Category: Shop Local

Triangle Now Spotlight: Bull City Rumble

Kick-start Labor Day weekend at Bull City Rumble, a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter festival in Durham. The two-day multi-venue event draws thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world for music, tech sessions, general merriment, and, the highlight, a…

DECO gift shop expands downtown

If you’re in search of local goods, cheeky gifts, greeting cards, or homewares, downtown shop DECO Raleigh is chock-full of them. The six-year-old storefront moves into an expanded space on Salisbury Street in late July, just two doors down and…

The Local Squirrel

“I’m inspired by our local makers and what they’re doing.” —Rachael Pusateri Riddle, owner, The Local Squirrel “We gather our local products like squirrels gather their nuts,” says Rachael Pusateri Riddle, who founded The Local Squirrel two years ago. The…


“It takes a lot of time to find and manage a camp schedule,” says Raleigh parent Nathan Pienkowski. A few years ago, Pienkowski and his wife found themselves frustrated when they couldn’t find the right camp for their two daughters….


by Rebecca Guenard
photographs by Eamon Queeney

The Devilish Egg

“Most people … want to spend time with whoever they’re coming to class with, and make something in the process.”  –Jill Rossi, owner and founder, The Devilish Egg There’s something for everyone at The Devilish Egg, an approachable makerspace of…

Horn & Heel

Chefs’ knives become works of art in this Raleigh studio

Swanson Clock Collection

“They hang because of their beauty.” –Jim Swanson, inherited clock collector When FBI agent John W. Swanson retired from the agency after 25 years of service, he delved more deeply into his passion for clocks: he ultimately collected 600 of…


“You get to do all of this amazing work with your banana peel, just by setting it in a bin.”  –Justin Senkbeil, co-founder, CompostNow Three young entrepreneurs are making composting convenient. “Forty percent of the food we grow in the…

Our Town: Shop Local: Emily & Co

“If you love it, it works. Everything in my house I have chosen because it has sung to me.” 
–Emily Cochran, founder, Emily & Co

Piddle Paddle

Kayaks made an hour east of Raleigh by Jessie Ammons As planning commences for summer trips to the lake or statewide river treks, you might be dusting off the warm-weather watersport supplies. If you’re a casual paddler, a kayak made…

Piece by Piece

Locally made puzzle celebrates North Carolina by Jessie Ammons If you’re in the mood to hunker down this winter, you can pass the time by piecing together a puzzle created by local painters. Three artists from Carolina Meadows retirement community…