January Interiors Issue 2014

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50 A Natural Narrative 58 An Ode to Eames 66 Project Style


Interiors Shop Hop 82 The Transcendent Desert 90


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on the cover: D r e s s b y I l V e l l u t o , $ 6 0 4 , B y G e o r g e ; L e ggi n g s b y Vi n c e , $ 1 ,1 7 5 , Va l e n t i n e ’ s To o ; S h o e s b y R a c h e l C o m e y, $ 3 8 6 , K i c k p l e at. p h oto b y w y n n m y e r s ; s t y l i n g b y l a u r e n s m i t h f o r d ; s h ot o n lo c at i o n at t h e h i s to r i c g r a n g e r h o u s e


Social Hour


Inspiration Board: Lilianne Steckel


Column: Kristin Armstrong


Profile in Style: Don Weir


Exposed: Rebecca Finell


Behind the Scenes



Style Pick





Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Exhibition Spotlight


Dining Pick


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: don weir's house photo by wynn myers; ode to eames photo by wynn myers; wendow fine living photo by kate lesueur; photo courtesy of the amangiri; the hedman's bedroom photo by casey dunn; pillow photo courtesy of nannie inez.


Editor’s Letter Photographer Wynn Myers fearlessly climbing her ladder


ver since I moved to Austin in 2004, I have loved spending time wandering through the rows of textiles at Wildflower—the delightful scents, the overall warm feel of the shop, and the styling of each inviting nook. Months ago, I contacted its stylish owners, Cori and Gunnar Hedman, to see if we could feature their personal home in our first ever Interiors Issue. We were over the moon when they said yes! Photographer Casey Dunn, along with the Hedmans’ interior designer Charyl Coleman, spent the day shooting their “mix of modern and natural” South Austin home. Get a peek inside on page 58.

to get the perfect shot at the front of the Granger House.

Left: Rachel getting her hair styled by Franchiska of Jose Luis Salon. Right: Rachel and Michael cut loose in between shots.

Around this inaugural issue, we wanted to inspire our readers in a new way by giving them access to some of the most interesting designed homes around town through the TRIBEZA Interiors Tour. On January 25, Tour attendees will have the chance to walk through eight unique spaces created by the city’s top interior designers. For more information on the Tour, visit our website, tribeza.com. Amongst the many accomplished people who have moved to Austin in the past few years is Rebecca Finell. She started Boon, the wildly-popular line of modern baby products and moved to Austin after selling her company. She just launched her next venture, Finell, an impressive and innovatively-designed line of home accessories and much more. Get to know this visionary in Exposed on page 32.

Lauren Smith Ford lauren@tribeza.com


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The historic Granger House made for the perfect backdrop for this winter’s bundled-up looks on page 66. The 1951 Granger House and 1938 garage apartment, nicknamed ‘The Perch,’ sit on an ample wooded lot on West 16th Street. The Perch (garage apartment) was built in 1938 by Charles Granger, Jr. as a garage apartment for his young family on a lot that was a gift from his wife’s parents. The main house was built by Granger in 1951 for his growing family of four children. Our fashion team couldn’t get enough of the Eames chairs and mid-century modern décor throughout the space. TRIBEZA has many exciting things in store for 2014 and we wish you all a happy new year!

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Qui to the Cure

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted its second annual Qui to the







Valentine's Too Party

Fashionistas headed to the glamorous Westlake boutique Valentine's Too to

Cure event at Brazos Hall, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The

celebrate the store's expansion. Owner Teresa Windham greeted guests and

night featured the cuisine of James Beard award-winning chef Paul Qui

showed them the new space that was designed by Joel Mozersky.

of East Side King and qui restaurant, along with live entertainment and a silent auction. Qui to the Cure: 1. Nicole Warns & Matt Fisher 2. Lauren & Clint Scott 3. Kat Nash & Eryn Wike 4. Paige Howell & Laith Dahiyat 5. Melissa Young & Abby Alwan 6. Deana Saukum & Paul Qui Valentines Too: 7. Angela Filardi & Chris Dodds 8. Terry Quinn, Teresa Windham & Libby Tilley 9. Mickey Klein, Jeanne Klein & Louis Grachos 10. Tina Holm & Karen Harrell 11. Joel Mozersky & Emily Greer 12. Marcus Hersch, Cynthia Smith & Lauren Scott 13. Danielle Nieciag & Sarah Ellison Lewis


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Vuka 50/50 Auction

Austinites kicked off the exhibition and auction for Project LOOP at VUKA, where over 100 artists from the art, music, and skateboarding world came together to raise to build a skatepark for the kids of Taylor, TX.

Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards Host Committee Reception





To prepare for the Austin Film Society’s annual gala, the Texas Film Awards’ honorary chairs, Bobbi and Mort Topfer, hosted a reception in their private residence in the W Hotel.

Billy Reid Fall Pop-Up

Billy Reid hosted a fall pop-up sale and concert featuring performance by Living Grateful, and libations from Weather Up, Bulleit Boubon, and Flat Track Coffee.

An evening at Villa Aurora with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Women’s Symphony League The Austin Symphony Orchestra and Women's Symphony League hosted an evening at the Italian "Villa Aurora" in the Sette Terra Estates to celebrate the Austin Symphony's youth education programs, featuring a special performance by world-renowned pianist Anton Nel.







Vuka: 1. Sophie Roach & Josh Row 2. Chris Bilheimer & Joe Swec 3. Luisa Carneiro & Brittney Buss 4. Monique Lavie & Matt Woodward Austin Film: 5. Deborah Green, Ashland Viscosi & Val Armstrong 6. Celeste Quesada & Holly Herrick Billy Reid: 7. Ben Law, Chester Polson & Alex Price 8. Challen Brill & Phil Harrison 9. Samantha Breeland, Clint Grounds & Anya Callahan Symphony: 10. Jocelyn Chambers & Susan Douglas


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December Issue Release Party TRIBEZA celebrated the launch of its December “People Issue” at Canopy Studios, toasting the magazine’s annual “People of the Year” with libations from Argus Cidery, Crown Imports, and food by Arro. Issue Release: 1. Julia Campbell, Andrea Barbosa & Annmarie Flamenco 2. David Garza & Maria Groten 3. Andrew Wiseheart, Amber Thompson & Keith Kreeger 4. Priscilla & Jay B Sauceda 5. Joshua Baer & Matt Briggs 6. Sonya Cote, Sue Edwards & Ronda Rutledge 7. Brian & Maile Roberts-Loring 8. Erin Franklin & Kelley Huston 9. Gail Chovan & Linda Asaf 10. Amanda Garcia & Allen Davenport 11. Patrick & Beth Ley 12. Caroline Wright & Steph Opitz


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OctoTea 18

Brazos Hall hosted international DJs Roland Belmares and Serving Ovahness for Austin dance music lovers at the annual OctoTea party, with all proceeds benefiting AIDS Services of Austin.

Rare Trends FW Collection Launch





Rare Trends hosted a party at the W Hotel to launch its 2013 Fall/ Winter Collection, with new looks originally seen at TRIBEZA Style Week available for purchase.

Velvet Casino F1 Party

Guests celebrated F1 with the Velvet Cartel at the Belmont with a Velvet Casino, inspired by the 1950s Monte Carlo Casino. The night featured a live performance by a Frank Sinatra Tribute Band.







Dancing With the Stars Dancing With the Stars, presented by Lexus of Austin, featured notable Austinites paired with professional dancers for ballroom dance performances and a unique evening of entertainment. The winner of this year's event was Will Hardeman who made a smashing James Bond. The event was chaired by Carol Adams and Alex Winkelman.



OctoTea: 1. Phil Rodriguez & Travis Broussard 2. Joel Quade, Bryan Sieffert & Cory Henderson 3. Gera Ayala & Andy Wiggington 4. June Nguyen & Rocio Campos 5. Fred Sultan & Don Meek Rare Trends: 6. Marina Silver & Paola Moore 7. Zana Wilson & Katya Smith 8. Tessa Burns & Kara Swinney Velvet Casino: 9. Veronica Obregon & Philisa Giannukos Dancing with the Stars: 10. Bryn Speer, Abby Argo, Peter Zaffos & Lauren Zaffos 11. Israel Esp & Noura Wakim 12. Matthew Redden, Lauren Dewalt & Eric Copper


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Sophie is in love with Ray and Contemporary Art. Ray is designed by Antonio Citterio. www.bebitalia.com

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My Renovated Interiors BY K R I STI N ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr ation by Joy G a ll agh er There is a lot of wisdom in knowing what you don’t know.

In my twenties and early thirties, I was so smart and talented that in my mind I really didn’t need a doctor, an interior designer, a travel agent, or a therapist. Today I’m a lot smarter, realizing that I don’t know diddly about squat. In my new home, when I need a living room rug, I don’t strike out blindly like some tasteless fool. I call my sister design duo Dawn and Darby and ply them with wine and they wonder-twin-poweractivate the perfect thing and I happily pay up and shut up and thank them every single time I note my family’s coziness. I call Ethel when I forget the recipe or can’t remember who I am. I call my friend Dr. Marco whenever the slightest ill wind blows and he takes impeccable care of me. When I decide to watch a movie, I text my brother Jon and ask him to pick my flick­—he has a masters in film and psychology, and a PhD in all things sister. I call my Dad when I need a solution; like “Wolf ” in Pulp Fiction, he can deal with anything. I call Dean when my car has a light on. I call Father Adrian or Ann when I am up to my eyeballs in sin. I call Sally when I can’t decide whether to grow up or throw up, because she says it exactly like it is (listen up). I call Suzanne when I’m moody or rooty and she highlights the grump out of me. I call Paige, Peggy, Seed, or Saskia at wit's end, knowing they love me and find me amusing precisely (and especially) when I see nothing funny or redemptive in myself. What I’m saying is, I may not know what I’m doing, but I know who does. After a break up with a total fraud, I decided that rather than give my heart to another Dateline episode contender, it was time to heal my frog magnet and start prepping for a prince. My interiors were in desperate need of renovation, and knowing all that I don’t know, I sought an expert and sat my weary ass down on a therapist’s couch. I have been happy to seek therapy on behalf of anyone else. In fact I can spend hours and money on behalf of my children no problem, but for myself therapy has seemed like an unnecessary luxury. Kind of like a spa day, with a massage, facial, and a manipedi. I’m kind of restless and over myself after one treatment, and

ready to move on with my vacation or transition into happy hour. I brought that attitude with me on my first day. Here’s the deal, I started, as I arched one eyebrow at this woman who was supposed to be my mental and emotional ninja. I’m sure I was a raging red flag, with neon arrows pointing down in warning, I’m pretty sure I do not need to waste your time or mine digging into my childhood, it was a sitcom. And I know exactly where my crap originates so we may as well go there first. I wanted to maximize our time, my checkbook, get healed and get the hell out of there. She nodded, smiled benignly, and totally ignored my plea. Well, we have gone wherever the Ninja wanted to go. Nothing has been off limits, regardless of my strategically placed detour signs. She is the Indiana Jones of emotional archaeology, kicking holes into snake filled secret chambers where I hide my treasures. We have flown in a prop plane, a dotted line across a map, excavating my childhood, digging through the ashes of my ancient marriage, locating pieces of my identity at various flea markets, garage sales, silent auctions, and Ebay, and beginning the highly annoying and laborious process she calls Integration. Until I make peace with my shadows and Integrate them, warns She, I will continue to repeat the very unsatisfying pattern of finding men who present as shiny and reliable as the Titanic in port, belying a sharp and shadowy underbelly as giant and treacherous as that infamous iceberg. I’m tired of sinking, tired of attracting the very things that I have despised in myself, so after all these years of lugging my bags around, I submit to her as my emotional customs agent and we are sorting through my stuff. I’m declaring everything. She promises me this Integration thing is worth it. She says that after a while I will be stronger at the core, knit tightly, like my body meshing back together after having twins. Only now, I think I’m giving birth to myself. I feel it. I’m tired of pushing and sick of puffy breathing. I’ve asked repeatedly for an epidural but apparently numbing is off limits. I’m excited to see how I emerge. I look forward to removing the blue tape and the plastic and moving wholeheartedly into my renovated interiors.

i l lu s t r at i o n by j oy g a l l ag h er For a limite d- e dit i on p r int , c onta c t jo ygall agh e r@g m ail .c om .

