January Interiors Issue 2015

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on the cover: A s h l e y m e n g e r , A d a m Ta l i a n c h i c h a n d t h e i r d a u g h t e r g i a o f h atc h w o r k s d e s i g n i n t h e i r e a s t a u s t i n h o m e . photogr aphy by nicole ml ak ar .


d e pa rtm e nt s

What's Old is New Again 46

Communit y

Modern Barn 54

Social Hour


Profile in Style


Column: Kristin Armstrong


Behind the Scenes


The Brew Crew 62



Inspiration Board




Before & After 70 The Interiors Tour 78



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Style Pick Last Look


Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Events Pick & Artist Spotlight



Column: The Nightstand

Dining Pick


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: figure 8 coffee photo by daniel brock; elizabeth mollen's home photo by casey dunn; hatch works home photo by nicole mlakar; tenaya hill's home photo by jessica pages; janet allen's home photo by casey dunn; delta millworks photo by jessica attie.


Publisher’s Letter

Left: George with


TRIBEZA sales executive and AU40 nominee, Ashley Beall, at the 2014 Austin

elcome 2015 and happy New Year to you! This

Under 40 Awards. Below:

second annual January Interiors issue is a fun

Celebrating a dear friend's

and inspiring one for me because, like so many

wedding at their ranch this past year.

other people, I enjoy seeing how the various

designers curate the interiors of Austin homes.

Personally I am about three quarters of the way through a

design project at my own house, so no doubt some of the ideas are welcome! We are lucky to have many talented interior designers in Austin who get to work with a diverse mix of clients and homes. It is never easy, but we have tried to curate a little bit of everything to show off the variety and talent that represents Austin so well. We have found homes from across Austin that offer a fun variety of colors and fabrics and new world and old world furnishings. As a dog lover, one fun aspect in this issue is how many dogs show up in the various photos. It was not intentional, and we did not even realize how many people chose to involve their dogs in the stories until we were proofing the issue and saw all the stories together. Have fun counting them and don’t forget the logo in the Red Rover Alley ad! Also this month, we are producing our 2nd Annual TRIBEZA Interiors Tour. In keeping with the issue’s theme, we have representation from several neighborhoods and some homes that are new and old. A preview of the homes and associated designers is included in the issue. I could not be more excited about the lineup of intriguing and inviting homes you can see in person on the tour on Saturday, January 24th. And of course, a heartfelt thank you to the many sponsors of the tour including Copenhagen, NEST and Scott + Cooner, to name a few. As always, thank you for being a reader and fan of TRIBEZA. We look forward to another great year of

bringing you the undiscovered stories of Austin.

George T. Elliman george@tribeza.com


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A u s t i n a r t s + c u lt u r e

art director

Ashley Horsley


Kristin Armstrong Claiborne Smith Illustrators

Joy Gallagher Kelly Colchin WRITERs

Emma Banks Nicole Beckley Katie Friel Tiffany Mendoza Jaime Netzer Karen Spezia Photographers

Miguel Angel Jessica Attie Daniel Brock Casey Dunn Nicole Mlakar Jessica Pages John Pesina Annie Ray Bill Sallans Hayden Spears Molly Winters


George T. Elliman associate publisher

Timothy Dillon

Events + Marketing Coordinator

Maggie Bang

Senior Account ExeCutives

Ashley Beall Andrea Brunner principals

George T. Elliman Chuck Sack Vance Sack Michael Torres mailing address 706a west 34th street austin, texas 78705 ph (512) 474 4711 | fax (512) 474 4715 www.tribeza.com Founded in March 2001, TRIBEZA is Austin's leading locally-owned arts and culture magazine. Printed by CSI Printing and Mailing Copyright @ 2015 by TRIBEZA. All rights reserved. Reproduction, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of the publisher, is prohibited. TRIBEZA is a proud member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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Social Hour



Qui to the Cure





The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted the wildly popular Qui to the Cure with James Beard-award winning Chef Paul Qui at Brazos Hall. The keynote speaker was Grant Sanregret whose son Vance was diagnosed with the disease at birth just over a year ago. The foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.





Dancing with the Stars Austin

It was a night of glitz and glamour to end 2014 at Dancing with the Stars presented by Lexus of Austin. Event Chairs Katie Jaffe and Venus Strawn along with honorary chairs Andra and Joe Liemandt made it a night to remember. The event is the marquee fundraiser for the Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center that is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of abuse, neglect and for children who have witnessed a violent crime.

Qui to the Cure: 1. Melissa Arocha & Laura Stewart 2. Paul Qui, Lou Marchetti & Deana Saukam 3. Ajna Vuk & Brandon Sligh 4. Emily Rollwitz & Chealsea Miller 5. Mark Gibson & Ryan Magnani Dancing with the Stars Austin: 6. Shannan & Chris Riemer 7. Scott Hennig & Misty Whitt 8. Jonathan & Jess Pearce 9. Megan & Roger Niles 10. Alay Amador & Sarai Albert


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Eliza Page 10th Anniversary Celebration The always gracious hostess Elizabeth

Gibson opened the doors to her beloved 2nd Street District boutique Eliza Page to celebrate the shop’s 10 Year Anniversary. One lucky guest won a diamond ring raffle, and everyone enjoyed a Cointreau cocktail bar, catering by Suzanne Court, Antonelli’s and Blue Note Bakery.

Imagine After Party with AYC & the Austin Symphony BATS












Two dynamic young professionals groups, the Austin Young Chamber Imagine Committee and the Austin Symphony BATS hosted an after party at the Long Center following the first concert of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Bats Season “A Night of Mozart and Schubert.” DJ Trey provided the tunes while guests snacked on appetizers from Primizie Catering and drinks by Tito’s.

Make. Eat. Drink

Artists Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Michael McCarthy and Abigail Murray came together during the East Austin Studio Tour to host Make. Eat. Drink, a pop-up dinner featuring top chefs from Justine’s Brasserie, Qui, Lenoid, Odd Duck, L’oca Doro and Uchiko. The entire evening was a collaboration between chefs and artists from the studio to the kitchen.


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Eliza Page: 1. Elizabeth Gibson & Rochelle Rae 2. Henley Sims & Dana Kunik 3. Emily Spykman & Cheryl Renna 4. Chudala Phillips & Catherine Scott Imagine After Party: 5. Keely Doering & Gordon Moore 6. Ian Tennant & Scott Hudson 7. Sarah Williamson, Nina Helvey & Jill Faulkner 8. Kate & Hector Perez Make.Eat.Drink: 9. Janna Welch & Ben Warner 10. Casey Blass & Lee Manford 11. Keith Kreeger & Justin Huffman 12. Evan & Samantha Gardner


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Mia Carameros & Kate LeSueur Art Show

Mia Carameros and photographer Kate LeSueur joined forces for a exhibit of their work at Agave Print entitled “perdu / lost.” LeSueur on the inspiration behind their collaborative event: “Our statement is ‘engaging the ordinary.’ We were inspired by the textures and landscapes that are easily lost and go unnoticed.”




Ho Ho Blo

Blo Blow Dry Bar Austin and Better Bronze Custom Airbrush Tanning hosted Ho Ho Blo at Jaguar | Land Rover Austin. The fashion show event also featured pop-up boutiques for onsite shopping, cocktails and snacks, live musical performances, as well as raffle prizes.

Mia & Kate: 1. Kelti & Ryan Smith 2. Cameron & Anne Campbell 3. Robin & Taylor Bruce 4. Mia Carameros & Kate LeSueur 5. Jennifer Nash & John Staples Ho Ho Blo: 6. Philisa Giannukos & Camille Armstrong 7. Veronica Beyer & Marybeth Decker 8. Savannah Fincher & Justin Cantrell 9. Madison Enloe & Marlene Goodfleisch 10. Taylor Ellison & Karyn Scott


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Personal Upkeep BY K R I STI N ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr ation by Joy G a ll ag h er Owning a house is a major source of upkeep—the yard and pool main-

tenance, the peeling paint by the garage, the busted screen door that our dog keeps thinking is a doggie door, windows so dirty that they dapple the morning light, and the gray stone patio (that I’m pretty sure is supposed to be white) is in desperate need of power washing. And that’s just the outside of my house. How about our own personal upkeep? Just being a woman and trying to keep up appearances is exhaustive and exhausting. The hair highlights and haircuts, the mani-pedis, laser or waxing, facials, clothes, dieting, working out, makeup…and middle age just adds more items to the to-do list. There is hair “mascara” to cover gray. There is liquid we’re supposed to drip onto our eyelashes so they grow long and thick. Unless we are brave and patient enough to sit for eyelash extensions where they tape our eyelids shut like a serial killer and make us lie perfectly still while they poke, pluck and glue for hours. I tried this once and nearly suffered a full-blown panic attack, and that was before I got the bill. There is stuff to bleach our teeth, so we can pretend coffee and wine are not the bookends of our day. There are toxins to inject into our face so we freeze, corpse-like, in a line-free mask of calm and detachment. At parties, we say that’s hilarious instead of laughing, because our faces don’t move. Last I heard, we were not supposed to open a canned food item that had bulging evidence of this toxin, yet it is now somehow fine to stab it into our frown lines, foreheads, and crows feet (caw! caw! caw!). We get gel filler shots into our cheekbones, and saggy jowls, and I have to wonder. When we look back on our college party pics, our faces were swollen with keg beer, salty cafeteria buffet food, and high-octane birth control pills. Now we try to recreate that look. Beer and late night pizza would work better, but sadly everyone is gluten intolerant these days. Sneaking smokes and drinking diet sodas from straws comes at a cost, so now we shoot up our

lips as well. Sometimes this looks like a bad allergic reaction—giant, raw, puffy lips like a glossy Hollywood blowfish. The other day I saw a billboard for something called Smart Lipo. I’ve seen lipo on TV before, a sick cross between violent crime and injecting Cajun spice into a Thanksgiving fried turkey. How is this smart? But I still squeeze my outer thigh when I pass the billboard, frowning and considering. Then I saw another billboard for Cellulaze, and I thought I learned about that in high school biology, but I can’t recall the details. It either has to do with the transfer of oxygen and nutrients between cell membranes or else it is a middle aged marketing campaign targeted to shame us into lasering our lumpy, pock marked thighs. I can admit I like how my face looks when I have my hair tightly turbaned in a towel, so I’m not sure what this means for me in the future. We do Brazilian blow outs, which sounds kinky, but really just means that you are willing to pay serious cash for the luxury of not having to flat iron your frizzy, humid hair for a month. We do gel nails, sitting with our fingers wrapped in aluminum foil like Edward Scissorhands, even though we know our nails are becoming thin and brittle underneath. A Brazilian wax is the standard for intimate hairstyling. I would like to see one straight man endure this torturous event. No. Way. There is going to be a "vafro" backlash, Welcome Back Kotter style, mark my words. Many of us pay exorbitant attention to our exteriors. We really do. And though I am guilty of some of this nonsense, I can also soberly recognize that the Emperor of Beauty has no clothes. She is naked, marching in her parade. She is also wrinkled, pock marked, saggy and very picky about her lighting. Her exterior, like ours, is merely a covering for the soul. And ultimately, what really matters is the interior. Whether it is the coziness of our home or the comfort in our skin, we are all designed to fully inhabit ourselves (ideally humbly and with humor) and provide shelter for others.

