Photo by Caitlin Abrams
NO. 69 | FIND FURNISH
This Northeast destination for midcentury and machine-age design is home to many of the metro's favorite vintage sellers—Tandem Vintage, OTC, Fried Bologna, Sign of the Times, Jesse Petersen, etc.—which mingle with the latest finds from owners Brian Wilcox, Marie Zellar, Tim Shumann, and Erik Wivinus, who comb every corner of the Midwest for that mint-condition Knoll chair or cool industrial gurney that could be repurposed as a desk. These gems go quickly, but click "find it" on their website and the crew will keep your future prize on their radar during their travels. 13 NE 5th St., Mpls., 612-730-3389, findfurnish.com
NO. 70 | BAUER BROTHERS
A Salvage gold mine for rare pieces like a vintage bowling alley lane one man refinished, added iron legs to, and turned into a striking (sorry, we couldn't resist) dining room table. 2432 N. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-521-9492, bauerbrotherssalvage.com
NO. 71 | RETRO WANDERLUST
A groovy '60s wall stencil on the outside of a white brick building off Main Street in Hopkins is the first clue you're about to enter another era. "If you find us too easily, we won't bee cool anymore," jokes Karen Woyak, the owner of this one-stop, 3,600-square-foot warehouse/shop, where she's collected "a little something for everyone." The '50s, '60s, and '70s represent here, with lots of Hollywood glam, and perhaps one of the largest vintage lamp collections in the metro area—more than 400 lamps and counting.8 12th Ave. S., Hopkins, 612-760-2600, retrowanderlust.com
Photo Courtesy of Warners' Stellian
NO. 72 | THE LIVING KITCHEN
When Warners' Stellian debuted its remodeled Edina showroom this summer, they did so a little smugly. Reason be, now they have an additional 7,300 square feet full of various "living kitchen" environments stocked with Sub-Zero and Wolf's latest goodies, which basically make all the other appliances pale in comparison. Revisit at your own risk. 3533 W. 70th St., Edina, 612-920-0640, warnersstellian.com
NO. 73 | METROPOLITAN PICTURE FRAMING
Next time you pay a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, or the Walker, take a second look at what frames that piece of art you're admiring. There's a healthy chance it was made, in of all places, Edina, where second-generation owners Karen and Leslie Desnick run Metropolitan Picture Framing, one of the top fine art frame manufacturing businesses in the country, selling direct to the fine art market. On their blog, they document the illustrious exhibitions their finely milled components have frame—from Edward Steichen to Picasso.
NO. 74 | FOLLOWING: J.J. NICHOLSON
Our Instagram eye was widened when we landed on J.J. Nicholson's peacock blue walls. Local design duo Jennifer Jorgensen and Dirk Nicholson joined their backgrounds of design and architecture for clients looking to update small spaces, be it a downtown loft or a rundown bungalow. From custom shelving to colorful walls, we can't wait to see what they'll do next.