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Rebecca Finell Founder, Finell


ook around the kitchen counter of just about every new mom, and you will probably find a Boon green grass drying rack. Millions of babies have learned to eat with the Boon squirt spoon and hundreds of toys have been scooped out of the bathtub and in to the stylish Boon “Frog Pod.” Rebecca Finell is the visionary who invented these products—the person who single-handedly changed the face of the baby product industry with clever modern design in much more than just primary colors. After selling Boon for over $31 million (she still owns a piece of the company), Finell moved her family of five to Austin from Arizona and just launched her next endeavor, Finell, a line of tabletop, trays, home accessories, and even handbags. Just a few weeks before the site launch (it is now live at finell.co), we caught up with the dynamic industrial designer in her über-chic headquarters to find out about what inspires her. L . s m ith for d

10 Questions for rebecc a

Describe your aesthetic in four words. Minimal, sophisticated, unorthodox, modern What is your idea of perfect happiness? A long vacation with my family. We love to go places that we have never been and explore new cultures together. List some materials you are currently most interested in working with. I have always loved working with wood. I am finally launching my first wood product! We are making these fabulous walnut angled boxes with sliding acrylic lids. I love the smell of the wood and the smooth texture of the waxed finish.


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What has been the proudest moment of your career? A few years ago I sent a Vietnamese orphanage a few hundred of my Squirt feeding spoons. They sent me a note about a month later telling me that my spoons were literally saving lives. They had over 50 babies and kids and only one or two caretakers to help feed them. My spoon design made it easy for the disabled children to feed themselves. What is your favorite meal and at what restaurant in Austin? The crispy redfish street fried rice at Elizabeth Street Cafe, the Llano poblano at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and the pappardelle at Second Bar + Kitchen. Who/what inspires your style? Japanese design—especially their delicate glassware, brilliant origami, and fine-crafted wood pieces. It is always simple yet VERY thoughtful design.

Who is your favorite fashion designer? Rick Owens. I love his materials, asymmetry, and neutral color palette. His clothes are edgy yet modest and they are comfortable! If you weren't in your current career, what else would you try? My plan was to be is to be a heart surgeon—I could go back to that. What was your favorite article of clothing when you were a child? I had a rainbow-colored swimming suit that I wore all summer. I even wore it under my clothes when I started first grade until my mom made it disappear. What is one thing people don't generally know about you? It took me 11 years to get my Bachelor's Degree— two years as a fine art major, four years as pre-med, five years in industrial design (the two children I had during the ID program slowed me down a bit). p h oto g r a p hy by a n d r e w c h a n


Rebecca's Style Essentials







1. Link Table by Jakob Wagner 2. Pheromone Insect Mosaics by Christopher Marley 3. Brass Watch by Normal 4. Facet placemat from my new collection—you can use one as a placemat or several for a runner. They are made of silicon so the runner is also a huge trivet 5. Japanese Pigman Micron Pens 6. Leather Jacket by Rick Owens tribeza.com january 2014


january Calendars arts & entertainment


January 2, 9:30pm Lambert’s


January 28, 7pm Austin Film Society Screening Room



January 18, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater January 19, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater SAVOY

January 17, 8pm Emo’s Austin

January 29, 8pm The Paramount Theatre


January 4, 9:30pm Lambert’s






January 9, 9:30pm Lambert’s


January 10, 9:30pm Lambert’s


January 11, 9:30pm Lambert’s GUNGOR

January 14, 8pm Emo’s Austin NEW POLITICS

January 15, 7pm Antone’s


January 15, 8pm Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor) TENNIS

January 15, 8pm The Parish



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January 23, 8pm Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor) January 23, 9pm Lambert’s MATT WERTZ

January 11, 8pm Paramount Theatre January 14-19, 8pm Bass Concert Hall THE BLUE MAN GROUP

January 24, 8pm The Parish

January 3-4, Multiple times Long Center for Performing Arts



January 30, 8pm The Paramount Theatre DISCLOSURE

January 31, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ


January 3, 8pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre ESSENTIAL CINEMA: THE RIDER NAMED DEATH

January 9, 7pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre AVANT CINEMA: MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

January 10-11, Multiple times Long Center for Performing Arts MAN OF LA MANCHA

January 14-15, 7:30pm Long Center for Performing Arts SPRITES

January 24-26, Multiple Times Long Center for Performing Arts PUCCINI’S TOSCA

January 30, February 1-2, Multiple Times Long Center for Performing Arts


January 2-4, 8pm Cap City Comedy Club DAMIEN LEMON W/ JONATHAN PACE

January 8-11, 8pm Cap City Comedy Club MAGGIE MAYE W/ BRENDAN K. O’GRADY

January 11, 9pm The Velveeta Room


January 15-18, 8pm Cap City Comedy Club BRYAN CALLEN W/ ASHLEY BARNHILL

January 22-25, 8pm Cap City Comedy Club


January 8, 6pm Center Stage Texas Theatre WILLY WONKA- YOUNG CHILDREN’S NORTHCROSS CLASS

January 11, 5pm Center Stage Texas Theatre WILLY WONKA- YOUNG CHILDREN’S WESTLAKE CLASS

January 19, 12pm Center Stage Texas Theatre


January 21, 10:15am

Ballet Austin Butler Community School DELL CHILDREN’S STORYBOOK GALA

January 25, 6pm Austin Convention Center



January 12, 5:30pm Austin Jewish Academy


January 18, 6pm Gibson Bands Showroom


January 24-25 Westin Austin at the Domain THE 4TH ANNUAL GORILLA RUN

January 25, 9am Mueller Browning Hangar


January 25, 6pm Austin Convention Center CARITAS OF AUSTIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

January 30, 6pm Hotel Ella


January 31, 6pm Four Seasons Hotel Austin

arts & entertainment

Angie Renfro Reception, 6-8pm

january 11 the contemporary austin

Second Saturdays are for Families Workshop, 11am-3pm

january 18 the contemporary austin

Charles Long Artist Talk, 2pm

january 24 photo methode gallery

Christa Blackwood Reception, 6-8pm


Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 Through January 5 The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas Through January 12 GALLERY SHOAL CREEK

International Prinmakers January 24-February 22


Twentieth Anniversary Show Through March 8


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Liam Gillick Through January 5


Marianne Vitale Through January 5 Erin Curtis: Furthest West Through January 5 Charles Long January 18- April 20


Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas Through January 12 THE BOB BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM

Extreme Mammals Through March 23


Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos in the Digital Age Through January 5 WOMEN AND THEIR WORK GALLERY

Yuliya Lanina: Arcadian Rhapsody Through January 23



January 14-February 15 fronterafest.com


oo bad there’s no actual way to expect the unexpected, because that is your only hope,” reads the manifesto of the 21st annual FronteraFest, Austin’s five-week theatre festival of “alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre.” FronteraFest, produced in collaboration with ScriptWorks, an organization dedicated to supporting playwrights and developing new theatrical work, comes in two parts: Short Fringe and Long Fringe. The former, hosted at Hyde Park Theatre, will feature four or five short nightly performances (all under 25 minutes) between January 14-February 15, running the gamut from monologues, improv, and short films to multimedia art, dance, and cabaret. The final week of the festival will be a juried “Best of the Fest” performance. “We have a really solid lineup this year,” says Hyde Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Ken Webster. “There are simply too many to mention.” The Long Fringe, for longer productions, runs at the Salvage Vanguard Theater from January 20-February 2, featuring new works from emerging playwrights and fringe favorites. Additionally, many groups produce other shows in specific venues around Austin, the premise centered around “discovering new people and groups, seeing established people do new stuff, and old favorites returning,” explains Scriptworks Executive Director Christi Moore. For more information about FronteraFest, visit fronterafest.com. m. bryce

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C A l e n da r s


Liam Gillick

September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014


Marianne Vitale

September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Charles Long January 18 – April 20, 2014


Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701

Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703

thecontemporaryaustin.org Director’s Circle: Michael and Jeanne Klein, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Michael A. Chesser, Johnna and Stephen Jones, The Still Water Foundation, Melba and Ted Whatley, Anonymous


Exhibition Sponsors: Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth, Susan and Richard Marcus, Jane Schweppe, Diane Land and Steve Adler, Sue Ellen Stavrand and John Harcourt, Amanda and Brad Nelsen, Pedernales Cellars, Gail and Rodney Susholtz, Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee, Janet and Wilson G. Allen, Shalini Ramanathan and Chris Tomlinson, Austin Ventures, Oxford Commercial, Vinson & Elkins LLP , Lindsey and Mark Hanna, and the Jewish Community Foundation Additional Support Generously Provided By: ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Pedernales Cellars, Luxe Interiors + Design, The Texas Tribune, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, W Austin, Four Seasons Hotel Austin, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, The Austin Chronicle, and KUT/KUTX

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

museums & galleries

Art Spaces Museums The Contemporary austin: laguna gloria

3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org. the contemporary austin: Jones Center

exhibition pick

Charles Long at The Contemporary


he versatile, internationally-exhibited artist Charles Long promises to turn The Contemporary into a dreamlike landscape this month with his new installation CATALIN. The exhibition blends sculpture, film, video, audio, architecture, and found materials, a combination signature to Long’s style, which challenges traditional ideas of art through a mad scientist-like approach to mixing mediums in unexpected ways. CATALIN will turn The Contemporary’s downtown space into a “Gesamtkunstwerk,” a German term that implies a comprehensive, or all-embracing art piece. Drawing inspiration from thinker and philosopher Timothy Morton, whose work reflects on "the inevitable demise of our ecological environment and art's reflection of this reality,” CATALIN—a word borrowed from a fugitive 1930s toxic formaldehyde offshoot—is meant to be a “cacophony of sensory stimulation,” explains Senior Curator Heather Pesanti. Many aspects of the installation also reflect collaborations with local companies or organizations, with the second floor of the space being used as an interactive performative space for films, lectures, theatre, and community events. Additionally, Long’s 2012 work, Pet Sounds, will be installed outside at Laguna Gloria. Named after the 1966 Beach Boys album of the same name, Pet Sounds features bright, playful sculptures that interact with viewers via murmurs, vibration, and sounds when touched. The exhibition runs January 18-April 20 at Laguna Gloria and The Contemporary. More information at thecontemporaryaustin.org m. bryce


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700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org Austin Children’s Museum

201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 austinkids.org Blanton Museum of Art

French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver Harry Ransom Center

300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ Library and Museum

2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org

Mexic–Arte Museum

200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org

419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

O. Henry Museum

1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 thestoryoftexas.com Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney

409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30 umlaufsculpture.org

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arts & entertainment

arts & entertainment

Galleries Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors

3010 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 451 5511 Hours: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5 jwinteriors.com Artworks Gallery

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5 artworksaustin.com

Austin Art Garage

2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 austinartgarage.com Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios

7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 austinartspace.com capital fine art

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 capitalfineart.com champion

800 Brazos St. (512) 354 1035 By Appt. Only championcontemporary.com Creative Research Laboratory

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5 uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab

Davis Gallery

837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com Flatbed Press

2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com Gallery Black Lagoon

4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 galleryblacklagoon.com Gallery Shoal Creek

2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 galleryshoalcreek.com grayDUCK gallery

608 W. Monroe Dr. (512) 826 5334 Hours: W 11-6, Th 4-8, F-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com Jean–Marc Fray Gallery

1009 W. 6th St. (512) 457 0077 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 jeanmarcfray.com La Peña

(512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com

Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com

Mondo Gallery

1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com

4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu - Sa, 12- 6 mondotees.com The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery

6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 sstx.org Okay Mountain Gallery

1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177 okaymountain.com

Wally Workman Gallery

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com

Women & Their Work

Pro–Jex Gallery

Yard Dog

1710 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C (512) 472 7707 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–4 Red Space Gallery

1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only redspacegallery.com

Russell Collection Fine Art

Lora Reynolds Gallery


1009 W. 6th St., #101

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only fluentcollab.org

1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5 womenandtheirwork.org

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com

Lotus Gallery


1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4

Positive Images

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org

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

studio 10

1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only sofagallerytx.com Stephen L. Clark Gallery

1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828

1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 yarddog.com

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com Austin Presence

330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austinpresence.com

M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s

Bay6 Gallery & Studios

Roi James

5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only bay6studios.com

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com

Big Medium

Space 12

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 bigmedium.org Clarksville Pottery & Galleries

4001 N. Lamar Blvd., #550 (512) 454 9079 Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-4 Co-Lab Project Space

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only colabspace.org farewell Books

913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 domystore.com Julia C. Butridge Gallery

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/ dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org

Quattro Gallery

12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 quattrogallery.com

3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

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

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

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

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 insightgallery.com WHISTLE PIK

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“Most people think I’m nuts” two questions for Shawn Cirkiel on chavez Three multidisciplinary Austin powerhouses—restaurateur Shawn Cirkiel, architect Michael Hsu, and FÖDA Studio’s Jett Butler— have been quietly working together on a new restaurant project in an unexpected location: what was formerly a TGI Fridays inside the downtown Radisson Hotel & Suites. chavez, described as a “contemporary Southwestern restaurant,” is slated to open late this month. We caught up with Cirkiel to get a few details. 1. How did everyone involved come together for this project? Working with Jett & FÖDA is a first for us. All the work they do is just incredibly smart… I have worked with Michael from when he was back with Dick Clark many years ago. He has been a part of all of our projects. What I like so much about dealing with him and his team is he listens to process and knows how and what to prioritize… I think my favorite thing is how he doesn’t think I’m crazy when I bring all my different ideas and locations to him. Most people think I’m nuts.

