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This Minneapolis Entrepreneur Is Making History With The First and Only Four-Crop Vodka
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"It's Amazing Magic": Indiana Artist Kristen Falkirk Talks About Her Ceramics Inspiration
Her canvases are ceramic tiles small enough to fit in your hand. But pieced together to cover a wall or floor, their impact is massive.
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