Pottery with Personality from Asheville’s East Fork

Creative Director Connie Matisse on seasonal collections, function and color

“In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter,” says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and craftspeople alike. East Fork has tapped into this craft, the various firing techniques, as well as the region’s various clays. But their mission isn’t just appealing …

Word of Mouth: Downtown Asheville

From rare books to locally-sourced eats, our guide to the mountain town that offers much more than just a spectacular view

You know you’ve reached the South when there is a Chick-fil-A or Cook Out off nearly every highway exit. You won’t find any fast-food chains in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, though (save for a Jimmy John’s). During our recent trip to Moogfest, we had the chance to visit the heart of the city, which is nestled between the spectacular Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains. …

Moog Music Factory Tour

Behind the scenes where the famed analog synths are designed, engineered, built and tested

In the hubbub between panels showcasing the future of music composition and performance (like autonomous robots in operas) and outdoor shows by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, we took a breather during Moogfest (the recently revived five-day showcase of music and technology) to take a private tour of the Moog Music Factory. Though Bob Moog (rhymes with “rogue”) was born and raised in New York …