June events celebrate light rail, modern design & original art

MidModMen+friends is packing a lot of events into the beginning of summer, with three in-store showcases in June. RETRO TO GO | June 13-15 Light rail service is ready to roll past our front door with the June 14 launch of the Green Line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. So, we’re celebrating with  RETRO…

Two Dialects | One Voice exhibit open May 16 at MidModMen+friends

MidModMen is pleased to host two new collections of prints from artist Lisa Rydin Erickson. The Alphabet collection is a series of abstracts combining letters, color and negative space. The Abstracts collection incorporates earth, sky and other organic elements with a rich color palette. Prints from both collections will be available for sale at MidModMen+friends…

MidModMen presents SOUNDS FANTASTIC!

To help celebrate our new annex space, we’ve stuffed it full of vintage music-related items: – Console stereos (3 available), including a 1964 Zenith tube system – Vintage stereo components & speakers from Pioneer & others – Portable record players, including a rare Emerson hatbox player – Hundreds of LPs & 78s with music from…

Cool things that help you stay warm

Chilly where you live? Cold doesn’t begin to express it in Minnesota, so MidModMen+friends is featuring a classic modern mix of items that make you feel warm: + Valentine’s Day cards by Lisa Rydin Erickson-Artist + Moroccan & Persian wool rugs + Vintage coffee cups & pots + Glowing mid-century lamps + Teak, walnut, glass…

St. Paul Pioneer Press spotlights MidModMen in retail trend feature

St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Nancy Ngo sheds some light on the growing trend of start-up retailers launching as pop-up stores before making a longer term commitment. That’s the route MidModMen took when it opened its doors in October 2012, and it wasn’t long before we made the transition to a sustained presence. Read Nancy’s…

X-frame chair restoration transformation

We take a lot of pride in the work all our partners do to rejuvenate, restore and at times transform the furniture offered in the store. This vintage X-framed chair is a case study. When we found it, the upholstery was shredded (think cat claws) yet the frame was strong albeit a bit shabby. But…