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2. You describe the concept of the restaurant as "Southwestern," and "What it means to be from Austin and Texas." Can you tell me some specific dishes that personify this combination of

You r own private pa rk . Kinda. Austin residents have until January 20 to name their own park. A 1.6-acre plot, located on Del Curto Road near South Lamar, was

We are doing a shared plate of biscuits, tortillas, and whipped lardo— which is a perfect definition of who and what we are. We take simple

recently obtained through a donation and one-acre city land purchase.

good things and make them ourselves. From the raw bar we are going

The South Lamar Neighborhood Association proposed naming the

to do a play on classic ceviche but vegan, utilizing textures and flavors

space, which includes a basketball half-court, a public pavilion, a

to mimic and play in an unexpected way. Growing up vegetarian, it has

playscape, and an internal trail system, the Del Curto Neighborhood

always been important to me to use local farms (and to feed my mom

Park, but applications are open for it to be called something a little

who is still a vegetarian). I also love fried oysters and we are making

more…interesting. City ordinance allows for parkland to be named after

gorditos and stuffing them with fried oysters and an avocado crema.

an individual (alive or dead), place, or “natural feature.” Applications are available at: austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation


geography and nostalgia?

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January this, January that. Maybe it’s that it is month #1. Or maybe it’s just the marketing. Whatever it is about this month that feels like a chance to start anew, taking the time to clear out your head—and body—is never a bad idea. With that, we asked Shauna Martin, creator of Austin-based Daily Greens to develop a green juice recipe just for TRIBEZA.

Ingredients E d R u s ch a' s notes rel ated to " Tw e n t y s i x Ga s o l i n e S tat i o n s ."

1 bunch of kale (or collard greens) 2 cucumbers 1 head of celery or two heads of romaine (if

In November, the Harry Ransom Center acquired the archives

you don’t like celery)

of artist Ed Ruscha, whose collection reveals Ruscha’s creative

1 apple or pear (or 1/2 of each)

process and the details behind many of his renowned projects,

Handful of mint

including this handwritten note from the making of “Twentysix Gasoline Stations.” The influential project, which was Ruscha’s

1 lemon

first artist’s book, depicts a personal roadside journey through

Hit of fresh ginger (about a half-inch)

the American West, as shown through images of 26 filling stations alongside captions telling their brand and location.

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Tracey Overbeck Stead says she finds inspiration in travel, but also in every day experiences, especially those with her three sons, one of whom is a newborn. One of the biggest challenges of living in her historic home? “No closets!” she says.

January 25th, 2014 By Jaime Netzer p h oto g r a p h y b y j e s s i c a pa g e s

S ta r t t h e N e w Y e a r o f f f r e s h w i t h d e c o r at i n g i d e a s f r o m t h e c i t y ’ s to p d e s i g n e r s a t T R I B E Z A ’ s f i r st e v e r In t e r i o r s T o u r , p r e s e n t e d b y s c ott + c oo n e r .

Tracey Overbeck Stead Tracey Overbeck Stead’s family owns and has owned Nau’s Pharmacy, and though you’d think a family with medical roots might not serve as influence to a designer, you’d be wrong: “My grandmother Katherine Nau always told me I got my design sense from her because she was the first one to design a horseshoe soda fountain that still resides today at the Nau’s on West Lynn,” Overbeck Stead says. The head of her own firm since 2000, Overbeck Stead says she is moved by so many different styles, it’s hard to choose just one that sums up her preferences. “I respect and love all of them,” she says. “Plus, I want my clients and their friends and family to walk into their spaces and say ‘Wow—this is so you!’ I don’t want them to say, ‘Did Tracey Overbeck Stead help you?’” But the one place where Overbeck Stead can completely be herself, of course, is in her own home, featured on the Interiors tour. One element that stands out is the home’s lightheartedness, and that’s something Overbeck Stead crafted intentionally. “I am most proud of my playfulness in each room,” she says. “I have a large foam B and B Italia black foot in my dining room next to an antique china cabinet from my great aunt, next to an Aubusson rug on my wall, next to a gold leaf zipper painted from Red Start Design, next to a braille painting of boobs, next to an antique Armilou French clock from my grandparents.” It’s an intriguing mix that’s entirely her own.


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Driven by ideas and products that challenge her to think differently, Rebekah Gainsley says she admires objects that have a history or a story, like vintage textiles and rugs. She also loves lighting: “All kinds of light.”

Rebekah Gainsley Rebekah Gainsley started her career somewhere entirely different than

als and clients on a tight budget. This way we are able to serve a wide

design: She has a master’s degree in social work and has worked with

range of clients.”

many different populations from refugees, to women in labor, to the

The clients of the featured Interiors Tour, Gainsley says, had so-

mentally ill. Once her children were in school full-time, and after an in-

phisticated taste, making her job easy. “They knew what they liked,

complete stint at UT’s School of Architecture learning design, Gainsley

but needed a little bit of support managing their collection of antiques

began helping friends renovate furniture and select paint colors. And it

from the wife’s grandparents’ gallery in Mexico City and also manag-

was honing these skills that eventually led to a successful design busi-

ing the husband’s love of color, contemporary art, and modern pieces,”

ness with a unique spin: “I wanted to bridge my two areas of interest

Gainsley explains. “I helped them place their art, select new fabrics,

and expertise: social relationships and beautiful spaces,” Gainsley says.

and have a custom light built for the kitchen by Warbach Lighting and

“The website was designed to help people who might never work with

Design.” Gainsley counts the light as one of her favorite elements in

a designer better understand their style, how they make decisions, and

the house: “It’s modern, but fits with the clients’ traditional furnishings

how to budget. The goal was to make design support, assistance, and

as well. Plus, it’s made by local friends who are conscious of material,

editing more accessible, affordable, and available to young profession-

price, detail, and design.” tribeza.com




Amy Lutz’s Tarrytown home required a nearly total makeover—there was no ceiling lighting in the main, living, and kitchen areas, so they had to start from scratch to create the warm lighting scheme Lutz was after.

Amy Lutz In one way or another, Amy Lutz has basically been in the interiors business her entire life. “My dad is a builder, my mom a designer, and my aunt has been hanging wallpaper to the stars for 20 years,” Lutz says. “Given my family members’ occupations, I grew up on job sites and grew to love the building and design process.” Years later, she is part of Butter Lutz interiors, which she started with Matt Butterfield and which remains the in-house design team for Butterfield Custom Homes. That team is no doubt influenced by what Lutz calls her “new traditional” style. “I use contemporary elements, prefer clean lines, and then add my own little flair,” Lutz says. “I love wall coverings and try to implement them into all of my projects.” Those family influences stuck around, too: “In my opinion, wallpaper adds instant art to a room and makes a huge statement,” she says. The featured Interiors Tour home is Lutz’s own, which she bought in 2011 with her husband. She was looking for a diamond-in-the-rough, and she found one: “When my mother-in-law came to see it the first time, she cried, and not in a good way,” Lutz says. “I am so grateful my husband trusted my vision, because it was a pretty big one.” Lutz designed the home with her new traditional sensibilities while also staying true to its mid-century bones. And, Lutz says, she had the freedom to try things on this project she may not have been able to talk a client into. “Ironically, we now regularly use my home as a show place for clients and many of the risks I took have become tangible examples of what we can do in their own spaces.”


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Clarissa Hulsey Bailey’s penchant for Moroccan, Moorish, and Spanish design is reflected in her client’s home, while a roaring fireplace in the living room coupled with a starlight panel create an outdoorsy, connected-to-nature feel.

Clarissa Hulsey Bailey Though Clarissa Hulsey Bailey’s career path started in Austin and

deep, thick old walls, courtyards, old wooden doors, spaces that op-

eventually led her back to Austin, it led her on some far-flung twists

timize their surroundings; I am perhaps more architecture-oriented

and turns along the way. She lived in Marrakesh, Morocco while ex-

and appreciate well-conceived decoration. I love Moorish, Spanish,

porting and designing Moroccan home furnishings and accessories to

and Mediterranean inspired places, too.” When working with a cli-

the US. “I would move back there in a heartbeat now with my family in

ent, though, Hulsey Bailey aims to help a client get what they really

tow,” Hulsey Bailey says.

want—no matter what that may be. Among Hulsey Bailey’s favorite

While we have her, then, Austinites both residential and commer-

elements in the home is the living room, which boasts a starlight

cial are taking advantage of Hulsey Bailey’s skills. “I have completed

panel that reveals the Texas night sky. “I love the feeling we created

as many commercial projects as residential,” Hulsey Bailey explains.

of being under it while sitting in his living room in the middle of

“Some of my most recent projects include Nannie Inez, South by

the city,” she says. “It is not just the starlight panel. The space is

Southwest Headquarters, Kick Pleat and various residential jobs.”

enhanced to feel warm but outdoors, as if it’s a luxurious campsite,

Her travels abroad have, of course, influenced Hulsey Bailey’s style. “I love the sparseness of a desert home in the Sahara,” she says. “I love

connected to earth while looking up at the sky; with the fireplace going it’s heavenly.” tribeza.com




Kim West says she wants “the unexpected, the jaw drop” in design. She tackled the design of this home with what she calls a “serious mix” of vintage and modern pieces.

Kim West Designer Kim West comes to interiors by way of high fashion: She spent

is cheeky and charming,” she says. “Rooms that are unforgettable in-

10 years working in NYC for the likes of Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs. Even-

spire me—I want the unexpected, the jaw drop. The balance of color,

tually, though, her mind began to wander: “After a while the bright lights

texture, print, vintage, and modern make a perfect space for me. The

of the business started to fade and I found myself fantasizing more over

home should tell you about the folks that live there; a home missing a

chandeliers and wall coverings than ready-to-wear,” West explains. “I ex-

personality is boring.”

ercised this obsession in several gut renovations and when we sold each apartment in one day I thought, maybe there is something there.”

The featured Interiors Tour craftsman home West designed is anything but boring. “The bones of this craftsman home are precious and beautiful,”

West moved to Austin and named her firm Well Dressed Space as a

she says. “We wanted to highlight the details and take it up a notch. With

nod to her past. “I have basically spent my life accessorizing, whether it

color, wall coverings, lighting, and a serious mix of vintage and modern

was a look to wear or to live in.”

pieces, the house pops in a really fun way.” West also converted the attic

What kind of accessories is West drawn to? “My design sensibility

into two bedrooms and a bathroom, “turning this little bungalow into a real home.”


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Veronica Koltuniak designed this home for a friend, whose favorite color is fire engine red. The main hallway pictured here is an art gallery with a “barcode” black and white pattern that unites the two sides.

