The December Edit + Happy Holidays

As I look back at the past year, I’ve realized that it has been an unexpected journey in so many ways. While none of us could have predicted the impact of a global pandemic, I’m profoundly grateful for the continuous support for our business – from clients to followers and everyone in between. For our team here at JMI, it’s been a huge year that we’ll always remember. Next week, I plan to delve more into the details as we share our milestones, new team member additions, project completions and all the things we’re looking forward to in 2021. There are so many reveals we can’t wait to share this upcoming year, but one thing tops the list. Hint, hint: a complete rebranding is right around the corner!

Design: Sean Anderson

Here at the JMI studio, we’re slowly but surely winding down for the holiday season. But before the new year, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of the interactions you’ve shared with our team throughout 2020. I cannot tell you how thankful we are for literally every comment, every follow, every blog post read and every interaction you’ve had with our little studio. As a team, we’re brimming with ideas and anticipation for 2021, and we can’t wait to have you along for the ride.


In keeping with our monthly tradition of ‘The Edit’ series, I wanted to share a few items I’ve been loving this season. Consider these super last-minute gift ideas, or pieces to shop if you find yourself with some gift cards to spend post-holidays!

Beauty Counter Charcoal Face Mask

Everyone has a go-to face mask, but this is the one I wholeheartedly adore. In a season when more sugary treats and drinks tend to find their way into our eating habits, I think our skin could definitely use some extra love.

Haflinger Slippers

Do you have a pair of ultra-cozy office slippers? Because I most certainly do! These are the ones I wear on a daily basis, and nearly everyone wants the source.

Mexican Gothic

We’re officially in the shortest days of the year, which means minimal daylight hours and way more time spent indoors. My winter survival strategy always includes more reading, and this is the book I can’t seem to put down.

Apple iPad Air + Apple Pencil

Meet the iPad pencil tool that has completely transformed our daily work routines. Admittedly, I think we’re super late to the game but better late than never!

Squash and Caramelized Onion Tart

Every holiday season, I love adding a few new recipes to the lineup paired with the classic standbys. I’ve long been eyeing this squash tart from Bon Appetit, and I’m thinking it’ll be making its holiday debut from this year forward.

Cashmere Sweater Coat

‘Tis the season for all things cozy, and that includes our closets. I’ve sourced a few of my favorite wardrobe items for the season, and this Jenni Kayne sweater coat pretty much tops the list. From the office to lounging on your sofa, this piece can be styled for nearly any occasion.


While we’ll all miss the large family gatherings this year, we’re really looking forward to a super quiet holiday at home. Inevitably, we’ll be ordering delicious takeout from a few of our favorite local Twin Cities restaurants and enjoying the extra time together. From all of us at the JMI studio, we’re wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with memories to treasure for years to come!

For more holiday inspiration, have a look at our tips for Modern + Minimal holiday decorating here.

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