August Makers Issue 2015

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Inspiration Board


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Style Pick

Making Art, Finding Identity 68


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Street Style


Makers Guide


Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Music Pick


Artist Spotlight



Dining Pick


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: kyle bunting rug photo by jessica attie; Claudia Gizell Aparicio Gamundi photo by leann mueller; tech tech boom photo by sean johnson; love ding photo by daniel brock; windmill bicycles photo by sarah frankie linder; matthew john winters photo by sarah frankie linder.


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Editor's Letter

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hile editing this month’s Makers Issue, I was struck by something woodworker Justine Spinoza said during her interview for Inspiration Board (page 82): “I think the laid back environment that I find in Austin encourages me to slow down and try something new, try something that actually makes me happy,” Spinoza told writer Jaime Netzer.

featured on our July Neighborhoods Issue cover met its demise.

This outtake of of Windmill Bicycles co-owner Aaron

Goeth snapped by phoThe idea of slowing down, of taking the time to learn tographer Sarah Frankie something new resonated with me, as it does many Linder was too good not to of us. Unlike in other cities, Austinites rarely allow share with readers. themselves to be defined solely by their professions. Sure, we have jobs that we’re proud of, but we’re also musicians, painters, self-taught chefs, and amateur brewmasters. We take classes, join groups, start bands, host art shows, plan charity events, and embrace the idea of collaboration.

This year, we reimagine the idea of “maker.” While you will certainly find profiles on the craftsmen/women that have become a staple of our annual Makers Issue, TRIBEZA has also ventured into new territory, profiling local technology companies making innovative new products (page 58), bicycle shop owners making transportation cool (page 44), and a bartender innovating the way we enjoy cocktails (page 26).

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As Austin grows, we must ensure that support of our creative community grows with it. My hope is that the Makers Issue is an extension of that support, and the stories you find on these pages will inspire you to slow down and try something new.


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Sarah Frankie Linder was born in Texas, raised in Oregon, and after stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Germany, she’s happy to now call Austin home.

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Sallie Lewis is a native San Antonian and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She received her master's degree from the Writing Program

Sean Johnson is an Austin native who mainly focuses on still life and food photography. When not behind the lens, Sean enjoys slaying various tacos around Austin, drinking too much coffee, and using the Oxford comma. You can find more of his work at

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The Townsend’s Inaugural Art Installation Opening Reception


At Austin’s hottest new cocktail lounge The Townsend, hip guests mingled in the swanky bar and celebrated the inaugural art installation by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. The new Congress Avenue spot is meant to serve as a nightclub, bar, and performance venue, with Justin Elliott overseeing the innovative beverage program.




Rock ‘N’ Restock

Austin’s finest gathered at The Belmont for a collaborative effort to restock the shelves of the Capital Area Food Bank. The evening, hosted by Pure Gold Realty, included live music from Shakey Graves and The Digital Wild and supported not only the Capital Area Food Bank but also Black Fret, which helps support Austin musicians.

Townsend: 1. Melba Whatley & Susan Marcus 2. Leanne Raesener & Evan Garza 3. Elisabeth & Aaron Stanley 4. Terry Quinn & Lora Reynolds 5. Pierre & Isabelle Fay Rock'n Restock: 6. Melissa Rivera, Danielle Fry & Jennifer Harding 7. Tina Romero & Chad Goldwasser 8. Peter Erdel & Amber Davis 9. Lindsay Love & Bree Cotten 10. Gillian Driscoll & Ben Morgan

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Young Hispanic Professional Association Of Austin Gala 2015

Guests were dressed to the nines at the Mexic-Arte Museum for the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin’s 2015 Gala, “Shaping Our Community.” The celebratory night included dinner, drinks, and engaging conversation with keynote speaker State Representative Celia Israel, as well as a silent auction benefitting the YHPAA scholarship program.





Sisterbrother MGMT “New Fam” Party

Sisterbrother MGMT celebrated their expansion to Austin with a party at Public School, featuring cocktails, tacos, and swag from The Color Condition, plus a sparkly outdoor set-up and tunes from DJ Sober.

YHP: 1. Curtis Smith & Vanessa Fuentes 2. Erik & Kylia Combs 3. Jennifer Ramos & Paige Kelly 4. Norma Rodas & Frank Castro 5. Nathan Larma, Leslie Cobos & Marco Orrantia Sisterbrother: 6. Erin Walsh & Heather Abbott 7. Mallory Hublein & Hannah Ford 8. Sara Domi & Sara Oswalt 9. Stacy Brodie & Tobie Wahl 10. Matt Brown & Madeline Good

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Flat Track Coffee Roasters Third Anniversary Party



One of Austin’s coolest coffee roasters, Flat Track Coffee celebrated their third anniversary by sipping on ice cold craft beers and spinning records at their headquarters on Cesar Chavez. Guests kept busy with yard games and a pit bike obstacle course. There was, of course, plenty of coffee on hand, too.




Alliance Française d’Austin’s 20th Bastille Day Anniversary and Fundraiser

At the 20th annual Bastille Day Party at the French Legation Museum, the Alliance Française d'Austin threw a beautiful outdoor bash fit for the whole family with face painting, volleyball, balloon twisting, and juggling demonstrations. Guests lounged on blankets and enjoyed food, drinks, and live performances from the Gypsy Jazz band Chico Chico and singer Christine Albert.

Flat Track: 1. Kristen Tobey & Kevin McAllister 2. Meryl Vedros, Jason Wilkins & Cate Xu 3. Mike Feeley & Jessica Turner 4. Sarah Schutte & Chelsea Af 5. Jessica Souza & Samantha Alberson Bastille Day: 6. Sam Rusek & Nick Wakem 7. Casey & Michael Murr 8. Natalie & Ryan Guzman 9. Chris, Audrey & Emmy Munson 10. Victor Ashby & Rachel Marcinek

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Quesoff V


The fifth annual celebration of Austin’s favorite appetizer brought out competitive queso makers and discerning, chip-wielding attendees for a fun and delicious afternoon at The Mohawk. Over 25 teams competed in categories like meaty, spicy, and veggie while the crowd enjoyed cold brews, entertainment by Johnny Hottub and, of course, lots of queso.





Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning country star Dwight Yoakam, the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was a star-studded night featuring performances from Lyle Lovett, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and more. Guests celebrated with drinks and dancing to honor the 2015 Induction Class including Asleep at the Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Guy Clark, Flaco Jimenez, and Townes Van Zandt.

Quesoff: 1. Daniel Northcutt & Kevyn Butler 2. Sara Reid, Kate Manser & Deidre Gott 3. Elizabeth Manieri & Zoe Dyere 4. Kelly Keelan, Elena Slaton & Averi Garcia 5. Lisa Zagorski & Alexa Wageman ACL Hall of Fame: 6.Thomas & Amanda Gilpin 7. Mollie & Graham Brown 8. Monica Ramos, Elise Reinbach, & Lindsay Nahoum 9. Warren & Ashley Hood 10. Greg Clay & Lauren Bucherie

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Justin Elliott the townsend Former Qui bar manager Justin Elliott is behind the bar in a whole new way this summer. After leaving his post as lead bar man at the Paul Qui mainstay to join Penumbral Strategic Ventures as Director of Hospitality Projects, he took his place this July as head of the cocktail program at recently opened downtown bar, The Townsend. Needless to say, as one of Austin’s most notable names in cocktails, Elliott's pretty in tune with the imbibing among us. Here, he chats with TRIBEZA about his favorite drink, a cocktail even a novice should know, what to expect from his new venture, and more.

