Jake and Cassie Greatens

Jake and Cassie Greatens

The 1920’s Hyde Park bungalow that Jake and Cassie Greatens share with their four children is in sharp contrast to the stark white, edgy art space that is CASS. These are two completely different environments but together they reveal the many facets of the couple’s lives and personalities. Their home is warm and charming, filledContinue Reading

Ferrell Alvarez

Ferrell Alvarez

Ferrell Alvarez is the Chef and Co-owner of Rooster & the Till, one of Tampa Bay’s hottest chef-driven restaurants.  Inside, he has created a very personal space. Like him, it’s at once unpretentious and sophisticated, centered around great local food, good wine, sharing and community. Photographed at Rooster & the Till in the Seminole Heights neighborhood ofContinue Reading

Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

Furniture Designer, Andrew Watson is passionate about building furniture and community.  Inside a warehouse in Seminole Heights he brings people together in an inspired world where hand-crafted furniture, art, design and people collide.  Photographed at BUILT in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. Tell us about BUILT.  How did you get started?  BUILT is aContinue Reading

Francisco Arias

Francisco Arias

Francisco Arias left the corporate world in 2010 to pursue his dream of owning an artisanal bakery.   That dream became Le Mouton Noir Bakehouse.  Find out what makes it “different from the herd”.  Photographed at Le Mouton Noir in Tampa’s Channel District.  Update: Le Mouton Noir closed its doors in October 2014. Tell usContinue Reading

Ryan Iacovacci

Ryan Iacovacci

Ryan Iacovacci passionately believes in the power of food to bring communities together and empower people.  Working with Local Roots he travels across Central Florida bringing food from Farm-to-Restaurant and connecting the dots in our local food movement. Photographed in his home in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa. Tell us where you were born,Continue Reading

Heather Kendall

Heather Kendall

Heather Kendall grew up on the north end of Clearwater Beach.  Her love of the beach and shells began in her childhood with days spent boating, swimming and beachcombing.  Thirteen years ago she started her company, Elegant Shells.  Today, she designs and creates custom seashell designs including mirrors, chandeliers, home décor as well as site-specificContinue Reading

Community Stepping Stones

Community Stepping Stones

Sigrid Tidmore and Robert Rorebeck along with founder Ed Ross and Kathleen McCabe are the leadership team behind Community Stepping Stones, a non-profit learning center that uses art to inspire, educate and prepare at-risk youth to become successful adults.   Through art they are helping kids to use their natural talents to lead healthy and prosperousContinue Reading

Sean and Celesta Carter

Sean and Celesta Carter

Sean and Celesta Carter are the cheerful owners of Paper Street Market.   Always fun and funky, their shop is filled with hand-picked curiosities, industrial salvage and repurposed furniture.  They recently moved into a 1927 Mediterranean home in Old Northeast St. Petersburg.  In addition they have opened the wildly successful Brocante Market where they collaborate with other localContinue Reading

Stanton Storer

Stanton Storer

An avid art collector and self-described vagabond, Stanton Storer shares his insights on getting involved in and supporting the local arts scene. Carpe diem…  Photographed at his art-filled home in the Beach Park neighborhood of Tampa. From Indiana to Spain to Puerto Rico to California – you’ve lived a lot of places.  Why Tampa?  Sunshine,Continue Reading

Dominique Labauvie and Erika Greenberg-Schneider

Dominique Labauvie and Erika Greenberg-Schneider

Dominique Labauvie is a sculptor and Erika Greenberg-Schneider is a Master Printer.  Bleu Acier, houses their studio and gallery, exhibiting works by emerging and established American and European artists.  Sitting in the kitchen they built themselves,  they talk about the difference between being an artist in France versus America, where to find good French foodContinue Reading

Theo Wujcik

Theo Wujcik

Sadly, Theo Wujcik passed away on March 29th, 2014, succumbing to cancer at the age of 78.  He was a pillar of the city’s arts community and is dearly missed.  This interview was conducted in March 2013. Painter and printmaker Theo Wujcik is one of Tampa’s most acclaimed artists.  A long-time inhabitant of Ybor City,Continue Reading

Scott Schershel and Chip Vogel

Scott Schershel and Chip Vogel

Designers Chip Vogel and Scott Schershel are the owners of Interior Spaces.  Specializing in kitchen and bath design, their work has evolved to offer the full package of interior design, exterior renovations and garden design.  They also write “Expert Advice”, a weekly column in the Tampa Bay Times about residential design ideas.  Photographed at theirContinue Reading

Mark Sena and Linda Saul-Sena

Mark Sena and Linda Saul-Sena

Mark is a communications executive.  Linda is a community advocate and a former Tampa City councilwoman.  They moved into their Davis Islands home 24 years ago on the same day their second daughter was born. From intimate dinner parties to large scale fundraisers, Mark and Linda share a love for entertaining and bringing friends togetherContinue Reading

Mishou Sanchez

Mishou Sanchez

Artist and designer, Mishou Sanchez lives in a state of constant creation.  With her warm smile and infectious laugh, she welcomes the artistic community into her colorful world.  Part studio, part gallery and part artist’s salon, her 1970’s Florida Modern home is a destination for fun and for serious art exploration.  Photographed at her homeContinue Reading

Brett and Julia Freeman

Brett and Julia Freeman

Brett Freeman and Julia Gorzka met at a Christmas Eve party in 2002.  Exactly one year after beginning to date, they were married on June 4, 2011 at Hyde Park Methodist where Julia sings with the Joyful Praise Ensemble.  Photographed at their 1920’s bungalow in Riverside Heights where they live with their pets LuLu, Feathurz, andContinue Reading

Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker is a brand strategist, speaker and creative enthusiast at Walker Brands, the company she founded twenty years ago in Tampa.  A passionate believer in the power of place, she built her company headquarters to express her agency’s collaborative and creative culture.  Photographed at Walker Brands in Tampa. You recently celebrated 20 years inContinue Reading

Bob Dickey

Bob Dickey

Master Gardener Bob Dickey shares tips and lessons learned from 35 years of organic vegetable gardening, reminisces about growing up as a Carny kid in Gibsonton, and lets us in on his favorite places for Southern cooking and seafood. Photographed at his farm in Brandon. What’s your favorite thing about living in Brandon?  The five acresContinue Reading

Reuben and Hunter

Reuben and Hunter

Best friends, community builders, serial entrepreneurs and web designers, Reuben Pressman and Hunter Payne are all over town, making things happen and spreading happiness.  Natives of St. Petersburg, they focus their boundless energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun on projects that foster community and entrepreneurism.  Photographed in St. Petersburg at their home in the OldContinue Reading

Larry and Charlie Schiller

Larry and Charlie Schiller

Larry and Charlie Schiller scour attics, basements, barns and warehouses across America to offer the most eclectic array of salvaged items for sale in Tampa Bay.  You never know what you’ll find when you visit their recently expanded warehouse.  Photographed at Schiller’s Architectural and Design Salvage in West Tampa. How would describe Schillers?  Larry: We haveContinue Reading

Mitzi Gordon

Mitzi Gordon

Mitzi Gordon is the creator and owner of Bluebird Books.  Housed in a converted short bus, her inspired project nurtures a passion for literature and builds community.  Part bookshop, part art house, it’s a vehicle where readers of all ages can explore the written word.   Mitzi is also the Media Manager for Creative Pinellas.Continue Reading