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Kim Lewis Vag a b o n d d e s i g n


y grandmother used to say she couldn’t even move a lamp in her house without my noticing,” Kim Lewis, the petite and high energy

designer who just moved back to Austin after a successful design career in LA, says, from her South Austin bungalow. “From art and painting to dance, I found early on in life that creativity was my outlet. Anywhere I can create is my happy space,” she says. When she was studying journalism and marketing at Texas A&M, she often found herself being drawn to the architecture building but stuck to her degree plan. After a short stint working for an ad agency in Austin, she found a more perfect fit as the Marketing Director of Four Hands. It was at the High Point Furniture Market in the Four Hands showroom that she met one of the producers for ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover. After she worked on a project with them that involved Four Hands furniture in one of the houses on the show, the Executive Producer asked her to join the interior design team. Then, life became a whirlwind as she spent seven years designing over 150 homes in 46 states. Lewis oversaw the entire design team of almost 25 designers and carpenters and her role was to make each home unique to the family. “I call it ‘character driven design.’ We met some fascinating people across this country. I wanted to use design to tell their stories,” she says. “Each week, we had to out do ourselves. I'll never forget in Season 8 (2011), the producers in Hollywood sat across p h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i c a at t i e


Kim Lewis

from me at a table and told me the future of

was the most difficult one to pull off?

What is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?

this show (averaging 12-17 millions viewers

One of the craziest projects we did was to install

Most beautiful: Santorini, Greece; most exotic:

over the years) depended on the design team

a 25-foot section of a Southwest Airlines plane

Marrakesh, Morocco; most recently: Thailand

I was leading…No pressure.” After leaving the

fuselage into a home. The Cocoa Beach, FL.-

show, Lewis started her own design business in LA, where she designed spaces for clients like Tiffani Amber Thiessen that was featured in House Beautiful and Jewel and Ty Murray which was profiled in In Style. Now back in Austin, we can’t wait to see what the designer whose fitting motto is “Little Lady,

based family flew back and forth to Haiti for

How do you describe your design aesthetic?

missions with their small plane. The dad's pas-

Personally, I love eclectic pieces in modern set-

sion was flying, so my idea was to use the fuse-

tings, with a bit of rustic texture.

lage as the entry hall to the home. The other side (inside of the plane) became "First-Class Seating" in the dining room of the kitchen. I'll never forget making that phone call. The Southwest rep on the other end said, ‘You need

Big Ideas” does next. She is ready to return to

a what!?’ My response: "Yes, that's what I said...

her roots—“When you grow up wearing boots,

we need a 25-foot section of a retired plane to

you'll jump feet first into anything!” For more

put in a house...Can you do it?”

information on Lewis, visit kimlewsidesigns. com. l. smith ford

What is something people would be surprised to know that happens behind the scenes of the show?

9 Questions for kim Why did you decide to move back to Texas? I spent the last eight years in LA, and wanting to be with family brought me back to Austin earlier this year, but honestly my heart never really left Texas. I'm at a place in life where I need to put down some roots…a girl can have roots and wings, right? Austin has this genuinely creative, quirky, kind, and empowering spirit as a city. My soul must be surrounded by creativity, so this

They said on the show that we built the houses in seven days? Not true. We built them in five days. We worked off a 120-hour schedule. One of our biggest tricks? Builders pre-panelized the walls for framing. You travelled so much in that job, what were the travel essentials that you never left home without? My boots, paint deck, tape measure, camera, sketch pad. Remember the scene in Up in the Air where he pulls out all of his travel rewards cards for hotels, airlines, car rentals? Well, that’s what

place just makes sense.

my wallet looked like. Traveling became my norm,

You pulled off so many unexpected and unique de-

bond Designer.

sign elements on Extreme Home Makeover. What

which is why I started calling myself the Vaga-

What color do you use most in design? White. It's the base of everything. After that, I'm a bold color person. There's a psychology in color, so it depends on what I want the space to evoke. Let's put it this way, I'm not afraid of color. I especially love colorful textiles from around the world. Which Austin restaurants' interiors are you loving? Right now, it’s Elizabeth Street Cafe. And, I am working with Chi'Lantro to design their new brick-and-mortar restaurant on South Lamar, so come check it out soon! What do you love most about your job? I believe design can change lives. I saw it every day on Extreme Home Makeover. On my last episode with them, I met a non-profit that ended up taking me to Ghana, West Africa, where we built a therapeutic art center for children who have been rescued from slavery on Lake Volta. In this space, kids can heal through creativity. That's what I love about design. Picasso said "Every child was born as an artist...the problem is how do we remain one when we grow up." Design gives us the opportunity to imagine, and imagination is key to our existence. tribeza.com january 2015




January Calendars arts & entertainment

Entertainment Calendar Music SALUTE TO VIENNA

January 4, 3pm The Long Center


January 9-10, 8pm The Long Center


January 10, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater BEN HOWARD

January 16, 7pm Austin Music Hall MARC BROUSSARD

January 17, 8pm Stubb’s Indoors


January 17, 8pm Paramount Theatre


January 18, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater K PHILLIPS

January 22, 9:30pm Lamberts MASON JENNINGS

January 23, 8pm Paramount Theatre


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January 23-24, 7pm McCullough Theatre January 24-25, 7pm Austin Music Hall CANADIAN BRASS

January 28, 7:30pm The Long Center PAT GREEN

January 31, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV

January 31, 8pm Emo’s Austin


January 31, 8pm Paramount Theatre


January 8, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall & Theatre ANCHORMAN

January 13. 6pm Paramount Theatre CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING

January 15, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall & Theatre

January 16 & 18 Marchesa Hall & Theatre

January 19, 8pm AFS Screening Room VA SAVOIR (WHO KNOWS?)

January 22, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall & Theatre THE DUCHESS OF LANGEAIS

January 29, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Theatre MAMMA MIA!

January 20-25 Bass Concert Hall Austin Opera: ROMEO & JULIET

January 24-February 1 The Long Center PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER

January 28 – March 1 Zach Theatre


January 7-10 Cap City Comedy Club





January 10, 6pm Paramount Theatre

January 14 Cap City Comedy Club FORTUNE FEIMSTER

January 15-17 Cap City Comedy Club

January 17-18 Paramount Theatre

January 18, 2pm Paramount Theatre






January 21-24 Cap City Comedy Club January 24, 7pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater RUSSELL PETERS

January 25, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater KURT BRAUNOHLER

January 28-31 Cap City Comedy Club


January 13-18 One World Theatre

January 15-18 First Street Studios


January 29, 8pm Bass Concert Hall


January 24 Select homes throughout Austin DELL CHILDREN’S GALA

January 11, 3pm The Long Center

January 24, 6pm Austin Convention Center



January 17, 2pm Ballet Austin

January 30, 8pm The Long Center


CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills MUSIC: Graham Reynolds

Once upon a time… A forbidden garden, a mysterious castle... A beauty. A beast. A ballet. Be first to experience the art of innovation as presented through Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ newest production. For two centuries, artists have retold the story of Beauty and the Beast. Now, through a special commission from the global innovators at 3M, Mills transforms this fairy tale into a sleek, sexy and hauntingly contemporary 21st century work, featuring an original score by Graham Reynolds.







The project is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. This project is also funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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C A l e n da r s


Gordon Fowler Preview Evening, Hill Country Conservancy Fundraiser, 5pm January 10 - 31


Kathryn Polk: In Her Place Opening Reception, 6pm Through February 14

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rintAustin returns for its second annual month-long event celebrating the art of print making and collecting. With exhibits, artist talks, special events, and workshops, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Founded by Cathy Savage and Elvia Perrin, PrintAustin aims to unite individual artists with venues while educating the community of the possibilities and beauty of the printmaking medium. While well-known printmaking publishers like Flatbed Press, Coronado Studio, and Slugfest Gallery have called Austin home for more than 20 years, the medium of printmaking has risen to national popularity in more recent years. Perrin, who is an expert in the field with an MFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas, describes the allure of the form’s one-of-a-kind process, “Prints can be created by drawing/mark-making on stone, metal, or screen mesh and are traditionally printed on paper. Artists can use photographic elements in conjunction with hand drawn elements, giving this medium a unique layering appearance, that’s not seen in other art mediums.” With over 75 events across nearly 40 venues, the options to get in touch with your inner artist may seem daunting. Fortunately, Savage and Perrin have recommended a few notable events to get your itinerary started. On January 17, Big Medium Gallery will be showcasing The Contemporary Print, a juried print exhibition and opening reception. At the Blanton, Austinites can get a crash course on printmaking on January 24 with Prints 101: Primer on Printmaking Processes and Features, followed by a collaborative dialogue between panelists including the likes of Bob Schneider. For a full schedule and details of events, visit printaustin. org. t. mendoza


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Bob Schneider and Terry Allen: Outside the Lines Opening Reception, 6pm Through February 10


Collective Chemistry Through January 10 Zen & Now January 17 – February 28 WOMEN AND THEIR WORK

Susi Brister: Fables Through January 15 Sara Frantz: Between Borderlands January 24 – March 19 BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

La línea continua Through February 15 Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary Through June 14 HARRY RANSOM CENTER


Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird Through March 31



West Through East…East Through West Artist Reception, 6pm Through February 11 JANUARY 23 NJ WEAVER STUDIO (ARTPOST)

Printmakers: Jill Alo, Catherine Small & NJ Weaver Opening Reception, 6pm Through January 24 JANUARY 24 YARD DOG ART GALLERY

Jim Sherraden: Personal Woodcuts 1983 to Present Opening Reception, 7pm

Contemporary Art Collection January 23 – April 26 Changarrito Permanent Collection: 2012-2014 January 23 – April 26 THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN

Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective January 24 – April 19 JJ Peet: Brain to Hand to Object January 24 – April 19 LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

Arlene Shechet January 24 – March 21 BULLOCK MUSEUM

Fly Girls of WWII Through February 1 La Belle: The Ship that Changed History Through May 17

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Tom Sachs, Model One, 1999. Mixed media. 32 x 41 x 14 inches. Collection of Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons, New York. Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio.

