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Eco-Friendly Products
Metallic wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball Introduces Metallic Wallpaper Designs

  What’s new with Farrow & Ball? Farrow & Ball adds a touch more glamour and drama to nine of their “best-loved” designs with a layer of metallic:  gold, silver, copper and gilver (a mix of gold and silver). Lonny quotes the head of creative at Farrow & Ball, Charlotte Crosby, “We are seeing more...
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Jars of Honey

The Buzz On Bud’s Bees

  “How are the bees?” is a question Hans Hirshfield gets a lot. In March, the U of M Bee Squad stopped by for a “Well Bee Checkup” and told us the Hirshfield’s Hives were healthy and happy. We lost two hives over the winter of 2015 and the University of Minnesota’s Hive to Bottle program lost...
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Cottage Paint on oak.

Friday Finds: Creating Aged Gray Wood

  Are you a fan of the look and feel of rustic well worn barn wood? Beth (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) shares her quick and ridiculously easy tutorial on how to age wood using Cottage Paint products. Here are directions for creating gray barn wood from new pine boards. Quickly sand the wood with 60 grit sandpaper. Distress...
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solar panels on Hirshfields

Friday Finds: Solar Panels Bring Color and Power to Hirshfield’s

Keeping in line with a commitment to sustainability, there’s a colorful new addition atop our Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing facility in Minneapolis. But the pink and blue panels aren’t there for the color, they’re there for the power. Solar power. Hirshfield’s partnered with iDEAL ENERGIES, a Minneapolis commercial solar developer, to install a 20kW solar energy array utilizing Xcel...
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Farrow & Ball Paint mood board

Farrow & Ball at Hirshfield’s Edina

We are thrilled to announce that Hirshfield’s Edina location now carries Farrow & Ball paints and wallpaper. How’s that for big news? Farrow & Ball does have a bit of a cult following when it comes to their colour palette. People who use Farrow & Ball paints, consistently talk about the depth and richness of...
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Natura Paint Can

Friday Finds: No VOC Paints for Asthma and Allergies

No and Low VOC paints have improved tremendously over the years- it’s now much easier to enjoy the benefits of a low VOC paint without sacrificing the high quality of a regular paint. Low VOC paints are especially important to those who suffer from asthma or allergies, because breathing in volatile organic compounds on a regular...
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bee hives

Hrshfield’s Hives 2015

Friday Finds: Update on Bud’s Bees Last Spring, Bud and Hans Hirshfield teamed up with the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab and introduced two honeybee colonies to the environs just outside of downtown Minneapolis. Hive #1 flourished throughout the summer, but Hive #2 lagged behind and towards the end of the summer the U of MN...
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Can of Natura Paint

Breathing Easy With Zero VOC Paint

Choosing a No VOC paint used to mean sacrificing quality. This is no longer true! Learn more.
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Insulated Window Treatments

Window Treatments that Warm a Room

Create a Cozy Home Vibe with Window Treatments It’s the time of year in Minnesota that we aim for cozy – as in warm and cozy. When the temperatures plunge to the single digits (sometimes above zero, sometimes below), we Minnesotans seek ways to stay warm both physically and emotionally, and that extends to the...
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{low and no VOC paints are perfect for winter projects}

Odor-free indoor painting solutions So you decided to put off that indoor painting project for the winter, eh? You figure it’s a good use of your time when the temperature is 10-degrees outside, right? Well, that “great idea” for many new painters is perfect up until the first coat goes up and the scent of...
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