We're proud of every issue we do, but our latest - commemorating Durham Magazine's fourth anniversary - is special.
The Design Issue is a visual treat, highlighting Durham achievements in archiecture, interior design and craftsmanship in everything from metalsmithing to hair styling to food plating.
We really hope you'll pick up a copy and take your time poring through our largest issue ever, absorbing both the stunning images and insights from the brilliant minds that made them possible.
Among the spaces, people and organizations Included in the issue:
N.C. Mutual Life
Duke Integrative Medicine
Cassilhaus (Ellen Cassilly & Frank Konhaus)
Barbara Gibbs, Tisha Powell, Tamara Gibbs and Amber Rupinta of WTVD
Duda Paine Architecture
John Atkins (O'Brien/Atkins)
Phil Freelon (The Freelon Group)
Teresa Chancellor (Teresa's on Main)
Linda McGill (Jewelsmith)
Don Shin (CrossComm)
Cyndi's Hair Studio
Lavish Hair Spa
And, really, that's just the tip of the iceberg in an issue that required a lot of good work from a lot of people. Led by our Publisher Dan Shannon, the issue was conceived and shepherded by our associate publisher, Carl Johnson, and executed by myself, Art Director Kevin Brown, photographers Briana Brough and Mackenzie Brough, Community & Events Editor Dana Lange, stylist Jennifer Sanicola Elkin.
We hope you'll enjoy reading it half as much as we enjoyed creating it. If you doubted before that we live in a city full of cool geniuses and ambitious creatives, you won't by the end of this issue.