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…

MidModMen+friends named #1 new Twin Cities store

It’s a labor of love, our little business on the prairie. We work at it seven days a week to meet our own high standards, deliver excellent service, and present unique yet obtainable modern and mid-century home furnishings. We’ve once again been rewarded for our efforts by being named the top new boutique store in…

MidModMen+friends to feature the art of Lisa Rydin Erickson

Minneapolis-St. Paul – Nov. 26, 2013. MidModMen+friends, a St. Paul retailer offering vintage modern and contemporary home furnishings, is now featuring original artwork by St. Paul-based artist Lisa Rydin Erickson. This collaboration of art and commerce launches Nov. 30 at an opening event at the store, located at 2401 University Ave. in St. Paul’s Creative…

Lane Acclaim: 60 years old and still going strong

The Lane Acclaim line of furniture is a favorite of our customers (and us), and it’s enjoying increased popularity as collectible yet functional furniture 60 years after its introduction in 1959. Designed by Andre Bus, it was created to straddle the allure of modernity with the comfort of tradition. Lane pulled off that balancing act…

Restored Jens Risom floating top desk

I have so many handsome and finely crafted pieces of furniture coming through my life every day. I’m lucky and also grateful that I’ve not gotten jaded or take this for granted. If I was jaded, then I’d miss out on the excitement of having this exceptional Jens Risom floating top desk in our store….

Star Tribune names MidModMen+friends “Best in MN” (and we’re blushing)

The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest daily newspaper, has named MidModMen+friends as the best “Midcentury Furniture and Accessories Store.” The accolade is in the paper’s 2013 Best of MN special section. MidModMen+friends launched in October 2012 as a pop-up shop with an expected life span of three months. But customer and neighborhood response was so positive…