Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Wind Willow Home
Lucky for us, Wind & Willow Home creator Araya Jensen needed to move her booming business out of her basement. She opted for a workspace that could double as a storefront, and it’s an instant day brightener. Wind & Willow Home, which launched online nearly three years ago, is best known for paint-dipped wood objects—bowls, spoons, planters—in a range of optimistic colors. Jensen’s sunny south Minneapolis storefront is an ideal backdrop for the vibrant collection, now sold in about 50 stores worldwide. Jensen starts regular store hours this month, as well as occasional workshops on weaving, sewing, and other handy skills.
319 W. 48th St., Mpls., 612-354-3965, windandwillowhome.com