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A Blooming Sense of Place

A Blooming Sense of Place

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Biltmore celebrates spring annuals and the man who started it all Parker Andes is a planner. As Director of Horticulture at Biltmore Estate, Andes…

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…

All Natural Remedy

All Natural Remedy

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Home growers can sow the seeds of health during medicinal-herb workshop After downing one too many chicken wings, most people self-soothe with chalky, over-the-counter…

Taking the Well-Curated Air

Taking the Well-Curated Air

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Venue invites hours of wandering in search of that special piece At 24, Asheville’s Screen Door has matured into an inventively curated labyrinth of…

The Fine Art of Adapting

The Fine Art of Adapting

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Furniture designer’s pivot during the pandemic yielded a more well-rounded company Furniture Specialties’ clientele ranges from individuals to exclusive housing developments to hospitality businesses….

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…

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?…