Local Color >> Minneapolis / A Mano

We're infatuated with Minneapolis-based clay artist Louisa Podlich of A MANO. She crafts the most delicate and whimsical designs, with an eye for pattern, color and unique glazes. From practicals like her petite bowls for keepsakes and jewelry, to her fun confetti-inspired workbench tumblers (our fav), to the not-so-practical but totally amazing "Spirit Rocks" -- we simply can't get enough of her spirit in this work.

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How to Best Support Your Immune System

I just experienced my very first, full-on flu. In the past, I believe that I've often said "Ugh, I've got the flu! This is awful!" when I actually just felt a bit feverish. But then... I got... THE flu and soon realized that I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about before. So, in the spirit of saving others from the pain and suffering of any serious yuckiness this season, I've gathered a few tips for avoiding potential germ attacks for the remainder of winter.

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Incognito >> Paris / L'Ange 20

Like being drugged and kidnapped, the next thing I remember is wandering down a small alley, nearly starving to death and praying that there was a snack at the end of the journey. And then, like a guardian angel, appeared a man standing under a street lamp in front of one of the tiniest establishments I've ever seen.

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