Veronica Koltuniak From designing fake places on movie sets to designing real homes in Austin, Veronica Koltuniak’s career has seen its share of celebrity clients along the way. Initially a set decorator for film and commercials, Koltuniak opted for a less-grueling career path after becoming pregnant with her first child. She opened a drapery hardware and home accessory business, and watched it take off. “One of our first clients was Madonna,” Koltuniak says. “She had this amazing house in the Hollywood Hills and we did all her forged metal work and draperies. Our client list grew from there and organically, I started doing interiors. My first real interior design clients were Courtney Cox and David Arquette.” A need for a change of pace drove Koltuniak and her family to Austin, where Koltuniak further developed what she calls her “unconventional” style. “I always say I’m not ‘everybody’s designer,’” Koltuniak syas. “I like pretty, but I’m more attracted to interesting use of materials and juxtapositions.” The Interiors Tour home Koltuniak designed is that of a long-time friend who was downsizing to a craftsman bungalow, and so one of the challenges was downsizing the owner’s considerable art and furniture collection. One of the joys of the project, on the other hand, was working with a client who she knew so well: The two had even started a business together. “We started a line of furniture in 2008 together,” Koltuniak says. “Our motto was, “designed to make beige nervous.” Many of the pieces in her (and my) home are from that endeavor.” tribeza.com




Mary Korth As an eighth-generation Austinite, Mary Korth has deep roots in this town. Korth says she draws inspiration from “intriguing surroundings,” citing sources like photography, natural landscapes, fashion and beautiful hardware. With 16 years in the decorating business under her belt, Korth currently helms Mary Ames & Co., which does residential design in Austin, Houston, and New York. Korth describes her own style as “layered, collected, and curated.” She explains: “I try to reflect the best and most interesting of a client’s life. A mixture of antiques, classic modern, mid-century, art-deco, edgy-traditional, custom upholstery, vintage, and organic design.” For the featured Interiors Tours home, which is Mary’s personal home and an early-1960s elongated Ranch style, Korth says her goals were to unify the house in terms of color and texture. “I wanted to create a good flow from room to room, with an open spacious feel,” Korth says. She also engaged in some streamlining: “Simplifying and reducing the numbers of materials used creates cohesiveness.” But Mary didn’t only reduce; she also added a few pieces that are now favorites. There’s the vintage Murano chandelier from 1776 Antiques that hangs in her bedroom—“It makes me happy every day,” Korth says—and the custom hide rug, from her friend Kyle Bunting. “He’s a design genius, and it’s one of my favorite pieces in the house.”


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There are three fireplaces in Mary Korth’s home, all of which she says she uses “constantly.” Nearly half of her home décor was purchased from 1stdibs, which sells antique pieces online.

Growing up in Brussels brought an international flair to Thomas Bercy’s architecture and design sense. His aim with the featured home was to “diffuse the notion that modern architecture is cold.”

Thomas Bercy Brussels, the hometown of designer and architect Thomas Bercy, has

Chen used it as a kind of testing ground, he says, where they combined

a rich architectural history that helped define and inspire him. “From a

unusual materials like Plexiglas, polycarbonate, and plywood walls

young age, I was mesmerized with the Art Nouveau movement and the In-

with a structural steel frame. “The steel allows us to open the house as

ternational Style that defined Belgian architecture at the turn of the 20th

much as possible to the surroundings and therefore blur the boundary

century through the 1920s,” Bercy says.

between inside and out,” he says. “With the use of wood, the integration

That fascination led him to UT’s School of Architecture. After graduation and a year in Belgium, Bercy returned to Austin and started Bercy

of the landscape and the intimacy of the space, we aim to diffuse the notion that modern architecture is cold.”

Chen Studio with Calvin Chen in 2001. The multicultural office draws on

Bercy loves what his home offers him: “I think the Annie house pro-

all types of international inspirations in their work: “We often design with

vides a great canvas for life to thrive,” he says. “A home should do more

places like Alhambra, Mesa Verde, and Monte Alban in mind,” Bercy ex-

than shelter and be comfortable. It should inspire, elevate, and induce

plains. “Bridging these different cultures has become a focus of our work.”

daydreaming. After living in the house for 11 years, I still feel those

One of the Studio’s first projects was the Annie house featured on the

early emotions about the space and look forward to being there many

Interiors Tour, which Bercy has now called home for 11 years. Bercy and

years to come.” tribeza.com




A bold painting as a statement in the dining space, leading into the main entryway.


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K e e p i n g i n t e r i o r s i n t u i t i v e at h o m e w i t h W i l d f lo w e r Organic s’ owners Cori and Gunnar Hedman






ow can you ever make any decisions about redesigning your home when you have literally every resource—from exquisitely-designed décor to one-of-akind furniture to the highest-quality linens—at your fingertips? I know, I know. Tough problem. Yet this

was the first question I asked Cori and Gunnar Hedman, owners of the established downtown furniture and design store Wildflower Organics, about the recent redesign of their Bouldin neighborhood home. Their shop, which has been open for nearly 20 years in the heart of Lamar, sets the bar high for design standards. An eco-luxury wonderland of options, Wildflower was a pioneer in bringing green design to Austin, selling full lines of natural bedding mixed in with internationally-sourced, highend furniture and design pieces that offer a steady mix of classic staples accented with one-of-a-kind finds. And so how do you design your own space amid such wickedly-high expectations? The Hedmans’ response to my question was refreshingly simple: You build your home around a narrative that describes your own life. The couple moved to Texas from the Midwest in 1994, both with degrees in art and interest in opening a design shop. After living in North Austin for a decade while their sons were in school, Cori and Gunnar moved into their current South Austin home—a recently-redesigned

A c o l l a g e w a l l a n d s e lv e d g e c o n s o l e for housing found objects, art books, and Gunnar’s record collection.

spec house—in 2004. “We were looking for a house that was close to downtown and had a layout that worked for us with our two at-the-time teenage boys,” Cori explains. The Hedmans also didn’t want to have to start from the ground up. “We were worried that if we tried to build a house we’d never make any decisions,” she laughs. “[We


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A view of the living room through the main entry. Cori chose the dark gray paint to serve as a subtle contrast to the rest of the room’s neutral palette.





The clean, bright upstairs master bedroom.


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thought] that we’d be endlessly going through magazines and pulling out elements we wanted the house to include.” The Bouldin house was a good fit: When they bought it, the home had been recently rebuilt and expanded vertically from its original 1934, 500-square-foot floor plan. Today, it stands a narrow three stories high and 2,000 square feet in total, utilizing recycled elements of the original materials throughout (for example, the stairs are the old pine wall boards). “The house was essentially new, and structurally good, so we could design within that layout,” Gunnar explains. And despite its three stories, the home, surrounded by live oaks, blends easily into the way Bouldin sits quietly pocketed between the Greenbelt and “Hippie Highway.” Its one of the last slivers of Central Austin “isolation,” Cori explains, and is a

signs. Instead of remodeling or doing any large-scale con-

The master bed-

retreat the couple loves; their top floor bedroom almost

struction work on the house, they have taken on projects

room leading

feels like a treehouse, an airy and bright perch overlook-

to change the way it feels inside while keeping within the

o u t o n to a s m a l l

ing the neighborhood.

same overall layout. Over the last couple years, Cori has

u p s ta i r s d e c k .

The Hedmans have designated each floor for a specific

worked with interior designer Charyl Coleman to update

purpose: the first remains the house’s original footprint,

it to its latest incarnation, a mix of “modern and natural,”

the kitchen, dining area, and living space all situated in

Cori calls it; a proper blending of her design sensibility.

one open room. One floor up are bedrooms for the Hed-

The palette of the house is predominately neutral, a per-

man’s now-grown sons, and a shared space for the boys

fect blank-slate backdrop for the furnishings, which con-

to hang out when they are home visiting. The top story

trast vintage pieces—like shelves made from 100-year-

is the master bedroom and Cori’s office. The property

old planks and a 14-foot farm desk in Cori’s office—with

also houses a front cottage which the Hedmans use for

lush textiles galore (“linen, wool, and cotton: no synthet-

guests; the same size as the original main house, the cot-

ics,” Cori explains). “Textiles are our favorite part of the

tage now serves as a bookmark of what once was.

business…we tried as much as possible to make incor-

Inside, the Hedmans have had several interior rede-

porate these raw natural materials at home,” she says. A tribeza.com




perfect example of this is their dining setup. The table, reclaimed wood atop Indian railroad tires, is not paired with matching chairs but rather with a white Belgian linen bench; the overall effect adds an unexpected softness to the industrial table. Or take the couch: a simple beige Verellen linen sofa topped with a chunky alpaca throw and pillows of all sizes, textures, and materials. “We love unexpected juxtapositions,” Cori says. “Old and new, soft and hard, natural and manmade still-life compositions.” “Everything Cori does has a narrative,” Coleman explains of their working relationship. “Just like a welldressed person, a home tells the story of what a person is like.” And much like the most telling aspects of one’s personality, the most compelling parts of the Hedmans’ house are in its details. Tables are topped with carefully-displayed piles of stones and interesting pieces of wood picked up on walks along the Greenbelt. A vase in the entryway is full of found branches. Framed art made by Gunnar hangs in the living room. A holiday “wreath” above the couch is composed of a string of old bulbless Christmas lights found in family storage, a fragile heap preserved in a perfect circle. Taped-up family photos sit alongside piles of inspirational design magazines and books in Cori’s office. “In a job and industry that is so trend-driven, it’s something I have to keep up with,” Cori says. “We wanted the house to be the opposite of that.” Coleman adds, “Both M i x i n g o l d a n d n e w : a b e h i n d -t h e -

Cori and Gunnar are so busy and they also have literally

s c e n e s p e e k at C o r i ’ s d e s k , i n c l u d i n g

everything accessible to them. This house is a refuge. We

fa m i ly p h oto s , a s i m p l e b u l b l a m p, a n d a v i n ta g e m e ta l d e s k o r g a n i z e r .


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wanted it to feel calming, and with a unique sensibility.” She pauses. “Actually, we just wanted it to feel like them.”

Cori in her upstairs office finding inspiration from a design magazine.






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an ode to eaMes Bundled up for winter throughout the historic Granger House. Photography by Wynn Myers /


S t y l i n g b y L a u r e n Sm i t h F o r d

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On Michael: Shirt, $185, Tie, $125, both available at Billy Reid; Pants by Dries Van Noten, $270, By George. On Rachel: Leggings by Vince, $1,175, Valentine’s Too; Jacket by VPL, $747, Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato, $331, both available at Kickpleat.





Leggings by Vince, $1,175, Valentine’s Too; Jacket by VPL, $747, Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato, $331, Shoes by Rachel Comey, $452, all available at Kickpleat.


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On Rachel: Shirt by Milly, $325, Valentine’s Too / Jacket, $1,995, billy reid


On Michael: Sport coat by Hugo Boss, $595, Shirt by Theory, $295, Both available at Neiman Marcus.





on rachel: coat, $795, billy reid


on michael: Shirt, $185, Tie, $125, Suit,

$1,495, Vest, $325, All available at Billy Reid.


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On Rachel: Dress by Alexander McQueen, $1,785, Shoes by Jimmy Choo, $995, both available at Neiman Marcus. On Michael: Cardigan by YSL, $890, Shirt by Dries Van Noten, $370, Pants by Dries Van Noten, $270, all available at By George; Shoes by Billy Reid, $395. tribeza.com




Coat by Brunello Cucinelli, $4,125, Pants by Theory, $195, both available at Neiman Marcus.


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Dress by BCBG Max Azria, $498, Julian Gold / Jacket by Maiyet, $2,995, By George / Shoes by Sigerson Morrison, $498, Valentine’s Too.

On Rachel: Dress by Il Velluto, $604, By George; Leggings by Vince, $1,175, Valentine’s Too; Shoes by Rachel Comey, $386, Kickpleat. On Michael: Sport coat by Hugo Boss, $595, Shirt by Theory, $295, Pants by Theory, $195, Shoes by Fiorentini + Baker, $450, all from Neiman Marcus.

Sweater, $225 / Shirt, $185 / Shoes, $395 / All available at Billy Reid.


