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Kim’s Terrace, Part One

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The Making of Kim’s Terrace, Part I Last autumn my dear friend Kim bought this amazing loft / condo in downtown Minneapolis. Complete with spectacular views, this amazing loft came with an enormous terrace: 40’ x 17’—I know, I know—amazingly huge blank canvas! She and I set off to define this space to take advantage of amazing views and yet to create a more intimate space for entertaining. I did…

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Graffiti Article

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It’s Butter Ball time again. This year’s theme Urban Playground. I’m once again part of the decor committee. Our main concept this year is to take photographs of iconic architecture in the TC, enlarge the photos and then invite local graffiti artists to “paint” over the the enlargements stating messages that give reference to our great cause, www.openarmsmn.org. This past June while working on a project in NYC I was…

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A Daycation

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One day last week Elliott, Lola and I took advantage of “it’s summer time and we’re living in the country” and decided to do a day trip. Our first stop was to walk Lola along the St. Croix Lake front. We were fortunate to catch the St. Croix Sailing School in action. This was great fun and what a beautiful morning to be out on the water. Photo: Pat Dunsworth,…

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Kim’s Terrace, Part Two

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Here’s the latest update on Kim’s fab downtown terrace. We selected a sectional for additional seating and to anchor a blank corner. This sectional was very cost effective and it shipped almost immediately. openairlifestyles.com Kim then selected outdoor accent pillows conveniently on sale at West Elm. westelm.com Our Landscape Architect, Alan Whidby, sourced and selected the wonderful faux concrete pots. While browsing at Home Depot, I went crazy over these…

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