Dawn Kay

Tempo Acupuncture

Local acupuncturists partner to provide highly specialized and completely custom treatments that will rebalance and rejuvenate your everyday life.

January marks the beginning of a new venture for local acupuncturists Margaret Webb and Ann Mowat. The symbiotic duo has teamed up to form Tempo Acupuncture, a clinic that utilizes traditional Chinese medicine to treat the modern athlete — but doesn’t stop there.

Neissa Brown Springmann

Founder, iGnite

Things We Love

In true keep-it-local spirit, Austin Eastciders is giving the city a taste of history from its own backyard. Recent Austin transplant Ed Gibson, has created an old style cider company that combines locally grown apples with rare vintage flavor varieties — and if there is one thing this man knows, its cider. In 2006, Gibson opened The Apple, a pub built on a converted barge along the water’s edge in Bristol’s Old City, offering a wide variety of ciders from around the world. Now, Gibson has created Austin Eastciders and released its first, deliciously smooth concoction. Presented in a stylish 1920s inspired bottle crafted by local designer Simon Walker, the inaugural batch, Gold Top, is gluten-free and was created by blending 12 Texas apple varieties with over 40 different vintage varieties. Keep an eye out for more luscious brews from Austin Eastciders in early 2012. 

Matthew Rainwaters

Local photographer Matt Rainwaters has spent the last few years capturing the essence of subject matter otherwise unseen — ranging from New York’s real-life superheroes to competitive catfish noodlers. Most recently, Rainwaters has released Beard, an exuberant book of portrait-style photographs exemplifying the world’s best when it comes to beards and moustaches. The stunning collection of images, laced with a handful of essays written by the contestants of the World Beard and Moustache Championships, reveals a world that very few people know exists. “I’m really interested in cataloging different subcultures and Americana,” Rainwaters says. “Odd, strange things that maybe you wouldn’t normally have access to seeing.” Published in September of 2011 by Chronicle Books, Beard showcases the artistry of facial hair and the charm of the men who hone the craft.

Mika Tajima

The Architect's Garden
September 9 - December 17
Visual Arts Center
University of Texas Campus, 23rd St. and Trinity St.

Sisters Of The Black Moon

There is a Latin phrase omne trium perfectum that loosely translated means every set of three is complete, or perfect even, and Sisters of the Black Moon are no exception to this age-old adage. Three women, Rachel Hunt, Alecia Marcum and Sara Larocca-Ramm have come together in their love of fashion, road trips and Fleetwood Mac to bestow some of the most unique pieces of vintage fare and jewelry from around the globe on their customers. Their online shop combines handmade tees, bell-bottom pants and stunning, handcrafted jewelry with vintage finds that are available through eBay — a gracious decision made to keep pieces affordable. In fact, Sisters of the Black Moon have made every decision together with thoughtful consideration and allowed time for the venture to evolve naturally.

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