Greenprint: Save the Date

Sustainable design is not a fad, but a necessity in interior design and architecture.  As more individuals become educated about the environmental and cost benefit of going green, the more they demand it in remodeling and new construction.  To help consumers, builders, designers and architects become more knowledgeable about eco-design, the first Greenprint expo is being held in the Twin Cities.

Greenprint, occurring on April 20, 2011,  is an expo featuring 18+ networking and learning opportunities, round table discussions, CEU presentations, a cocktail reception and a keynote speaker.  Being held at the Como Park Conservatory, Greenprint will be a guide towards education from the design perspective.  Registration is coming up on January 31, 2011.  For more details, please visit the eco-event planning company, limegreen’s website.

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Weekend Design Event Round Up

It is crazy the amount of events and sales going on this weekend.  I will touch on a few going on over the weekend.  It is up to you to create your own lightning fast contraption to transport you to as many of these events as you can!

The first event is Ladies Night at Moss Envy, tonight, November 5th from 4-9pm. Eco-darlings and owners Tina & Ryan North, are offering up an evening full of fun with pampering from Salon Intrigue, wine, prizes, shopping, pizza, networking, and mini-workshops.

ASID Sample Sale at IMS

Thursday Nov 4- 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday Nov 5- 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Nov 6-9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you looking to get your home furnished with some really nice furnishings?  Then head over to International Market Square in Minneapolis.  This is the time that the showrooms clean out their floor samples.  Bring floor plans to make sure everything fits!

Art Attack! at the Northrup King Building

Friday, November 5, 2010: 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 6, 2010: Noon-8 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 2010: Noon-5 p.m.

This is such a fun event.  All the artists open their studios at the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis for you to tour.  Artists from all types of backgrounds, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking and letterpress printing, mixed media, clay, metal, glass, fine furniture, textiles, fiber arts, and jewelry will be on hand to explain how they create their works.

Victory’s Big Beautiful Book Sale

Now through Wednesday-November 10th

Are you looking to get some design inspiration?  Or perhaps you need to move the stack of magazines off the table and give your guests something pretty to look at.  In any case, Kerry Ciardelli is hosting a book sale at her South Minneapolis store, Victory. The more books you purchase, the bigger the discount.  Take 10% off the first title you buy…20% off with your second selection..choose three or more and receive 30% off your book purchase. Creative Lighting’s Half Yearly Sale

Now through November 20th.

Do you need a light to see the new books you purchased at Victory’s book sale?  Then head over to Creative Lighting and purchase a new light!  There are savings up to 60% in the store.


There you have it!  My challenge to you: see how many events you can attend!  Between all the events listed above, you could pretty much furnish an entire living room from scratch!

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Midwest Home’s Luxury Home Tour

Picture from Smuckler Custom Builders Inc

We are going into the 2nd weekend of Midwest Home’s Luxury Home tour.  Going on its 10th year, this tour showcases 15 newly built multimillion dollar homes.  Special events occur throughout the duration of the month-long tour, including wine & cheese tastings on Fridays, BBQ s on Saturdays, and a Twilight tour on the evening of Saturday the 19th.  The remaining weekends on the tour are this June 18-20 and next weekend, June 25-27.  You may pick up tickets at your local participating Caribou Coffee.  Check out more info at Midwest Home’s website.

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Victory’s Pre-Sale on Thursday

Image from Victory

Victory, the lovely store at 3505 W 44th St in Minneapolis, is hosting a pre-party this Thursday evening to their annual sidewalk sale this weekend.  Don your summer dresses and linen slacks and come out to the Isle of Capri-themed party.  Limoncello & Pizza Fritta Caprese will be served while listening to the tunes of Bobby Solo.  Everything will be on sale!

If you can’t make it to the party, come out for the sidewalk sale this weekend on Friday the 18th & Saturday the 19th from 11-6.

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Kare 11 Video of the ASID Showcase Home

Image from MPLS St. Paul Magazine

There are just a couple more weeks left to purchase tickets and view the ASID duo homes on the home tour!  The event ends on June 13th.  On Sunday, June 6th, a special tour occurs where the first 100 guests will get a sack lunch from Byerly’s and Lunds from 12-2pm and are invited to have lunch on the lake.  Check out more information on the ASID Showcase Home Tour on the MPLS St. Paul Magazine’s website.

Additionally, check out the video of Kare 11’s Pat Evans Lake of the Isles home tour and interview with Holly Bayer of Haut Haus Design on Kare 11’s website.

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