Publisher’s Letter

Home. As defined by Miriam Webster, it’s “one's place of residence” or “a place of origin.” As defined by us, it is a refuge. A place for pencil lines on the wall to see how big your kids are getting. A place for mom's china and dad's chair. A place to celebrate and to mourn, to take first day of…

CCCD’s 20th Anniversary

On August 11th, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design celebrated its 20th Anniversary with over 350 guests. It was a fantastic evening with interactive art installations, music and local food and drink collaborations that raised nearly $100,000 to support CCCD's national grants, contemporary exhibitions and free public programs.

October 2016 Around Town


Back for its eighth year, Asheville’s Art in the Park returned to Pack Square Park for three consecutive Saturdays this June. The marketplace, which features a bevy of local artists and makers, offers a chance for Ashevillians and tourists to take home a piece of handcrafted art. And if you missed the summertime show, fear not; Asheville Art in the…

Home Sweet Home

When Robert and Karen Anoff and pup Choppers decided to leave their snowy roost in Chicago and head south for the winter (and every other season, too), they knew their destination: Asheville. Our comparatively balmy seasons, picturesque bursts of fall color and relaxed lifestyle check all their “dream retirement home” boxes. They picked out a parcel of land on one…

The Art of Old

Want to experience Arnold’s art firsthand? You can catch his personal display at the Woolworth Walk Gallery in downtown Asheville. And if you’d like to add a piece to your collection, visit his booth at Hendersonville’s Art on Main Festival October 1st through 2nd. You can also pick up a collection of Arnold’s work in his new coffee table book…

Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet

The Ruffed Grouse Society, a devoted group of grouse and woodcock hunters who support national conservation efforts to ensure the future of the species, held their 30th Annual Southern Appalachian Chapter Banquet at the Crest Center and Pavilion. A beautiful rainbow stood spectator over this spectacular event!

Experiencing the Story of Cancer

This FREE exhibit showcases an amazing collection of artwork created 
by breast cancer survivors. 

The artwork will be on display in the hallway connecting Park Ridge Health and the Medical Office Building.

Contained in Home

When we say nearly everything in Naylor’s home is repurposed or refurbished, we mean everything. Here’s a quick rundown of some of his more remarkable uses of refitted materials. Most of the home’s windows were pulled from demolition projects, including the sliding door on the back of the house.

Against the Grain

Take a stroll down Buxton Avenue on South Slope, and you’re guaranteed a few sights: tourists glugging Asheville brews, a gaggle of hipsters, and a small crowd of gawkers gathered around a certain storefront. That storefront is Asheville Hardware.

A Walk on the Sunnyside

In a store bursting with colorful prints and eye-catching items, how can you possibly choose just one thing? We asked Will and Charlotte to pick out their favorite wares to make your job a little easier. Eggchairs upholstered in vintage Indian katha fabric brighten any room.

The Perfect Closet

What’s the most important room in a modern lady’s home? Is it the kitchen? Of course not—this isn’t the ‘50s. Is it the bedroom? We’ll admit, that’s a special room (sleep, serenity, other important s-words…), but not the foremost in our hearts. No, the most important room is unquestionably the closet.

Hickory Hustle


As if his youth weren’t impressive enough, Cranford actually began his first business venture while he was still a student. After working at a brewery in college, Cranford considered capitalizing on the industry—but realized it was already saturated. He turned instead to another trade that would still make the most of the inherent profitableness of alcohol: distilling.

Family Justice Center Grand Opening

The Family Justice Center of Buncombe County celebrated their grand opening this August with inspirational speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Center offers a safe space for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.

Chocolate Dreams

The best part of making these chocolate tarts is the ability to customize them according to your mood and preferences! We like to set out bowls of toppings, like toasted nuts, spices, dried fruit and herbs, and let the kids design their own flavor combinations. The quality and flavor of the chocolate really shines. We use French Broad Chocolates’ dark…