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DESIGN
The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics
If you're on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Downtown Asheville
You know you've reached the South when there is a Chick-fil-A or Cook Out off nearly every highway exit. You won't find any fast-food chains in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, though (save for a Jimmy John's). During our recent trip to Moogfest...
TECH
Moog Music Factory Tour
In the hubbub between panels showcasing the future of music composition and performance (like autonomous robots in operas) and outdoor shows by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, we took a breather during Moogfest (the recently revived five-day showcase...
FOOD-DRINK
Ponysaurus Beer
When choosing a mascot that's a dinosaur with the lower body of a pony, you're setting the bar high for crafting a beer that will be just as memorable in taste. Started last year by Keil Jansen (who quit his job as a special education teacher to...
FOOD-DRINK
Weeping Radish
After leaving his home in Germany to study large-scale farming in England, Uli Bennewitz moved to the U.S. to work in agribusiness. His beer-brewing hobby soon became an obsession, and 25 years ago he started Weeping Radish, now North Carolina's...