Monthly Archives: June 2013

Color Continuum


Color becomes a visual thread that helps make the transition from room to room – smoother.

Walking into the finished space is a feast for the eyes. A grounded, neutral base of creamy hues is punctuated with pops of kelly …

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Spread the Love


It comes spicy and mild, chunky and smooth. Some insist on adding cream cheese, while others say only homemade mayo will do. When it comes to Southern eats, few spreads are as heartily adored—or as heatedly debated—as pimento cheese. There’s …

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South by Northeast


The first time I walk into The Fold at 7 o’clock on a weeknight, it’s busy with a mix of what looks like the Heights crowd, Hillcrest hipsters and a good sampling of everyone in between. Since a spot at …

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Finding Far-flung Arkansas


Ryan and Rebecca Means stand with daughter, Skyla, on the Ouachita River.

Remote spots in The Natural State are easy to come by, but there’s only one wilderness location that can truly claim the distinction as the most remote spot …

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Rebooting a Riverfront Revival


For decades after the old vestal nursery operation west of downtown North Little Rock was torn down—leaving only the nursery’s signature chimney—some 60 acres of open space along the Arkansas River had lay fallow. Little Rock attorneys Jim Jackson and …

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Mornings with Mallory

05_malloryhardin_TGrowing up in Russellville, Mallory Brooks kept one eye turned to the skies and the other on the local news channel. “I used to do weather reports from my back porch,” she says, laughing. “And I’m pretty sure I was …

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Rock Solid


Rows of rocking chair pieces wait to be assembled by Dallas Bump.

The shop is worn but sturdy—filled with weathered wood that’s proved its strength. At the open door, there’s a large pile of oak shavings, and behind it, the …

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Arkansas Sketchbook


“Apis Nido”
Medium: Mixed media (antique sewing pattern paper, charcoal)
Emily Galusha (2013)

One evening in May at the M2 Gallery, there was Southern chic in relief. Sweet tea lapped over ice in mason jars, plump strawberries and blueberries were …

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Beach Reads

marciaKempSterlingOne Summer in Arkansas
By Marcia Kemp Sterling
“Growing up in Texarkana and now living in Palo Alto, Calif., Ms. Sterling has roots in both the South and on the West Coast. Her story revolves around a young Stanford graduate …

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Opportunity Knocks


There might just be too many to choose from—too many nice neighborhoods, too many planned subdivisions with new homes and amenities like swimming pools and golf courses and clubhouses, all of which are designed to attract the many young families …

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Global Marketing 101


“This right here is actually from Costa Rica,” says Brainard, co-owner of Local Lime. “This is my favorite condiment in my fridge, and I did not even know they had it in this country until right now. Oh my God, …

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