JANUARY 23, 2015 Members’ Opening Reception and Preview Jones Center | 6–8P

Also on view: JJ PEET: BRAIN to HAND to OBJECT_ Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria Full calendar of events at thecontemporaryaustin.org

Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 thecontemporaryaustin.org Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park / Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703

Tom Sachs Exhibition Support: Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, Nancy Magoon, The Nightingale Code Foundation, Vision Fund Leaders and Contributors Museum Support: Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Bank of America, Oxford Commercial, Pedernales Cellars, Vinson & Elkins LLP

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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4th Edition Designs


hen Matt Andersen created the perfect table for the living space in his cramped Chicago apartment nearly 12 years ago, he didn’t foresee the successful furniture company, 4th Edition Designs, that would follow. Working alongside his now wife, sawdust suspended in the air, it was Andersen himself who felt like he was floating. “It was great—the feeling of having that perfect piece and accomplishing the tangibleness of creation was a real high.” Fast-forward to now, and 4th Edition Design’s new studio (which opened in North Austin this past December) houses the largest selection of finished live edge wood slabs in Texas. Committed to his love of natural beauty, Andersen preserves the original quality of wood materials by using sustainably harvested, reclaimed, or repurposed materials, and the company works with local arborists and regional saw mills to convert wood that would have ended up in landfills into beautiful home accessories. With a large inventory including lighting, seating, and much more, it’s easy to find a piece for any room that is both environmentally friendly as well as contemporary, something Andersen prides his company on. “That passion for natural beauty fused with a love of modern style has been the genesis of what you'll see in our sourcebook today,” Andersen says. “It's a combination of awe inspiring natural beauty and the simplicity of man's modern design.” The new year rings in exciting opportunities for the team, with projects including design shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Despite the popularity 4th Edition is quickly garnering, Andersen is still inspired by humble beginnings, back in an apartment overlooking The Second City. “I have that same high today when we finish a piece; that's why our tag line is: Made to inspire—we make beautiful furniture that inspires us and others!”

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700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

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


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 FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM

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


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


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

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

1830 Simond Ave (512) 469 6200 Hours: T-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 thinkeryaustin.org 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

Galleries Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com ARTPOST:


4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com


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


5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appt. only austingalleries.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 BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT BOLM

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Temporarily closed bigmedium.org


916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101 (512) 939 6665

Hours: Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org CAPITAL FINE ART

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


905 Congress Ave. at Nelsen Partners (512) 300 8217 Hours: W 5:30-8 co-labprojects.org


613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By event and appt only co-labprojects.org DAVIS GALLERY

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

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F 10-5:30, Sa 10-2 austintexas.gov/department/ dougherty-arts-center FAREWELL BOOKS

913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 473 2665 Hours: M-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 farewellbookstore.com FIRST ACCESS GALLERY

2324 South Lamar Blvd (512) 428 4782 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-7, Su 12-5 firstaccess.co/gallery


2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com GALLERY 702

702 San Antonio St. (737) 703 5632 Hours: Tu-Su 10-6 gallery702austin.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

2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702 (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th -Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY

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

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

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


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

507 Calles St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5-8, Sa-Su 12-5 massgallery.org MONDO GALLERY

4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 296 2439 Hours: Tu-Sa 12- 6 mondotees.com


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

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

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com SPACE 12

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

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

(512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com TINY PARK GALLERY

1101 Navasota St. #2 (512) 809 3242 Hours: Sa 12-5 and by appt. TESTSITE

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

2300 Trinity St. (512) 232 2348 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12-5 utvac.org WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

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


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

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




1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com

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



1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5

(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 LARRY JACKSON ANTIQUES & ART GALLERY

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

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

425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 whistlepik.com

To have your gallery considered for listing in the Arts Guide, please send a request to events @tribeza.com.

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t r i c k s o f t h e t r ad e

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

b y nicole beckle y

design on a budget For anyone hoping to stretch their design dollars, some savvy services are offering creative solutions. Looking for a better alternative to Craigslist and Etsy, Anita Erickson started Red Chair Market to bring together furniture buyers and sellers in the central Texas area. When determining what to invest in

Natural Elements at Ga rdner

Erickson says, “Start with pieces that you feel passionate about and that you think you’ll want to have for 10 or 20 years.” If your

When the design concept for Gardner, the latest restaurant from the team

heart loves vintage, even if your wallet doesn’t, check out Good

behind Contigo, was being discussed, there was one word that kept com-

Consignment for classic, custom, and one-of-a-kind pieces.

ing up: “elemental.” “Because it’s a vegetable restaurant, we wanted to

Finally, Maggie Harshbarger’s Room Curated offers a suite of

build it using things that are from the earth,” explains co-owner Ben Edg-

services; from answering quick design questions like what color to

erton. To help fulfill this mission, Edgerton brought on furniture designer

paint a front door to doing a full room redesign. She specializes

Michael Yates whose work he “fell in love with,” when he first saw it at

in helping people work with what they already have. “Just having

an East Side boutique. Working in white oak, Yates crafted 64 chairs and 19 tables for the Gardner dining room, and built four stools from ebonized ash for the bar. Anne Lowe Edgerton and Charyl Coleman oversaw the decoration design, adding in soft textures and colors. “We wanted the design to play a supporting role,” Edgerton says. “It kind of speaks even

pictures hung at the right height can make a lot of difference with how a room feels,” Harshbarger says. For more information visit redchairmarket.com, goodconsignmentaustin.com, and roomcurated.com

louder because of its simplicity.” For more information, visit gardneraustin.com


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gardner photo by tre dunham

How to Choose the Perfect Rug

Deep Eddy Distillery

For 20 years Paul Davidson, the owner of David Alan Rugs has

What can make good design even better? Cocktails. At Deep Eddy

specialized in one of the elements that can make or break a space

Distillery (which opened in October) the local vodka brand gets shaken

—finding the right rug. Davidson says it starts with determining the

and stirred in the 5,000 square-foot space that boasts a retro feel. “If

basics: size, budget, and style. Here are his tips for putting the right

you ask me to give one word to describe it, it’s cool,” co-founder Chad

rug in your room:

Auler says. To capture this cool factor, the Deep Eddy team, along

1. Bring in anything you can from your existing room, such as fab-

with designer Claire Zinnecker and restaurateur Larry McGuire,

rics or paint colors. People try to do it from memory and more than

blended the industrial with the natural, selecting concrete floors and

likely they’re way off with remembering color.

exposed steel beams in the ceiling indoors while emphasizing native

2. It’s all about coordinating colors and drawing in other colors and

Texas stone on the patio. “It feels like a hill country setting, and we’re

fabrics. Work with the rug as the foundation to any design.

20 miles from downtown Austin,” Auler says. Toast to the new year

3. All of the furniture should be on the rug. Keep things more inclu-

with a Cranberry Fizz (Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka and sparkling

sive and tightly grouped where everything’s connected to the rug as

wine, garnished with dried cranberries). For more information, visit

a foundation. For more information, visit davidalanrugs.com


Clos et Sweep January is often the time that we make a fresh start and clear the clutter of the previous year. We asked Jill Siegel of California Closets for her best advice for getting—and staying—organized. • Step number one is to purge. As you are going through your wardrobe ask yourself if you really need something. If you hesitate, you don’t. • For closets, our favorite place to start is to have all matching hangers. It makes a huge difference visually. • Shelving is usually what’s missing in a typical closet. Just adding those can make organizing much easier. • Keep a bag in your closet just for donations. When you fill it up you can take it to donate. Let things go and support a good cause! For more information, visit californiaclosets.com/austin deep eddy distillery photo by Brandon Cason

By Jaime Netzer P h o t o g r a p h y b y C a s e y D u nn Styling by Elizabeth Mollen

Step inside the g l a m o r o u s b u n g alo w o f E l i z a b e t h M o l l e n , c r e ato r o f Stone Textile.

The Mollens’ Labradoodle, Toby, loves to relax in the living room—a mix of vintage collectables and modern accessories. tribeza.com january 2015


Elizabeth worked with local woodworker, Kenneth Atkisson, to design this custom bookshelf and entertainment center. It has become the statement piece of the lower level and the perfect spot to display trinkets and books.

In Elizabeth Mollen’s master bedroom, atop her smooth black dresser, sits a white sculpture head wrapped in a vintage turban. Its face is serene, and its eyes are closed, which seems almost like a pity, given its breathtaking surroundings. But the sculpture is special because it belonged to Mollen’s grandparents—and it therefore seems as good an entry point as any into the details of Mollen’s sophisticated, vintage-inspired home, which somehow feels exactly as modern as it does imbued with a sense of the past. Mollen is a designer in more than one sense of the word—as the owner of her own decorating firm, she helps her clients with residential, e-design, and interiors projects. But she is also a creator of a home product line called Stone Textile, which she launched after working in the fashion and accessories industry in New York and Los Angeles. The spaces she helps shape for her clients are rich in texture and alive with the unexpected past—a vintage rod iron bedframe topped with geometric, bold linens, or a stack of old suitcases used as a bedside table. But for her own product line, Stone Textile, Mollen reaches into a far more specific corner of the past—the one occupied by the memory of her grandparents. Indeed, Stone Textile is named after her grandparents; Stone is a family name. “My grandmother was an antiques dealer in Chicago for many years,” Mollen explains. “I inherited her love for vintage and her appreciation for fine antiques. She was also a businesswoman in the 1960s and 70s, a time where it was rare for women to have their own businesses. She was a true inspiration.” The patterns in Mollen’s fabrics do reflect both vintage architecture and antique jewelry, and Mollen says this is no accident. “I am continually inspired by the Art Deco era: the fashion, the jewelry, and the architecture,” Mollen says. That inspiration pours from every corner of her two bedroom, 1,800-square foot home in south central Austin. And it started, Mollen says, with a crush on a set of chairs: “I bought my vintage Milo Baughman brass dining chairs before we closed on our house,” she says. “The upholstery was actually in great shape and I knew they would be gone the next

Stone Textile Deco Stripe Wallpaper lines the walls

day. I will have these chairs forever.” Plus, she adds that the chairs fit into

of the upstairs landing—a bold contrast to the dark

her overall design rules: “Incorporating old pieces with new pieces is key when decorating a room.” The old and the new meet seamlessly in Mollen’s world, somehow coming together to create something more than their parts. A set of pink nesting tables rests between two chairs re-covered in her own line of fabric. Vintage gold fixtures hang from the ceiling, and modern art warms the walls.

master bedroom walls and rounded staircase.

The black and white kitchen went through a lot of cosmetic changes after purchasing the house. Mollen says that painting the cabinets bright white did won-


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ders for the space.

The dining chairs, table, and chandelier are all vintage finds from Palm Beach, Dallas, and Austin. Mollen loves modern art and this piece by local artist Elisa Gomez completed the space and tied in elements from the living room.

