Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.

Photo: Erin Fowler
A gallery from the 2016 Urban Loft + Art Tour to benefit the Asheville Art Museum. All photos: Erin Fowler.

Biltmore Lawn
We continue to pose hypothetical proposals at our great city and this week look to the nation's largest home to house a southern version of MOMA's PS1 Design Competition. Wouldn't that front lawn look great with a temporary art/architecture installation?

Solar Roadways
This week we raise the topic of solar roadways for the city of Asheville. With all the potential benefits, could this be a sustainable urban project that boosts our economy?

We begin a weekly exploration on the potential of Asheville ranging from practical to plain radical. Starting with the world famous installation artist Christo, we ask: What would happen if he could make his mark on Asheville?

Sunday, April 12 marked the first day of 2015's National Architecture Week. We've decided to celebrate by highlighting five architects whose work successfully answers the question: How do architects and architecture impact and improve our daily lives?

Though well built, cool and efficient, the challenge still remains the cost for modular and kit homes here in Asheville.

My good friends, architect Brandon Pass and his wife Libby, are two of my favorite people to sit and discuss regional craft and design with over beer and wine. Not only are they both talented - they are just good people who are both passionate about their individual craft.

The Blue House in Five Points is up for the George Matsumoto Prize from North Carolina Modernist Houses.