Colin Bruns, 27
DIRECTOR OF SALES, KIENSTRA
“I’ve really leaned into routine. I try to be mindful of the fact that with everything that’s going on that we can’t control, I can only control myself and the socks that I put on my own two feet.”
SHIRT GREYSON CLOTHIERS PANTS LULULEMON SNEAKERS NIKE AIR MAX 1/97 SEAN WOTHERSPOON
Maddie Bert, 24
VINTAGE SELLER, MAY’S PLACE
These days I value comfort over everything, but comfort and still look really good and really cool.”
JUMPSUIT HANDMADE 1940S VINTAGE, THE RUSTY BOLT MULES VINTAGE (MAY’S PLACE) JEWELRY VINTAGE ( MAY’S PLACE)
Richard Tao, 70
RETIRED ARCHITECT AND FASHION DESIGNER
“I realized that if I go through the day and I don’t dress like I want to focus on something,
I’m not in a work mindset. I’m not as productive because I didn’t really prepare myself mentally.”
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Cut from the Same Cloth
“Turkey Tracks” is a 19th-century quiltmaking pattern that has the appearance of little wandering feet. Patterns like the tracks, and their traditions and myths, have been passed down through the generations, from their frontier beginnings to today, where a generation of makers has embraced the material as a means of creating something new. Olivia Jondle is one such designer. Here, she’s taken an early turkey track-pattern quilt, cut it into various shapes, and stitched the pieces together, adding calico and other fabric remnants as needed. The result is a trench coat she calls the Pale Calico Coat. Her designs are for sale at The Rusty Bolt, Jondle’s small-batch fashion company based in St. Louis. —SAMANTHA STEVENSON
A background in sculpture trained artist Aly Ytterberg to see objects more fully.
A Modern Story
How a little log cabin went from being a home to a guest house
IN GOOD TIME
With the help of interior designer Robert Idol, a Kirkwood couple creates a home that pays homage to the past, yet feels just right for their modern young family.
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
The Right Move
New shops and showrooms bring exciting opportunities for local designers, makers, and arts organizations to sell their wares to home enthusiasts here and everywhere.
Painter and gardener Lauren Knight branches out.
Chris Mower of White Stable Farms discovered the Japanese style of gardening in Italy. Now, he’s bringing it to St. Louis.
Letters, icons, and illustrations that speak in a hand-drawn language
AUDRA's New Digs
Audra Noyes, of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Incubator’s first class, opens an atelier in Ladue.