Allison Kaplan: Home and Design 100

- Trends come and go so fast these days, it’s hard to keep up. Luckily, we have magazine editors to do that for us. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s annual Home & Design 100 is out now – it’s a list of products and local makers that add style to how we live in the Twin Cities.

Goldfinch Blankets: Designed in Minneapolis, these super soft wool and linen blankets are produced in Nepal. They feature screen painted paintings and other vibrant designs. Goldfinchblankets.com

Removable wallpaper: Wallpaper has been enjoying a resurgence, especially when it’s easy to apply and remove, like the new wallpaper at Ciel Loft & Home. It comes in graphic prints designed by Twin Cities-based artist and illustrator Ashley Mary. 4415 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, cielloftandhome.com 

Kokedama: Move over succulents. Japanese moss balls, called Kokedama, are the next big trend in pants. They contain mud and moss, tied together with string and meant to hang from a hook or rod like a sculptural object. Available at Bachmans, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., bachmans.com

Nordic Wares: The renewed fascination with Scandinavian culinary arts, at restaurants like Upton 43, is spilling into the home kitchen with modern, minimal wooden utensils, ceramics and textiles. The Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. First St., shop.thefoundryhomegoods.com

Heritage Hotel: The Hewing Hotel, opening Nov. 17, will reflect its Nordic heritage-obsessed neighbors. Expect plenty of northern design inspiration in the rooms: leather chairs, brass tables, flannel blankets, deer print wallpaper. 300 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., hewinghotel.com

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