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Windham loved the trend of wall-bound succulents, and created her own take via a climbing trellis near her front entryway, which she modifies seasonally. 76 january 2014 tribeza.com

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B y J a i m e N e t z e r | P h oto g r a p h y b y R ya nn F o r d s t y l i n g b y a da m f o r t n e r

You can tell a lot about

Valentine’s Too boutique owner Teresa

Windham by the fact that she calls the massive remodeling jobs she and her husband have a habit of getting into “projects.” There were two homes they remodeled in El Paso, and then one previous home in Austin, which they also renovated. (Windham recently doubled the size of Valentine’s Too as well.) And then there is their Tarrytown home, perched on a hill among trees and stripped down, Windham explains, to its it studs, then remodeled back up. “It’s fun,” she says, smiling, and you can tell she means it. The lot appealed to Windham and her husband Darrell more than the house itself, which was ranch-style, built in the 1970s, and still replete with much of the deep wood paneling and arches popular then. The house was dated, but as Windham says, it had good bones—the floor plan didn’t change much throughout the three-phase remodel, and the plumbing locations didn’t change at all. What had been the master suite area is now a stunning two-story library complete with ladder access to a cozy, lofted nook for reading. The tiny galley kitchen is now a butler’s bar, wine nook, and silver closet, with a central tribeza.com




Initially Windham thought she might remove the heavy beams across the bead-board ceiling; but she instead painted them dark to provide contrast and anchor the space.

staircase being shifted to make way for a much roomier kitchen that boasts a stately island topped in limestone counters and plenty of room between the island and the breakfast nook for a full-sized Design Within Reach sofa. Sure, everyone always ends up in the kitchen, but not everyone can stretch out ottoman-style while waiting for the kettle to boil. The house feels calm and quiet, thanks in part to a largely-neutral palate, anchored by limestone floors done in what Windham calls an “old world” pattern. But it also feels alive, and this is likely thanks to the gorgeous pops of fabric and pattern found in every room—perhaps not a surprise, from someone with such an eye for fashion. Beneath the kitchen couch, for example, is a silk David Alan Tibetan rug that looks like it’s threaded with hot pink or deep burgundy, depending on which way you’re facing. At a small desk beside a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a chair is wrapped in magenta and chartreuse Donghia Suzani fabric. On a tucked-away wall in the kitchen, blue and white Jon Derian decoupage plates form a sophisticated take on a trend Windham says she can’t get enough of: “A few years ago, I’d seen a ton of blue and white on the market. I was obsessed with it, and ikat, but I couldn’t do my whole house in blue and white.” So instead, she compromised, buying something she knew she loved. It’s a tactic she’s always used. There are touches of purple throughout the house, for example, and several gorgeous lavender geodes. They’re popular, Windham says, but she also knows that she won’t tire of them. En route to the house is a rug that she says, “looks like a giant slab of malachite.” For Windham, buying things simply to fill a space just doesn’t make sense. As a result, her house is far from over-decorated. “A world-class art collector told me you have to buy what you love and I think that’s true about everything,” Windham explains. “I’ve never just wanted to fill up a space; I’d rather not have it.” Because of this philosophy, there is a great sense of continuity throughout Windham’s home. She says, “If I had


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The new stainless steel and dark wood-adorned kitchen sits where an old staircase used to; its renovation was one of the largest challenges of the house.





Darrell Windham is a lawyer and Theresa a self-professed bibliophile too—there’s a entire second-story loft filled with more books at the top of the ladder pictured here.


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Though the stone fireplace looks like it could’ve been original to the house, it was actually refinished in Windham’s renovation. A mother-of-pearl coffee table lends intriguing contrast to the old-world limestone flooring.

Windham is taking

to move or put all of my stuff in a loft or one room, it would all work. I

Now that Valentine’s Too has doubled in size,

like that aspect.” But if Windham likes what she’s put in the house, she’s

on more of what she loves: Home and gift items, including bar carts, cof-

absolutely in love with what surrounds it. The trees on the site, and its

fee table books, picture frames, geodes, and more. Plus, more shoes, and

private placement, including a big, picture-window view of the slopes of

more of Windham’s carefully-curated clothing supply. While they are at

Tarrytown, were what initially sold Windham and Darrell on the place.

the process of expanding, Windham decided to go ahead and remodel

“I think we let this house be what it is,” Windham says. “For me, it’s more about the site and the outdoor-indoor aspect. It feels like a tree house, and I think you feel that immediately when you come in.” To enhance the already-enticing outdoor spaces, the Windhams also added an infinity pool in the backyard that seems to lean out over the cliff that affords them such beautiful views, as well as small decorative pools of water leading to the glass front door. From almost every room in the house, you can either see running water or come nose-to-nose with treetops. And despite having neighbors nearly within arm’s reach, the lot is situated so that Windham doesn’t need a single window cov-

and redesign as well—are you noticing a trend yet? The cash-wrap is now finished in navy and pink lacquer, and accented by Christian LaCroix bird wallpaper. The floor is new, too, and the boutique is now one big space. The process of remodeling exhilarated Windham. “It was the right time to do the expansion,” Windham says. “My kids are older—my daughter even works in the store on Saturday—and it’s getting to tie a lot of things together, which is fun.” The store is now, Windham says, a great outlet of nearly everything she loves. “Fashion, interior design, art, and architecture all come together.”

ering in her home. In fact, in one of many small remodeling changes,

Visit the newly-expanded Valentine’s Too at valentinesaustin.com or in per-

Windham made most of the windows a little bigger—the better to take

son at 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite G-180.

in the view. tribeza.com




by levi dugat | photography by nicole mlakar In so many ways, the environments we spend time in have the potential to profoundly affect our internal experiences. With that said, it only makes sense to design the spaces we live and work in with great care and intention. Fortunately, Austin happens to possess an abundance of shops, showrooms, and studios geared toward outfitting our city with everything needed to create the distinctively individual interiors that inspire us to thrive. 82

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Pops of turquoise on the Bay Hill floor

Bay Hi ll D e s i gn Rustic, modern, and decidedly Austin, this full-service West Austin design studio offers the moon in terms of outfitting your newly remodeled Bay Hill Design owners Scott and Brooke Anderson

or constructed interior. Bay Hill’s services range from assistance with the selection of lighting, wallpaper, fabric, and tile, to full-fledged construction management services. If you’re simply in the market for an overhaul of the decorating variety, fret not, dear reader. Co-owners Brooke and Scott Anderson’s storefront is equipped to oblige your home décor needs as well, with an amassment of one-of-a-kind stately antiques, upholstery, art, and plants. Bay Hill’s defining crisp and cultivated aesthetic, and airy, washed palate are right at home in Central Texas, dialed up just enough to lend an overwhelming sense of refinement and luxury.

M o c k in g b ir d D o m es ti cs Folks tend to pay quite a bit of lip service to the rustic, eclectic, and iconic style Austin is so famous for, and for good reason. The truth is, though, that bringing this aesthetic into your home can sometimes be a tricky task to master. Let’s just say there’s a really faint line in the sand, and you probably want to be on the ‘discreetly paying homage but not overdoing it’ side of that line. Fortunately, South Austin’s Mockingbird Domestics has taken the guesswork out of that equation. Co-owners Jeff and Laura Daly offer a well-curated collection of warmly modern, artisan-produced pieces that would lend balanced, classic, and colorful appeal to any interior. Vintage jadeite and milk glass bowls and Homer Laughlin dinner

A chocolate leather lounge chair, $1,465; Mockingbird’s South Lamar storefront

plates round out the tabletop collection. French bistro chairs and wallmount nightstands made from salvaged wood cozy up next to handsomely modern desks, along with boldly powder-coated terrace chairs fit for a upscale downtown condo’s balcony. tribeza.com




A mossy decorative tabletop object. Right: Collectic Home owners Joni and Greg Greeson. Bottom: American Leather’s “Inspiration Sofa” in a Collectic living setup.

C o l l e c t ic h o me West Austin’s Collectic Home takes the task of outfitting interiors very seriously. After all, the furnishings you bring into your home have the power to inform how your home feels, and be an integral part of your family’s experience inside of it. With that said, owners Joni and Greg Greeson have gone great lengths to offer an extensive collection of new home furnishings of every imaginable style and purpose. In-house designers are available for consultation at their 7,000-square-foot showroom, or will travel to visit with you at your home or business. Heaping helpings of varied finishes and materials abound, you’ll find everything from clean, crispy Amisco metal bedframes to sleek, high-backed Rowe settees. Plentiful possibilities are at every turn as many of the pieces Collectic Home carries boast an array of custom options, including fabrics, leathers, frame styles, and colors.

nannie inez Another South Austin gem not to be overlooked is the splashy design-concept store Nannie Inez. A walk through the crisp, airy, chromatic interior alone is an inspirational lesson on fusing high-design with down-toearth, welcoming touches. Co-owner Deeyn Rhodes left behind a career in fashion to pursue her love of all things interiors, along with partner and co-owner Lonzo Jackson. The result of their intrinsic, artistic talent and passion for soulful design is a strikingly-fresh offering of textiles, furniture, home wares, frame-ready art prints, books, and gifts. And as if Nannie Inez’s collections weren’t conversation pieces onto themselves already, every item in the space seems to have a rich and ethical history that the owners are eager to serve up with a smile. Each piece is versatile and drenched in cosmopolitan whimsy, and would radiate an invigorating aura into any room.


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Top: A custom shelving installation in the shop. Left: Wolfum Flame Stitch Tray, $56. Right: Galvanized iron stool, $400

Left: Remixologie owners Amy Offield and Dini Snow. Top: A lamp accented with decorative details. Bottom: A Remixologie tabletop framed with a tangerine padded bench

remixologie Mid-century modern aficionados Amy Offield and Dini Snow initially met via Craigslist. Amy was selling mid-century finds and Dini was buying them. Just a few months later, the two would share a booth at Austin Antique Mall, before eventually opening Remixologie’s doors in January of 2013. With career backgrounds in fashion and graphic design, respectively, the two share a well-honed talent for tastefully choosing versatile vintage pieces, as well as the passion and skill to restore them to aesthetically immaculate, ready-to-use condition. Finish and repair work on every Remixologie find is done in-house by the owners themselves. Sofas and chairs are routinely professionally upholstered in gorgeous, era-appropriate fabrics, transforming them into one-of-a-kind heirlooms worthy of further lifetimes of use. Sprinkled amid historical design are respectably new pieces, such as Modernica fiberglass shell chairs, made from the very molds and machinery used in original Eames production. The Burnet Road store is a reliable resource for elegantly understated, functional finds. The store’s motto: “If we wouldn’t have it in our own house, we won’t have it in the store.” Coming from two people as passionate about mid-century design as Amy and Dini are, this sentiment definitely speaks volumes to the quality and craftwork you’ll find at Remixologie.

l o ft LOFT owners Kelly and Offir Schwartz believe that “furniture should compliment your lifestyle, not dictate it.” What seems like a simple concept tends to go overlooked more often than one might imagine, but the old design adage “form follows function” is an adage for a reason. Located in the Domain, the owners and staff at LOFT carry a collection of wares that are touted for their functionality and durability just as much for their inherent beauty. LOFT’s showroom and online store offer a mountainous collection of pillows in every imaginable pattern and color, along with handsomely-striped bed linens and baby alpaca throws. Endless combinations of modern coffee Stylish accessories from LOFT: Moroccan side table and Verdin Euro Pillow

tables, end tables, and sofas are staples here, along with one-of-a-kind finds, and statement pieces, such as the gorgeously re-imagined Winslet dining chair in high-gloss black. While many of LOFT’s wares are customizable, the tenderfoot home décor need not worry. LOFT’s staff specializes in interior design, and 100 percent of their consultation fee goes towards your order. tribeza.com




nest There’s something about Nest’s sizable modern collection and its principles that seem to effortlessly challenge one’s notion of what the term ‘modern’ actually means, in relation to today’s interiors. Put more simply, Nest isn’t preoccupied with pretentious high-design, but rather is committed to offering inspired design, built from quality materials, using skilled craftwork. That said, nosing around through Nest, you get the strong sense that modern doesn’t necessarily have to subscribe to one particular aesthetic. Nest’s collections offer a sanctuary from the sleek but somewhat cold, bland styles typically touted as modern. Take the bold orange and green LED Link Task Lamp, or the multi-color wouldbe pixelated Renault rug: with an emphasis on architectural details, the extensive assemblage of furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, and home office leave nil to be desired. Founded by John Allison and Douglas Galloway, Nest’s original location is perched on West Sixth Street at Lamar. With customizable options abound, Nest additionally functions as a design resource, able to outfit any interior with decidedly tasteful and functional style.

