Adan Torres Fotografia

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How do you make a beautifully designed room or building look even more amazing? Hire a photographer! Well trained photographers can take a design project and make it look like it belongs on the cover of a shelter magazine. Locally-based photographer, Adan Torres of Adan Torres Fotografia specializes in architecture and interior photography and beautifully captures the essence of any room. Many local businesses have trusted Torres to capture their work, including Room and Board and various architectural firms across the Twin Cities. I had the opportunity to interview Torres (via email) about his love of photography and his inspiration behind his work. Read on after the jump to read the interview and see more photos of Torres’ work. Continue reading

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Twin Cities Design Scene Featured in Design*Sponge

I’m super excited to announce that I recently partnered with national design blog,  Design*Sponge to contribute a list by neighborhood of the best independently owned places to eat, play and shop in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Please take a look at this list and make sure to make a point of visiting and supporting these businesses. Of course, this is an ever evolving list and I would love to hear your comments on places to include for next year. Enjoy!

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The Sitting Room in Excelsior, MN

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Many times Twin Cities Design Scene features stores that are in the Twin Cities metro area, but if you go on a day trip, there are so many great shops to explore! For example, if you travel a bit out of the cities, you will discover that Excelsior, MN has a wonderful array of design resources. The Sitting Room is one of the beautiful finds you will discover when visiting Excelsior. Started by Kate Regan in 2003 as a small design studio in Minnetonka, she now has expanded the showroom and moved the design studio to Exselsior. The showroom features classic and chic furniture and accessories. I had the chance to interview Kate over email and learn more about her design services and gorgeous store! Read my interview with Kate after the jump and view photos from the showroom! Continue reading

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Event: “Danish Design” at the ASI

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From organic curves to beautiful natural wood, it is evident why Danish furniture is loved by many!   Next Wednesday, February 23th, please join the American Swedish Institute and learn about Danish design from Susan Jacobson.  In this lecture, speaker Susan Jacobsen will explore Danish designers including Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm, whose iconic creations have come to define “Danish Modern.”  Jacobson is the Director of Public Programs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and is active in the Danish American community.  She has served on the boards of the Danish American Center in Minneapolis and the Danish American Heritage Society.

Come join other arts and design enthusiasts and enjoy the lecture at the American Swedish Institute on Wednesday, February 23rd from 7-8pm.

ASI Forum presentations are free for ASI members and included with museum admission for nonmembers. Freewill contributions are welcomed for refreshments after the talk. Reservations are encouraged but not mandatory – call 612-871-4907 to reserve your spot.

You may also RSVP on the American Swedish Institute’s Facebook event page!

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