“This is what I love to do,” says Quinlan Wilhite, 25.
Family room serves as a workspace for Wilhite to design and sew items for his business.
“Even if you don’t like this stuff … it is probably something you haven’t seen,” Wilhite says.
Custom shorts offer an opportunity for experimentation.
Shirt pocket appears upside-down as it spills Wilhite’s trademark Qs. It’s one of his early designs.
Pouches shows Wilhite’s QMULATIVE brand boldly.
Logo tee bears Wilhite’s brand in sign language.
Photo Illustration by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily StarOver the next five weeks, vote for your favorite wing joints, stops, shacks, pubs and bars, with the winner being crowned the week of the NCAA Championship game. The wing-nibbling models are Carlos “Charlie” Hall and Claire Hancock.
Volunteer Susana Santiago transplants a Rosa Bianca eggplant start from the greenhouse at the food bank.
A fountain marks the entrance to a walk-through tunnel leading to the plaza’s east side. The upscale shopping center, a gateway connecting midtown Tucson, the Catalina Foothills and Oro Valley, has a way of turning back the clock, providing a pleasant space to slow down and indulge.
Beverly Meyer of Grand Island, Neb., left, shops at the Bryn Walker boutique, helped by sales associate Peggy McMillen.
The Robert Graham Shop brings more men’s clothing options to the recently expanded Loop Jean Co.
Tucsonans and out-of-towners are drawn to the plaza’s Old World charm.
Replicas of Donatello’s musician angels adorn a stairwell.
John and Chris Drake of Bend, Ore., check out the Robert Graham clothing line.
A spiral staircase leads to another floor of dining and shops.
Bill and Ruth Maxey of Albuquerque are regular visitors to Tucson and the gelateria Frost. They’re being served by Morgan Anderson.
Architectural details invite wandering visitors to look up.
Casas Adobes Plaza, 7001-7153 N. Oracle Road Tucson, AZ. is loaded with charming architecture and patterns. Photo taken Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
Portrait of pastry chef Maribel Cervantes among the cakes she makes at Le Bon Gateau (The Good Cake) at 4695 N. Oracle Road, Suite 105, in Tucson, AZ. Cervantes has been in the same location for three years where she makes pastries, cakes and treats for three years. Photo taken Tuesday, Febr…
Former student and current mentor Luke Balancio explains the workings of a robot to parent Siva Konkimalla, right. Balancio attends the University of Arizona.
Students are stumped by a question from AP biology teacher Barbara Kahn-Sales, left, during a science game at the Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson on Feb. 13.
Third-grader Bryson Smith, 8, fills a glass with liquids of different densities to demonstrate how they will not combine. The liquids included honey, Karo syrup and Dawn dish soap.
Exterior of Pappoule's 7475 N La Cholla Blvd. in Tucson, AZ. Deing on the outside of Foothills mall makes easy and quick access for guests and cheaper rent. Pappoule's, one of the original tenants of the Tucson Mall food court, opened 32 years ago. On Jan. 31, the family-owned restaurant pac…
Michael Farmer holds a slice from the Springwater Meteorite, found in 1931 in Saskatchewan, Canada, from his private collection in Tucson, AZ. Farmer has been a meteorite hunter for almost 20 years. He got his start at the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Photo taken Wednesday, Janua…
A box of meteorite fragments from the Chelyabinsk meteor that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on February 15, 2013 is part of the collection of Michael Farmer in Tucson, AZ. Farmer has been a meteorite hunter for almost 20 years. He got his start at the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil …
Saul Trujillo, left, of the Premier SC Rangers scores over goalie against of the FLSC/TMFSC Aztecs goalie Joseph Barajas in the second half of the championship game of the U-14 Gold category during the Tucson Association of Realtors Shootout at Golf Links Park
The most eye-catching piece produced by sculptor Ira Wiesenfeld is a recently added boat lodged in a tree at his home at 1801 W Overton Road, in Tucson, AZ. His original idea for the tree was to make the "world's largest slingshot." But he opted to do the boat instead. Photo taken Wednesday,…
Metal sculptor Ira Wiesenfeld, moves a piece of hot steel from a propane forging fire at right, to an anvil where he will continue shaping it to form a lilly pad for a project he's developing in his shop at 1801 W Overton Road, in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Wiesenfel…
Items in the sculpture garden created by metal sculptor Ira Wiesenfeld at his home include the cockpit of The Search Engine, a vehicle designed to seek happiness containing devices labeled with those things we need to make us happy at 1801 W Overton Road, in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday…
Ira Wiesenfeld, a retired veterinarian, discovered a passion for art, sculpting and blacksmithing years ago. He works in his home workshop and displays some of his creations in a sculpture garden at his home, 1801 W Overton Road, in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Photo b…
With Wiesenfeld’s creativity on fire, welding sparks fly.
Greg Hansen mug shot in the Star studio on Monday, December 16, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
A favorite of style consultant Monica Negri is this classic black bag shown at her home in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
Monica Negri’s black-and-white Chanel shoes.
A white skirt is put together with a black crop top, flower necklace and Chanel shoes.
Style consultant Monica Negri in Zara jeans, a white T-shirt, a tuxedo jacket, and a pair of red heels.
Elijah Parent, 11, feels a stalk of buffelgrass, an invasive species scattered throughout the Sonoran Desert, during a hike led by teaching ranger Ann Gonzalez.
Ranger Chip Littlefield and a small group of Cactus Rangers survey the desert from beneath a saguaro.
Cactus ranger Kelsea Jondall, 22, points out bobcat tracks to her group of campers and counselors on a walk through the west fork of the Javelina Wash during Wilderness Exploration Day Camp.
John Jackson of the 2013 Canyon Del Oro High School football team
Andrew Mike of the 2013 Sabino High School football team on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
A group gathers in the Hotel Congress lobby bar, where the presence and importance of craft cocktails are acknowledged.
The dance floor stayed crowded at Senior Prom presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance at Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 19,.
Robert Ward displays a meteorite found in Africa as he searches here for similar rocks. The pieces may be no heavier than 50 grams.
Volunteer Pam Furrie plays card games with two-year-olds in shelter at Casa de los Ninos shelter, 1101 N. 4th Ave. in Tucson, AZ. Between July and September, 327 children under age 5 every month entered CPS custody � an average of 109 a month. That�s nearly twice the monthly average of 57 se…
Shift manager Jesusita “Sita” Aros plays with a child in a playroom at Casa de los Niños, 1101 N. Fourth Ave.
Pat Hatley watches as his 10-year-old son Trent gets a start on his dinner in Primavera's homeless in Tucson, AZ. They are living in Primavera's homeless shelter while Hatley tries to figure out a more stable living situation. Photo taken Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Photo by Ron Medvescek / A…