Local Makers
Maker: Instruments by Art

Maker: Instruments by Art

Instruments by Art By Deborah Young Walk through the front door of Meyer Music in Overland Park, KS, and you will see Marley there on your right. He’s a massive sculpture, about 6 feet tall and 165 pounds, crafted from discarded musical instruments. His head is a violin. The locks of his hair are guitar strings...
815 Gallery: A place for up and coming artists

815 Gallery: A place for up and coming artists

815 Gallery A historical Place for up and coming artists By Melissa Cowan If you didn’t know of Columbus Park — nestled between the Heart of America Bridge, I-29 and the Missouri River — you’d likely never stumble upon the quiet and quaint neighborhood, one of Kansas City’s oldest.  After World War I, Italian immigrants...
Local Maker Apryl McAnerney: LYF3 Upcycled Clothing

Local Maker Apryl McAnerney: LYF3 Upcycled Clothing

Local Maker Apryl McAnerney A look into local maker Apryl, and her business: LYF3 Upcycled Clothing By Calli Green “It’s not you that needs to change, it’s your clothes!” -Apryl McAnerney VKC: Why did you start making? Apryl: I have become increasingly dissatisfied with clothing styles, prices, and standard sizes over the years because I...
Hammerspace: A gymnasium for makers

Hammerspace: A gymnasium for makers

Hammerspace A gymnasium for makers   By Melissa Cowan Outside of Hammerspace, two sideby- side buttons read “Doorbell” and “Auto Destruct.” We take our chances, push the left, and “I” alerts the staff of our arrival. I doesn’t draw a paycheck at Hammerspace, she’s not an employee, a member or even human. She’s an Interactive Realtime...
Local Farm Tables

Local Farm Tables

From Barn Wood to Farm Table A look into local farm table makers By Calli Green Maybe you’ve seen them — at Greenwood Mercantile or As Time Goes By in Greenwood, MO or Good Ju Ju or Hickory Dickory in the West Bottoms — or maybe not. The “not” could be because these old barn wood Farm Tables by...
Fashion - Heidi Hermann

Fashion – Heidi Hermann

Old & New Spring is the perfect time to add pops of color back into your wardrobe. When the season changes, we love adding hints of the new colors of the year. We’ve grabbed some of our favorite vintage fashion finds and teamed up with local designer Heidi Herrman to showcase her new Spring Collection....
Local Maker: Tammy Smith Design

Local Maker: Tammy Smith Design

Maker Memo: Tammy Smith Design From tea towels to prints to pillows, Tammy Smith creates beautiful works of art for every home   VKC: What sparked your business? Tammy: I got started on this current line that I have in July 2014. A friend suggested that I do a print of Kansas City landmarks and I...