Jeffrey Martin

I am a listener, a communicator and a designer of things from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I appreciate the creative things that happen in this world and I work to reveal the creativity in others. I create original stuff over at Drawing, Drawing, Painting, Drawing.
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Frozen foam. Spring is coming.

Frozen foam. Spring is coming.

Folks enjoying the last bit of the wintery Minnehaha Falls.

Folks enjoying the last bit of the wintery Minnehaha Falls.

Old St. Mary’s Parish Church, winter 2014, Milwaukee, WI.

The Old North Point Watertower from my hometown, Milwaukee.

My unsolicited PSA for the season. Welcome to Minnesota.

"Rub my teeth for luck!" (at Coffman Memorial Union)

This is a cheeky little map I did  a while back of everything named St. Paul from my Minneapolis perspective. Enjoy.

The #715. Father’s Day 2013.

Powderhorn Lake in South Minneapolis…in colder times.

Wave to the little girl!

Late April isn’t usually the best time to talk about a late season snowfall, but it sure is pretty.

The 2013 Hotdish Revolution in Northeast Minneapolis is THIS SUNDAY at St. Maron’s Church! Don’t miss it.

I’ve learned a lot about home repair and replacement techniques after living in my 100-year old Minneapolis home for the last ten years. It’s not always easy. A lot of times the solution isn’t readily available at the local home center.
This week I had doors for our built-in bookcases replaced. The original doors are long gone. The only thing that remained was the end of the ball catch in the case and some hinge mortices. Sweeney Brothers helped to source the wood, finishes and build the piece to fit while Architectural Antiques helped with period hardware.
Hopefully these doors will last 100 years.

I’ve learned a lot about home repair and replacement techniques after living in my 100-year old Minneapolis home for the last ten years. It’s not always easy. A lot of times the solution isn’t readily available at the local home center.

This week I had doors for our built-in bookcases replaced. The original doors are long gone. The only thing that remained was the end of the ball catch in the case and some hinge mortices. Sweeney Brothers helped to source the wood, finishes and build the piece to fit while Architectural Antiques helped with period hardware.

Hopefully these doors will last 100 years.

I’ve lived in Minneapolis for over 18 years after moving from suburban Milwaukee. I’ve been impressed by how Minneapolis has been able to thrive and not only serve as the economic and cultural engine of Minnesota, but also be a great place to live.

Some of the heavy lifters that work to keep that keep livability high are the 70+ neighborhood organizations built by dedicated residents. Those neighborhood groups, comprised of mostly volunteers, serve as the grass roots political foundation of Minneapolis.

My accommodations over the weekend had satellite, so that was cool.