Katie Robinson Edwards acknowledges on page 5 of her new book, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas, that this state’s modernist art was “greeted neither by elated crowds nor by throngs of reporters.” In fact, “it was scarcely noticed by the average Texan,” she writes....
Profile in Style: Shelley M. Nelson
Shelley M. Nelson has a gift for transforming spaces through altering their surfaces—a relatively low-cost approach to renovation. When she first toured her new house in Westlake, which she and her husband bought at the end of last year, the property had not been updated in decades. Other...
If you swoon for supple leather and the uniqueness of handmade wares, you’re in luck. Thanks to a growing number of Central Texas artisans, it’s a fine time to go satchel shopping. We asked five of the best makers around why they love their time-honored trade.
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Smack in the middle of shiny downtown Austin, you can dig into crispy fried chicken with a soulful history.
There are certain foods that travel well from the cities where they’re born (think Parisian macarons), while others get lost in translation (Four-Way Cincinnati Chili...
“Oftentimes we’re rushing so much in life that to take time to slow down is a gift,” says natural perfumer Jessica Hannah. After discovering an affinity for perfume while studying interdisciplinary art and media at Columbia College Chicago,...
The Spirit Makers
Texas craft distillers continue to diversify, offering ever more delicious and imaginative ways to drink local. Whether you’re partial to grapefruit-infused elixirs or pure barrel-aged bourbon, here are plenty of new reasons to belly up.
There must be something in the...
Shay Spaniola, Owner of Bunglo
A world of vibrant landscapes inspires a local textile designer.
A s a kid, Shay Spaniola sold her coloring-book creations on the playground for a quarter. By the time she reached high school, she had started doing a lot of painting by commission. “I needed to make more...
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