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In the kitchen, Mollen explains, she and her husband painted the cabinets white (Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White, to be exact) themselves, to help reflect the light afforded to them by their West-facing living and dining area. And inside an enclosed spiral staircase by the front door, Mollen has hung a petite gallery wall of geometric, eye-catching framed prints. The staircase, Mollen says with a laugh, was actually covered in fabric when they bought the house. The bedroom is a similar mix of old and new, though Mollen wasn’t afraid to go dark on the walls, and the effect is truly cozy as well as chic. A pair of framed panels of Calico Wallpaper adorn the vintage bedframe and help to break up the moody gray of the walls, while a sunlit reading nook feels just right set apart by a cowhide rug and oversized lamp from Dwell Studio. Equally at home in a West Elm or on a Craigslist hunt, Mollen’s mix is truly high-low, like any good fashionista’s. Fashion and fabric mean a lot to Mollen—because of her background, which includes a degree in textile and apparel design and a stint at Rebecca Taylor in NYC, textiles seemed like a natural next step to her. “I still enjoy reading fashion magazines and looking at the runways shows on Style. com,” Mollen says. “When I started my product line, it was my goal to create unique and dimensional throw pillows inspired by some of my favorite fashion silhouettes. Stone Textile pieces have a level of elegance and simplicity that complement an environment, enhance the table, and add a bit of attitude toward life.” Mollen says her move from Los Angeles to Austin is what inspired her to make the switch from fashion to interiors. “I wanted to bring my love for fashion into the world of interiors and create products that accessorized the room,” she says. “All of my pillows are inspired by current and vintage fashion trends and silhouettes. I wanted to step outside the box and create something more interesting and dimensional.” The results are drool-worthy pillows, throws, and fabrics that do feel like retro fashion trends—and also, again, like something new. When describing her own style, Mollen tends to label it modern eclectic. “I love the clean lines of modern pieces especially furniture from the 1970s,” Mollen says. “I also have an appreciation for more ornate vintage pieces. I wanted to bring those two worlds together in my own home and in my The guest bathroom walls are lined with vintage metal-

clients’ homes.” But with Mollen, what’s new is anchored in the past: in her

lic wallpaper from the 70’s. The stud medicine cabinet

shining, refinished kitchen sits a vintage file cabinet with yellowing, curling

is a local find from the Austin Antiques Mall.

labels, which Mollen chose to leave alone—in Mollen’s home, nothing is too perfect, and yet nothing feels out of place.

The master bedroom’s dark walls work since there is so much natural light shining through. The custom headboard is accompanied by pillows from Mollen’s line, Stone Textile.

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The great outdoors meets in throughout the walls of this light-filled family home by architect Paul Lamb in Westlake.

By Emma Banks P h o t o g r a p h y b y C a s e y D u n n & AN n i e r a y


he home of Wilson and Janet Allen and family was a labor of love. Built by Don Crowell and designed by Austin architect Paul Lamb, it’s what he calls a modern barn, spacious and perched on a hill with a view that overlooks the city. It’s modern, yet comfortable—the perfect combination of old and new sensibilities.

“The Allen house has the feel of a modern barn: simple vernacular volumes whittled down to their essence with interiors of well-lit, clean-lined tactile materials,” Lamb says. “In fitting the house to the land there are a variety of experiences created with different levels: spaces that soar at the edges and others that are hunkered down.” Lamb worked with the Allens to bring their vision to life, as he does with his other clients and projects; usually he designs six to eight a year. With each one comes a careful precision and willingness to translate sometimes complicated dreams into beautiful, complex realities.

The ipe deck is an extension of the kitchen and serves as

“A design emerges when it has an overall concept that conveys their dreams, a plan arrangement that brings out the best qualities of the site,

the Allen family’s main

and a strategy for finding the right quality of light for each space,” he says.

dining room.

“A house needs to be well crafted to feel timeless and substantial.” tribeza.com january 2015


The kitchen is the lively center of the Allens’ home, and the most-used room in the house.

The kids have their own retreat below the main

Inside the Allens’ home, reclaimed wood beams support the roof and create a striking ceiling. The house is built to fit

floor of the home, complete with this sunny, hammock-friendly TV room.

the contours of the land; multiple levels fit elegantly into each nook and cranny of the hillside, and balconies in the rear hover watchfully over the cityscape below. When Atlanta-based interior designer Susan Ferrier was asked to design a corresponding interior, she knew this indoor-outdoor harmony would be her focus. “I love to walk into a house and see straight through it to the outside,” she says. “This house really takes into account views and landscape, so we had a lot of opportunities to take the outside into the house and traverse through it. It suits their lifestyle, and that’s what this house is about: a lifestyle. It was never meant to be a house that couldn’t be lived in.” At home, Janet looks chic in denim and sports a warm smile. A native Austinite, Janet left her hometown after graduating from UT for a short stint and had an ah-hah moment upon her return. “Then I got why everyone thought Austin was the greatest place to live. It took getting away for me to see it.” That earnest affection led her to become involved with a number of organizations around town, the Blanton Museum of Art among them, and most recently the Waller Creek Conservancy. Wilson is also an ardent arts supporter, and serves on the board of The Contemporary Austin. She says: “I get more than I give out of volunteering—I thrive being around creative and dynamic people. And Wilson and I both feel strongly that we contribute in a positive way to the city that we live in and love.” Their love and support of Austin is apparent throughout their home as well. They like to support local artists, so works by Kate Breakey, Phil Durst, and Lisa Beaman are natural fits. And their favorite piece, a sculpture, is by Texas-native James Surls, and hangs above the fireplace in the heart of their home. Alongside the artwork? Paintings done by their youngest daughter, 11-year-old Channing, and stacked books that further reflect their involvement in the art world, like the one entitled Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol Lewitt from a recent exhibition of the same name that graced the Blanton this spring. tribeza.com january 2015


Interior designer Susan Ferrier says the master bedroom was the most challenging, exciting portion of the house because of its beautiful views and vast ceilings.


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The Allens consider this custom-made sculpture by Texan born artist James Surls the heart of the home.

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The Allens’ home was built with their love for indoor and outdoor entertaining in mind.

“While the Blanton is a university museum, it is also for every Austinite,” she says. “The Blanton’s permanent collection is of such substantial range and depth. It is an incredible resource for an art scholar as well as the occasional museum-goer.” She speaks of Waller Creek with equal zeal. With the

Their courtyard is conducive to everything from small family gatherings to big holiday festivities.

planned transformations, it’s been christened a green artery in the heart of downtown, and one that Janet thinks is of vital importance. The upcoming fundraising will create momentum around what’s to come: a crisp, flowing creek, multiple walking bridges, a trail and a performance venue among other features in Waterloo Park. “It’s about taking a neglected creek and reviving it,” she says. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform downtown Austin. It’s going to be playful, fun and interesting; as well as important to the economy and ecology of Austin.” The Allens also cites natural elements as a driving force behind their home’s interior design, carefully cultivated with the help of designer Ferrier. Succulents sit front and center of the living room, and materials like stone, wood and hides drape the space in warm, refreshing tones. “The home has a casual elegance that is traditional in its warmth but contemporary in its aesthetic,” Ferrier says. “We were generous in our application of fabrics, drapery and texture to warm the open spaces. Plus, the view is stunning, and we wanted to make sure the house and entertainment in the house was conducive to sharing that view with family and friends.” For Lamb, it’s all about the connection between foundation and family: two things irrefutably intertwined. He says: “What makes my heart sing is when a house fits a family and becomes the right vessel into which they can pour their lives. If the house becomes a supportive ally then I feel I have done my job well.” It seems that Lamb’s wishes for the Allens’ abode have come true and, even better, it has so far withstood the true test of practicality: day-to-day family life. With both architect and interior designer echoing the need for ease and comfort, it makes perfect sense that, now finished, this home is perfectly suited for their most pressing needs. “We needed a house that could handle three kids, a dog and a cat,” Wilson says. “And really livable. A place where you can put your feet up.” tribeza.com january 2015


Austin’s best new

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B y K at i e F r i e l I l l u s t r at i o n b y K e l ly C o l c h i n P h o t o g r a p h y b y D a n i e l B r o ck

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Sa-Ten serves up coffee from local roaster Casa Brasil.

and-mortar on South Lamar Boulevard. Since

A s a n y co ff e e fa n will tell you,

June, Patika (which we learned is pronounced

the best part of waking up certainly has


pat-eh-ka, something we’ve been saying incor-

nothing to do with a cup of Folgers.

Nestled in the bustling CANOPY studio com-

rectly for years), has been wowing customers

plex on Springdale Road, Sa-Tén is a welcomed

with its coffee concoctions, celebrated wine and

addition to this East Austin neighborhood.

beer list and house-made baked goods by Pas-

Serving up coffee from local roaster Casa Bra-

try Chef Bria Jones. The original mid-century

sil, you certainly can’t go wrong with an Oha-

storefront pays homage to the neighborhood

yo cappuccino—but the macchiato set is truly

aesthetic, but the inside is clean and modern.

a delight. Since this is the brainchild of folks

Attention to detail is critical, says co-owner

behind Komé and East Side King, the menu

Andy Wigginton, who points to friendly, well-

offers Japanese-inspired fare in addition to

trained baristas and an impeccably-designed

traditional pastries sourced from local baker-

space as the reason patrons have flocked to this

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, Austinites

ies. After your buzz gets going, stroll around

modern, yet cozy spot. 2159 South Lamar Blvd.

are never more than a stone’s throw

the CANOPY complex and catch some of your

Like so much of our culinary culture, Austin’s coffee scene is abandoning the mass-produced beans of yesterday in favor of locally-roasted brew crafted by well-educated baristas. From Houndstooth to Thunderbird, Cafe Medici to

away from a wonderful cup of joe. In 2014, Austin’s coffee scene exploded,

favorite Austin artists in action with stops at Keith Kreeger Studios and Big Medium. 916 Springdale Rd.

alta’s cafe A true gem, Alta’s Cafe quietly sits on the shore

adding more than a dozen new shops

of Lady Bird Lake just off the hike and bike trail

in as many months. We set out to find


in downtown Austin. An expansive patio offers

some of our favorite spaces to sip and

There was quite a bit of, pardon the pun, buzz

panoramic views of the water and inside you

when this celebrated downtown coffee trail-

will find savvy baristas serving up Blue Bottle

er announced it was opening its first brick-

Coffee and an impressive wine list. Opened by


Sa-Tén which sits in the CANOPY complex, is fit for artists and coffee lovers alike. Left: With ties to both Kome and East Side King, Sa-Tén’s menu offers Japanese-inspired cuisine. Right: Barista Joanthan Boldforth

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Coffee trailer turned brick-and-mortar, Patika, has always placed


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emphasis on friendly, knowledgable baristas.

the same family behind People’s Rx, Alta’s plac-

stroll around nearby Hemphill Park. When

es an emphasis on locally-sourced, healthful

the weather heats up (or we just don’t feel like

food options. While freshly-made smoothies

making coffee at home), we swing by for one of

and sandwiches cater to the workout crowd,

Beware’s delicious cold brews. If you are in the

those of us looking to indulge will find goodies

mood for something a little more conventional,

from Austin institutions like Henri’s Cheese,

Beware—and its darling owners—are unpre-

Lick Ice Creams, East Side Pies and Easy Tiger

tentious and non-judgmental, so go ahead and

bakery. 74 Trinity St.

order that mocha latte. 2908 Fruth St.

seventh flag coffee co.

