O.Henry Ending

The Paper Angel Just one of many among us By Cynthia Adams On a Sunday morning last May, my stepfather rose to start the coffee pot. He was an insomniac, sometimes up as early as 2:30 a.m. That [...]

The Accidental Astrologer

Maybe Baby For Taurus, golden days are ahead By Astrid Stellanova May means in Taurus-speak, maybe, or maybe not. Taurus, we know better than to pull your tail and enrage the hothead in you. [...]


By Ash Alder   I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. –Claude Monet May is a month of magic. A single flower is proof. But the Earth spills fragrant blossoms with the fervor of a [...]

— Botanicus —

Joy Mongers The peony is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face By Ross Howell Jr. Marco Polo described peonies as “roses the size of cabbages” when he returned to Italy from his sojourn in China [...]

Story of a House

The Art of Imperfection The intentional and unintentional meet in Leslie and David Moore’s High Point home By Maria Johnson   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman   Her blousy white shirt — worn simply [...]

Revolutionary Design

An industrial icon from Greensboro’s past time tunnels to the present with a brilliantly scaled human campus By Billy Ingram   •   Photographs by John Gessner Repurposing derelict tombstones of [...]

Designing Woman

Carolyn Shaw’s furniture magic By Cynthia Adams “My dad designed a collection called Great Hill Road for Riverside Furniture, which they sold for over 20 years,” Carolyn Shaw recalls proudly. [...]

Bicycles Spoke-n Here

The two-wheeled designs of David Johnson By Maria Johnson   •   Photographs by Bert VanderVeen If you go to David Johnson for a custom bicycle, you might feel as if you’re getting a tailor-made [...]

The Color Purple

How Linda Lane finesses fabric By Cynthia Adams   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman Textiles designer Linda Lane, deeply absorbed as Puccini plays softly in her Fisher Park home studio and [...]

May Poem

Cave Men A full wine rack is Saturday mornings, The first day of vacation, A just-waxed car. It is a promise of future good dinners, of future celebrations, of a future. A full wine rack murmurs: [...]

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