Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dogs at work

photographs by Juli Leonard Bringing your dog to work can have major benefits. Canine companions make for more than good company – they lower stress levels, boost productivity, and increase camaraderie. Studies prove it’s true. At Walter, we know this first…

A judge for all seasons: Allyson Duncan

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams One day after a new hybrid orchid named for Allyson Duncan was accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society, she wore a suit of the same color to welcome visitors into her spacious corner office….

Mix master: Jamie Meares

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Lissa Gotwals Jamie Meares, owner of the stylish downtown shop Furbish Studio and author of the blog I Suwannee, is a design-world favorite. Just about every notable lifestyle blog has highlighted her at some point, and…

Economies of scale

photographs by Nick Pironio When Kim Shirley and her husband Graham decided to move out of Five Points to build a house on a spacious corner lot in West Raleigh, they wanted light, efficiency, and a home better suited to…

Forms that function

by J. Michael Welton photographs by Lissa Gotwals One’s a mere 650 square feet for both living and working, while another takes up three floors of a downtown high-rise. One’s the local extension of a major national architecture practice, while others…

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