Entries by Kristin Trudeau

From Blank to Beautiful – The Chameleon Shoppes pop-up

Imagine a dedicated group whose purpose is to create vibrant downtown experiences by transforming empty retail spaces into equity opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses. A group who is passionate about opening up business opportunities that may not have been possible before. We have that very group here in Minneapolis! The Chameleon Consortium. We were […]

Cherries Jubilee: our new Walker collection

One of Minneapolis’ most recognizable icons is the “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen – created for the Walker Art Center in 1988, and now resides in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the largest urban sculpture park in the world. Oldenburg is an artist known for making oversized versions […]

DLR pop-up at Spoils of Wear

One of my favorite parts of exhibiting at markets is meeting other like-minded entrepreneurs.  Inevitably I meet some pretty inspiring people who are passionate about making the world a better place in any way they can, one step at a time. I met Jill Erickson, founder of Spoils of Wear – an online and brick […]

Rachel Vitko: A Ceramist’s Story

Minneapolis ceramist and illustrator, Rachel Vitko, was one of the first artists I met as I was formulating what DLR would eventually become.  We had an instant rapport based on candid, personal conversations; such as our own struggles with mental health and having parents who are artists.  We both hate small talk! Rachel was a […]

How to help victims of the California wildfires

Our hearts go out to our friends, customers and all who have ties to California as more than 250,000 people have been evacuated from their homes because of the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires. We want to do our little part to try to help.  Starting today through November 17th, 50% of profits from sales […]

Hounds & Hops Fashion Show

Signaling the end of Minnesota’s dog days of summer, City Pages Minneapolis is hosting their second annual dog-friendly event, Hounds and Hops, on Saturday, September 22 in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. We love that a portion of the proceeds will benefit Secondhand Hounds. We had such a blast hosting and emceeing the DLR dog and […]