Patika’s owners wanted to design a modern space that stills pays homage to the shop’s mid-century South Lamar neighborhood.

figure 8 coffee purveyors

Walking into this South First bungalow, pa-

A new addition to Chicon Street, Figure 8 Cof-

trons are greeted with a banner that reads,

fee Purveyors is destined to become your next

“Our Country of Friends.” Though less fastidi-

favorite coffee shop. Talented baristas serve

ously designed as some of the other new shops,

up Texas-based Tweed Coffee Roasters, and

Seventh Flag knows what it’s doing when it

the espresso drinks usually comes with a spe-

comes to coffee. These bearded baristas pull

cial treat, (last time we went, our cortado was

a mean shot of espresso and have the institu-

served up with a Rolo). Come early to score a

tional knowledge to back it up. (They also don’t

Tacodeli breakfast taco and spend your morn-

make you feel silly for asking why you’re getting

ing watching an endless parade of Austin’s cool

a palette cleanser with your espresso.) Enjoy

and hip. Though thoughtfully designed and in-

your brew in the stark but comfortable interior,

dustrial in style, Figure 8 is warm and friend-

or head to a picnic table outside for prime peo-

ly, so sidle up to your neighbor and strike up a

ple watching locale. 1506 South 1st St.

conversation. 1111 Chicon St. cuvee coffee bar Beware coffee

Let’s just get this out of the way: Cuvee Coffee

Located in front of Spider House Cafe, Be-

Bar does not have WiFi. Since opening a few

ware Coffee is a tiny trailer serving up a big

months ago, patrons have been surprised by

menu. Picnic tables allow patrons to sit and

the coffee shop’s decision to stay offline, a de-

enjoy their coffee outdoors, or take it to go and

cision that owners say is to support a commutribeza.com january 2015


Figure 8’s industrial, yet modern, space is the perfect place to power through that project or grab a coffee with a friend.

nal atmosphere. So while customers may not be able to check Facebook, they can check out

Radio Coffee & Beer

one of the best coffee roasters in Austin. There

While the expansive outdoor patios, which are

is a reason that Cuvee is served in many of Aus-

covered in part by sun shades and ancient live

tin’s premier coffee shops: It’s just that good.

oaks, are decidedly Austin in feel, the inside of

Our recommendation is let the barista be your

Radio Coffee & Beer transports you to a cozy

guide at the East Sixth Street flagship, which

ski chalet. As the name suggests, both the cof-

is housed in an industrial space turned retail

fee program and the beer list are top notch at

hub. While you’re there, heed the shop’s advice,

this South Austin joint. Enjoy live music and

leave the phone in your pocket and just enjoy

a rotating selection of artwork (our last visit was

the buzz. 2000 East 6th St.

spent fawning over the beautiful photography exhibit). In addition to the traditional bakery fare from nearby Moonlight Bakery and People’s Rx, head outside to Veracruz All Natural and order up one of the best tacos in town. 4208 Manchaca Rd.

Stouthaus Coffee Pub Together with its next door neighbor St. Philip


Pizza Parlor + Bakeshop, Stouthaus Coffee Pub

Sister Coffee

is adding a much needed jolt to Sunset Valley’s

Housed in a darling little trailer, Sister Coffee

dining scene. Owner James Hughes spent time

proves that small is indeed mighty and has

in Europe growing up, and his sensibilities

morphed into a destination spot for coffee

have certainly influenced the space which is

fiends since opening in early 2014. Blue Bot-

outfitted with communal tables, high ceilings

tle Coffee, the California-based roaster with a

and a rotating selection of beers on tap. Grab

cult-like following, is the bean of choice, and

a seat on the the small—but inviting—patio or

the baristas have impressive pedigrees that in-

head inside to grab a spot at the “stammtisch”

clude Flat Track Coffee and Frank. Though it

table. Monthly pint nights, live music and oth-

has since moved on from the Rosewood Avenue

er special events transform this from a coffee

spot it shared with Micklewaite Craft Meats,

shop into a space for the community to gather

the owners promise that it will be back and

together. 4715 South Lamar Blvd.

brewing in 2015.

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Seventh Flag Coffee Co. serves up a mean espresso complete with a San Pellegrino palette cleanser and tea chaser.

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A f t e r

A 1970s home lets the

“I thought the house pre-renovation was pretty cool, so I asked my friend and

light in thanks to

co-worker Jackie Lee Young to do a photo shoot to immortalize the place,” homeowner and design manager for the Bunkhouse Group, Tenaya Hills (pictured left), says. Young did a shoot for a local vintage store

T e n aya H i l l s , t h e b r i g h t,

before demolition started. The pink room is the master bedroom before the remodel.

young designer for the curators of cool, the B u n k h o u s e G r o u p.

by lauren smith ford p h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i c a pag e s & j a c k i e l e e yo u n g

Tenaya Hills, the Design Manager for the Bunkhouse Group and De-

offer. “We couldn’t believe it, but figured the work it needed may have

sign Assistant to Liz Lambert, and her fiancé Matthew Robinson were

deterred people who had looked at it. We sent a very nice note to the

perfectly happy in a charming Travis Heights bungalow when they

previous owner of the house who had lived there for 40 years,” she says.

randomly started searching MLS one Sunday morning. Their just for

“There was a little back and forth, but they finally accepted our offer

fun real estate trolling quickly turned into pulling in the driveway for

after a couple of weeks.” Their first order of business as homeowners

a showing of the 1970s, light-filled stone home in need of a buyer with

was painting the walls white and going natural with the floors (walnut

vision in West Austin that they had spotted earlier that day. “It seemed

downstairs and seagrass upstairs). This accomplished bringing the fo-

too good to be true—it’s on an acre, in a valley, on a creek, overlooking

cus of the home back to the beautiful surroundings.

a park, and had not been remodeled since 1971,” she says. “It felt like

Hills was always interested in design. From a family of eight chil-

home the minute we pulled up to the driveway. I am not usually so

dren, she would sketch floor plans of the dream room she would have

certain about things in my life, but I felt certain that house was ours.”

when the much anticipated day one of her older sisters moved out

Hills and Robinson were immediately taken with the way the sun

and she had the room to herself. “I was ready, and it was going to be

shined into the room and the sweeping views, so their first priority when

cool (glow-in-the-dark ceiling stickers included)!” she says. She chose

starting the remodel was to create clear views to the outdoors from ev-

to study photography and pursued it for years before enrolling to get

ery window. The previous owner used heavy valances and drapes on ev-

her masters in historic preservation at UT’s School of Architecture. “I

ery window and almost every room was carpeted. The house had been

was always mildly obsessed with architectural salvage and fascinated

vacant for three years and on the market for 173 days with only one

by old buildings,” she says. It was in her last semester of the program tribeza.com january 2015


Every room downstairs but the kitchen was covered in red carpet pre-remodel.


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Architect Thomas Bercy of Bercy Chen Studio helped the couple with their desire to open up the first floor to get a better sense of the exterior landscape.

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Hills wasn’t scared away by a few surprises she found along the way of the renovation, like a raccoon family living in the ceiling of the kitchen, a dead snake in the kitchen walls, a massive beehive in the eave and some termite damage in the office.

in one of her classes with Stephen Ross and Jack Sanders when she

about things you like, what you like about a space when you walk into

met Liz Lambert who was the guest lecturer after the class watched the

it and how you want to feel when you’re in the space you are designing.”

documentary, “Last Days of San Jose.” It was May of 2008, and Hills

What she immediately loved about this house was all the light. The

was just about to graduate, so she called Lambert the next day and

views to the trees gave it a treehouse feel. She knew she wanted to keep

asked for a job. Lambert happened to be looking for a design assistant

the open layout of the foyer, kitchen, dining room and living room that

since Bunkhouse was building the Hotel St. Cecilia at the time, and

were connected by arches as a focal point. Her vision for a natural and

Hills started working for Bunkhouse a week later. From the beginning,

comfortable California/LA canyon-feeling home that would be full of

Hills had this innate sense about what Lambert was going for and what

plants, sunshine, art, books and pets came to life, and she couldn’t be

she likes. “There was certainly some training on her [Lambert’s] part

happier with the end result. Now that they are settled in, it’s wedding

though, not in the traditional sense. It’s just been kind of organic from

planning time, (the couple got engaged on the roof of the house the

the beginning,” she says. “I’ve actually always thought of my job as more

night they closed on it), and she is hard at work on new Bunkhouse

of executing design. She is the designer and an incredibly talented one

projects. “I am lucky to be able to work for someone like Liz who cares

at that. She has the Midas touch.”

so passionately about such amazing places, and has the drive, talent

With her personal home, Hills stayed true to the design philosophy she uses at work—“the way for design to feel authentic is to just think


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and grit to actually do it,” she says. “I love being in design—creating experiences and spaces for people is fun and so fulfilling.”

The couple with their pup, Pete, in front of a print by Austin artist and Bunkhouse’s graphic designer Mishka Westell. Hills designed their custom walnut cabinets.

A Nelson Ball Lamp and reclaimed wood dining table are the anchors of the dining room.


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The master bedroom (pictured far left and below, in before and after photos) is Hills’ favorite room in the house. She says: “There’s not much in it, but it has a great view to the hills above and a comfortable bed. My favorite time of day is ending my day and Matthew’s favorite is starting his, so I think he would agree.”

Hills designed the walnut tub surround and accented with a glazed hex tile called Lake Cuomo.

