Art + Craft

Human (Dis)interest Story

Human (Dis)interest Story

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Madison County artist renounces portraiture to paint bugs and bears Nine years ago, Tess Darling felt trapped in her mind. A Chapel Hill native…

More Than an Inkling

More Than an Inkling

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By: Jonathan Ammons Collector of seminal fantasy books speaks volumes about the culture When do you know that your collection has become an obsession?…

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

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Georgia Bonesteel became the founding president of the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild by happenstance. The year was 1972, and she had just moved…

Party in the Park

Party in the Park

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Arboretum exhibit celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday Most people receive store-bought cake and way too many Facebook notifications for their birthday. But Frederick Law…

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

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Local designer leads the fantastically diverse wallcovering renaissance Growing up in England, wallpaper was everywhere, says Jenny Elliott. “I have three sisters, and we all…

Flocking to the Unusual 

Flocking to the Unusual 

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Woodworker’s retro-modern birdhouses are relentlessly in demand Ken Wheeler was doing a cabinet job, crafting the project with rare wormy chestnut. This was 25…

Love at First Pick

Love at First Pick

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Antiques dealer marries old-school and newfangled aesthetics Robert Nicholas needed a lawnmower. It was 9am on a Saturday 29 years ago, and he was wading…

To the Letter

To the Letter

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Arts & Crafts printer articulates an enduring movement By: Lee Stevens At a time when the tools of graphic design and digital publishing are at…