Nest owners John Allison and Douglas Galloway

R o o m S e r v ic e V intage Any lover of vintage and retro interiors will agree that a trip—or maybe 20 trips—to Room Service Vintage is basically an Austin rite of passage. Established in 1981, this influential fixture in the North Loop community has since switched hands, but has always remained an iconic resource for vintage treasures. Brimming with furniture, lighting, décor, housewares, and clothing from the 1950s through the 1970s, Room Service takes pieces on a consignment basis, and also offers delivery. The massive assortment of colorful inventory turns around quickly, so there’s always A bedroom setup inside Nest. Right: a sectional couch framed by a vintage brass-tone chandelier.


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something new to peruse, leading many regulars to visit the store on a routine, even weekly basis, to score choice finds. For the particularly obsessed hunters of vintage, you can peek at photos of newly-acquired inventory on their website.

Rugs to match any aesthetic from David Alan Rugs

d a v id a l a n r u g s If it’s floor coverings that will last a lifetime and beyond that you seek, David Alan Rugs surely will not disappoint. Interior designer/owner Paul A. Davison employs his 20 plus years of experience in the rug industry, and treks to markets around the world in search of unique, handmade, durable, fine-woven carpets and rugs of distinguished quality. Specializing in hand-knotted rugs in traditional, as well as contemporary styles, David Alan Rugs offers a selection of behemoth proportions, in varying sizes and styles, all intended to withstand the tests of time. The design-conscious staff boasts experience and skill in working with design professionals, as well as assisting clients looking to take the decorating reigns into their own hands.

urbanspace interiors Founder Kevin Burns was inspired to create Urbanspace Interiors

Left: Urbanspace Interiors’ Kevin Burns and Emily Basham-Hoelscher Top: Tesoro Rug by Inigo Elizalde. Bottom: Pasha Armchair by Pedrali

through his background in real estate. As he yearned to complete the interiors of the homes he represented, Burns recognized the functional need for a full-service lifestyle firm—one that combined his passion for both real estate and interior design. In the pursuit of establishing a “source for high-end design excellence,” Burns enlisted the expertise of interior designer Emily Basham-Hoelscher, along with a talented staff comprised of interior designers and design enthusiasts. What’s truly extraordinary though, is Urbanspace’s staggeringly-fabulous and dizzyingly-expansive collection of furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, and wallpaper. Everything is impeccable. Urbanspace’s collections are decisively modern, but not the least bit fussy. Geometric faceted pendants and swoon-worthy sofas share the line up with rocking chairs you could actually feel proud to install right in the middle of your living room. Yes, rocking chairs. Brooklyn Toile wallpaper designed in part by Beastie Boy Michael Diamond presents a possibility that’s truly excessive in the best possible way. tribeza.com




four hands home Speaking of not molding your entire space around any one particular interior genre, let’s chat about Four Hands Home. While a solid aesthetic theme in one’s space is certainly the intention at times, and the temptation to stick with an obvious design format can be hard to resist because it’s so dang easy- sometimes it can be, well, too easy. And sometimes, too easy can be boring. A review of Four Hands Home’s massive collection, either in person at the South Austin showroom or online, quickly lends the design enthusiast the confidence to trust in our internal overall vision of our spaces, even when the end goal isn’t completely certain. The selection at Four Hands is just so immeasurably diverse, rendering the possibilities within it virtually limitless. Simply put, there is something for just about anyone here, whether you realize it at first glance, or not. Founded by passionate world traveler Brett Hatton, Four Hands carries everything from raw Peroba wood dressers and stately modern leather A Four Hands Home bar setup.

sofas to flea market inspired design. Much of the Four Hands collection was once available solely to wholesale buyers, which explains the volume of sumptuous choices to be sifted through.

upt own mode r n Let’s just be clear about this: Uptown Modern is nothing short of a mid-century modern goldmine. Specializing in Danish and American mid-century functional pieces, the 6,000-square-foot Burnet Road storefront supplies Austin with striking vintage originals from a long list of revered designers and classic genres. Collecting pieces from the 1940s through the 1970s, Uptown features furniture restored with respect for its original integrity by owner Jean Heath, who hand-picks every item from estate sales and auctions. Newly upholstered 1970s sofas, Herman Miller shell chairs, and a crop of rosewood and teak credenzas are sure finds here, along with Hollywood Regency touches and even industrial metal tables, desks, and consoles. At any given time, Uptown’s collection is certain to showcase a number of wildly unique pieces with rare and noteworthy lines and details. The diverse mixture and broad range of mid-century styles, makes Uptown an obvious destination for anyone looking to add mid-century elements to their home’s overall aesthetic without completely conforming to any one particular interior genre.


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Left: a Four Hands dining scene featuring the Castle Dining Table. Right: Four Hands’ living room setup featuring tables from the Maxwell collection and a Larking sofa

Breed & C o. This longtime Austin institution gracefully straddles the line between being part practical hardware store, part high-end home and garden

Columbian Azulina ceramic bowls, tasting spoons, and a serving platter from Breed & Co.

furnishing supplier, and certainly is anything but typical. While seasoned staff in the hardware department will happily walk first-timers step-by-step through a routine plumbing repair, an array of colorful Le Creuset cookware, china, silverware, and glassware line the shelves just a few paces across the store. Established in 1970 by Truman and Ann Breed, Breed & Co. is still owned and operated by the Breed family, and offers one of the finest and most practical tabletop collections in Austin, along with registry services. High-end brands Wustoff, Shun, Breville, Cuisinart, Bodum, and Nespresso are neatly nestled among an inspiring collection of cookbooks, linens, cutting boards, and just about anything else your kitchen or tabletop could possibly require. Whether you’re itching to update your entertaining aesthetic or selecting housewares for the first time, Breed & Co.’s trained staff offers consultation services of practically every variety.

mercury design Founders of one of the pioneering shops situated in Austin’s downtown West 2nd Street District, Mercury Design Studio owners Steve Shuck and Bobby Johns believe in “living with the past, not in it.” This sentiment certainly resonates during a visit to the store, where lustrously lacquered, reimagined vintage pieces scattered throughTop: A collage wall of framed art. Bottom: A treasure-packed corner at Mercury Design

out the space barely register as vintage upon first glance. The store itself is lined with routinely-updated, pristinely-styled vignettes, each boasting an exotic mixture of color, texture, and era-informed themes. Within these vignettes, shouldered alongside vintage furniture is a seemingly endless supply of wonderfully esoteric, decorative artifacts and shiny new accouterments. Deliciously-scented candles nuzzle up with splashy hardback art and design books, sure to fancy up the dullest of cocktail tables. Ceramics, textiles, art, jewelry, and an inspiringly artful assortment of gift items round out the store’s collection. Design services are available to design and production professionals.





The Transcendent Desert by lauren smith ford

A view from above of the stunning modern design of the Amangiri in southern Utah.


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An adventure at the stunning Amangiri in Southern Ut a h t o t h e red rocks of Sedona.

Each of the property’s 34 suites offer sweeping views of the landscape through floor-to-ceiling all glass doors.

We didn’t know if we were headed to the end

experienced the hotel’s 3:1 staff-to-guest ratio.

foot spa that boasts an extensive menu of im-

of the Earth or straight on to the set of Planet


pressive services.

of the Apes as we drove deeper in to the des-

through to our Mesa View Suite, which of-

Because of the property’s remoteness, we

ert up 89 from the Grand Canyon towards

fered unique and equally beautiful views

had all our meals at the restaurant. The food,

the mystic Canyonlands of southern Utah.

from every angle—mountains, desert, and

like everything at the Amangiri, didn’t feel like

Empty booths with signs advertising Navajo

lush sand dunes that we would later discov-

it was trying too hard. The menu featured fa-

crafts lined the roads that seemed to lead to

er turned pink and gold at sunset. An avid

miliar items with twists, and each one we tried

nowhere. Yet, we still followed the directions

outdoorsman, my husband couldn’t wait to

was done exceptionally well (my husband or-

leading us to the Amangiri, one of only two

explore the many hiking trails on the prop-

dered the onion rings every day for lunch,

North American properties in the dreamy

erty. From slot canyons to mushroom rock

and he swears they are the best he has ever

lineup of uber luxe Aman resorts. We came

formations, there are many options for the

had). Because there are only 34 suites on the

to a gate that was discreetly marked and after

adventurer. He’s more of a self-guided kind of

property, we could go hours without seeing

a few turns through the property’s 600 acres,

hiker, so he set out with a trail map and bottle

other people, so I couldn’t help but do some

we arrived at an outpost of civilization, as two

of water that the staff had filled just before we

people watching from our cozy table nestled

fresh-faced valets in white Asian-inspired

got in to the room. But the options for group/

by a wood burning fireplace in a corner of the

coats waved us over. They greeted us by name

guide lead hikes and activities that the resort

dining room. I was especially taken with a

and whisked our bags away before leading us

offers are endless. Thumbing through the per-

stylish group (who all seemed to have on the

to the reception desk inside the impressive all

fect-bound “Amangiri: The Experience” book,

best shoes) speaking French a few tables over.

glass and concrete main building where an-

we learned of fishing trips on the Colorado

Our server shared they were here from Lou-

other friendly attendant clad in white offered

River, Lake Powell boat tours, or taking in the

is Vuitton shooting an ad campaign around

us a glass of hot tea and a warm hand towel.

Grand Canyon by helicopter. I found my own

the property and surrounding area (Vogue, T:

Within minutes of arriving, we had already

kind of solace in the resort’s 25,000 square

The New York Times Style Magazine, Neiman









A look inside the Amangiri’s main building that houses the restaurant, a library, and sitting areas for guests to enjoy.


Marcus, and Ralph Lauren Home have also

even from far away. This was the most luxu-

used the property as a backdrop).

rious place we have ever been to, but nothing

enchantment resort

Although everything about the experience

about it felt over the top. Everything was un-

of being at the hotel feels private, there is also

derstated, and the real priority of this magical

a sense of togetherness, a camaraderie that ev-

property shined—honoring the stunning can-

We drove in to Sedona when the sun had al-

eryone is together in this isolated, special lo-

yonlands, treading lightly on this place that is

ready set, feeling the elevation changes with

cation. I found my mind go quiet in the stark

like nowhere else in the world.

each turn further up in to the mountains.

beauty that surrounded us and felt like I could

Head to the Amangiri between now and

We arrived at the Enchantment Resort and

read and think in a way I hadn’t been able

March 2014 for a special package that’s includ-

breathed in the fresh, cool mountain air as we

to for months. We found another view from

ed with nightly rates—three meals a day, two

stepped out of the car to check in. Our 10pm

above, as we looked down at the hotel from

daily one-hour guided group hikes on property,

arrival didn’t affect the energy level of our

one of the nearby trails, it felt like we were

one daily group yoga class, and one daily group

excited valet whose love for the property and

gazing on a moon colony—the sleek design

Pilates core-strengthening mat class. For stays of

the healing powers of Sedona was infectious.

is compact with minimal landscaping. The

four nights or more, a complimentary 60-min-

Armed with hot chocolate at just the right

Amangiri team tested the concrete multiple

ute massage, facial or flotation therapy session

temperature, we headed to our spacious casi-

times to get the closest match to the landscape

will be offered. For more information, visit

ta that featured a living room, fireplace, and

around it, and the attention to detail shows


outdoor deck. It seemed like as soon as the

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With only 16 spa guest rooms arranged in casitas, the rec e n t l y - r e n o va t e d p r o p e r t y f e l t h o l i s t i c a n d l u x u r i o u s . sun came up, we were outside, anxious to see

was centered around a huge window that of-

The last thing we ever want after traveling is

the famous red rocks, and we were delighted

fered yet another stunning vertical view of the

have to get in the car for activities, so one of our

to see that our hotel was centered in just the

rocks. I spent a lot of time in the spa—sipping

favorite things about Enchantment was that

right place with different views of the magical

a smoothie, reading by the serene pool, and

we could hit tennis balls, play a round of boc-

red rocks from every side of the property.

even found myself writing down some worries

ce, or get on one of the hikes from the proper-

The Enchantment Resort is connected

and walking in to the “crystal grotto” to re-

ty without travel time. We felt like we were up

to the neighboring Mii amo, a world-class,

lease them, giving in to the healing powers of

in the mountains, but downtown Sedona was

all-inclusive spa resort. With only 16 spa guest

the place. My skeptical-of-spa-food husband

a short 10-minute drive away. Our last night

rooms arranged in casitas, the recently-ren-

was pleasantly surprised by how good his bi-

at Enchantment ended perfectly with blankets

ovated property felt holistic and luxurious.

son and quinoa tasted. The service at every

and hot tea huddled around the fire pit near the

The treatment room for my signature facial

turn was attentive and knowledgeable.

center of the beautifully-placed property.

