Amina Marie Hood, Amina Marie Millenery
When it comes to fashion, hats have re-emerged as a statement item, allowing women to punctuate their sense of style. Just ask designer Amina Marie Hood, who has created her own signature line of millinery here in Kansas City. She features two lines — couture and commercial line A.HOOD. She works out of a studio behind boutique Floc5 & Co. in the Crossroads Arts District. Hood’s designs are sold at Floc5…
city girl farm
Meet Meredith, Harley, Rosie, Tabitha and Lady Flannigan. They are just some of the “chicks” hanging out in the coop of The City Girl Farm, a Kansas City business. These chicks are the creation of Sally Linville and her team of artisans. These unique chicken footstools are made by hand from fiber, wood and bronze. Each chick is a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art with its own posture and personality….
potion yarns
Johanna Miller is a lifelong knitter. Starting at age 6, Miller took a break from the craft before returning to it at 19. “I like it because I get really fidgety when I don’t have something to do,” she said. These days, Miller has plenty to keep her busy—working as a full-time hairstylist and running Potion Yarns, her own hand-dyed yarn business. Miller started her company in 2016 with the…
When it comes to the health care industry in Kansas City, there are some big players—Cerner Corp., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and several hospital systems. These organizations are often in the headlines. Yet some smaller companies are carving a niche for themselves by providing patient-centered care in their own way. Focus on functional medicine Since the early 1990s, functional medicine has come into the health care arena…
Designing the perfect playground for its customers is based on one very important element for ABCreative — listening to its customers and meeting their needs. “A lot of companies focus just on selling equipment as cheap as they can get it,” said ABCreative President Karen Herren. “We always consult our customer and look at what they want. We look at what they have and don’t have and design from there….