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Cool House at the Biltmore

Of course the Biltmore Estate in Asheville has a Cool House.


VisuaLingual 2012 Gift Guide

canvas prints by Three Sheets 2 the Wind

It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as before, the focus is on some of the many amazing independent designers whose work we admire. Three Sheets 2 the Wind in Georgetown, KY specializes in simple, almost childlike screenprints on fine linen, including these sweet canvases above, which would be perfect for a kid’s room.
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Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2011

The Guardian Building in Detroit

This year, VL work kept us really busy, but we were able to squeeze in a few quick trips. I found plenty of inspiration in Cincinnati and beyond, and here are my favorite posts of my adventures. Pictured above is the glorious Guardian Building in downtown Detroit.
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Grove Arcade in Asheville

Grove Arcade by Charles Parker

The Grove Arcade, designed by Charles Parker and built in 1928, is one of the architectural gems of downtown Asheville, NC. Built as a downtown public market, it still essentially fulfills that function with an array of boutiques, galleries and restaurants on the ground level and offices above.
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VisuaLingual 2011 Gift Guide

Cincinnati by the Numbers shirt by Wire & Twine

If you’re in the midst of holiday shopping right now, give the gift of independent design! Here are my favorite gift picks from the various corners of the VL microcosm: friends, friends of friends, neighbors, all of them amazing, hard-working people who love what they do.
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Satirical Accessories by Not Made in China

work by Not Made in China

Charlotte-based designer Nikki Mueller runs a one-woman show at Not Made in China, a studio that creates and produces buttons, mirrors, magnets, totes, t-shirts, and prints with a sense of humor. Originally from Oceanside, CA, Nikki both loves her current home in the South and lightheartedly makes fun of it. As an expat myself, I can definitely appreciate this!
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