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Go-to Cocktail These days, I tend to gravitate toward a traditional daiquiri. It’s a pretty good barometer for everything from house style to bartender technique — it’s a very flexible drink. I’ve very rarely met an actual rum, lime juice and sugar daiquiri that I have not enjoyed. Also, a Palmetto — essentially a rum Manhattan — is a classic. These drinks have endured for a reason. What’s The Townsend All About? We’re trying to create something that’s timeless. I would love it if people didn’t think that much about The Townsend, but instead just came to The Townsend all the time. It shouldn’t be hard to sit and enjoy a nice cocktail in a high-class environment without having to worry about it — it should be easy. But I don’t want my fingerprints all over this cocktail program. I want this to be a bar that feels like it’s been there forever and will be there forever. Tired Cocktail Trends I’m tired of overwrought menus. Lately, it seems that some people are more impressed with how a drink sounds than they are with how it tastes. You don’t have to tell me everything that’s in it. Tell me the key stuff, and make it not sound like a mess. These compound syrups and saffron bitters and coffee maple syrup reductions — you don’t need to list all of that. That’s not to say these aren’t delicious concoctions — many of them most certainly are. Just keep a little to the imagination, you know?

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The Townsend will launch a guest bartending program which gives mixologists a percentage of every drink sold.

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On keeping it Classy My favorite cocktail bar in town right now is Garage. There’s a tone to the space and the cocktails that just hits me in the sweet spot. I think my favorite thing about it is that while it still has the familiar trappings of a cocktail bar, it doesn’t feel like a reproduction of a better-known cocktail bar from a larger market. Plus, it’s a couple blocks from The Townsend, which doesn’t hurt. Of course there’s The Liberty — we pretty much lived at that place when closing down Qui every night. Drink.well is also fantastic. It’s one of those neighborhood places that I wish there were 10 more of. I also do a lot of drinking at Clark ’s. I have some oysters and a couple of martinis at lunch and I feel like a real classy fella. The One Drink Every Novice Should Learn

No question — an Old Fashioned. Everybody likes an Old Fashioned. Forget the unnecessary muddling of copious amounts of fruit and the iterations thereof. All you need is sugar, spirit, bitters, and water. Why Leave Qui? This was a decision mostly based on my family. I’m 35, and it just felt like it was time to own something, time to make something for my family. Qui was amazing, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t my name on the door — it was Paul’s name — and I want to build my own thing. I’m really excited about this opportunity.

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August 23, 7pm Austin 360 Amphitheater QUIET COMPANY


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Calliope Musicals


o label Calliope Musicals a band might be selling them short, because while the group’s primary medium is music, their live show is an auditory, visual, and genuinely transportive experience. The group’s roots date back to 2009, when frontwoman Carrie Fussell and guitarist Matt Roth began playing head shops around town. Soon after, Fussell’s boyfriend, now husband, Josh Bickley joined the band on drums (a choice they made hesitantly, for fear of “Fleetwood Mac drama”). With the additions of Craig Finkelstein, Andrew Vizzone, and Chris Webb, the trio transformed into a six-person musical tribe. While the band describes their style as psychedelic party folk, the actual sound — a harmonious blend of drums, guitar, bass, a hybrid instrument known as a xylosynth, and Fussell’s powerful voice — is hard to define and varies substantially by song. What is consistent, however, is the element of storytelling that courses through every track in the Calliope catalogue. “Our music centers around a certain energy more than a certain style,” the perpetually barefoot Fussell says. “We’ll do rock, then dance-y disco, then some slow [songs]. At the end of the day, it feels like the music revolves around imagination and adventure more than it does a specific type of music.


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The Big Give


hough the “season of giving” is usually associated with the winter holidays, for nonprofits, volunteers, and philanthropists, it’s a year-round affair and one that The BIG Give seeks to recognize. Presented by I Live Here, I Give Here, The BIG Give is an evening celebrating (as the name of the organization implies) local charitable organizations. The event — which is expected to attract 400 guests to the Hyatt Regency Austin —will include a silent auction, and give attendees the opportunity to support some of Austin’s greatest causes. Proceeds from the event will go towards I Live Here, I Give Here programs like Amplify Austin, which has raised millions of dollars for Central Texas nonprofits since 2013. Another highlight of the night is the announcement of the RetailMeNot Nonprofit Award that will grant $5,000 to a local nonprofit in recognition of doing an exemplary job engaging their donors. Tickets for The BIG Give ring in at $120, and sponsorship packages range from $250 to $10,000. Between the glamour and the giving, it’s guaranteed to be a great evening benefiting some even greater causes. The BIG Give, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, will take place August 28 at 7 pm at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Tickets, sponsorship options and more information can be found at s. sumpter

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Fieldwork Artist Talk And Concert: Erik DeLuca 7pm





The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing Opening Reception 7-10pm AUGUST 15 WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

35th Anniversary Show Opening Reception 6-8pm Through August 29 AUGUST 20 AUSTIN ART GARAGE

Robots In Rowboats: Tales of Heartbreak and Hope Opening Reception 6-9pm

Perennial Specimen Through August 19

Eve & Shive Through August 30


Robert Therrein Through August 30


Impressionism and the Caribbean Through September 8


Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm Through November 15 LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles! Through January 10, 2016 BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Donald Moffett Through February 28, 2016

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Big Ass Canvas


hen Travis Huse and his friend launched Big Ass Canvas three years ago, it was a small project aimed to introduce art into a public space and encourage the community to unite and interact through creation. Through its events, Big Ass Canvas encourages people to collaborate on giant canvases that are then auctioned off for charity. But what started as two guys hauling art supplies to bars has evolved into something much bigger: a bona fide gallery. “It was supposed to be three events, just for fun, to see how people would receive it,” Huse says. “It wasn’t supposed to be this big thing, but people loved it.” While Big Ass Canvas, which showcases the contemporary works of around 30 local artists, spent the better part of the year on Colorado Street, Huse has decided to adopt a pop-up model, and the gallery is slated to re-open this fall in a yet-to-be-determined downtown locale. But though the location will be different, the gallery still hopes to allow more artists to transition to full-time and to help facilitate the growth of the Austin visual art scene. “The traditional model of a gallery is dead, in my opinion,” says Huse. “We’re not a stuffy, pretentious gallery, so we’re trying to start something more appealing to the masses. New space, new crowd … new energy.” Find more information on Big Ass Canvas at and browse visual musings on Instagram @bigasscanvas. s. sumpter

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1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–2 doughertygallery LA PEÑA

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007

Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena– LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6 LOTUS GALLERY

1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 MASS GALLERY

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4620 E. Cesar Chavez, Bldg. B (512) 663 6690 By appointment only PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX

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3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART

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3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 STEPHEN L. CLARK GALLERY

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Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

208 E. San Antonio St. (830) 990 1727 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL

234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY

314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 INSIGHT GALLERY

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 LARRY JACKSON ANTIQUES & ART GALLERY

