I guess it’s the time of year Minnesotans begin to realize that there is only so much hibernation one can do in the winter before cabin fever begins to set in. Luckily there are plenty of design news and events to keep you busy! Here’s the round up!
MidModMen Pop Up to Perm Party
The folks at MidModMen are throwing a perm party. No, it’s not a celebration bringing back the perm hairstyle, but I’m sure you’ll get mad props if you show up sporting the famous 80’s hairdo! ModModMen has resided as a pop-up shop…until now! The shop, offering mid-century vintage and modern decor, has found a permanent home along the future Green Line light rail on University Avenue. Join the gang at MidModMen to celebrate their new home and enjoy discounts ranging from 10-50%, giveaways and cupcakes!
MidModMen+friends Pop Up to Perm Party
2401 University Ave, St. Paul
Saturday, January 26th
Click here for the Facebook invite
Docomomo US/MN, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and education of Mid-Century Modern architecture, in partnership with the Heritage Conservation and Prevention Program at the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture in the College of Design is hosting a film viewing of Unfinished Spaces on January 28th at 6pm. (Full disclosure: I serve on the board of Docomomo US/MN and am helping to organize this event).
The film documents spotlights Cuba’s National Arts Schools, designed in the wake of the Castro’s revolution. The movie profiles the architects who originally designed the buildings as they venture back to see what has become of their creations. The film explores Cuba’s preservation efforts. Join Bob Mack of MacDonald and Mack Architecture after the movie as he discusses his own perceptions of Cuban preservation and the Cuba’s Art Schools based on his visits to Cuba in 2010 and 2011.
Rapson Hall Auditorium (#100), 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis
Monday, January 28th
The movie begins at 6pm
Cost: Admission is $5 for the general public and free to students and Docomomo US/MN members.
Click here for the Facebook event page
Midwest Home Design Week
Join design professional from across Minnesota for Midwest Home’s Design Week. Activities will kick off on Sunday, February 10th with a luncheon with keynote speaker, Designer Thom Felicia. Some of you may remember him from his helpful tips on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He now has two published books and is running his own successful design business, Thom Felicia, Inc.
Spend the rest of the week attending seminars and learn design tips from local design professionals. The design week has seminars from February 10th to the 16th.
Midwest Home’s Design Week
Various Locations (See event schedule)
Cost: All day ticket is $40. A partial day ticket is $25.
Visit the Midwest Home’s website for full details
Honeyshine is Moving
Honeyshine recently opened in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, but is relocating to Linden Hills this May. The store is known for their quirky gifts and stylish design services. The shop will open up next to Wild Rumpus Bookstore, in the location formerly occupied by a yarn shop. I had the chance to profile Honeyshine earlier this year. You can read the full article here. Congrats to owners Daisy Mitchell and Adam Braun!