Rebecca Ryan and partner Marti open their home to share what’s inside: Creativity.
Interest group: Home & Garden
Edward Lyon, Director-Horticulture, Allen Centennial Gardens, is not just a gardener; he’s an addict. Here, he shares insight into his passion for plants and provides an introduction to our collection of stories from local gardening enthusiasts.
David Waugh and Bob Klebba are pursuing their bed-and-breakfast vision on Lake Mendota, restoring a historic home while also looking to the future.
How Jen Voichick and a lot of volunteers helped start a home design recycling revolution in Madison.
Dino Maniaci and Jason Hoke renovate a mid-century ranch into a modernist urban dream and bring a little East Coast city flavor to the Midwest.
Laura Webster details the vision and journey that led her and partner Jill Munich to build their dream home in Madison.
I Love Funky’s is a wonderland for the adventurous decorator.
Paine Art Center and Gardens executive director Aaron Sherer remarks on how his own childhood memories of home helped shape his approach to building a family and career.
Pat Blair found her life’s work and a sense of community in the traditionally male-dominated field of lawn care and landscaping.
Former Plan B nightclub co-owner Rico Sabitini talks about growing up Jehovah’s Witness, being disfellowshipped after coming out, and helping others find the home they need.
Sociologist Jaclyn Wypler explores the growing community of lesbian farmers and finds a desire for better connections and visibility.
Tricia Bross of Luna Circle Farm talks about her decades worth of experience in organic farming, the challenges and rewards of the farming life, and the girlfriends and broke-down cars that helped get her there.
Our Lives turns 10 years old this July, and this issue marks the start of our year-long retrospective. We take a look back at some of the people, stories, and changes that have marked the past decade of the LGBTQ community here in Madison, the state, and beyond.
Renee L. Herber & Tamara B. Packard on preserving the history of their east side home and renovating with community support and outreach in mind.
Marge Anderson tracks her upbringing during the heyday of Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry to her current work in sustainability, and how she sees hope for a better world even amid life’s many ups and downs.
Madison Planning Division’s new director, Heather Stouder, found a passion for building more equitable and sustainable cities through travel, starting a family of her own, and Madison’s unique needs and opportunities.
Gary Tipler explains the vital LGBTQ history of the Wuennenberg-Clarenbach House, where some of the city’s and state’s pioneering LGBTQ lawmakers and movements made their home.