NO. 40-41 | DRINK UP!
Our local liquor scene is hot on new products and design is far from an after-thought. Here are a couple favorites that go down well and look plain gorgeous on the bar. Solveig Rum ($34.99) and Norseman Distillery Gin ($28.99), from France 44
NO. 42 | THE WALLBANGER
The bar cart evolves, courtesy of Duluth-based Loll Designs. The Wallbanger is a wall-mounted outdoor-friendly bar designed in tandem with UrbanCase. It comes in 20 colors and includes a cutting board for garnishes. $399, lolldesigns.com
NO. 43 | WIND & WILLOW
Minneapolis-based Wind & Willow maeks the most modern(and mini) wooden planters, plates, and bowls, all adorned in bright hues. Starting at $8, foragemodernworkshop.com
NO. 44 | TREND ALERT: MONSTERA LEAVES
They're great for photo shoots, home staging, or just upping a room's cool factor. Muster Rose Floral keeps them on hand for just about everything. Your best bet for picking one up? They're always in stock at Spruce.
NO. 45 | TREND ALERT: BODEGA GLASSES
We've been spotting these short and sweet Spanish-style wine glasses from Soho to Montecito, waiting patiently for them to show up here. Sure enough, these tumblers were already on Honeyshine's radar. Of course the shop that throws regular happy hours has the on-trend goods to serve the wine in. 2720 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-377-7300, honeyshine.net
NO. 46 | HOUSE OF TALENTS BASKETS
Shoreview resident Kate Herzog founded House of Talents to create an industry for her native Ghana, but the company's success is more than charity. House of Talents' colorful, handwoven baskets—made in Ghana with grasses grown there and dyes made from scratch—are sold at Crate & barrel, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters. You can also shop the full collection—including bicycle baskets, shopping totes, and laundry baskets—at Herzog's new North Loop studio, open select hours. 250 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 615, Mpls., houseoftalents.com
NO. 47 | EXPRESS ESPRESSO
Just tap your iPhone and your coffee magically appears. It's the world's smallest, fully-automated, under-the-counter barista and beverage system, controlled from your smartphone or tablet. Available through North Star Kitchens at IMS.