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5 O u r w i l d ly p o p u l a r I n t e r i o r s T o u r r e t u r n s f o r i t s s e c o n d y e a r to ta k e yo u i n s i d e A u s t i n ’ s m o s t s t y l i s h s pa c e s . By Tiffany Mendoza | Photography by Nicole Mlakar

Hatch Works Adam Talianchich didn’t know he wanted to be in the industry until he was already in it. A third generation builder, Talianchich had spent years honing his construction skills while pursuing a career in environmental science. But when he met Ashley Menger—his wife and co-owner of their design company, Hatch Works—in 2003, the two began working on house projects for fun and discovered their momentum as designers. Menger (who also works in digital design) has always gravitated towards interior design, but resisted the pull after watching her mother work in the industry. “I grew up watching the beautiful work of my mother, an interior designer, but also saw first hand the challenges of a small business centered around a passion point. You are a bit more vulnerable, you work harder than you should, and there are more tasks that aren’t related to design,” she explains. “But I finally learned that working in a medium you love is the most rewarding thing ever, and frankly, I wasn’t any good at anything I wasn’t passionate about. So here we are in a small design business. Since we’re in it together, we have At Hatch Works, Adam Tal-

a good support system for perspective, sanity checks, and unsolicited glass-

ianchich and Ashley Menger

es of wine.” By 2010, the two were working on custom projects for a handful

are always trying to liven up

of clients when they realized they had enough demand to sustain a busi-

simple spaces. At their own

ness. Still going strong today, the couple is one of the most down-to-earth

home, they added numbers to their stairs for their young daughter who is just learning to count.

duos in the business, encouraging prospective clients to come by for a drink on their porch and talk about houses. “We like to build for how our clients truly live and work,” Menger says. “That means getting to know who they are and where they plan to grow. It’s been wonderful getting to know the cooks, potters, entertainers and avid readers who in turn inspire a kitchen, a studio, an outdoor dining room, or a reading nook.” For Hatch Works, getting to know their client so intimately is an essential key to successful design, one that can distinguish a house from a home. “It’s not just picking up or building a bunch of objects that you like and putting them together in a room,” Talianchich says of the design process. “Design is about starting with a kernel of an idea and letting it flower and expand from there.” Tour goers will have the chance to walk through their inspiring personal East Side residence (as seen on this month’s cover). For more information, visit hatchworksaustin.com.

Claire Zinnecker “I love to have at least one ‘moment’ in each room,” says the Austin native and up-and-coming designer, Claire Zinnecker. “Whether that be a bold wallpaper in a small powder room or a brightly colored door. There should always be a wow factor.” For one of Zinnecker’s clients, Ashton Arthur, whose home will be featured on the tour, has a wow factor that begins the moment you step inside the home, first passing through a brightly colored door. “I love that Ashton isn’t afraid of making a statement,” Zinnecker says. It is her self-described Scandinavian simplicity with a touch of bohemian vintage that has earned her a devoted following on Instagram where she curates examples of her effortless and cool style. After several years of working with some of Austin’s most prominent designers like Joel Mozersky and Veronica Koltuniak, Zinnecker struck out on her own, opening her design firm Claire Zinnecker Design in September of 2013. The boutique interior design group is something like a dream come true for Zinnecker. “I decided I wanted to be an architect around the age of seven,” Zinnecker recalls. “But in high school my uncle, who is also an architect and was my inspiration for pursuing that career, encouraged me to focus more on interior design,” she explains. “I am so thankful he did!” For more information, visit clairezinneckerdesign.com.

Dedicated to her craft, Claire Zinnecker uses her own house as a design lab. She says: “I am constantly rearranging my house to experiment before putting the idea into practice in a client’s home!”

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Sarah Wittenbraker Interiors Interior design was an interest Sarah Wittenbraker flirted with for years, always in the back of her mind as she worked in creative jobs at a television networks, fashion house and magazine. Then, she took the leap of faith, turning what she calls “an obsessive hobby” into a career and hasn’t looked back since. Now, she is bringing her signature style to life in homes across Austin and Texas. Whether it’s a burst of color or a wild wallpaper, the Dallas native and chic mother of three, is always ready to make a bold statement. “A little humor is necessary,” Wittenbraker says. “Let’s not all take this so seriously. This is fun stuff!” Wittenbraker aims to create memorable spaces that will leave lasting impressions. In her family home, she used a bold wallpaper print inspired by Penguin Classics to bring life to her guest bathroom. “I hope that when my kids are grown, they’ll fondly say, ‘Remember that crazy wallpaper Mom put in our powder room?’” She encourages likeminded daring choices for anyone looking to revamp a space. “Bold touches, even if small, are what people remember.” Tour goers will have the chance to see her personal family home on the tour. “I like a little drama and contrast,” she says of the house, a kid-friendly home that displays a blending of new and vintage pieces, a mix of black and white, and a bold use of fabrics and prints. She says: “Contrasting elements, whether that’s vintage and modern, differing textures or unexpected color, give a home some soul.” For more information, visit sarahwittenbraker.com.

Keen to family-practical design, Wittenbraker’s plans for this home included nothing “so precious that a kid can’t color, eat, or nap on it.”

“I love shocking my kids, while also creating memories for them. Whether that’s painting our downstairs black or installing wild wallpaper.”

Inspired by the home’s expression of modernity, Colton used a luxurious color palette of white and grey mixed with bold additions of aubergine and green when styling this property.

Once a fashionista, always a fashionista. Robin Colton says she still finds personal inspiration from following up-and-coming fashion

Robin Colton Studio

designers every season.

Somewhere along the way of a successful career in fashion design—one that landed her in the costume shop of The Young and The Restless, with the Seattle Orchestra, and even as a lead designer for Nordstrom’s own private label—Robin Colton felt a shift in her focus. “I always felt a pull toward interior design. The idea of taking my fashion knowledge and sensibility and working directly with people one-on-one to improve their lives resonated with me,” Colton says. Her studio celebrated three years in November 2014. Ten years well into the design game, Colton is still constantly inspired by her clients’ unique wants and needs for a space. One of Colton’s long-standing clients will showcase their home in the upcoming tour, a shining display of the designer’s talent and capacity to hone in on personal tastes. “This client loves lighting,” Colton explains, “so each space is defined by a unique fixture from a brilliant green wood sculptural chandelier to an aged wine barrel chandelier to an Ingo Maurer fixture with real feather wings that are clipped to each bulb.” For more information, visit robincolton.com. tribeza.com january 2015


One of Scaglione’s favorite

Sara Scaglione, Shabby Slips

design elements of the

“Like most anyone I get inspiration from travel,” says Sara Scaglione,

property is the addition of

owner of Shabby Slips. Since she was 10 years old and spending time in

trim molding to the living room walls, which gave a polished detail to the space.

Uruguay, Scaglione has been inspired by the colors, materials and textures of faraway places. She makes note of this trip as well as the many shopping excursions on which she accompanied her designer dad as the makings of her career in interior design. Today, after 20 years as the owner of Shabby Slips, she has a design viewpoint all her own. “The space must be livable but also have some element of a cool vibe,” she describes. “I like a good contrast like a white wall with a dark floor or vice versa.” And she’s still enamored with the rich elements that sparked her passion for design back in Uruguay. “I use a lot of natural materials like marbles, woods, woven textures and textiles like alpaca wool. I’m also into nickel or brass plating metal to completely dress it up...like a little piece of jewelry!” Now all of Austin is invited to take an intimate look at her personal home on the Interiors Tour. She says: “The style of the house reminds me of living on the east coast. The bones of the house have a more traditional aesthetic which I love as a base so that I can decorate with a more relaxed mix of antiques and mod pieces.” For more information, visit shabbyslipsaustin.com.


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Chris Sanders and Scheer & Co. By simply observing the way people occupy and live in spaces, Chris Sanders has found great success as an architect. Since deciding to study architecture in college, life has steered Sanders in the direction of this industry, often taking him to new destinations—like Germany—to work on exciting projects. “Along the way I’ve managed to travel, work and live in wonderful, inspiring places,” Sanders says. “Those places and experiences influence my work every day.” Such experiences eventually landed Sanders in Austin, where he founded Sanders Architecture in 2009. Under his direction, the firm has created renown Austin destinations such as the AWAY Spa at W Austin, as well as intimate, personal spaces like the one featured on the Interiors Tours. The featured house showcases Sanders’ ability to trans-

Below: Sanders sits on a floating oak stairwell, a stark contrast to the steel doors of the entryway.

form a traditional 1990s house with a lack of sun into a light-filled, detailed home for a family of five. To accomplish this task, he collaborated with Killy Scheer of Scheer & Co. Interior Design. For the project, the Pratt Institute grad was responsible for designing the furnishings and accessories and styling the home. “Rather than completely eradicate the previous aesthetic, one of the key goals was to bridge the fairly traditional beginnings with a more modernist-leaning result by preserving a handful of interesting features throughout the house and cleaning up some of the less elegant elements,” Scheer says. One of her favorite elements of the home? “The steel front and back doors that Chris created are phenomenal and truly transformed the space by bringing an austere, industrial modernity to the previously dark and uneventful first floor. Now the entry and living room are flooded with light, creating a wonderful exchange between the indoors and outdoors.” For more information, visit sanders-architecture.com and scheer.co.

Architect Chris Sanders and designer Killy Scheer joined forces to infuse a modern aesthetic into this traditional style house.

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Before establishing herself as an interior designer, Amy Lutz dabbled in fashion design, but switched career tracks when she realized she “couldn’t draw a stick figure.”

Butter Lutz Interiors When one door closes, another one opens into a beautifully designed space by Amy Lutz, designer and co-founder of Butter Lutz Interiors. For Lutz, design is in the family (her father was a builder and her mom lent a hand in designing). Her degree in fashion merchandising led to a job doing visual merchandising that reawakened her interest in designing visual displays, which she continued to do for different companies until 2008. It was then that she joined Butterfield & Shore Construction. Only a year later, she branched off to start Butter Lutz Interiors with her partner Matt Butterfield, a firm that bridges the gap between building and interior design. “Being knowledgeable on the construction side of things allows me to help plan early and design the bones of a home with the understanding that all these things work together to the end result,” Lutz says. The tour home is a perfect representation of a stylish Austin family home. “What I love most about this house is the family lives in every space,” Lutz says. “I feel honored to get to do this work for a living.” For more information, visit butterlutz.com.


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A lover of English Interiors, Ellis often combines and layers various textiles into her spaces and incorporates antique pieces when possible.

Meredith Ellis names Michael Smith as one of her early mentors. He works on designs for the White House.

Meredith Ellis After breaking into the business with a gig working for famed New York designer Bunny Williams at only 23 (an experience she claims was “life changing”), Meredith Ellis was well on her way to making a name for herself in the interior design world. Her talent and ambition took her to Los Angeles next, where she started her own business in 2008. Just a year later, she uprooted again, this time to Austin to start a family. Traveling is one of her main sources of stimulation. “I have always been inspired by travel, as it exposes you to people and ideas from all over the world,” she says. “I will say though that I love my design books! It’s a great way to take a visual journey in between the real trips!” And when you’ve got a beautifully furnished home in one of the country’s most thriving cities, why would anyone want to take off? For the Tour, Ellis is opening her doors for an exclusive look at how she has designed her very own space. She says: “At the core, I try to create a home that is reflective of the people who live there.” For more information, visit meredithellisdesign.com. Please join us for the second annual TRIBEZA Interiors Tour—supported by Copenhagen, NEST and Scott + Cooner—on Saturday, January 24. We carefully curated the lineup of designers to represent a diverse group of creatives who all bring their own approach and vision to design. The kickoff event on January 22 is sponsored by 787 Realty and Four Hands Home. Additional tour sponsors include California Closets, SWBC Mortgage and Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors. Our hope is that the tour will leave you with inspiration for fresh design ideas to bring in to your home. Visit tribeza.com for tickets and information. tribeza.com january 2015




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Callie Jenschke

A n a d v e n t u r o u s d e s i g n e r a n d n at i v e T e x a n r e t u r n s h o m e to i n s p i r e d e s i g n c l i e n t s w i t h h e r e c l e c t i c f i n d s f r o m a r o u n d t h e w o r l d. and, quite suddenly, you

background in magazines and prop styling helps me to be really

are transported around the world and back again. To begin with,

adept at creating different environments that are not necessar-

the living room is adorned with global treasures—Persian rugs

ily my aesthetic,” she says. “I’m very comfortable in the modern

welcome visitors underfoot, while an African feather headdress

realm as well.”

