Category: Shop

Art on Wheels

A girl carries a brightly decorated skateboard

Dead Pawn Skateboards | By Paul Morris When you hear Leander Begay talk about skateboards, you hear excitement creep into his voice. Born in Keams Canyon, Arizona (population 304) on the Hopi Reservation, Begay grew up near Farmington, New Mexico. That’s where he learned to skateboard with his buddies in middle school. Between them they… Read more »

Karas Pen Co.

Local company keeps handwriting alive—and stylish | By Paul Morris Bill Karas is a man who enjoys working with metal. When he first opened his shop in Mesa, he was happy to make all sorts of things for customers: auto parts, lamps, whatever they wanted. As the business grew, he hired Dan Bishop to help… Read more »

The Ultimate Shopping Weekend in Greater Phoenix

Pick one region or shop them all—great finds await in all corners of Greater Phoenix | Text & photography by Josie Jackson The Greater Phoenix area is well known for its array of premium shops and open-air marketplaces, as well as a continually growing list of luxury designer stores. My advice? Travel lightly because you’ll… Read more »

Baskets, Beads & Bowls

Greater Phoenix gift shops offer treasure troves of American Indian goods | By Nora Burba Trulsson For some of us, a visit to a gift shop might be an afterthought after spending hours at a museum, attraction, or casino. There’s a perception that the gift shop might only offer granola bars, souvenir mugs, and key… Read more »

Shopping Guide

As devotees know, there’s a lot more to shopping than snapping up an item and slapping down a piece of plastic. The shopping experience encompasses everything from diversions such as movie theaters and craft shows to surprises such as live entertainment and rock-climbing walls. The following descriptions aim to capture the ambiance of different shopping… Read more »

Gallery Guide

Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix boast an impressive arts community. To help you navigate all there is to see, we’ve prepared the following list of select area visual-arts venues. Many galleries and museums operate on a seasonal basis, so call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules. CENTRAL Back to top HEARD MUSEUM 2301… Read more »

12 Makers, 1 Space

By Paul Morris I’ve always loved talking to people who are handy and creative. I’m curious about everyone, but especially people who work with their hands. Craftspeople have the skills that a klutz like me will never have. They’re productive, good with tools, and often have happy looks on their faces as they go about… Read more »