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For a look that surprises, designer Michael Mitchell is in love with pairing bold finishes with contrasting details—all...

February 2014
Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s...

January 2014
A North Charleston biz booms by camouflaging cellular antennae 

December 2013
From restaurants to a resident sports team, much of Charleston bears the branding work of graphic designer Gil Shuler

December 2013
The Holy City has become a renowned culinary destination, but few know the Lowcountry’s true haute-cuisine history—a...

October 2013
Sharon Cooper-Murray preserves the disappearing language and folk art of the Gullah Geechee culture 

September 2013
Herb Parker sculpts found objects and natural materials alike into works of art that inspire dialogue

August 2013
The Sustainable Warehouse rescues building materials destined for the landfill, then welcomes shoppers into the...

April 2013
As garden enthusiasts gear up for Charleston Horticultural Society’s Plantasia festival (April 12...

January 2013
Charleston’s economic future hangs on more than dredging silt. Let’s talk silicon, software, and more cowbell

December 2012
Concrete, wood, glass, and steel headline one family’s sunny vacation home on the marsh

A Mount Pleasant pair swaps the hustle of suburban life for the hush of the rural Stono marsh

August 2012
Architect David Thompson shares his blueprint for Charleston's booming culinary scene

August 2012
A homeowner-led dream team blows the doors off our coastal vernacular architecture with a mellow merging of Pacific...

June 2012
A harvesting program helps basket makers combat the diminishing supply of native grasses.

April 2012

March 2012
Lulan’s Eve Blossom writes of forging change through design

November 2011
One-Room Revamp Challenge: Designer Winner, Jennifer Mathis, Mount Pleasant

November 2011
Assemblage artist Hirona Matsuda pieces together her past

August 2011
Courtney Rowson & Amy Pastre

August 2011
Michael James Moran

August 2011
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lowcountry plantation opens to visitors this fall

May 2011

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May 2011
An arts co-op—and garden— springs up downtown

March 2011
A modern home on Kiawah draws inspiration from elemental materials

February 2011
A new-to-the-area couple finds refuge in a bold and unabashedly contemporary island “high-rise”

November 2010
Discover what makes the cut with this peace-loving stylist-turned-interior designer who’s found her groove as a hip-hop...