One step into Callie Jenschke’s home

and Indian batik watch carefully over the space from adjacent

Jenschke focuses on residential and commercial properties

walls. Two Moroccan tray tables center the room and face a mid-

with equal amounts of enthusiasm. Her love of design is instinc-

century Asian armoire to the right. Callie is an interior designer

tive; with builders and an architect in the family, it’s not surpris-

by craft, traveler by compulsion, and both spirits are exceedingly

ing that she inherited their same passion for well-made, well-

obvious inside; each and every treasure carries a different story to

designed structures and interiors. “It’s important for a space to

be told, and all are placed with expert precision. Her home exudes

reflect the person that lives there,” she says. “I have to figure out

warmth and character, as does the tall, native Texan.

how to make a space livable and good-looking – it’s a challenge.”

Born and raised in Fredericksburg, she earned her bachelor’s

Jenschke’s home is just one testament to what clients should

degree from the University of Texas before moving to New York

expect upon hiring her expert hand—an array of warm, livable

City to pursue writing, styling, and eventually, design. In her

spaces that breathe life into the homes they inhabit. Transform-

impressive decade-long career in NYC, Jenschke worked in ed-

ing a house into a home can be a challenging, intimate experi-

itorial for magazines like Metropolitan Home, Lonny, Domino,

ence, and she conducts each phase of the process with a grace

O Home, Martha Stewart Weddings and Blueprint, and landed

that puts her clientele at ease. “It’s a rewarding thing, that people

high profile design clients like helping finish the design on the

welcome me into their space to help make it their own,” she says.

Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca (owned by Robert DeNiro). Now,

“I feel very lucky that they would let me do that.”

back in her home state and here to stay, she’s one year deep in a

It’s safe to say the feelings of gratitude are mutual—after all, if

new endeavor: her own business, Native Design, which harness-

Jenschke’s home is any indication of her talent, every potential

es not only Jenschke’s eclectic taste, but her clients’ as well. “My

client she encounters has struck gold indeed. e. banks

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3. 1. Kit, Callie Jenschke’s sister’s dog, sits perched on a vintage chair in the living room. An antique oushak rug from Black Sheep Unique fills the space underneath. 2. Moroccan tray tables stand in front of the sofa and across from a mid-century Asian armoire. 3. Jenschke’s bedroom, much like the rest of her home, boasts artwork from a multitude of places, including photography by a house favorite: Katrina Jane Perry.


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4. Found objects from the likes of Africa, Asia, and New York City are scattered throughout Jenschke’s home. 5. A vintage Indian batik hangs to the right of the living room sofa. 6. Jenschke has always cultivated a love of vintage pieces and each has a distinct place in her home. 7. A bleached skull sits front and center on the dining room table, situated between the living room and kitchen. P h oto g r a p h y by n i co l e m l a k a r

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behind the scenes

Delta Millworks L e t i t B u r n —a yo u n g v i s i o n a ry to o k ov e r h i s fa m i ly b u s i n e s s a n d s ta r t e d a n e w m ov e m e n t i n t h e d e s i g n wo r l d.

After milling, each piece of shou-sugi-ban can be charred exactly how the customer wants it, and Delta Millworks produces an extensive line of finishes.


rom his corner, floor-to-ceiling wood paneled office in the Delta Millworks headquarters in East Austin, Robbie Davis, the 29-year-old president of the company, looks over at the

photo that hangs across from his desk of his late father, Bob Davis, who started the company in 1985. “Working here makes me feel connected to my dad every day,” he says. “I feel him here a lot.” In 2008, just out of college, Robbie picked up a roofing torch they had sitting around in the 10,000-square-foot shop and started experimenting with burning wood. Little did he know, the charred wood technique he was perfecting, deemed shou-sugi-ban by the Japanese who have been practicing this ancient technique for hundreds of years, would become the lifeblood of their business. “We started burning wood about a year before my dad passed away. I think a lot of the older guys around here thought we were crazy to be burning wood,” he says with a laugh. “But, my dad was a supporter from the beginning who encouraged me to keep innovating and to stick with it.” Almost immediately after Robbie posted the shou-sugi-ban, which is more protected from insects, rot and fire than other woods, on the company’s website, people started ordering it and not just in Austin or Texas, but across the country and President of Delta Millworks, Robbie Davis, is carrying on the legacy of his father Bob who started the business in 1985. It was through just experimenting with the torch and burning wood that he discovered the art of shou-sugi-ban that now makes up 90 percent of the company’s business.

now, they are working with clients in Canada and Europe and boast an impressive global client list of brands like Google, Nike, Starbucks and Whole Foods. Making the shou-sugi-ban and offering dozens of P h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i c a at t i e

The Delta sign on the corner of 5th and Springdale Road is made of the Mill’s signature product, shou-sugi-ban.

This 1965 model McDonough re-saw, the largest machine in the mill, is used for slicing up massive timbers

options of color, sealant and amount of burn is now 90 percent of the business that formerly focused on restoration projects using reclaimed woods like long leaf pine (they played a major role in the remodel of the State Capitol). Robbie’s passion for wood is at the center of the operation. “Every piece is one of a kind. Every few days, you see a piece of wood that has spectacular grain patterns or an unexpected color or finish. We constantly produce pieces that blow our minds!” Along with his team who are mostly under 30 and includes two of his childhood best friends from growing up in West Austin are experimenting with One of the guys who works in the shop hand burning a piece of Southern Cypress. Every piece is hand-burned for quality assurance.

more finishes, weathering and painting techniques. “We can mass produce, but we are really making a hand-crafted product,” he says. “We aren’t just a lumberyard or mill. We are all young innovators who are excited to be doing what we are doing.”

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The Nightstand By C l a i b o r n e S m i t h

I f t h e e x t e r i o r o f yo u r h o u s e tells

By Philip Jodidio

the world how you want to be seen, the interior tells

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it who you are. But even the most confident homeowner can benefit from the ideas of others. Successful interior designers routinely earn book deals that

funky, and odd outdoor structures in this epic survey but there’s a lot to learn from these cabins about innovative interiors. One of

result in sumptuous coffeetable books that show off

the hallmarks of this beautiful book is how global its reach is; it’s

their talent and taste; buy one of those books if you

fascinating to see how various cultures conceive of rural architec-

know you want to emulate a particular designer’s style. More useful, though, are books by writers who take a broad survey and let you flip through the pages to nab an idea here and an inspiration there. 96

Architecture writer Jodidio puts the emphasis on minimalist,

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If you read Elle Décor, you already have a sense of the looks

Total Design is useless. The houses profiled here are master-

this well-composed book provides, but the way it’s organized is

pieces of modernist design and include structures by Frank Lloyd

particularly helpful. The book’s sections are titled “Classical,”

Wright, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, and Charles Rennie Mack-

“Fanciful,” “Practical,” and “Personal,” so it’s easy to hunt for the

intosh. All of the architects Marcus includes intensely oversaw

styles that will give you the best ideas. Another design maga-

every element of these houses’ designs, from the edifice to the

zine, Veranda, published a new book last fall, Veranda: A Pas-

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Travis Norman steel worker There is no other way to put it…Travis Norman and his long-time girlfriend, woodworker and darling of the design world, Kelly DeWitt are living the dream (have you seen the whimsical photo essay of their life on Design Sponge?). They watch the sun rise and set with their dog Ellie from the porch of their cozy home in the country just east of Austin and spend their days doing what they have both always loved most—building things. Most mornings, they head to their shared workshop in Northeast Austin in Norman’s '68 Chevy pickup truck. "Kelly [DeWitt] and I end up bouncing design ideas off each other everyday, and so our work ends up showing each other's influence,” he says. Norman, a self-proclaimed “tinkerer,” learned the art of wood working when he worked in a small cabinet shop 10 years ago. After a small fabrication company hired him to be their go-to “wood person,” he learned to weld and fell in love with the art form. "It's easy to get metal to stick together, but it takes years and a lot of practice to get it look beautiful along the way,” the Austin native says. Now, he is focused mostly on steel projects, making everything from windows and doors to furniture in both commercial and residential spaces. "I love the scale of the projects you can accomplish with steel. Nothing is cooler than pulling a door you've been working on off the bench to realize it's twice a tall as you had been imagining in your head. With wood, you tend to be more limited with the size of projects.” Norman and DeWitt’s co-project they often find themselves daydreaming about is a "house/ shop/land complex that would suit all our needs.” And, we predict it won’t be long before these two visionary makers turn that dream into a reality. l . smith ford


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Kimberly Renner had a vision for the 16,000 square foot deserted office space on North Lamar she purchased in 2012. Unlike anything else in Austin, the space is store meets workshop meets warehouse meets home. The Renners and their two children live in a loft above the store.

Instead of catering to one aesthetic like new modern or European antique, The Renner Project stocks the shop with a mix of pieces from all different eras.

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“My vision for The Renner Project is to present customers with a constantly evolving source of inspiration, unique pieces and design solutions,” Renner says. “Something worthy of this city’s uniquely design-savvy community, or anyone who wants their home to reflect their creative spirit.”