209 S. Llano (830) 997 0073 Hours: M-F 9:30-5, Sa 10-5 THE GALLERY AT VAUDEVILLE

230 E. Main St. (830) 992 3234 Hours: M 8-6, W-F 8-6, Sa 8-9, Su 8-5 WHISTLE PIK

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making music

A n i n s i d e r ' s g u i d e to A u s t i n ' s h i d d e n g e m s .

by nicole beckley

Made For The Weekend

“I think anything we can get that’s really personal to the maker becomes personal to yourself,” says Laura Davis Berryman. The owner of Newton Supply Co., Berryman studied architecture and handcrafts, receiving her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design before launching her own venture in September 2014. While Newton Supply Co. focuses on creating goods made with sustainably and locally-sourced materials, items like their popular Waxed Canvas Weekender bags are designed with travel in mind. Says Berryman, “Any chance that you get you should just be able to take off on a road trip and go on an adventure.” For more information, visit

Pl ayer ’ s Pick

Ask Dave Barry of Moniker Guitars about one of his favorite projects and he’ll tell you about creating a 2001: A Space Odyssey-themed guitar for metal band The Sword’s Kyle Shutt. “It had moon-shaped sound holes and I designed a circuit that had a noise sensitive LED trigger to it so if he played harder the lights would blink more brightly,” Barry says. Along with Kevin Tully, Barry started Moniker in 2012 with the aim to put custom design in the hands of the customer through their online configurator. Passionate axe players can choose all the elements from the body shape down to the knobs. “We’ve seen some absolutely outrageous designs, in a good way,” Barry says. Recently creating custom guitars for Lord Huron’s Strange Trails tour, Moniker’s instruments are as beautiful as they are unique. “If you can dream it, within the context and confines of our website,” explains Barry, “we can build it.” For more information, visit

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newton image by Ch ristina Chil dress | guitar image by moniker guitar s

M ot h e r Fa lco n ’ s Goo d Luck To craft some of the songs on Mother Falcon’s third studio album, Good Luck Have Fun (being released August 14), Nick Gregg asked his band mates to re-create electronic video game music with their traditional acoustic instruments. “It was a really different way to approach songwriting,” says cellist Diana Burgess. Part of a commission for the documentary Star Nation, the all-instrumental songs are paired with vocally driven indie pop songs to round out the new disc. “It’s kind of a split album — it has two different personalities,” says Burgess. For a large band, whose current lineup includes 12 musicians with a variety of training in classical, jazz, and rock, getting to play songs on both ends of the spectrum is a thrill. “It’s cool to have an album that embraces everyone’s backgrounds,” Burgess says. “It really shows our abilities as a band.” See for yourself when Mother Falcon plays Empire Control Room August 21 and 22. For more information, visit

Fresh Batch of Local Goods Working to spread the word about locally made goods, Batch Austin specializes in curated gift and monthly subscription boxes. Here Batch Austin’s Director, Courtney Bianchi, shares some of her local favorites. Hops & Grains Brew Biscuits — Hops and Grains are known for their fantastic beer but most people don’t know they also make dog-friendly treats. Luna Tigre Bluebonnet Scented Candle — I’m a huge fan of this candle by owner Jill Smallman. It is the perfect combination of clean and floral with just a hint of that magical state flower fragrance. Yellowbird Hot Sauce — This stuff is so yummy on breakfast tacos, mixed in your scrambled eggs, or basically in any dish where you want a kick of heat and spice. The Barton Table Chocolate Sauce — This is incredibly delicious spooned right out of the jar, mixed with peanut butter, or poured over a bowl of ice cream. Mary-Wommack Barton makes the sauce from scratch. Latika Soap — Husband and wife owners, Erez and Mazzi Peled, handmake and hand-pour their lotions and soaps. For men, their charcoal line is great. Not only is the scent wonderful, but also charcoal offers many health benefits, especially for the skin. For more information, visit

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One of the cornerstones of Austin’s creative culture is our willingness to collaborate. Whether it’s a chef and a ceramicist

Helms Workshop, the design house behind such identities as Austin Beerworks, Frank, and Howler Brothers, tackled the identity for Juliet, crafting a retro-inspired logo that feels at home among the funky restaurants on Barton Springs Road.

working together to create custom place settings, a technology company hiring a graffiti artist to spray paint an office mural or a coffee roaster and beer company brewing up a new coffee porter, some of the city’s most interesting work happens when makers come together. In celebration of this spirit, we profile local artisans and artists, bartenders and bike builders who are making things not only inspired by the city, but include elements made or grown right here in town. Each of these makers crossed industries and asked locals to craft something that is truly “made in Austin.”


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Housed in the former Romeo’s, Juliet is Austin’s newest home of Italian fare. From the interiors to insalate, this South Austin eatery is a collaboration with local firms including Clayton & Little Architects, Helms Workshop, Joel Mozersky Design, and Mark Word Design. Together with Chef Jacob Weaver, this powerhouse design team worked together to give owners Neeca Leitao’s and Dan Wilkin’s Mediterranean dream a decidedly Austin feel. august 2015


Opened in July, Juliet’s kitchen is led by Chef Jacob Weaver (center) and Pastry Chef Carly Rossmeissl (left), both of whom have staffed the kitchens of local hotspots like Asti and Easy Tiger, respectively. Joel Mozersky (right), who also designed the newly-opened Lonesome Dove on Colorado Street, has crafted a Southern Italian-inspired ambiance with a chic Austin flair.


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Expect craft cocktails and an impressive wine list housed behind the walnut bar in a temperature-controlled wine room. And make a note: Juliet serves magnum bottles of rosĂŠ during brunch.

For the impressive patio, the restaurant tapped Mark Word to create European-inspired ambiance. Word, who uses his knowledge of native flora and fauna to create unique outdoor spaces, has also designed exteriors for Hotel Saint Cecilia and Hotel San Jose. august 2015


Go beyond a simple salt rim when it comes to creating your own cocktails. For this, Fry likes to try a simple poppy seed and salt mix or Dai Due’s Rib Rub on the rim.

Julianna Fry E x ecutiv e Bar Man ag e r E ast S ide Showroo m

Julianna Fry serves as executive bar manager of East Side Showroom, arguably one of Austin’s most respected cocktail lounges. For this drink, Fry sourced everything from spirit to garnish from in and around the city. The result was the Due Diligence, a dynamic summer cocktail that proves that “locally-sourced ingredients” should be on the drink menu, too.

No one should be afraid of a whiskey-based cocktail for summer, explains Fry. Using Swift, the Dripping Springs-based small batch Texas whiskey company, the Due Diligence is surprisingly light and perfect for afternoons on the porch.


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due diligence Recipe 1.5 oz Swift Single Malt Texas Whiskey from Swift Distillery .5 oz Paula’s Texas Lemon from Paula’s Texas Spirits 2 teaspoons Dai Due Rib Rub from Dai Due 1 Basil leaf from Johnson’s Backyard Garden 2 heavy dashes of East Side Showroom house bitters (can substitute Angostura or homemade dark spiced bitters) Start by filling the mixing and serving glasses with ice and cold water. Next, spread the rib rub on a small plate. Empty the mixing glass and add the Swift, Paula’s Texas Lemon, and bitters. Fill with ice and give a long stir until drink is very thoroughly chilled. Empty the serving glass and rim the edge with the Rib Rub. Using a julep strainer, strain the drink into the prepared glass. Gently smack the basil against one hand over the glass to express its oils and lay it across the drink. Enjoy!

