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Is this Thunder Bay?

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:20 pm GMT -6 in Design,Travel at 10:20 PM

Radisson Duluth seems a bit frozen in time


Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -6 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

Was this really a brand (and did Red Dwarf steal it)?

Should I be happy about this?

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 06:18 pm GMT -6 in Design,Games,Technology at 6:18 PM

Stupid time sucks…


Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 04:04 pm GMT -6 in Cars,Design at 4:04 PM

I think some of that neon needs to be covered up

Welcome to candy month

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 02:22 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Disney at 2:22 PM

Would love to go back to Disneyland Paris

I’d pay big money

Posted Friday, September 22nd, 2017 12:14 pm GMT -6 in Design,Work at 12:14 PM

…to have this as my office throne

Hidden St. Paul

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 07:46 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,History at 7:46 PM

Landmark Center (but just on one side)

Lowertown Stills

Posted Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 09:44 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design at 9:44 PM

Art is all around

Never change, Grandview

Posted Friday, June 2nd, 2017 06:38 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Movies at 6:38 PM

Pretty sure this is the same carpeting from when I was in junior high down the street

St. Paul 1st

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:48 pm GMT -6 in Business,Design at 7:48 PM

Glad that sign is back

At Home with Monsters

Posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Movies,Museums at 8:40 PM

When I heard that Mia was doing a Guillermo del Toro exhibition, I immediately thought of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy and was super excited to go see it. Once I got there, I realized 1) there are a bunch of del Toro movies I’ve never seen and 2) everyone in Minneapolis seems to love the guy – it was absolutely packed.

At Home with Monsters is divided into multiple themed rooms that had a mix of movie props and artwork primarily pulled from his personal collection at Bleak House (his home in Los Angeles). It was easy for me to feel a connection to the director: vintage Disney artwork from Mary Blair (and many others), a comic book wall, Ray Harryhausen props, Marlon Brando bronze bust, Edward Gorey prints and a recreation of his personal “rain room” with an Edgar Allen Poe wax figure. How could I not love all that?

Open now through May 28, get your $20 tickets online here (while they last).

P.S. – Forgot to mention one other thing from the exhibit that really resonated with me: one of the signs said that del Toro was taught from an early age to keep a journal – notes, sketches, keepsakes, souvenirs. This site serves the same function for me – now 7,649 posts and growing…

E-Type at the office

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 01:17 pm GMT -6 in Cars,Design,Work at 1:17 PM

World of Wheels 2017, Minneapolis 

Scenes from the train

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:02 am GMT -6 in Design,History,Music at 9:02 AM

United Crushers, behind the Gopher Stadium

Water is life

Posted Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 06:52 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design at 6:52 PM

The choo-choo wrap

Seriously, IKEA, WTF?

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 11:23 pm GMT -6 in Design,Housekeeping at 11:23 PM

Top 3 worst for sure – maybe #1

One of those is us

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 08:24 pm GMT -6 in Design,History at 8:24 PM

North side of the Rayette Lofts, St. Paul

Pulltab designers rule

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 09:36 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Charities,Design at 9:36 PM

Let’s 🌮 Bout It

Badass business cards

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2017 12:17 pm GMT -6 in Business,Design,Football at 12:17 PM

That really says it all, doesn’t it?

Best club decor ever

Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 09:29 pm GMT -6 in Design,Football,Travel,Work at 9:29 PM

Deep in the heart of Texas @ NRG Stadium

Is this place even real?

Posted Thursday, December 29th, 2016 02:07 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Housekeeping at 2:07 PM

Rayette Lofts, Lowertown, St. Paul

New menus at Kim’s

Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 06:37 am GMT -6 in Design,Food at 6:37 AM

So fancy!

These signs never get old

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 06:09 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Running at 6:09 PM

Mississippi riverfront before the JNUC 5K

Media Day Reflections

Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 11:14 am GMT -6 in Design,Work at 11:14 AM

Club Purple Deck, Minneapolis 

Peter Sieve

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 02:44 pm GMT -6 in Design,News,Quotes at 2:44 PM

…a vast, garish room that looks exactly like the inside of a Hummer-party limo as designed by casino bartenders…

Armory looks weird inside

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:33 pm GMT -6 in Business,Design,History at 12:33 PM

Not what I expected…

Ohana Means Family

Posted Friday, May 20th, 2016 07:29 pm GMT -6 in Design,Family,Work at 7:29 PM

USBS signage


Posted Friday, April 1st, 2016 09:02 am GMT -6 in Design,Football,Work at 9:02 AM

Personally, I’d leave it that way

And behind this door…

Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2016 05:54 pm GMT -6 in Design,Football,Sports at 5:54 PM

Love this design – Skol Vikings

I spy a Metrodome

Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 01:38 pm GMT -6 in Design,Football,Work at 1:38 PM

More scenes from the skyway tour

This is Design

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 03:57 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Museums at 3:57 PM

Diagrams @ Hippie Moderism

The 38th Puppet

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:55 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Museums at 2:55 PM

One of my favorite items @ Hippie Modernism

Last call for hippies

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:53 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Family,Museums at 2:53 PM

Hippie Modernism @ Walker Art Center

Riverview Style

Posted Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 04:20 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Movies at 4:20 PM

Coming Soon…Katniss

Model Minneapolis

Posted Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 08:33 am GMT -6 in Design at 8:33 AM

The kid in me loves this

Those are some big doors

Posted Friday, November 6th, 2015 02:57 pm GMT -6 in Design,Sports at 2:57 PM

West side entrance on my walk across downtown 

Hope I feel this way tomorrow

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 06:52 pm GMT -6 in Design,Pop Culture,Travel at 6:52 PM

Des Moines: Hell Yes

It’ll tickle yore innards

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 05:29 pm GMT -6 in Design,Food,History at 5:29 PM

Mountain Dew – filled by Stan and Claire

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Slot graphics rule

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015 10:33 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Design at 10:33 AM

A newer Konami game @ Fortune Bay

This ship is sailing

Posted Friday, July 31st, 2015 01:13 pm GMT -6 in Design,Sports at 1:13 PM

The new Vikings stadium is taking shape downtown

Speaking of Pyro Planet

Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 12:31 pm GMT -6 in Design,Holidays,Links at 12:31 PM

Dr. Kanye

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 09:48 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Quotes at 9:48 AM

Art means something. Fonts — see, I get emotional over fonts. Spacing. Proportion.

My last watch

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 11:54 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Technology at 11:54 AM

Movado graduation present from my parents (high school or college?)

tl2 – Apple Design

Posted Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 01:49 pm GMT -6 in Design,Links,Technology at 1:49 PM

How great are those letters?

Posted Sunday, February 15th, 2015 12:29 pm GMT -6 in Art,Business,Design,History at 12:29 PM

Northern States Power plant, Granite Falls, Minnesota

Going the distance, going for speed

Posted Sunday, February 8th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -6 in Design,Music at 4:00 PM

Cake, The Distance promotional CD single, 1996

David Byrne Rock Art

Posted Sunday, February 8th, 2015 03:38 pm GMT -6 in Design,Music at 3:38 PM

Like Humans Do and U.B. Jesus Promo CD Single Cover Artwork

The Thin Blue Line

Posted Saturday, November 1st, 2014 07:33 am GMT -6 in Design,Travel at 7:33 AM

Love the design

Never seen this version before

Posted Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 09:59 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Design at 9:59 AM

An old Fortune Bay logo


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