International Market Square, Central Atrium
More than seventy showrooms, studios, shops, galleries, restaurants and other distinct amenities make IMS the largest home and commercial interior design marketplace in the Upper Midwest. Open to both the home/commercial design community and the public*, visitors are invited to explore. Built in 1905, the IMS building was modeled after the San Francisco Design Center. Initially, the structure served as the manufacturing facility for Northwestern Knitting. It later housed the headquarters for Munsingwear Inc., a business that transformed the garment industry with its union suit. In 1985, International Market Square became Minnesota’s largest renovated building and our home, providing the most innovative and celebrated interior design resources. Whether you need help with your office, kitchen, bathroom, lighting, windows, or fabric/textiles, we’ve got you covered. IMS is proud to be part of this enduring landmark of design.
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The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.