At home, Fry serves her cocktails in chic tumblers from East Side Glass Studio. Fry also works in conjunction with East Side Showroom Chef Samantha Bryan to source herbs from nearby farms. The fresh basil leaves used in the Due Diligence are from Johnson’s Backyard Garden.

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When you swing by Windmill Bicycles expect to do more than just talk bikes. In between questions about your riding needs, owners Aaron Goeth and Sarah Goeth may ask you to take part in everything from a karaoke session to a “hidden talent� talent show.


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This custom Windmill Bicycle was built using a UK Coaster frame from the Austin-based Fairdale Bikes and includes thoughtful details like a handstitched leather saddle, and a customized U-Lock, leather U-lock holder, and grips. “They’re super pretty, but they [also] last forever,” Sarah says. And the accessories can be customized based on the rider’s need. In fact, Aaron recently created a custom six-bottle wine holder for a local sommelier.

Left: Sarah hand-stitched the leather seat to add a unique feature to this customized bike. Right: Aaron hand built the shop’s ceiling using reclaimed wood from around the city. “Sarah just drove around looking for pallets,” explains Aaron, who enlisted friends to help make the store’s unique feature. “We just have fun,” says Sarah. “We want this to be a community space, not just a retail space.”

“Most of the wood I use is recycled/reclaimed,” says Winters. “In my day job I have a lot of scrap left over, and I’m always digging through it looking for great grain patterns unique knots … The Texas sun bakes in a lot of great textures in the paint and wood here.”

Matthew John Winters

When we asked local artist Matthew John Winters to create a custom piece of work for this issue, he found inspiration in the stories of Juliet, Windmill Bicycles, and Julianna Fry. If his style looks familiar, it’s because in addition to his full time gig as Preparator at The Contemporary Austin, Winters has created original works for DWG Urban Landscape Architects, Car2Go, Yellow Jacket Social Club, and Dive Bar, and has participated in events including SXSW and East Austin Studio Tour.


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A St. Louis native, Winters has lived in Austin for more than eight years, and currently works out of the Cherrywood home he shares with his fiancée, Keaton and dog, Ernie

Winters says his inspiration comes from the city around him. “There is a great sense of illustrative style [in Austin]. It’s a combination of pastoral road signs, simple flat colors and no nonsense imagery meant to get right to the point� explains Winters. august 2015



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b y s a m s u m p t e r | P h o t o g r a p h y b y J e s s i c a At t i e

I t i s s a i d t h at w e d r e s s m o r e f o r ot h e r s t h a n f o r o u r s e lv e s , b u t d e c o r at i n g o u r h o m e i s a s t r i c t ly p e r s o n a l e n d e av o r . T h e t h o u g h t, t i m e , a n d m o n e y w e p u t i n t o c r e at i n g a s p a c e t h a t r e a l ly l o o k s a n d f e e l s g o o d t o u s i s w h at t u r n s a h o u s e i n to a h o m e. H e r e w e s h i n e t h e s p o t l i g h t o n a f e w ta l e n t e d A u s t i n a r t i s a n s w h o c r a f t b e a u t i f u l g o o d s t o h e l p yo u a d d t e x t u r e t o yo u r o w n h o m e . august 2015


Hide may be having its moment as a decor trend for 2015, but Kyle Bunting — widely acknowledged as the creator of the hide rug — has always recognized its potential. In fact, the famed Bunting has been working with the material for over a decade. “Before we started doing it in 2001, it was people taking hides and just throwing them on the floor,” says Bunting. “We thought the material was very luxe, sustainable ... kind of sensual. It was tactile, and the way it played with light was really dynamic.” In the hands of Bunting and his Austin team, hair-on hide has taken the form of throw pillows, detailed murals, upholstery and, most notably, those famous rugs. He has also put a twist on the traditional by employing an anything-goes attitude towards color, offering over 100 options ranging from more natural shades to striking hues like fuchsia and teal. Bunting’s most impressive feats, however, are his bespoke pieces, for which he operates on the philosophy “any size, any shape, any color” to craft custom creations for designers and clients. It’s projects like these that most excite him and his team. “The opportunity to create something dynamic appears, and it takes it to a whole ‘nother level,” says Bunting. “That’s the stuff that keeps us running in here every day, the chance to create something new.” For more information, inspiration and inquiries, visit


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Kyle Bunting’s in-demand creations elevate the traditional hide rug. august 2015


It was Ashlie Adam’s work in Africa empowering young women that inspired her to start Yard.


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Ashlie Adams has always been artistically inclined, but what wasn’t always clear for the native Texan was what medium was best for expressing this creativity. The designer found her calling, however, during college in the form of fiber arts, and that passion — combined with an epiphany in Africa where she worked educating and empowering craftswomen— inspired her to launch her own line: YARD. As far as selection goes, works range from scarves and jewelry to commissioned home goods. For the latter, imagine intricately woven wall hangings, rugs, baskets, and more — all made by hand and to order — in a juxtapositional style Adams has described as “modern-meets-primitive.” Aesthetically speaking, while the color palette may be minimalistic, the texture of the pieces are anything but. The woven layers of fringe, braids, and ties bring a certain softness to walls and floors, complementing the space they’re inhabiting and, as Adams put it, flowing seamlessly into the architecture of the room. “You’ve seen The Big Lebowski?” she jokes. “My rugs really tie the room together.” All kidding aside, the artist’s mission with YARD is simply to create goods that people will love having in their homes. “That’s your haven, and I want the pieces to bring comfort, bring warmth to a space,” she said. “I want them to bring serenity. That’s all I ever want it to be.” To find more information on YARD, visit august 2015


If you’re familiar with Little Minnow, it’s likely because of the brand’s popular handmade infinity scarves. But just as noteworthy as the colorful neckwear is the selection of cheerful home goods, which includes patterned tea towels in an array of patterns and shades and brightly-hued throw pillows featuring a bold diamond print — all of which are dreamed up, designed, printed, and constructed in-house by owners and sisters Lizzi and Mary Bradley. “Each piece has a story [about] why we wanted to make it, who drew the original design, why we picked the fabric,” explains Mary. “While other brands might make similar products, no one else will have the same patterns or fabric as us.” “We design for ourselves ... and choose colors that we want in our home,” Lizzi adds. “We might add a color or two that are really on-trend, but if we aren’t excited about it, then we aren’t really interested in making it.” The Bradleys have always shared a love of art, and it was this interest along with plenty of YouTube DIY videos (and countless weekends and evenings of hard work) that led to Little Minnow’s success and the Bradleys’ transition from sisters to fulltime, bona fide business partners. “We weren’t really sure what would come of it, but I knew that it made me really happy,” says Mary. “And I’ve never looked back.” For information on where to find Little Minnow goods or to shop online, head to


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Every piece from Little Minnow’s collection is handmade in the Bradleys’ studio.

