Bringing modern comfort to Oconee Brewing Co.

When I was first invited to walk through the future home of Oconee Brewing Co., in downtown Greensboro, the dusty concrete and brick walls supporting the dilapidated roof, rotted by decades of neglect, wasn’t reason for pause. I only saw what the former Chero Cola plant was going to become. Since our firm had completed…

Fall in love with fire pits

After a steamy Georgia summer, many of us have visions of pumpkin spice baked goods and college football dancing in our heads. The time is almost upon us where we can turn off the air conditioning and move our living space beyond the living room into the great outdoors. Now that the countdown to cooler…

Profiles in Art: Sons of Sawdust

Sons of Sawdust Photographed by Shayna Hobbs Brothers Matt and Ben Hobbs have certainly been building on their success, one farm table at a time. They started Sons of Sawdust, along with Matt’s wife Shayna, in 2014 and have been gaining attention ever since. It’s not just their impressive beards that are attracting folks to…

A return to Arts and Crafts

Madison’s modern-day masterpiece of American Craftsman Style Written by Andrea Gable Photographed by Blake Smith The world of art is measured in movements. The pioneers of each are celebrated in history, seared into our collective cultural imagery. Their names are inextricably linked to the movements: Cubism is Picasso. Pop Art is Warhol. And bleeding over…

Living art: Reaching new heights with vertical gardening

Living art: Reaching new heights with vertical gardening Written by Grace Donnelly From corporations to community gardens, vertical gardening has become a popular botanical trend that fuses planting with art and architecture. Whether it covers the entire side of a building or a small frame on your patio, a living wall offers a refreshing blend…

Meet the Raptor family

Raptors at Lake Oconee (and not Jurassic Park) Written by Willis Johnson I suspect all of you enjoy birds in your gardens with their cheerful sounds, bright colors, nests of baby birds and antics in the bird baths. However, do you enjoy Raptors (birds of prey – dinosaur relatives) in your gardens? We sure do….

Forever Glades Farm

Grafting the Family Tree: Forever Glades Farm hearkens back to homesteading through restoration of shotgun houses
Written by Ida Hutcherson, Photographed by Pitter Goughnour

Wildwood Estate

Old is the new NEW Wildwood: a new home built for history   Written and photographed by Tracey Buckalew   In the design world, everything old is new once more. Eclecticism has been fully embraced, and homeowners are delightfully repurposing great-grandmother’s treasured pie safe or sideboard into their modern home as a display case or…

Sparta Mushrooms

Sparta Mushrooms Homegrown inspiration for a life, unexpected   Written by Nicole Isaac Photographed by Juan Alonso   It was March 14, 2015. I know the exact date because the invitation is still stuck to my fridge: Amy’s House-Warming Party. It was also the day that set off a spectacular chain of events that led…

In the Garden: Drought-tolerant plants for summer

Summers in the South can be tough on gardens, sending us in search of more tolerant plants. In this extended online “In the Garden,” expert gardener, Willis Johnson, tells us which plants to look for and where to find them!