If you’re looking for a conference table that transforms into a ping-pong table, you’ll need to dig beyond your typical furniture store. In fact, you may just find yourself in a sawdust-strewn shop in Tampa known simply as BUILT.
We defy the grumpiest, most jaded hipsters among you to listen to Che’Zee without falling head over heels. There’s just something about this married singing duo – who got their start as street performers – that makes you believe anything is possible: World peace. Unconditional love. (Are you still rolling your eyes?) And yes, beautiful, powerful music.
Canning has made a comeback recently, but Martha McMillan, founder and self-proclaimed canning geek of The Preserving Place in Atlanta, insists that it’s not a passing fad. Just like the fruits and vegetables she preserves, she’s single-handedly preserving a Southern food tradition.
With 12 acres of land, goats that produce milk and cheese, chickens that produce eggs, and a garden that yields all sorts of vegetables, Mary Hart found she could feed her family and live off her land, going to the store “only for bleach and paper towels.” 19 years later, she’s turned the Decimal Place Farm in Conley, Georgia, into a family business, thanks to her all-natural, handmade goat’s cheese and milk.
When Philippe Asselin and Jody Miller got into surfing, they quickly realized that (a) the sport is addictive and (b) surfboards are expensive. So they decided to start making their own. Today, the friends are working together to help put Jody’s shop Pathway Surfboards on the surfboard map (particularly in the ocean part of it). Jody shapes and glasses surfboards and paddleboards by hand, while Philippe is the product-testing and development guy (by “testing” he means “surfing the shores of sunny Tampa, Florida”).