Christian Lane | Co-founder, in.gredients
Along with his business partners, Christian Lane founded in.gredients, a micro-grocer focused on limited packaging and zero waste, the first of its kind in the country.
When did you come up with the idea for in.gredients?
Five years ago, my business partners (brothers Patrick and Joseph and friend Christopher) and I were looking for areas of sustainability to invest our time, energy and money. We’ve considered several business plans including bio diesel, composting and smart energy, as well as a beer and wine refill business. We decided to expand the scope of a beer and wine refill business to a full groceries offering. Considering the green-field nature of our start-up, we set out to maximize local products and reducing packaging and waste.
Elizabeth Baird | Architectural Designer, Mell Lawrence Architects
This smart and stylish designer took the leap and moved to Austin, where she’s a rising star in the architectural community.
Ryan Rhodes | Designer, LAND
One half of the design duo LAND, the always smiling and ever humble Ryan Rhodes and his dynamic art stand out from the crowd in Austin’s thriving design community.
Ten years ago, McGarrah Jesse asked me to join their design team, and two of my buds offered up their couch to me. Those folks helped me set roots in Austin. I have found solid friendships here ever since.
Who have been some of your collaborators?
Deus Ex Machina, Easy Tiger, Folk Fibers, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Patagonia and Transgressor Magazine.
What career moment are you most proud of?
There are people in this town who are just going for it, in work and life—friends, cohorts, clients…all of the above. There’s a lot of positive vibes going around, and it inspires me tremendously to be a part of it.
Maggie Lea | Founder, Cinema East
This connector and tastemaker specializes in the art of bringing all the cool kids together.
I came to Austin in 2004 to study literature, gender politics and political science at UT. I created a community of friends here and realized that what I was good at was bringing people together. It has become a full-time passion of mine—building audiences and curating. When I found that Austin was very receptive to that kind of community building, I stayed.
Peter Simonite | Cinematographer
A soulful cinematographer, whose credits include Tree of Life and Miss Congenialty, takes on projects around the world but loves calling Austin home.
There is something very cool about where we live. The more opportunities I have to travel, the more I realize the distinct identity of Austin. We have such a cool community of creative people, and working in Texas, we have access to the best and friendliest crews. Whether you are talking to the grip or the gaffer, everyone brings an artistry to it. There is a different professional vibe and pride about what we do here. I learn every day from everyone around me.
Austin Chronicle writer and designer Stephen Moser debuted his stunning Fall 2012-2013 collection at the Driskill Hotel with a two-part runway presentation, which also featured looks by Tina Johnson, Gail Chovan and Roosevelt Cevallo. Following a cocktail reception, the runway was a strong tribute to Austin’s fashion community.
We headed east for the release of our November Makers issue at Okay Mountain Gallery. Austin’s creative scene celebrated the city’s artistry and craftsmanship with drinks from Pacifico and Victoria, provided by Crown Imports, and Maker’s Mark. Dock and Roll, the award-winning South Austin food trailer, whipped up delicious lobster rolls for the evening, and GoodPop passed out their tasty pops.