Co-owners-and-sistersLizzi and Mary Bradley started Little Minnow in 2010. august 2015


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“Maker” means more than handmade. take a look at some of the revolutionary technology products being designed and created in Austin. While some may imagine technology builders as people behind a screen, fiddling with abstruse code and hard-to-understand programs, the truth is that there is a lot of cutting, hammering, fitting, and sizing that goes into technology innovation. And those who do it are craftsmen and women of another sort. They may not be behind a potter’s wheel or in a dark room, but the craftsmanship that goes into products, apps, games, and software is as complex and heartfelt as any handmade good. And a lot of this tech craftsmanship is happening in Austin. According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, high tech companies in this city added more than 5,400 new jobs in 2014. Since January, venture capitalists have invested roughly $265 million in Austin companies, up 31 percent from this time last year. Makers who have crafted the technology featured in this year’s Makers Issue have had to contend with battery capacity, wiring, and LEDs – the innards that give meaning to an exterior’s pristine design. Plus, just like wood- or metalworkers, these craftspeople are building tools with practical applications, anticipating problems, and fashioning solutions. august 2015



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Made of stainless steel and silicone, Supermechanical’s Range sends temperature data from a slab of cooking meat directly to the chef ’s personal device. Shell out $69.95 for the Aqua or Ember edition, with a varying three- to six-inch tip. The extreme-grillers among us can fork up $89.95 for Coal Range, which is reinforced to avoid damage from grill flare-ups.


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Atlas Wristband

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A sweat and waterproof silicone trainer on your wrist, the Atlas Wristband from Atlas Wearables knows it all. Doing triangle pushups instead of regular ones? It knows. Trying to get away with squats in place of dead lifts? This high-tech wristband can tell the difference. It even understands sequences, registering a burpee as one movement, not three. The wristband is priced at at $249. august 2015



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i Fetch Standing just eight inches tall and weighing 2.5 pounds, iFetch is perhaps the most advanced ball-thrower your pup’s ever seen. When you or your dog drop a ball into the device’s mouth, it’ll be launched across the room or lawn. Retails for $155. august 2015


Vital Herd This e-pill rests at the base of dairy cows’ stomachs, quietly monitoring each animal’s body temperature, heart rate and respiration rate. Part of Vital Herd’s package includes software that analyzes and tracks the information. The software and e-pill are sold as a service, at an annual fee of $50 per


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the f re ewheel dev ice connects to the ax les of the wheelcha ir to record fitness data .

Fr eew h eel by Chaotic Moon A fitness tracker for wheelchair users, Freewheel by Chaotic Moon and BASE uses sensors to record the chair’s wheel rotations, incline, altitude, and distance traveled. Though it’s still in prototype, Chaotic Moon CEO Ben Lamm says its abilities will likely go beyond the wheelchair. “Freewheel’s potential is limitless, and we envision the project developing into a global platform with future applications we haven’t yet imagined.” In prototype, no price set. august 2015


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hen Manik Nakra, who was an economics major at The University of Texas at Austin, he never imagined pursuing art in any serious way, preferring just to “splash paint around” as a hobby in between classes. When a college professor offered to buy some of his pieces, Nakra thought, “Really? Okay.” And after graduation, he decided to get serious.

After a full day of work, Aparicio-Gamundi works until 2 or 3 am most nights in the studio attached to her South Austin home. “I get tired when I’m out,” she says. “But when I’m working, I can just keep going.” Below: artwork by Aparicio-Gamundi

In between his 9-to-5 job as a cartographer at GeoSearch Environmental, Nakra was qui-


etly working long hours searching for his own

a T-shirt with a hamburger illustration on

artistic voice. “I just retreated back into my

it, Nakra admits that as a young, displaced

studio and just worked,” he recalls. “I would

American boy living in India, he was more

go to art shows, not talk to anyone, just look at

concerned with why he couldn’t have pizza

the art and come back home.”

and watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than

Though Nakra was born in the United

with appreciating the more traditional India.

States he attended elementary school in his

It was only as an adult that he reconnected

parent’s native India. “Now there [are] Wal-

with “old” India and, in doing so, “really start-

Marts in India, but back then it wasn’t like

ed developing my voice as an artist.” Says Na-

that” he says of the country’s modernization.

kra, “That’s when I really started concentrat-

“Like my dad, his family died in a monsoon,

ing on Indian imagery.”

and my mom would have monkeys just come

Nakra, who still works as a cartographer,

in to her house. She tells me stories of when

has unparalleled drive, taking on and com-

she was a little schoolgirl [and] hundreds of

pleting wildly ambitious projects like his re-

monkeys would be waiting to walk home with

cent series “THE TIGERING!” which consists

the kids because the kids would give them

of over 400 individual renderings of the kills

fruit. That’s gone, though.”

attributed to the legendary Champawat Tiger.

Sitting at the Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

He has put out zines with creative collective

on a recent Saturday afternoon in jeans and

Raw Paw, and is working on a mural for the

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“ I ’ m n e v e r n ot w o r k i n g , l i k e i n m y h e a d, I d o n ’ t think any artist is never n ot w o r k i n g . ”

“When I’m in my stu-

- manik nakra

new south location of Michi Ramen. He put

dio, I’m by myself,

out a “best hits” book of his tiger drawings,

and it’s like my

and collaborated with AmanKouture to turn

universe,” Nakra

those images into a clothing line. “I’m never not working, like in my head,”

says of spending

Nakra says. “I don’t think any artist is never

late nights in his

not working.” Claudia Gizell Aparicio Aparicio-Gamun-

North Loop stu-

di is certainly always working. “I like to keep

dio. “I’m in charge,

busy,” she says humbly over tacos and coffee at

I can do no wrong — I’m Batman.”

Habanero on Oltorf Street. Working full time as a designer at the Sanders\Wingo Agency, Aparicio-Gamundi — who strikes a rare balance between being both effortlessly cool and incredibly warm — is also a member of Puro Chingón Collective, and serves as co-program director of AIGA Austin. “I get to be creative with work, and that’s rad,” says Aparicio-Gamundi. “But what I do for myself is much more personal. So a lot of the work that I do has to do with immigration and identity and how you identify yourself. I’m queer ... so a lot of time my work is about that.” august 2015


Like Nakra, Aparicio-Gamundi uses her art partially as a way to reconnect with her culture and explore multiple identities. Born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, Aparicio-Gamundi moved to Dallas when she was 15, believing she was only coming to Texas for a visit. “My mom was engaged to man that lived in Dallas, and so we would come and visit,” she explains. “This time around she was like, ‘We’re staying.’ I was like, ‘Oh my god. What about my dog? My friends?’ And the very first day she took me to school they put me back two years. It was definitely culture shock. Now, basically all of my work is nostalgia for that time … by the water, up north in Mexico.” It’s not uncommon for artists to create conversations between their art and identity. But for

“ w h at I d o f o r m y s e l f i s much more personal. So a lot o f t h e w o r k t h at I d o h a s t o d o w i t h i mm i g r a t i o n and identity and how you i d e n t i f y y o u r s e l f. I ’ m q u e e r . . . s o a lot o f t i m e m y w o r k i s a b o u t t h a t. ”

both Nakra and Aparicio-Gamundi, their work is more than a personal journey. Both artists also feel strongly that it’s a way to contribute underrepresented perspectives to Austin’s art scene. “I’m basically just practicing going back to my roots,” Aparicio-Gamundi explains. “That’s the way it’s been for awhile, getting back in touch with who I am, basically, and putting it — somehow projecting it — onto everything that I’m doing. I really wanna do more [to] focus on diversity.” One way Aparicio-Gamundi is working to diversify Austin’s art scene is through The

