This 2015 Fall + Winter issue contains profiles of inspiring Midwest businesses, collaborative storytelling projects, recipes for seasonal cookies, and deconstruction photographs of historic Chicago buildings.



Sherrie Castellano is a certified Health Coach, food writer and photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri. She writes the vegetarian and naturally gluten-free flood blog, With Food + Love.

Sadie Dempsey is a 24-year-old film photographer from Wisconsin. She spends her days taking photographs, adventuring and making zines at We Dream in Analogue
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Lisa Dorazewski + Matt Tobey are natives of Ohio and Michigan respectively, but now call Bloomington, Indiana, home. They are trained artists, musicians and self-taught vegan bakers. Together they own and operate Rainbow Bakery. 
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Shane + Melissa Douglas of Douglas & Co. started their company just over one year ago. With all of their manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan, they take pride int he Midwest. They focus on fine leather goods and lifestyle products. 
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Eric Ellis was reared and molded by Indianapolis and Central Indiana. He graduated from Butler University in 2012. His works have previously been published in Indiana Science Fiction Anthology 2011 and Florida Speaks. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and hopes to imbue the Sonoran Desert with some Midwest charm. 
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Teresa Floyd is a professional pastry chef, freelance photographer and food writer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the creator of Now, Forager, a food blog featuring seasonal pastries and confections.
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Jesse David Green is a photographer based in beautiful Detroit, Michigan. He tell stories of makers, business owners and couples in love in Detroit, Northern Michigan, and around the country. 
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Kristy Hughes is an artist and printmaker based in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated with a Master in Fine Arts in printmaking from Indiana University in 2014, and is currently the 2015/16 artist in residence at the Stutz Artists Association in Indianapolis. She has a cactus named Cilantro and a heck name Pepperoni.
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Alyssa Johnson is a public health student in Minnesota who loves to hike, bike and eat along the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. 

Kyle Johnson is a high school senior and amateur photographer born and raised in Northern Minnesota.

Taylor Killough is a journalist, aspiring writer and radio maker. She's an Illinois native who is currently spreading the good Midwestern work on the East Coast. She knows one day she'll come back to her roots.
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Caitlin O'Hara was born overseas in Huddersfield, UK, but ventured to the Midwest as a child and grew up chasing fireflies in the Hoosier state. She graduated from Indiana University in 2014, and spent more time working on the Indiana Daily Student than doing coursework. Her photographs have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Indianapolis Star
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Sonja + Alex Overhiser are the husband-and-wife team who develop and photograph healthy, whole foods recipes published on their blog, A Couple Cooks. They are advocates of fresh, seasonal eating and home cooking, and live and work in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Jason Robinette is a Chicago-raised, Brooklyn-based photographer, His main area of concentration is portraiture in the commercial, editorial and film fields. He also continues to focus on personal work such as The Deconstruction Project featured in this issue. 
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Julia Ross is a photographer based in the Midwest and travels the country in search of camp-inspired lifestyle photos. 
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Claire Snarski + Lauren Wendt are Chicago-based friends who run the lifestyle blog Foxtail + Moss, and Internet destination for the design and DIY inclined. They also curate and host gatherings, workshops and events that focus on bringing together a creative community and supporting local and small makers and entrepreneurs. 
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Claire Rose Staszak believes in the power of sanctuary. She helps clients connect to their personal vision of sanctuary, both material and spiritual, through her work designing interiors and teaching yoga. Claire shares interior design advice and inspiration on her blog, Centered by Design
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Emily Watz is a thoughtful designer with an affinity for plants. When she isn't designing websites and brand identities for her clients, she's getting lost in the clouds somewhere between the beaches along Lake Michigan and the coffee shops of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
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Courtney Ruth Werner graduated with a major in psychology. She is a self-taught artist from San Diego, California, and enjoys writing, painting, interior design and composing music. When she isn't creating, she enjoys meeting new people around the globe and gathering creative inspiration from their life stories. 
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Jane Wunrow has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and shops. In 2007, she received a BFA from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 
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