Earth Tones Overturned

Earth Tones Overturned

Leonid Siveriver’s Weaverville studio is more like a gallery. Jazz wafts through the air, and the sheer diversity of shapes, colors, and objects —…

From the Old World to Our Own World

From the Old World to Our Own World

Hendersonville maker’s prolific Santas are favored by local collectors “No two Santas are the same,” promises Joan Mastny. Joan Mastny, 84, grew up loving…

Why Stuff is More Than Stuff

Why Stuff is More Than Stuff

Professional organizer demystifies the KonMari Method The “KonMari” craze hit this country when Marie Kondo’s international bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, arrived in…

Crowning Achievement

Crowning Achievement

Breast-cancer survivor uses homegrown design skills to create a much-needed sanctuary Geni McKee’s “Little Jewel” doesn’t adorn her wrist, neck, or finger. Her self-described…

All The Eggs, Different Baskets

All The Eggs, Different Baskets

Craft administrator finds equal fulfillment nurturing creatives and garden plots Erika Kofler and her partner Shane Maxson, a bread baker at Asheville’s Rhubarb restaurant,…

When More is More

When More is More

Designer, mother, and NFL wife adds entrepreneurship to the rustic-luxe mix At this point, Mercedes Cotchery barely has a moment to take a breath…

Homegrown for the Win

Homegrown for the Win

Today’s “victory gardens” are about the triumph of self reliance Over the last decade, scores of suburban and urban dwellers have taken to small-space gardening…