Insta-Inspire

Our city is known for its craftspeople. Whether they do their best work in a brick-and-mortar store, a studio or a home office, they continually inspire us. Their Instagram photos tickle our taste buds and set us dreaming of beautiful accessories and custom clothing. But where do they get their inspiration? Three local makers share their Insta-inspiration.

The Empty Cup Fuels Community

It’s no surprise the enticing scent of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air at The Empty Cup; it is a coffee shop, after all. But with the goal of assisting families during their adoption journey, this coffee shop is more than just a place to get your caffeine fix. The community helped create this space, and the operator and…

Meet the Maker

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?


Superior Stone Grand Opening

Owners Louwrens and Riana Mulder of Superior Stone celebrated the grand opening of their new showroom and factory at 7511 Taggart Lane on February 22 by showcasing custom stone manufacturing, highlighted by a demonstration of the Baca Robotic Saw jet and exotic international slab warehouse by Terrazzo & Marble.  

ArtXtravaganza Art Show and Sale

Celebrating its 18th year, Webb School of Knoxville’s ArtXtravaganza art show and sale was held March 2-4 at Webb’s Lee Athletic Center, hosting more than 65 juried artists from across the Southeast and beyond.

April 2018 Around Town

First Horizon National Corp. is banking on women and developing strategies to respond to their unique financial needs.

Knoxville’s Maker City

Located in the Daniel Building in the Old City, Rala is a carefully crafted shop designed to showcase wares from local artisans, a space that speaks to Knoxville’s identity as a Maker City. Originally opened in 2010 on Union Avenue, Rala has grown to incorporate small furniture and larger art pieces in addition to the collectibles, greeting cards, jewelry and others gifts…

Retirement: Make it Uniquely Yours

Ah, retirement—a lofty dream that many picture as a day in the future when you empty your office, shut off your light for the last time, and your new life begins. But for many of us, retirement can begin to feel like a pie in the sky dream. What if we don’t have enough money to get us through? Can…

The Empty Cup Fuels Community

It’s no surprise the enticing scent of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air at The Empty Cup; it is a coffee shop, after all. But with the goal of assisting families during their adoption journey, 
this coffee shop is more than just a place to get your caffeine fix.

A Castle on a Hill

When the Joneses decided to build their home 10 years ago, their love for Old World style was the only way to go. They sought out an architect—Ron Hill of EuroWorld Designs—who drew inspiration from places he traveled to across Europe. For Alicia Jones, it was love at first sight.