The Minnehaha Bunny

The Minnehaha Bunny has served as a gateway landmark for the Hale, Page and Diamond Lake Neighborhoods in South Minneapolis since its creation by Jeffrey Barber in 2002.  But the huge bronze rabbit has become so much more than that. It is a destination in itself, delighting children and adults with its whimsical and relaxed pose.  … [Read more...]

Arcosanti’s Beehives for People

Civilization moves forward on the feet of dreamers and builders.  Dreamers imagine the future while builders create passageways taking us there. Italian architect Paolo Soleri, 92, is one of those rare individuals possessing both a dreamer’s vision and a builder’s blueprint.  … [Read more...]

The Sculpture Mystery

Houses hold stories created by their inhabitants.  Sometimes the house itself contains the story’s physical record: the successively-higher pencil lines on a doorjamb showing a child’s growth; the secret hiding spot above the ceiling tile; the dusty box of letters left in a forgotten corner of the attic.  These relics provide unique connections from prior home owners to later ones. … [Read more...]

Color Conundrums

When it's time to update a color scheme in your home, where do you turn for inspiration?  Traditionally, I looked for great color combinations at fabric stores.  I'd bring home swatches of the most intriguing ones to see how they worked in the room's lighting.  It's a practical low-tech, low cost way to play with color mixtures and textures. I recently discovered a couple of websites that let you experiment with color.   The first website is ColorPicker.com.  Simply move the cursor around the multicolored square and bar until you see a color you like.  Then click on one of four links to … [Read more...]

Hire this Photographer!

  Since the debut of my remodeled website, I have received tons of compliments on the great photos in the slider showcase.  Those pictures came from the talented young photographer at left, Katie Wamsley. Her portraits of people are equally impressive. I especially like the candid shots.  Besides being talented, Katie is an absolute pleasure to work with – professional, detail-oriented and amiable.  Click here to see more of her work. Then hire this woman while you can still afford her!!! … [Read more...]

Manhole and Bunny Slider

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