The recently renovated Enchantment Resort is centered right in the middle of Sedona’s famed red rocks.

Che Ah Chi is the Enchantment Resort’s signature restaurant and offers up a tasty selection of contemporary American cuisine with a hint of Southwest influences.


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The Four Season Scottsdale at Troon North’s more casual dining spot, Proof American Canteen, feels like a modern take on stagecoach post.

Four Seasons

and an outdoor patio and hot tub (perfect

erty, Proof American Canteen. It was the last

for a family). Because this was the last night

morning of our first ever trip away from our

of our trip and we were flying out the next

young daughter, and all we could think about

at Troon North

day, my husband was disappointed he didn’t

was how much she would have loved the fun,

have a chance to play the famed Troon North


I have never met a Four Seasons Hotel that

Clubhouse that lucky hotel guests have access

school soda fountain, exposed light fixtures,

I didn’t love. No two properties ever feel just

to, but we did have time to hike the Pinnacle

and rows of colorful vintage cans and jars on

alike, and they manage the no small feat of be-

Peak trail from the property and the climb

the shelves behind the bar. Ready to see our

ing family friendly, but also just right for an

was worth the mountain and desert views

daughter, but wishing we had more time at

adults-only getaway. The Four Seasons Scott-

from above. Rain kept us from taking a dip

this festive Southwestern feeling resort, we

sdale at Troon North was just this. Another all

in the expansive bi-level pools that are heated

knew we would have to return for poolside fun

casita property, our suite boasted a spacious

for year-round use, but we did enjoy a farewell

and outdoor adventures with her along for the

living room and bedroom, two bathrooms,

breakfast at one of the restaurants on prop-

ride on our next trip.

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Inspiration Board: Lilianne Steckel

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For an interior designer, visualization is often just as important as execution. Such was the case for Lilianne Steckel, who “was motivated to have a big central statement” on a recent project—doing interiors for Austin’s Argus Cidery— as you approached the space “since it is in a slightly remote location.” Steckel explains, “We all loved the idea and it became the large chandelier that is in the middle of the tasting room now. While we worked on the space, we carried the concept through the design phases with us. But it wasn’t until it was being made… that the clients had the ‘Aha!’ moment of understanding the impact. As soon as it was hung, no one could imagine the space without it.” Steckel, who has been working in Austin for three years, moved to the city from Los Angeles with a firm, but branched out on her own in 2011 when local opportunities emerged. In addition to Argus Cidery and residential projects, Steckel also did interiors for Flat Track Coffee and recently completed the upscale Soma Lounge on West Fifth Street. Currently, she’s working with Thunderbird Coffee to redo their North Austin location on Koenig. Though flexibility is an asset to her work, Steckel describes her own aesthetic as “rough luxe… a juxtaposition of natural materials [with] a rustic undertone [contrasted by] a more polished, modern, or vintage chic main statement.” The inspiration board she shared with TRIBEZA is indicative of this mixing of elements: “a little of everything: sparkle, natural stone, bold fabric, color, textural art, brass, and vintage.”

lilianne’s Inspiration Board


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1. Tony Duquette Book: "Tony was a close friend of my family and inspired me with his fantastical and beautiful designs since childhood. He is one of the reasons I am a designer today." 2. Air Plant: "Greenery is so important! It adds a little extra life and can be so interesting and sculptural like this air plant, swirling in different directions." 3. Carol Westwood book: Black and white photography from 1974-1996. "Classic." 4. Sculptural figure: "I love European antiques, especially art and accessories. I have to stop myself from buying every cool bust that I see!" 5. Photo: "This is my Grandmother when she was younger. She is a retired artist and still to this day gives me guidance and artistic advice." 6. Malachite and quartz: "Malachite absorbs negative energy and quartz is used to restore the malachite after. Combined this is a natural rarity and a perfect blend." 7. Diamond Paperweight: "I found this at a vintage market and needed a little sparkle that day." 8. Fabric swatch: "This fabric reminds me of Tony and is a beautiful mimic of the natural stone." 9. Bone measuring tape: "Goes with me everywhere, it’s a must." 10. Vintage brass lily: "Sits on a shelf next to my bathroom mirror and reminds me that yes, sometimes you should gild the lily." 11. Japanese flower bud in resin cube: "I admire the minimalism of Japanese design." 12. Paul Meyer painting: "It was a gift a few Christmas’ back and I am so drawn to his work!" tribeza.com

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Don Weir These are some things STAG


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co-owner Don Weir has in his house: two narrow spring-mounted

metal boards formerly used by a traveling mattress salesman. An industrial dining table scored at Citywide Garage Sale. A rusty, handmade, tiered marble maze. A perfectly-patinated red metal sign for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad Line (the original MoPac). A blobby ceramic ashtray shaped like a hound dog ("I'm not a smoker but look at this"). A primary-colored pegboard from a 1920s carnival ring-tossing game. A set of vintage chairs recently purchased at a "not exactly

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secret" prop house in New York’s East Village. "I guess you could say I'm obsessed with a bygone era," Weir laughs. Other obsessions the Louisiana native and former antiques dealer rattles off during our brief meeting include numbers, primary colors, classic typography, found photographs, 1900s Americana, and the juxtaposition of wood and metal. It’s a mélange perfectly personified in Weir’s South Austin home, as well as at STAG, the popular South Congress Avenue menswear store he co-owns with Steve Shuck. Since opening in 2009, STAG has been an exercise in a similar sort of specificity, the cave-like shop a careful balance of classically ‘Texas’ style (Hamilton shirts, bandanas, and a lot of well-worn leather) meets Austin casual (denim, boots, and easy button-downs), all while keeping up with an evolving national in-

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terest in menswear that has completely exploded in the last half-decade. “Five years ago there were two menswear blogs,” Weir explains. “Today there are so many, you can spend all day looking at them and reading about what's new and not even scratch the surface.” And in this new conversation, STAG is a key player, with Weir and Shuck working to bring in new designers, higher-end pieces, and Austin riffs on a trend-driven industry. (In case you’re wondering, suiting, shawl collars, and watches are currently in. V-neck sales have dropped off considerably. Washed jeans are (slowly) on their way back.) Last year, the shop became one of two in the country allowed to sell Ralph Lauren's exclusive RRL collection online. “That was huge for us,” Weir says. “To me, the line is the pinnacle of what STAG embodies, and to be chosen that

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exclusively was a pretty proud moment.” It’s more of these “twists on what works” that Weir is set on pursuing in the future. As I’m getting ready to leave Weir’s house, I point out a big antique German number chart he has hanging on the wall, and, stumped by its provenance, Weir does a Google search to find out the piece’s history. The first result? A picture of Weir himself, holding the chart in another photo shoot. It’s a weirdly hilarious meta-moment: us, looking at a picture in the present of a scene from the past. And in retrospect it’s actually a pretty fitting analogy for Weir’s aesthetic

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sensibility, both at home and in what he brings to STAG. No matter if it’s an old German sign or a heritage RRL blazer, if you contextualize something in your own way, it can—and does—make sense. l . pat ter son tribeza.com

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1. Antique packaging on display, which STAG will sometimes use for t-shirt design inspiration (this was the case for the Radio design on the far left). 2. The guts of an old cash register; "I just like how all the numbers are at different heights and depths and sort of create a found object art piece," Weir says. 3. Faithful companion: Weir's Blue Tick Hound dog, Gus. 4. A corner of furniture, objects, and books. 5. Weir hard at work at the computer in his office, a small studio in his backyard. 6. A recent Uncommon Objects find: "Some organized worker from yesteryear seems to have kept drawers of painted tool silhouettes to make sure all his tools were always in the right place." 7. A pair of RRL boots atop a leather and painted metal stool. 8. Weir's bookcase, home to some favorite treasures: a grandfather's pocket knife, found photographs, an antique jawbone, and other old keepsakes. january 2014 tribeza.com




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ne of the most fun parts about being behind-the-scenes at TRIBEZA is collaborating with some of Austin's most diversely-talented individuals and organizations. Be it a

restaurant, design firm, or charity, it is a treat to be able to watch and learn first-hand from the people behind such inspiring and creative establishments in this city. To toast the holidays, last month the TRIBEZA team paired up with some fine examples of this talent for a winter feast. Brandon Fuller, co-owner and executive chef at West 6th Street's Café Josie, created a special seasonal menu for the occasion. “I wanted to create a balanced meal that that progressed from light to heavy in terms of proteins, and incorporated lots of warming and hearty flavors. I also wanted to celebrate the fresh winter vegetables that were available: Most of what I do is try to use local, in-season ingredients, and I sourced many of the components for the dinner through a farm-to-table purveyor I often use." Fuller, who has been with Café Josie since August 2012, has used a similar sensibility in transforming the Austin establishment into having a more seasonally-driven focus. Under Fuller’s direction, the restaurant pulls from local farms to create an evolving menu that changes weekly, or even daily, dictated by what’s available and besttasting at the moment.

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For the table décor, we enlisted interior decorator Ann Lowe, who we collaborated with on some of our favorite 2013 photoshoots. Pull-

ing from some favorite local interiors shops—Spartan, Mockingbird Domestics, and JM Drygoods—she styled a tabletop that was seasonal and unfussy, topped off with a bouquet by Bricolage Curated Florals. “I wanted it to have a subtle holiday feel, but keep everything very natural,” she explains. “I found some vintage china at Mockingbird Domestics that was gray and persimmon, so that drove the color palette: muted colors, brass, and napkins with a little sparkle.” Lowe also offered up some tips for styling a table, be it for a holiday gathering or a casual get-together: “You don’t want a table to feel stiff or overly-styled,” she says. “It’s about creating a feeling. Some easy things to keep in mind are to choose a basic color palette and stick to it, bring in candles, and incorporate one natural element into the table setting, like pieces of fruit or sage leaves.” l . patterson Mockingbird Domestics fruit plate with gold trim, $18; Beeswax Candle Co. tapers, $10 for two

JM Drygoods Oaxacan table runner, $110


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A living room setup in a corner of Wendow Wendow Fine Living owner Shannon Dowell

Wendow Fine Living It’s all about timelessness and tradition-with-a-twist at this Central Austin boutique


quality home goods. While decorating and doing interior design exas meets California.” That’s how Wendow owner Shannon Dowell describes work in Austin after moving to Texas from California in 1995, she her shop’s aesthetic. At first, I had a hard time culling up found herself spending lots of time traveling to Houston or Dallas, the right image in my mind, but as soon as I walked in the door searching for the right furnishings for different projects. With a I saw it: The earthy tones, pops of metallic here and there, and background in retail and custom furniture production, Dowell mid-century vintage classics all spoke to California’s laid-back took it upon herself, along with a partner (who’s since gone on to charm. Teaming that up with Texas’ penchant for rustic antlers, other projects), to open up shop. Now, after six-and-a-half years reclaimed pieces, and traditional shapes pulled Dowell’s vision of business, Wendow has easily established itself as the go-to spot for effortless pieces for the home. into sharp focus. Dowell is drawn to “classic lines, antique pieces, and the On any given day at Wendow you might find a classic Herman Miller chair pulled up to an antique farm table, a perfect pair of traditions of Texas, but with a bit of a twist,” she explains. “Earthy custom-made reclaimed glass lamps, and maybe a few geodes or a primitive elements, natural fibers, and clean details,” and most piece of art. Other Wendow staples include easy jewelry, loads of importantly: “No fussiness.” There’s no trends here—timelessness, gorgeous throws and pillows, gifts, and surprisingly, the comfiest quality construction, and pieces you can live with for a lifetime are what you’ll find at Wendow. And in our age of fast fashion and PJs you’ll ever slip into. disposable goods, isn’t that just what we all need a Wendow, a central Austin mainstay since 2007, came 1512 W 35th St Cutoff little more of? l. Uhlir to fruition when Dowell noticed a void in the market for

