Town Company and Drastic Measures headline KC’s 7 Beard Award nominations

Johnny Leach exclusively uses local Missouri white oak in his hearth. Photography by Caleb Condit & Rebecca Norden

The KC area has seven semifinalists by our count, including two in the Beard’s prestigious “outstanding” categories.

Viva Magenta is Pantone’s color of the year

Photography by Samantha Levi.

Designers, artists and trendsetters wait expectantly for Pantone to release their Color of the Year every December. The color is more than just trendy—it often reflects a greater message of the hopes for the upcoming year. Last year, the Pantone color of the year was Very Peri, a soothing shade of periwinkle that embraced the… Continue reading Viva Magenta is Pantone’s color of the year

These massive concrete arrows once guided pilots across Kansas

Because Kansas City is right in the middle of the country, several of the huge arrows swept right through the city.