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t’s not an exaggeration to say that Kimberly Renner brings the would often design both a house and its interiors. Now, she is part intewhole world to the heart of Texas. The rooms on display in her rior designer, part storeowner. Leveraging her long-time relationships North Lamar retail space, The Renner Project are ever-changing, with dealers all over the world, she offers a mix of high-end, iconic seriously inspiring and globally sourced. On a recent visit, one 20th century designers alongside vintage, custom-crafted items and room held an Old English Chesterfield, an Asian ancestral paint- fine antiques. “I hope we can be a source of inspiration to people who ing, etchings from Mexico City, a Chinese altarpiece, and a Milo love great design but don’t want to be married to one look or point-ofview in their home,” Renner says. “This is the real inspiration behind Baughman table. The idea, Renner explains, is to bring together the kind of mix you The Renner Project.” Renner, who lives above the store with her family, adds that she sees might actually want in your own home. “Often times you’ll see in a traditional antique store that it’s really full and abundant, and the store looks The Renner Project as an active design lab, rather than a traditional great, but it’s really hard to visualize the scale of the pieces,” Renner says. “We retail space. Part of that activity is a collaboration with her brother, welder and craftsman Cole Thompson, who will start creating custom try to place things like they might be in a real living room.” Renner spent twenty years restoring and furnishing homes in Aus- furniture to compliment Renner’s found inventory in early 2015. Often found tucked in the sunlit corner of the studio, tin, so she’s known for a long time that the city was hungry for something like The Renner Project. Back then, at 3018 North Lamar Blvd Thompson is starting with large-scale brass and steel (512) 524 1334 lighting fixtures. j. netzer the helm of a design-focused construction company, she



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ew restaurants have gestation periods as long as Dai Due. For almost a decade, the culinary force behind this new restaurant has been making noises about opening a brick-and-mortar. In 2006, Jesse Griffiths started hosting pop-up dinners in borrowed spaces around Austin. He also taught cooking classes in rented kitchens. After that, he ran a food trailer at a farmers market (where folks lined-up around the block). He even published a cookbook. All the while—even without a restaurant—he garnered national attention. And his fan base kept building and building, and waiting and waiting, hoping he’d one day have a permanent home. Mazel tov! Dai Due, the restaurant, has finally arrived. Opened in August, this longtime dream of Griffiths and wife Tamara Mayfield is being fussed over like a newborn baby. On my first visit, it was packed. Legions of fans had queued up before 5pm dinner service to partake in its already celebrated Sunday Fried Chicken Night. Servers were in the weeds. Dishes were delayed or sold-


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out. But no one complained. The staff remained polite and polished. Everyone, it seemed, was just happy to be part of Dai Due’s realization. Griffiths has been a nose-to-tail locavore long before it was cool. The front of Dai Due houses a market and butcher shop that sells take-out meats, all of which Griffiths and his staff butcher and prep. There are the usual steaks and sausages, plus unexpected choices like goat chops, venison shanks, porchetta, and chicken leg confit. There’s also homemade stocks, bone broths, demi-glace, and lard. For side dishes, there’s fresh produce, sauerkraut or pickled veggies. Continue past the market and you’ll find similar goodies being served in the restaurant. As we waited for dinner, we enjoyed a beverage from the eclectic drink list. As with all things Dai Due, products are regionally sourced and seasonal, including the booze. I ordered a can of Southern Star Walloon Grisette, a farmhouse-style beer made in Conroe, Texas, and my husband enjoyed a draft of Austin’s own Live Oak Amber.

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We started with grilled bread topped with housemade ricotta, herbs and marinated sweet peppers. Next came mushrooms roasted with ham and shallots and topped with soft egg yolk. Grilled cauliflower was crowned with a citrusy parsley sauce, and a salad of exotic lettuces was dressed with a simple vinaigrette. Meats are grilled over open wood ovens and nightly choices might include grilled quail, pork chops, grass-fed rib-eyes or beef ribs so massive they rival Fred Flintstone. For dessert, lemon chess pie and sweet potato sorbet caught our eye. Also open for breakfast and lunch, Dai Due offers an enticing hodgepodge of classic dishes and unusual creations. Located on a bustling stretch of Manor Road, Dai Due feels both modern and primitive, urban and rustic, cozy and airy. Industrial lighting illuminates reclaimed wood and exposed brick abuts polished concrete. It’s a mash-up that works. Welcome to the world, Dai Due. We’re glad you’re finally here. k. spezia P h oto g r a p h y by h ay d en s p e a r s

Dinner & Drinks

dining guide

Start the year off right with our picks for where to eat now. NO VA KITCHEN

night dinners and

and the upscale Con-

crowded, Clark’s’

and hamburger are

Park serving thought-


weekend indulgences

gress restaurant, Bar

extensive caviar and


ful, locally-sourced

87 Rainey St

alike. Order the

Congress stirs up

oyster menu, sharp

(512) 382 5651

chicken piccata.

quality, classic cock-

aesthetics, and excel-


prices. Come early for

tails and delicious

lent service make it


Dollar Oyster Tues-


a refreshing indul-

1501 S 1st St


gence on West Sixth

(512) 291 2881

Subtle design elements make the space


cohesive and modern,


and its creative twists



Street. Indoor and

A charming French-


on classic, comforting

4800 Burnet Rd

2024 S Lamar Blvd

outdoor seating is

Vietnamese eatery


dishes from a pork

(512) 371 1600

(512) 394 8150


with a colorful menu

1900 Rio Grande St

belly/sirloin burger

Apothecary’s sooth-

Chef Bryce Gilmore

of pho, banh mi, and

(512) 628 4400

to seasonally topped

ing ambiance and

offers small plates


more. Vibrant and

Modern spins on

flatbread pizza are

excellent wine selec-

with locally sourced

626 N Lamar Blvd

comfortable sur-

American classics

downright delicious.

tion make for a happy

ingredients which

(512) 708 8800

rounding patio. Go

and locally-sourced

spot to sip wine and

pair with craft beers

1914 E 6th St

for brunch and take

veggie sides inside


enjoy a quick bite

and fine wines, guests

(512) 351 9961

home some of their

the new Hotel Ella.


with friends.

sit at communal high

It’s nothing fancy,

homemade punch!

top tables.

but this tiny shot-

1005 W 34th St


food at reasonable


(512) 371 3400


gun-style diner has


3110 Guadalupe St

Consistently good

200 Congress Ave


some of the city’s


(512) 537 0467

American fare that

(512) 827 2760


best breakfast offer-

306 E 53rd St

A gastropub with

toes the casual/fancy

Tucked in between

1200 W 6th St

ings (and the lines

(512) 459 1010

French inclinations,

line—good for week-

Second Bar + Kitchen

(512) 297 2525

outside to match).

Small, neighborhood

a beautiful patio, and

Small and typically

Both the pancakes

restaurant in Hyde

unique cocktails.

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shady porch is the


menu of seasonal

(512) 215 9778

Bryce Gilmore. Ex-

1204 W Lynn St

perfect spot for a late-

902 E Cesar Chavez St

ingredients with an

A gorgeous spot to

pect seasonal fare

(512) 477 5584

afternoon paloma.

(512) 605 9696

emphasis on simple,

enjoy a luxurious

and drinks with a

A hip and lively spot,

yet soulful, dishes.


Texas influence at

This historic Clarksville favorite got a


La Barbecue whips

Paired with their

prix-fixe meal in an

this South Lamar

welcome facelift


up classic barbecue

extensive wine list,

intimate dining room


last year from Larry

4710 E 5th St

with free beer and

it’s the perfect setting

that seats just 34

McGuire, all while

(512) 385 2900

live music.

to celebrate any oc-


maintaining the ex-

With its French

ecution, top-notch

bistro fare, impres-



(512) 804 2700

service, and luxurious

sive cocktails, and

400 W 2nd St


1303 S Congress Ave

A brunch favorite

but welcoming atmo-

charming décor

(512) 499 0300


(512) 444 8081

emphasizing fresh

sphere that makes

inside and out, Jus-

Delectable cocktails,

401 W 2nd St

A futuristic dining

and local produce; an

Jeffrey’s an Austin

tine’s has Austin

tasty tacos and ap-

(512) 494 1500

experience on South

exciting and diverse


looking east. Expect

petizers, delicious

Not your standard

Congress, inspired

menu, from foie gras

a crowd, even late at

main courses, all in-

barbeque fare, meats

by the vibrant cul-

to French toast.


spired by the hip and

are given an Austin

ture and cuisine of

bohemian Condesa

twist, like the rib-eye


neighborhood in

glazed with brown

Mexico City.

sugar and mustard.


(512) 474 9898



1601 Waterston Ave


(512) 477 5584

621 E 7th St

Rustic, continental

(512) 275 0852

Tucked away in the

1201 S Lamar

This downtown spot

fare with an empha-

Healthy, tasty Korean


historic Schneider

(512) 433 6521

is crowded, but the

sis on fresh, local and

options like bulgogi

1501 E 7th St

Brothers Building in

Famed food trailer

happy hour–with

organic ingredients.

and curry dishes

(512) 391 1888

the 2nd Street District.

turned brick and

half-price oysters and

Serving lunch, af-

all served up by the

This elegant French

mortar, Odd Duck

tasty cocktails—is a

ternoon snacks, and

friendly staff.

restaurant boasts


was the first venture

local favorite.

an ever-changing

1807 S 1st St

from acclaimed chef

evening cocktails, the


OLIVIA 2043 S Lamar Blvd


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A cozy spot that

mend South Congress

ing Happy Hour,

menu that puts Uchi


8557 Research Blvd Ste

serves up delectable

Café’s legendary

this is a great place

foremost among sushi

1400 S Congress Ave

Japanese comfort

flavor combinations

brunch: carrot cake

to start your evening

spots in Austin.

(512) 291 7300

food at its finest in

of New Haven style

French toast and mi-

with quality cocktails

A South Congress sta-

Austin’s first brick

pizza pies in an invit-

gas are to die for.

and delicious tapas.

ple: Expect the fresh-

and mortar, ramen-

ing bungalow.

est fish and oysters

centric eatery.



Ste 140

4200 N Lamar Blvd


801 Red River St

400 Colorado St

(512) 916 4808


415 Colorado St

(512) 480 8341

(512) 482 9000

The sensational sis-

prepared with simple

1917 Manor Rd

(512) 394 8000

Known for its legend-

Enjoy nightly enter-

ter creation of Uchi,

yet elegant flavors.

(512) 391 2337

Stylish Southern

ary music venue as

tainment over steak

helped by Top Chef

Go early on a nice

Salty Sow serves up

fare from San Diego

much as its barbecue,

or fresh-catch sea-

Paul Qui. Try the

day to eat oysters and

creative signature

celebrity chef Brian

which is traditional

food. Truluck’s serves

bacon tataki!

people-watch on their

drinks, including a

Malarkey. Go for

and satisfying.

the freshest crab,

fantastic front porch.

yummy blueberry-

the decadent small

lemon thyme smash.

plates: duck fat fries


own fisheries, which

to b e

The food menu, heavy

with tomato jam and

1411 E 7th St

they incorporate into

1600 E 6th St

with sophisticated

prosciutto "dust,"

(512) 628 4466

nearly every dish

i n c lu d e d i n

(512) 436 9626

gastropub fare, is

farm bird lollipops

Bold, authentic fla-

such as the jalapeno

o u r co m p l e t e

Chef Paul Qui’s new

perfect for late-night

with bleu cheese, and

vors with ingredients

salmon béarnaise and

online dining

HQ is one of the hot-

noshing: think triple-

the “cowboy caviar.”

imported straight

the sweet and spicy

test spots in town for

fried duck fat fries

from Mexico; cozy


guide, email

Japanese food: an

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an airy, beautiful


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A south Austin

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hotspot, we recom-

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