Midwest Accents

Local furniture purveyor Room & Board expands its offerings with an exclusive line of local artists’ handcrafted home accessories.

Clockwise from top left: Michael Manzavrakos print, $499; Sielaff Cricket floor lamp, $429; Hennepin Made Banded Globe pendant, $299, and bowl, $199; Byrd & Belle kindling tote, $249; all available at Room & Board, 7010 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-927-8835, roomandboard.com



Lovely Lookers

Hard to Beat

Taking a totally functional thing—drink coasters—and making them beautiful. Why not? $8 each @ Anthropologie, 917 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-0349, anthropologie.com


I’m not tired of woodland creatures. Hand-screenprinted tea towels, $10 each @ Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls., 612-375-7600, walkerart.org


MOMA always finds a way to turn function into art. Season dinner with the sky. $36 @ Walker Art Center.

Bake Goods

They may look like the cheapie tins, but these beauties are porcelain. Pans, $20-$24 @ Walker Art Center.