Unseating conventional thinking

Once seated on my loaner Soul Seat, I knew I needed to make a couple of adjustments to the height of the lower platform, as well as the upper one, also called “the perch.” After these quick customizations, I was ready to roll. Or not. 


GLOW ON: Artisans create neon masterpieces

Fossil Forge is one of the premier neon sign makers in the nation. A signature of Fossil Forge’s work is the attention to detail.


Chillicothe shop woos quilters and fabric artists

As the owner of The Salty Hippo in Chillicothe, Amy Jackson combines state of-the-art screen-printing equipment, top-drawer graphic design talent, and inspiration from Mother Nature. The resulting fabric designs, coveted by quilters and other fabric artists, cannot be found anywhere else in the world.


Made in MO: Pop Art

A glowing pink popsicle highlights the new sign of an innovative dessert shop in downtown Branson. Since opening Mainstreet Pops (formerly Dreamsicle’s) in 2017, Brooke and Rodger Jones have cultivated a bright, energetic atmosphere with colorful decor that matches their festive frozen treats.


Soulful Serendipity: Missouri Made

People who view the glass as half empty might be tempted to dwell on the negative repercussions of the pandemic. But those who view the glass as half full, however—like clay artist Katie Simmon—know the pandemic didn’t forever change the world without a little serendipity, too.


Serving tray made from recycled skateboards

Q&A: Back Tail Customs

When Jesse Epple isn’t skateboarding, he’s creating something unique out of wood in his at-home workshop. Over the past few years, he’s learned how to combine both passions. He creates custom wood pieces in the heart of Columbia with scrap wood and recycled skateboards.When Jesse Epple isn’t skateboarding, he’s creating something unique out of wood in his at-home workshop. Over the past few years, he’s learned how to combine both passions. He creates custom wood pieces in the heart of Columbia with scrap wood and recycled skateboards.


Personality featured in Missouri Magazine that features local restaurants and travel destinations in Missouri

Kansas City’s Master Furniture Maker

Matt Castilleja creates world-class bespoke furniture in the heart of Kansas City.


K.C.-based Wally Grow promotes sustainability

WallyGro’s eco-friendly planters help grow an environmentally mindful movement.


Made in Missouri: Nobletons Distilling House

A Beaufort distiller makes French-style island spirits from raw sugarcane.


The Snake Bite Church Key

A St. Louis company reimagines the bottle opener.