby

Jill Kelby, PT, CEA Jill Kelby is the president and owner of Kelby Ergo Design, LLC in Eden Prairie, MN.   Kelby Ergo Design, a company developing and delivering strategic solutions to today’s productivity, safety and health issues. Ms. Kelby has over 18 years of ergonomic and human factors experience in several areas including healthcare, manufacturing […]

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The historic IMS building was home to several innovative and creative pioneers of Minneapolis design. Built in 1905, the IMS building was modeled after the San Francisco Design Center. Initially, the structure served as the manufacturing facility for Northwestern Knitting. It later housed the headquarters for Munsingwear Inc., a business that transformed the garment industry […]

Curl up with a DESIGN book

Snow, snow & more SNOW! The winter wonderland outside has us wanting to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book.  Here are a few we found which feature local projects, designers & architects. All books are available for purchased on Amazon

Product Profiles – laNeva Tile

laNeva Artisan Tile offers 12 glorious lead-free colors on 9 tile sizes, including the exclusive Rift Series, which is two glaze colors applied side-by-side on one tile body.  Also, launched this month is a series of border designs in the “Lineal” and “Slice” collections that can be custom colored and made per order. All laNeva […]


Looking for an architect?  Look here first! The American Institute of Architects Minnesota is a non-profit association for architects. They are a state component of the national AIA organization with 3 local chapters: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Northern Minnesota. Their office is located in Minneapolis within International Market Square. Architecture Minnesota is one of our favorite Twin […]

Local Talent/National Expert – Michael Anschel

Michael Anschel is the owner and principal of Otogawa-Anschel Design Build, a nationally recognized and award-winning design and build firm and a committed leader to the green building movement in Minnesota. A native of Minneapolis, he lived and worked in China as a teacher and TV show host, returning to Minnesota to study sculpture at […]


This week …           “Where Design Comes to Life® The American Society of Interior Designers is the leading organization for interior design professionals. From corporate boardrooms to home offices, hotel suites to health care facilities, ASID designers create the places where we live, work, play, heal and worship.” A.S.I.D., as it […]


Each week we spotlight 2 local companies we think you should get to know better!         Minnesota GreenStar is 3rd party home certification program for greening your home whether you are building a new home, adding to your existing home or remodeling a kitchen.  Not only was it founded by locals, for locals, […]


Twin Cities Furniture Manufacturer gets new digs in NE Minneapolis     The Twin Cities area is home to many quality product manufacturers & design pioneers.  Blu Dot is just one example.  You can find a full article featured in INTERIOR DESIGN magazine as well as a SLIDE SHOW with more photos on their website.

Let’s DO this

We are ALL about sharing GOOD STORIES & connecting PEOPLE & thought it was TIME for the TWIN CITIES to have our OWN collection of DESIGN. You want to LEARN something?  You want to be ENTERTAINED?  You want to be INSPIRED & MOTIVATED? Us TOO … So Let’s DO IT … I hope you don’t mind […]