Chris Cloud of MPLS.TV sets out to do “13 Collabs” in 2013

Chris Cloud is a man of execution. While others dream up plans that rarely go head to head with reality, Cloud rarely leaves a thought uncharted. Luckily for us, almost every thought the man has is golden and harmoniously in line with current trends in media and technology. Known locally as a creative “thinkdoer” and dubbed “a creative revolutionary” by the likes of Fox 9 News, Cloud is a dude who gets shit done. With a canon of skills that include “anticipating cultural trends rather than passively waiting and reacting to them” and “lacking a fear of failing,” Cloud is the epitome of proactive. Put Chris Cloud on a problem and he’ll have it solved, marketed, branded and have already thrown a killer party for it faster than you can say, “Help me, daddy.” Continue Reading

STYLE | Ina Grau: Acclaimed shoemakers launch Minnesota-Colombia collaboration

Shoemaking pair Ina Grau know the value of a good shoe – the kind you can flaunt and proudly boast, “They’re local!” Representing the shoe cobblers in local fashion and design, Ina Grau’s Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez and co-founder Crystal Quinn have harmoniously combined their creative and technical talents in art and clothing design to create a collection of handmade, high quality shoes as aesthetically beautiful as they are skillfully crafted.

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MUSIC | Arcade Fire at Roy Wilkins: Believe the hype

For being such an adamant music lover, I must confess there are few live shows that seriously move me. Perhaps it’s the distance between listening to an album in the confines of your own home/car/iPod and having to share that same musical experience with a room full of strangers. I mange to end up overthinking the whole thing and missing out on the real experience. While I love a good show, somehow I just have difficulty staying in the moment. On the other hand, sometimes there are concerts where all the elements just come together perfectly.

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