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One of the restaurant's signature dishes: seared scallops with Japanese eggplants and caramelized honey onions


A corner of the Goodall's dining room

Goodall's Chef Scott Mechura

Goodall's Kitchen


oodall’s Kitchen & Bar fills a niche and fills it well. Located in an area scarce with stylish dining options– south of The Drag, north of the Capitol–this winning new restaurant provides an upscale, full-service option greatly needed in the hood. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails, Goodall’s is tucked inside the historic Hotel Ella, formerly The Mansion at Judges Hill. The stately 47-room inn recently changed ownership and reopened in September with a new look and name. Renovated by über architect Michael Hsu and renamed after one of UT’s founding families, the hotel and its restaurant have emerged as worthy new players in Austin’s hospitality scene. Hsu’s redesign judiciously retained the property’s historic charm while making it feel fresh and contemporary. And the food at Goodall’s reflects the scenery: timeless yet modern, classic yet current, understated yet impressive. For starters, customarily boring


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lentil soup is elevated to new heights by bright vegetables and a dollop of tart yogurt. Salads sing with fresh, peppery greens and sublime, simple vinaigrettes. The rack of lamb is terrific, grilled to perfection, and accompanied by the yin-yang of tangy eggplant-chili relish and sweet, rich whipped parsnips. A tasty side of creamed spinach is studded with parmesan cheese and poblano peppers. At lunch, lighter options include sandwiches and salads. And breakfast offers up classics like oatmeal and French toast. Save room for dessert. The almond cake with fresh berries and basil cream is a deliciously restrained confection that’s both light and decadent. Nutella crème brûlée is topped with sea salt and is lick-the-spoon good. If you enjoy wine, opt for the three-course, prix-fixe wine pairing dinner that’s not only thoughtfully-matched, but also reasonably priced at $55. Or seek out your own favorites on the well-rounded wine list, where I found

1900 Rio Grande (512) 495-1800 goodallskitchen.com at least one great value in each category and was delighted to discover six rosé choices. Across the lobby from the dining room is Goodall’s Bar and it’s a charmer. Cozy and classy, it’s a great place to tuck in for a drink among the handful of tables or at the small but majestic marble bar. They take pride in their cocktail program at Goodall’s and it shows. Each drink is served in its proper glass, including chilled copper mugs for Moscow Mules. The ice is top-notch. And the knowledgeable bartender is helpful without the attitude (take note hipster mixologists). There’s even a separate bar menu for those wanting a quick, casual bite. Service at Goodall’s is unfailingly polite and Food & Beverage Director Johannes Lehberger will make you feel right at home. Valet parking is complimentary. With its updated new persona, Goodall’s is worth seeking out no matter where you live or work. Welcome to the hood. K. Spezia P h oto g r a p h y by k at e l e s u eu r


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TRIBEZA's picks for the most stylish restaurants in town. APOTHECARY CAFÉ

small plates with locally-

Wood-fired pizza in an


brant and comfortable

can menu inspired by the


sourced ingredients,

elegant, trendy vibe. Get


surrounding patio.

kitchen of Chef Garrido’s

4800 Burnet Rd

which pair with craft

the fresca pie.

(512) 371 1600

beers and fine wines.

Apothecary’s calm ambi-


Delicious vintage

grandmother. EPICERIE 2307 Hancock Dr


cocktails in an eccentric

(512) 371 6840


716 W 6th St

1200 W 6th St (512) 322 9226

A café and grocery with

4800 Burnet Rd

spot to get wine and a

(512) 476 8226

space. Enjoy local art,

Innovative and flavorful

music, and cuisine by

both Louisiana and

(512) 458 1100

quick bite with friends.

The newest addition to the

plates with fresh ingre-

Sonya Cote.

French sensibilities by

Hearty Italian fare with

landscape of West Sixth,


Thomas Keller-trained

big, bold flavor.

ance and excellent wine


selection make for a classy


Benji’s offers a fresh, inno-

601 W 6th St

vative approach to Tex-


(512) 992 2776

Mex where seafood and

1200 W 6th St

From Easy Tiger and 24

Mexican influences adorn

(512) 297 2525

Diner’s ELM Restaurant

the menu.

Larry McGuire’s latest venture offers an extensive

Group, this recentlyopened spot offers rich


caviar and oyster menu—a

French favorites and an

1115 E 11th St

refreshing indulgence on

excellent wine list.

(512) 542 9542

Sixth Street.

A cozy, French-inspired ASTI TRATTORIA

408 E 43rd St (512) 451 1218

bistro serving up break-


fast, lunch, and dinner

200 Congress Ave (512) 827 2760


An upscale dining expe-

1321 S Congress Ave

rience with great wine

delicious Italian cuisine,

(512) 916 1315


like saffron risotto with

An inviting trattoria


with warm Tuscan col-

The chic little Hyde Park trattoria offers

BARLEY SWINE 2024 S Lamar Blvd (512) 394 8150 Chef Bryce Gilmore offers


1100 E 6th St (512) 467 4280

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ors. Small bar up front and cozy booths in back. BUFALINA 1519 E Cesar Chavez (512) 524 2523


2027 Anchor Ln (512) 614 2260 Ranch-to-table cuisine and an elegant take on bar fare.


709 E 6th St (512) 614 4972 Delicious bake shop upstairs and beer garden downstairs. Enjoy the signature house-made sausages. EL ALMA 1025 Barton Springs Rd (512) 609 8923 Chef-driven, authentic


(512) 628 0168

A husband and wife team

casual eatery, Hillside

cook up delicious Europe-

Farmacy is located in

an-style dishes like pork

a beautifully-restored

schnitzel and paella.

50s-style pharmacy with

Oysters, cheese plates, and

(512) 459 4121

nightly dinner specials.


Fonda San Miguel for a

(512) 291 2881 A charming FrenchVietnamese eatery with a colorful menu of pho, banh mi, and more. Vi-

watching on the East Side.

2330 W N Loop Blvd For over 30 years, Aus-

1501 S 1st St

Part-grocery store, part-

a perfect porch for peopleFONDA SAN MIGUEL

Mexican cuisine.


1209 E 11th St

509 Hearn St (512) 236 0642

tinites have flocked to

JEFFREY’S 1204 W Lynn St

traditional, interior Mexi-

(512) 4775584

can menu. Reservations

Recently renovated by the


McGuire Moorman Group, Jeffrey’s is an old Clarks-


ville staple, with a well-

360 Nueces St

executed menu, top-notch

(512) 320 8226

service, and a luxurious but

A flavorful modern Mexi-

welcoming atmosphere.



1204 W Lynn St

1807 S 1st St


(512) 477 5584

(512) 215 9778

1306 E 6th St (512) 479 1306

Rustic, continental fare

French fare with a global

Nestled in a converted

with an emphasis on fresh,

outlook, drawing from the

local, and organic ingredi-

cuisines of India, North

Tino’s serves up modern

ents. Sip and savor on the

Africa, and more.

Mexican cuisine and an

shaded outdoor patio. JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE

METTLE 507 Calles St

4710 E 5th St

(512) 236 1022

(512) 385 2900

Created by Bridget Dun-

With its French bistro

lap, the proprietor of many

fare, impressive cocktails,

Rainey St. restaurants and

and charming décor, Jus-

bars. Try the mussels.

tine’s has Austin looking east. Expect a crowd, even


late at night.

11506 Century Oaks Ter, Ste 124


(512) 339 4440

4917 Airport Blvd

Guests enjoy modern

(512) 712 5700

Italian cuisine in a sleek

More than just sushi, this

interior at this Domain

eatery serves up Japanese


comfort food, including delicious, homemade



2043 S Lamar Blvd

LA CONDESA 400 W 2nd St (512) 499 0300

(512) 804 2700 A brunch favorite emphasizing fresh and local produce; an exciting and

Delectable cocktails, tasty

diverse menu, from foie

tacos, and appetizers, all

gras to French toast.

inspired by the hip and bohemian Condesa neigh-


borhood in Mexico City.

200 Lee Barton Dr

LA TRAVIATA 314 Congress Ave (512) 479 8131

(512) 473 3700 Eclectic fine dining in an inviting setting of one of Austin's famous landmark

A long-loved Austin spot

homes. A spacious patio

for its fine Italian fare.

overlooks Lady Bird Lake.

Perfect spaghetti carbonara.

house on East Sixth, Papi

impressive selection of delicious mezcals. PÉCHÉ

208 W 4th St (512) 492 9669 Enjoy prohibition-style

four-cheese pizza to oven roasted rack of lamb. QUI

Daily rotating menus offer the best of the

(512) 436 9626

draws from global

season and the freshest

Chef Paul Qui's new HQ

inspirations and serves

from Vespaio’s bountiful

is one of the hottest new

up inventive cocktails

garden and local mar-

in a historic downtown

kets. A longtime Austin





spots in town: an unparalleled dining experience under an airy, beautiful backdrop. RAMEN TATSU-YA 8557 Research Blvd Ste 126 its finest in Austin’s first

side standout dishes of

brick and mortar, ramen-

smoked duck salad and

centric eatery.

citrus-dusted salmon. SECOND BAR + KITCHEN 200 Congress Ave

(512) 243 7874

(512) 827 2750

Elegant Mexican cuisine

Another venture from

in a rustic home with an

Chef David Bull, Second

enchanting patio.

offers a casual bistro expe-

OYSTER BAR 1400 S Congress Ave (512) 291 7300

rience in the heart of the 2nd Street District. SIENA RISTORANTE TOSCANA

Expect the freshest fish

6203 Capital of Tx Hwy

and oysters flown in daily

(512) 349 7667

from both coasts, carefully

Set in a Tuscan-style villa,

prepared with simple yet

Siena captures the essence

elegant flavors.

of its namesake region.




1417 S 1st St

908 Congress Ave

(512) 326 1999

(512) 476 3131

Thai cuisine with a mod-

An array of mouthwater-

ern twist.

ing Italian dishes, from

(512) 441 6100

Avenue, Swift’s Attic

first absinthe bar, along-


1610 S Congress Ave

1600 E 6th St

Japanese comfort food at

802 Red River St


315 Congress Ave (512) 482 8842 Overlooking Congress

cocktails at Austin’s




507 Pressler St (512) 436 8226

609 W Sixth St (512) 542 3380

Chef Alma Alcocer is

This cute downtown café

serving up a taste of the

serves a mean morning

Southwest in this mod-

shrimp and grits; rich and

ern, industrial space.

carby, your perfect hangover remedy.

THE BACKSPACE 507 San Jacinto Blvd


(512) 474 9899 Exquisite pizzas hot out of the wood-fired brick oven

PARLOUR CAFE 1950 S IH-35 (512) 442 5337

straight from Naples and

This funky minimart-

classic antipasti.

café satisfies keeps Austin weird with offbeat décor,


copious beer, and cheap,

801 S Lamar Blvd

tasty food.

(512) 916 4808 James Beard Award Win-


ning Chef Tyson Cole has created an inventive menu that puts Uchi foremost

1315 W 6th St (512) 582 1027 Classic Italian fare made

among sushi spots in

simply and with locally-


sourced ingredients.

UCHIKO 4200 N Lamar Blvd, #140 (512) 916 4808 The sensational sister creation of Uchi, helped by Top Chef Paul Qui. Try the bacon tataki! tribeza.com

january 2014


Introducing the new RO™chair by world-renowned designer Jaime Hayon.





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