- Claudia Gizell Aparicio-Gamundi


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Puro Chingón Collective, which she found-

ed three years ago along with James Huizar and Claudia Zapata. The collective produces zines, eclectic designer toys and seriously One of Nakra’s first

epic parties, among other things. “There’s

studio visitors ever

an enormous void with the Latino commu-

was director Terrence

nity and I think they aren’t represented [in

Malick, who came with movie producers that had seen a piece of Nakra’s hanging at Cheer Up Charlie’s. “I actual-

the art scene] and so we decided to take it upon ourselves,” she explains. For Nakra, it was a similar need that drove him to explore Indian imagery in his work. “As I was teaching myself about art, I noticed when I was going to art shows I was

ly didn’t know it was

the only brown person,” says Nakra. “That’s

Terrence Malick at the

when I was like you know what, I’m real-

time,” Nakra says “He was

ly gonna push Indian imagery because if I

like my name is Terrence

don’t I have this rich culture and heritage

and I was just like ok, nice to meet you.”

that I come from, and I [need to] acknowledge it in my art.” august 2015


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Bringing Up Bébé A Pa r i s i a n - i n s p i r e d b a b y l i n e t h at i s a s p r a c t i c a l a s i t i s b e a u t i f u l then comes marriage, then comes… bébés in

style. A failed attempt to find a plain white sleep sack amongst

de Buci. Maya Nairn is the woman behind de Buci Baby, a line

other items inspired Nairn to design her own line. And voilà, de

that weaves European style with American made quality. The de-

Buci Baby was born.

First comes love,

but collection features crib sheets, blankets, teddy bears and sleep sacks in petal pinks, powder blues and toile with plum piping.

Throughout the collection, Nairn uses sumptuous fabrics like Japanese cotton, while working with a manufacturer in Austin.

Nairn's new line has an understated air of Parisian panache –

(All of her products are made in America.) “There’s something re-

and rightfully so – the city has a special place in her life. 10 years

ally fun for me having bolts of fabric sent to my house and taking

ago, while attending cooking school in Paris at the Ecole Ritz Es-

them to the manufacturer,” she says. From dropping off fabrics to

coffier, she met the man who would become her husband. She was

picking up products and testing them with her own family, Nairn

living on Rue de Buci, which has fittingly become the collection’s

is an active participant in the process.

name, symbolizing the place that started a new life chapter rich

This fall, the designer will unveil a linen collection in soft,

with marriage and motherhood. “That’s really where this part of

breezy neutrals while introducing more kinds of items, like burp

my life began,” says the mother of two with a third on the way.

cloths. As the line grows, Nairn’s mission to create baby products

After her first child was born, Nairn found herself searching

that are both functional and stylish will remain the same. “There’s

for items that complemented her own understated design aes-

no reason it can’t be practical and also beautiful,” she says adding,

thetic and neutral color palette, which is inspired by her Euro-

“That’s what I’m trying to do.” s. lewis

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3. 1. De Buci Baby is crafted using high-quality fabrics from across the globe, and manufactured right here in Austin. 2. Details like fresh flowers and luxe scented candles gives owner Maya Nairn’s home a sophisticated — yet lived in — feel. 3. Nairn says she is inspired by European design and her years living in Paris. 4. Says Nairn about baby products, “There’s no reason [they] can’t be practical and also beautiful.”


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5. 5. Nairn’s kitchen has a farmhouse feel. 6. Though her palette tends to be understated, the art work displayed in Nairn’s home offers fresh pops of color. 7. The designer's love of neutral color palettes and understated elegance is evident in her living room decor.

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Justine Spinoza woodworker Justine Spinoza has a lot of talented friends including musicians, writers, and in her words, other “creative geniuses.” Though she works as a freelance camera operator and editor, Spinoza says she had a few frustrating years trying to figure out what it was she wanted to create. She tried piano, but found it wasn’t for her. “I was quickly reminded that I am, in fact, not a musician at all,” she laughs. Next came what would turn out to be the answer: woodworking. “Finding woodworking was like finding my hidden passion,” Spinoza says. “It’s like giving something new life.” She started out small, picking up old tables and chairs people left on the side of the road and fixing them up. “The more I did, the more I thought, ‘Wait, I can build this,’” Spinoza says. Forgotten furniture was replaced by worn-out wood, and trips around town during bulk pick-up days became routine. “I love the idea of first, getting free stuff, and second, repurposing something that was on its way to the landfill,” Spinoza says. Her efforts result in unique, strong pieces that imbue all the stitched-and-patched sense of history that makes reclaimed work appealing. Spinoza realized she needed woodworking to fill the creative holes she found in editing. “Editing and woodworking do have parallels,” Spinoza says. “They are both about fitting pieces together in a way that makes the best sense and tells the best story, so to speak.” But, explains Spinoza, woodworking gives her the chance to be outside, “actively working with my hands and creating something to my liking.” And Austin proves to be the perfect setting in which to do so. “I think the laid back environment that I find here encourages me to slow down and try something new, try something that actually makes me happy,” Spinoza says. “It's easy to get caught up in the go-go-go mentality, where we're doing nothing more than what we 'should' be doing. It's nice to be in a town where people seem to appreciate the moments of calm and moments of no responsibility.” j. netzer


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1. Wooden knick-knacks: “I've collected old wooden objects and knick-knacks for years—usually things I find at thrift shops or digging around my grandparents' attic. I've always loved things carved from wood long before I started working with wood myself. Something about seeing the myriad shapes and forms that wood can take on is super inspiring.” 2. Mirrors: “Similar to my wooden knick-knack collection/obsession, I've collected mirrors of various shapes and sizes over the years. I love hanging them in areas all over the house and seeing how they catch random passing objects. They make a room feel larger and multi-dimensional and they’re not just pretty, they are functional. I think in a lot of ways mirrors inspire things that I build in their beauty and functionality.” 3. Gardening/plants: “Growing plants is like caring for a pet in their dependence on humans for water and food to grow. I love watching plants respond to their environment and seeing them in different stages of growth. Plants and roots can adapt and twist to find just the right amount of sunshine or to fit into a small space. I'm inspired by that kind of tenacity and versatility.” 4. Tools: “When I first started building things I had a few very simple tools. I like how having only a few tools forces creativity. I've since grown my power tool collection, but sometimes miss the days of trying to figure out how to build an object with just the few hand tools you may have access to.” 5. Tetris: “I've had this Game Boy for as long as I can remember. The only game I ever play (the only game I own for it anymore) is Tetris. I'm pretty addicted. It wasn't until recently that someone pointed out the obvious connection between liking a game where you fit pieces together and building furniture.” 6. Antiques and old photographs: “My bathroom walls are covered with antique photographs that I've collected over the years. I spend probably too much time looking at them and trying to imagine the individual in the photograph's story. I love how they all took pictures with their automobiles. Photos from back then, before the digital age, seem so special — each one so carefully thought out and planned. I have a similar affinity for antique tins and bottles. There's something about rust that I love. I think its randomness and color inspire some of the ways I like to stain the furniture I make.” 7. Corks: “I collect these guys, too. Their random shapes and consistencies fascinate me. It seems like such a shame that they only get used once. I think eventually I'll try to build something that incorporates them into the design.” p h oto g r a p h by c h a d wa ds wo rt h august 2015



pick Love Ding is a nod to owner Denise Roberts’s childhood nickname.

