Amy Rice Answers 5 Questions

by Benmoore

When I saw Amy Rice's interview on MoCo Loco, and that she was from Minneapolis, I knew I had to invite her to Curbly!  She was kind enough to accept.

And with all the discussion on Curbly about how to get great art into your home, it only seemed appropriate to ask an expert.


Here are a few random questions for our fellow Curblier, Amy Rice:

What place in Minneapolis that inspires you most?

The Spectrum ArtWorks Studio located in the Phillips...

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It Just Takes One Great Piece

by Vintage Swank

The biggest dilemma anyone encounters when confronted with designing a room is where to start. Do I pick the wall colors first? Do I pick the drapes? Do I pick the furniture? Do I pick the art?

Well it’s always a good idea to start with a focal piece that is your pride and joy and go from there. This piece could be a piece of art, a great chair or even some amazing fabric. 

Danish Modern teak credenza

This 1960s Danish Modern teak credenza became the focal point of our...

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Dinky Dwellings

by DIY Maven

McMansions all over the country are quaking on their foundations. Gigantic houses are quickly falling out of favor for a more diminutive abode. Enter the 400 square foot mini home.

McHurricanes, McBoomers, and McMansions

In response to FEMA trailers hauled out an masse after hurricane Katrina, New York based designer Marianne Cusato drew up plans for a more appealing alternative. Namely, the Katrina Cottage, for which she won the Cooper-Hewitt...

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Living in a Comic Strip

by Bruno Bornsztein

The Art Hotel in Berlin (Arte Luise Kunsthotel) prides itsef on the eccentric and unique interior design of its building. Every room is different and original:

The concept of this somewhat different hotel - "art instead of grandeur, poetry instead of room service" - is winning guests over.

Let's take a tour...

In the 'Comic' room, every corner and angle is outlined with a thin, hand-drawn black line to gift the effect of being in a cartoon.


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House plans and building permit

by Creede
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Let me just say, yesterday was a good day. The stars aligned over our little 700 square foot house, and the results were great. Not only did we finally get our drawings completed and stamped by the architect and engineer, we were also able to get out building permit! It was the culmination of an entire summers work coming together in one $1,200 dollar bang. That is the cost of a building permit on a addition valued at $48,000. Note to self...

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