Arch Record 2011 Design Vanguard Awards

Every year Architectural Records publishes a special magazine that focuses on the best designs of the year. (Who doesn’t want to vacation in India in this SOM designed hotel? Cocktail please!) This year’s “Design Vanguard” issue had a few really cool designs. Here are my faves. Johnsen Schmaling Architects (Milwaukee) “Composer’s House” – Designed for […]

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More stuff than I could possibly buy: Spacetaker’s Winter Holiday Art Market

It’s not too late to head over to the Winter Street Holiday Art Market – open today from 11:00 – 4:00. Went there last night as part of Art Crawl Houston and it was shopping nirvana. In my challenge to buy work appropriate clothes at White House Black Market that don’t make me feel old, […]

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Come see the Houston Art Snobs! Texas Contemporary Art Fair (October 20 – 23)

After living in NYC and Miami, both of which have fantastic art scenes, I am proud to say that my little home town rivals any big city when it comes to art. Even better, with a reasonable cost of living and lots of space, many working artists call Houston their home because they have the resources […]

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Friends with Benefits and the death of romance.. Not really

KR and I went to see “Friends With Benefits” last night. Of course, JT was fantastic and Mila Kunis (who normally annoys me) was actually pretty good herself. Rom-coms are usually unyieldingly sappy and for that I love and loathe them simultaneously. (Yes I have Bridget Jones, 27 Dresses, and The Devil Wears Prada on DVD.)  But for […]

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