The Global Life at Home

The Global Life at Home

French painter rediscovers the fine art of making do The COVID pandemic stopped painter and mixed-media artist Asya Zahia Colie and her family from…

Enduring as an I-Beam

Enduring as an I-Beam

Exploring the home life of intercontinental trailblazers Jennifer Pharr Davis doesn’t say that “she” broke the Appalachian Trail’s thru-hike speed record in 2011. She says…

In His Own Backyard

In His Own Backyard

Earlier in the spring, flower beds on Parker Andes’ property in Mills River were still bare. There was a lot of mud and manure,…

Like a Sherpa for Ceramics

Like a Sherpa for Ceramics

WNC native leads art tours with an insider’s edge As an unemployed college student in the early ’80s, Sherry Masters would cobble together her…

The Daughter of Invention

The Daughter of Invention

Michelle Moog-Koussa gives local flavor to an international legacy Michelle Moog-Koussa didn’t know much about her famous father’s legacy until Robert Moog, inventor of…

Hunt, Peck, Keep

Hunt, Peck, Keep

Sean Trapp haunts Brevard’s thrift shops looking for the lost treasures of his trade. With his sister, Leigh, Trapp is the third-generation owner of…

“I’ll Never Willingly Move”

“I’ll Never Willingly Move”

Novelist Heather Newton has a sparsely decorated home office, and on her bookshelf sits a clue about her pragmatism. There, tucked alongside other locally…

An Oktoberfest of One’s Own

An Oktoberfest of One’s Own

When the rental house he was living in burned down, Wayne Ruth of Haywood County bought property on a rural lane named after a…

The Man Under the Hat

The Man Under the Hat

Never mind the trophies — two walls in David Holt’s mountaintop Fairview home testify to creative pursuits other than his decorated music career. In…