Roberts curates vignettes of new home goods mixed with vintage furnishings in the shop.

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ing is Austin native Denise Roberts’ childhood nickname, short- upholstered by Roberts herself, to the wooden pallets she and her father ened from “Baby Ding Ding,” and used by friends to pin down built together to diversify the space, everything about Love Ding coos, her distinct style. Her design shop, Love Ding, is both a saluta- “Instagram me!” And yes, Roberts admits that most of her inspiration tion and a sentiment to all who enter, as every item she stocks and designs (and inspiring) happens via the photo sharing app. Instagram is where comes “with love, from Ding.” she finds goods by talented local makers like Leah Duncan’s textiles, staLocated in an unassuming South Austin warehouse on Manchaca tionery, and home goods, mid-century works by Petrified Design, as well Road, Love Ding is a product of Roberts’s eye for bright, retro modern as quirky goods like the small, friendly earthenware ghosts designed by home furniture, accessories, and vintage wares, coupled with her lifetime Danish Studio Arhoj. love of design and support of the makers movement. Roberts hopes that she herself can become a resource who can work on Knick-knack items and cozily staged scenes throughout the warehouse are a variety of style and design projects for Love Ding customers. Some of delightfully arrayed with care, yet they allow customers a feeling of happen- Roberts’s pieces have been included in a luxury home tour, and in the spirit stance and discovery as they peruse each unique corner of Love Ding. “I love of collaboration, she’s welcomed other brands and businesses into her shop that people who come in always say, ‘I’ve just gotta make another lap,’ because to use her beautiful backdrops and space to capture that perfect shot — or they want to be sure they’ve seen everything,” said Roberts. just to borrow a piece for a photo booth. There’s plenty of inspiration to go After studying interior design at Texas State University and staging around, and Roberts says, “There’s a space for everyone here.” model homes for a living, Roberts’s passion for scouring estate sales and There’s even an opportunity to test your own design skills at Love Ding, collecting and refurbishing old furniture became more than her personal as Roberts organizes a quarterly workshop series taught by local makers garage could handle, so Love Ding was born and officially opened and artists. Ever wanted to learn how to make your own 10516 Manchaca Rd terrarium? Or craft a gorgeous flower crown? Yeah, Love for business in October 2014. #210 From the cozy scenes set with bright pillows and furniture reDing’s got us covered. a. carney

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Layers of toppings, an airy crust, and cheese spread all the way to the edge are hallmarks of Via 313’s pizza style.

Detroit natives Brandon and Zane Hunt have developed a cult following with their Detroit-style pizza.

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ity not, poor Detroit. Oh sure, the city had it’s share of catastrophic collapses and rampant corruption. But its still got great pizza. And now, so does Austin. Never had Detroit-style pizza? You’re in for a treat. A few years ago, Detroit-born brothers Zane and Brandon Hunt moved to Austin and brought their hometown recipe with them. What makes this pizza so unique — and awesome — is its tasty contradictions. The crust is thick yet airy. Cheese is crispy on the edges but gooey in the middle. Sauce is a topping, not a base. And it’s called square pizza, although it’s really a rectangle. Where can you try this glorious pie in Austin? Until recently, only at one of the Hunt brothers’s humble food trailers. But like the meteoric rise of a Motown hit, their success has led to a fullfledged brick-and-mortar restaurant. Named after Detroit’s area code, Via 313 now has a spacious new outlet in Oak Hill. While the original trailers still serve only pizza, the new outlet allows for a broader menu. Now diners can sample


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Detroit-style pizza, plus Bar Style (more on that later) and an array of appetizers, salads, and desserts. There’s also a full bar, including an impressive beer list. But don’t get distracted: the star is the Detroitstyle pizza. Created in 1946 after World War II, it’s a mash-up of both cultures and ingenuity. As a flood of soldiers returned home craving the global flavors they had experienced abroad, Sicilian immigrants living in Detroit began cooking pizza in blue steel pans discarded from the assembly lines of nearby automotive factories. With that, a star was born. For you beginners, start with the Classic Cheese or The Detroiter, layered with two types of pepperoni. Often described as upside-down, Via 313’s pizza starts with a thick, chewy crust, followed by toppings and cheese sprinkled to the edges (critical for creating a crispy, caramelized crust), followed by more toppings, and large dollops of red sauce. It is then baked until bubbly and golden brown.

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Once you’ve mastered the original, sample Via 313’s new Bar Style pizza. Inspired by pies served in taverns up north, especially New Jersey’s iconic Star Tavern and suburban Detroit’s Frank’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, this style is a more traditional round, thin pizza, but still has Detroit’s signature cheesy edges. While the appetizers are serviceable and the salads are downright good, you might want to save room for dessert. Via 313 keeps it real with another Motor City classic: the Boston Cooler. Named after Detroit’s Boston Boulevard, this refreshing milkshake blends frosty Detroit-made Vernors Ginger Ale with creamy vanilla ice cream. Just when you thought you knew pizza, something like Via 313 comes along and shakes things up. How good is it? Well, my Detroit-born, Italian-American husband thinks it’s even better than what he gets in The Motor City. And he’s not alone. Other accolades include a recent feature on the Food Network’s “Top 5 Pizzas in America.” Like Detroit, Via 313’s pizza has some serious, badass street cred. k. spezia P h oto g r a p h y by Ro b ert jaco b l er m a

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Growing Jewelry Growing Jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Austin by Rhode Island School of Design grad Christy Curcuru. Growing Jewelry is crafted from unique materials for a one-of-a-kind piece. Foxwares Foxwares specializes in the early methods and techniques used to decorate fire pottery. Designed and created in Aus-

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Haley LeBeuf’s “refined raw” jewelry line features elegant

East Side Glass Studio is a full service hot glass facility

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with an onsite showroom featuring production and cus-

stones, sterling silver, gold fill and 14K gold plated brass,

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Haley LeBeuf’s pieces look at home both in the office and

Canoe is a modern leather goods line hand-tooled and

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dyed in Austin that looks to vintage leather and outlaw

tined for the landfill into Riforma Glass Designs making

country music for inspiration. In addition to home goods,

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Making the products they'd love to own, high quality and

Oh, Laszlo

hand-crafted treasures, both playful and elegant — things

that make everyone smile! Products range from jewelry to

Launched in 2012, Oh, Laszlo makes simple, hand-cast

Beautiful, made-to-order clothing and textiles based in

housewares to games and puzzles, and each is dreamed

concrete planters that will feel at home in almost any space.

Austin. Timeless designs are composed of natural fibers

up and developed from start to finish in their workshop

Though known for their planters, Oh, Laszlo also creates

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housewares such as soap dishes, candleholders, and trays.

unique, but will also serve as a staple to any wardrobe.

