Ceramic artist Irma Starrs Christmas ornaments and figurines, available at Halls and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art store, have become a Kansas City holiday tradition, and she adds new designs every year.
Shes a magazine editor and graphic designer. Hes a retired computer consultant. Three years ago, Wendy Crosby and Jim Wilkerson bought a 40-foot bus, which they have transformed into a stylish and comfortable traveling home with an eye-catching, custom-painted exterior.
Step inside the Overland Park house where Jeanne and Don Bieger have lived for 47 years, and youll think youve entered an early American museum. The interior of the one-and-a-half story colonial, designed by Jeanne with a gambrel roof, is a showcase for the couples taste and talent for early American furniture and decor.
Cristin Llewellyn, a native of Tulsa, Okla., and Alice Youngblood, from Greenville, S.C., graduated from the fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2008. In 2009, the two joined Kansas Citys growing ranks of young entrepreneurs, teaming up to start the Owl + Mouse, a business offering hand-dyed and printed textile items.
Michele Palmers book American toile offers an illustrated overview of the fabric known as toile, a perennial favorite of designers and decorators. Palmer offers an illustrated overview of American toile, which has undergone some fun and surprising developments in recent years.