From the desk of Nora Burba Trulsson


    At the corner of Higley and Ray roads in Gilbert, you can dart into a convenience store for Twinkies, a lottery ticket, and a cold one to go. But while you’re there, you might also get a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, a bag of organic kale chips, a cold kombucha, and some European chocolates.

  • Still Stylish After All These Years

    When hoteliers Robert and Evelyn Foehl engaged the services of Architect Edward L Varney, Jr. and contractor Kitchell-Phillips to design and build a hotel at the corner of 68th Street and Indian School Road in Scottsdale during the 1950s.

  • Always Iconic - Jaimee Rose

    Phoenix interior designer Jaimee Rose says she’s never been busier. There’s a spec home she did, which sold before it was even complete (a collab with architect CP Drewett), the renovation of a 1920s hacienda in Tucson, and the new home she’s doing for herself and her husband, in Arcadia Lite.

  • People's Choice

    At For The People (, Aaron Stouffer’s colorful prints of Phoenix mid-century architecture line a wall, near a slim and stylish Blu Dot sofa. Nearby, a flock of Chilewich runners are there for the choosing, while shelves are ladened with architectural tomes.

  • Learning By Doing

    Last year, architect Bing Hu would often come to Taliesin West in Scottsdale for events and projects associated with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. But every time he walked down the bougainvillea-lined pergola next to the iconic drafting studio...

  • Always Iconic - Jeff Berghoff

    Jeff Berghoff is doing the landscape for The Global Ambassador, hospitality guru Sam Fox’s much-buzzed-about hotel and restaurant project under construction at 44th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix.

  • On The Home Front

    Keeping his pulse on what designers and their clients want is second nature for Wilkinson and a key to the success of the showrooms. “Today, more than ever, there is an emphasis on the home,” he says. “People want to gather in the home, to create community..."

  • How We Live Today

    In his 36 years in business, Cullum has seen many home-building trends come, go and stay. “I’ve been in the business so long that I like to say running water was a trend I remember,” jokes Cullum. “I have seen it all.” Here, Cullum shares his thoughts on today’s trends...

  • Community Partners

    Gensler Phoenix comes to the table to work on Mayor Kate Gallego's vision for the city.

  • Local Influences

    Deconstructing Gensler's Arizona Design Approach.