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Catherine Nicole A South Austin jewelry house specializing in sophisticated and bold pieces designed to tell your story. The no middleman model brings the cost down by half, and $5 from every piece helps young Ugandan women become entrepreneurs. Traveller Denim Co. Selvedge denim made right in East Austin, Traveller Denim Co. has grown from a small operation to an in-demand

liz james Liz James is an Austin-based company with a variety of unique, handcrafted jewelry. Using timeless materials and all natural stones, creates jewelry for the everyday woman. You can dress it up or down, and layer it to create numerous looks with only a few pieces. Founder and designer Jamie Pope followed her passion to create a collection recognized for its unmatched craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind style.

clothier whose mantra is: “Clothing should be made to last by people who believe in the product they are creat-

4th Edition Design

ing.” Though famous for their jeans, Traveller also makes

T-shirts, and jackets.

The designers at 4th Edition Design create custom, oneof-a-kind pieces made for generations of inspired living.

Paleo Denim

In addition to statement tables, countertops, seating and

storage pieces, the company also offers custom designs

Every piece of Paleo Denim is designed, cut, and sewn by

with a unique vision. Led by founder and designer Matt An-

owner Richard Cole. Cole sources nearly all of the fabric and

dersen, 4th Edition envisions each piece from start to finish

hardware from Japan and the United States, and crafts every

from their 6,000-square-foot cutting-edge facility.

pair to not only last, but to get more beautiful over time.

Alyson Fox

Hey Murphy

One of Austin’s most beloved and in-demand designers,

Launched in 2010, Hey Murphy is handmade jewelry

when Alyson Fox isn’t partnering with brands like West

crafted by owner Sarah Murphy. A photographer/jewelry

Elm and TOMS, she’s creating swoon-worthy textiles,

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clothing, and home wares.

spired in part by geometric shapes and clean lines.

KKDW Influenced by traditional American design and Shaker furniture principles, KKDW is a furniture maker with an eye for lasting design. Thoughtfully designed furniture and small home pieces are built by hand, and sometimes include collaborations with other Austin makers, such as Canoe. august 2015


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Cambria Handmade

Mary-Wommack Barton, The Barton Table is dedicated

to putting tasty spins on classic family recipes. Find the

Cambria Harkey hand-makes dreamy leather bags,

sauces in Friends & Neighbors, Patricia’s Table, Thom’s

totes, clutches, and wallets for both men and women. (And

Market, or online.

Cambria is serious about handmade; there are no sewing machines in her studio.) A Hollywood and the jet setter fa-


vorite. Confituras was born out of owner Stephanie McClenny’s

Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix

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love of preserving. The small jam company is committed

to quality, locally sourced ingredients and includes offer-

A third grade teacher in Austin, Dave Massman began

ings like green tomato jam and blueberry basil preserves.

Watchman Woodworks in 2009. Inspired by his time

In addition to being sold at local spots like in.gredients

spent growing up watching his dad design and build fur-

and Salt & Time, Confituras also offers canning classes

niture in his garage, Watchman Woodworks is dedicated

out of their commercial kitchen and at urban farms and

Much like the slow, careful craft of smoking barbecue,

to creating beautiful wooden handmade furniture and

shops around town.

this mix is all about attention to detail. Catherine Stiles


combined a unique blend of hand-smoked spices like sea salt and coarse black pepper (key ingredients in preparing Central Texas smoked meat). There are no short cuts, no "junk" added to this mix. After just one sip, you'll taste the difference: a Bloody Mary mix that does not require you to add a thing (well, maybe a rib or two).

Dos Lunas Cheese Esby

Using milk from grass-fed, free roaming cows in Schul-

Designed in Austin and produced in New Orleans and

enburg, Texas, Dos Lunas creates a specially aged raw

Dallas, each piece of Esby clothing is created with an em-

cow’s milk cheese that is both vegetarian and free of

phasis on comfort and wearability. Created by Stepha-

GMOs. Find the delicious cheese at local restaurants like

nie Beard, Esby is meant to act as an alternative to “fast

Eden East, La Condesa, and Wink.

Son of a Sailor

fashion” by offering high-quality pieces that withstand

the test of time in style, function, and relevancy.

Son of a Sailor is the home to fresh, bold jewelry and



unique goods dreamed up by husband/wife team Wil-

The Barton Table

All-natural, spicy pepper condiments made in Austin

liam Knopp and Jessica Tata. After you’re done perusing

and shipped all over the country. Co-founded by Austi-

the bright, geometric jewelry, make sure to check out the

Creamy and decadent homemade chocolate sauces that

nites George Milton, and Erin Link, Yellowbird sauces

unique leather goods and Son of Sailor India knives.

make the perfect partner to any dessert. Started by

are made with farm fresh ingredients and can be found in grocery stores throughout the city, as well as online.

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makers guide

Latika Soaps Handcrafted luxury soaps, bath, and beauty products manufactured right here in Austin. A family owned business, all of Latika’s skincare and bath products are all-natural and SLS and paraben-free. Latika Soaps also offers soap making classes and DIY kits. A & K Woodworking & Design Handmade wooden furniture and goods made by Amanda Mckeeer and Khiem Nguyen. The Austin couple, who earned their BFAs from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, are known for creating unique and fine-crafted timeless pieces. Fair Morning Blue Fair Morning Blue is a one-woman freelance digital studio in Austin dedicated to helping artists and creative businesses look their best online. Passionate about the intersection of technology and art, Tracy Castro takes clients ideas and turns them into beautiful, easy-to-use web experiences. Little Low Studio Launched in Austin in early 2012 by Caitlin McClain, Little Low creates whimsical, well-made paper and

gift products that are eco-conscious and reliable. Find the cheerful calendars, cards, stationary and more at spots like Luxe Apothetique, Prize, Parts & Labour, and online. Monorail Studio A small paper goods and apparel print studio, Monorail Studio produces original, hand-drawn prints inspired by the beauty of the outdoors. Monorail Studio is committed to producing environmentally friendly products with meticulous attention to detail.


Poppy and Fern

Shaesby creates handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces in

their Austin studio. In addition to a designer line, they

Hand-embroidered jewelry and wall wear created

provide a very unique bridal experience. You have the op-

by Austinite Rachel Pruett. Each individual unique

portunity to take part in the design process, collaborating

piece is adorned with tiny details, and is often in-

in the studio from start to finish. For an appointment, call

spired by animals or other beautiful parts of the

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natural world. Satchel & Sage A husband and wife team living in Austin, Morgan

Fail Jewelry

and Gerren Lamson of Satchel & Sage combine their

love of design, illustration, and typography to create

The mission of Fail Jewelry is to provide quality hand-

colorful prints and textiles. Browse their Etsy shop for

made jewelry at accessible prices. Each of the colorful

playful illustrations and sophisticated patterns.

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Cinema East

In the summer, Austin’s most stylish gather on the lawn of the Historic French Legation to enjoy picnics, music, and art house films during Cinema East. If you haven’t had the chance to take in these fresh flicks, don’t worry — Cinema East will host its final event of the season on August 9. P h o t o g r a p h y b y a ly s h a r a i n w at e r s

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