Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Green Affair – Sol Inspiration {Finalist #3}


SOL INSPIRATIONS ECO-FASHION DESIGN CHALLENGE Designers Will Create Three Eco-Friendly Looks Using Non-Traditional Fabrics, Recycled Materials, Sustainable Fabrics. One Look Must Include Solar Panels Sol Inspirations, Ignite Models Inc, LIMEgreen Events and the Global Eco Organization have announced the 6 talented finalists who will compete in the Sol Inspirations Design Challenge. Each designer will create three looks that will be […]

{ALERT} open call {ALERT}


Twin Cities Design Collective is opening a call for projects, art & events related to the following topics…   Eco/Green Outdoor / Summer Color Before & After   Submissions should be sent to: tcdesigncollective@me.com in the format below for consideration. Thank you for helping us make this new venture a success!  We look forward to […]

Guest Blogger – Valerie Jardin


Valerie Jardin is a commercial photographer based in the Twin-Cities. Her areas of expertise include interior/architecture as well as food photography. She also shoots lifestyle/environmental portraits. Valérie is from France and was fortunate to be able to turn her passion for photography into a successful business 13 years ago. She also sells her fine art and travel images through […]

Before & After – Family Addition


  Knight Construction Design with Spacial Adaptation Photo Credit – Page Photography      

The ART of Relaxation


“A Man’s Home is His Castle” (So for women, is their home their retreat?) How do you feel when you think about your home? Is it a vision of peacefulness or chaos? Is it harmony or discord? Is it a reprieve from the stresses of everyday or the cause of everyday stress? Great design including […]

for the love of … COFFEE


Welcome, EMILY LITTLE, to the Collective!  Today, she shares her love for coffee in the Twin Cities. Clean or cluttered it’s always there. My #1 favorite source of coffee is a beloved coffee system located conveniently 20 steps from my desk in the showroom. This whole bean machine never lets me down … espresso, coffee, […]

2sdayspotlight 8/52


    Le Petit Connaisseur de la Mode is a fashion blog focused on the local fashion & model industries of  Minneapolis-St. Paul from freelance writer & stylist Jahna Peloquin. Rescued    …   Then   …   Revamped  

A Green Affair – Sol Inspirations {Finalist #2}


    SOL INSPIRATIONS ECO-FASHION DESIGN CHALLENGE Designers Will Create Three Eco-Friendly Looks Using Non-Traditional Fabrics, Recycled Materials, Sustainable Fabrics. One Look Must Include Solar Panels Sol Inspirations, Ignite Models Inc, LIMEgreen Events and the Global Eco Organization have announced the 6 talented finalists who will compete in the Sol Inspirations Design Challenge. Each designer will create three looks […]

Let it Snow – Warm White Interiors


Who would have ever guessed, today, that it was in the 50s last week?  Well, we ARE from Minnesota, so we know the drill, right?  It is only February after all. Let’s embrace ALL of this white with a Twin Cites designer who knows how to warm it up! I came across Charlie & Co. […]

The Color Bar – Relaxation {revisited}


People usually link the color “gray” with sadness, and this is true if used in excess without balance. Gray is a non-color and the emotional response is rather neutral, but when crisp white or a splash of bold color is added to the color palette, the dull gloomy, gray mood is transformed into a relaxing oasis. […]

Guest Blogger Profile – Stephanie Weber


Stephanie Weber – Art Consultant/Gallery Owner Stephanie Weber utilized her degree in Environment, Textiles and Design, as well as her previous 12-year career as an art consultant to co-found Artful Décor in 2000. The corporate office and framing facility, located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, now includes Artful Décor Gallery. The gallery opened in […]

Guest Blogger – Emily Little


Emily Little, Senior Designer – Valcucine Minneapolis Twin Cities native, Emily J. Little has been serving the clients of Valcucine Minneapolis for 7 years. Emily is full of moxie & imagination with projects stretching across the country. Her projects have appeared in Midwest Home and Garden, METRO, Mpls/St. Paul magazine, Trends, Twin Cities Spaces, Residential […]