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Profile: Pogue Mahone 74 Overexposed 78 It's in the Details
Inspiration Boards 92 Classic Crafts 100
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on the cover: jack sanders outside his east austin studio; photogr aphy by lumiere tint ype
Exposed: Miranda Bennett
Perspective: Morgan Coy
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: pogue mahone pickles photo by jody horton; veronica koltuniak photo by andrew chan; photo by wynn myers; the asherevridge home photo by casey dunn; jace graf photo by kenny braun; botanicals folkorica photo by jess williamson.
ne of my favorite parts of Austin is that no one does just one thing. Take this The team that helped install THIRST. Photography by Loren Doyen and Adrian Whipp of Lumiere Tintype. month’s cover subject for example—Jack Sanders designs, he builds, he welds, he makes art…he’s even started a baseball club. Or, Norma Yancey, an architect by day, who collaborated with fellow architect Emily Little, visual artist Beili Liu, and landscape architect Cassie Bergstorm on THIRST, the 35-foot-tall dead cedar elm tree installation that is a memorial to the 300 million trees lost in the Texas drought, which is currently suspended above Lady Bird Lake. Read about Sanders and Yancey, along with two other interdisciplinary artists, in “The Makers” on page 58. This is our second annual “Makers Issue” and narrowing down our list of who to feature was daunting…this city is full of many innovative, passionate craftsmen and women. Austin’s creative community is all about fostering collaborations. Morgan Coy, the founder of Monofonus Press and a fan of working in mixed mediums, writes on the topic for the Perspective column on page 46. Several makers came together to work on the Thoughtbarndesigned house featured on page 84 for “It’s in the Details.” This modern interpretation of a bungalow is owned by outdoor enthusiasts, John Hart Asher, an environmental designer at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Bonnie Evridge, who works at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
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Perhaps it’s my curious reporter side, but one of my favorite articles this month is “Inspiration Boards.” We asked award-winning photographer Randal Ford, one of the founders of celebrated ad agency McGarrah Jesse, Bryan Jessee, and visionary interior designer Veronica Koltuniak, to give our readers a glimpse at some of the objects that are currently inspiring them. Each subject shared a sampling of unexpected items for an end result that has our creative team thinking we may need to make this a regular feature. We hope to see you all on November 3 at the Feliz sale, where you will have the chance to view and purchase the goods of some of the makers featured in this issue, but also from many more from around the state and country. Learn more at felizsale.com.
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Social Hour Authentic Mexico Gourmet Gala
The 4th Annual Authentic Mexico Gala at the Long Center featured 27 celebrated chefs representing Mexico, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, commemorating Mexican Independence and ties between Texas and Mexico.
Johnna and Stephen Jones, Andrea and Dean McWilliams, and Mary and Howard Yancy hosted Bright Lights, a kid-friendly casual backyard dinner and a twilight screening of the lauded documentary "Trash Dance," a film about the work of choreographer and founder of Forklifts Danceworks, Allison Orr at the Wynn-Avellan home.
Inherit Austin's "Somewhere in Time"
Inherit Austin, a dynamic membership group within Preservation Austin, hosted its fall fundraiser, Somewhere in Time, on Moore's Crossing. Guests enjoyed a delicious gourmet dinner, drinks, and music by the Austin Phonograph Company, overlooking Onion Creek. To learn more about their work and events, visit preservationaustin. org.
Authentic Mexico Gourmet Gala: 1. Lisa & Cory Pomeroy 2. Chelsea Livingston & Ian Abernathy 3. Alberto Rangel & Luz Gomez 4. Mario Zambrano & Maria Ybanez Bright Lights: 5. Pam Ryan & Anne Elizabeth 6. Ian, Amy, Stella & Wyatt McAbeer 7. Allison Orr & Blake Trabulsi 8. Elaine Holton & Jennifer Wijangco 9. Kim, Kimberly, Christian & Anna Thomsen Somewhere in Time: 10. Elijah Wood & Eugenic Mira 11. Eileen Gill & Caroline Wright 12. Tim & Karrie League
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Lauren Weisberger, author of the Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada, was the featured speaker at the wildlypopular Beauty of Life Luncheon that benefitted Hospice Austin. She is pictured with the event co-chair, Dinah Barksdale.
4 A selection of the latest from Prada at Neiman Marcus on the TRIBEZA Instagram. Follow along with us on adventures throughout the city @tribeza.
TRIBEZA Style Week Kick Off Party
TRIBEZA kicked off its 10th Annual Style Week with a soiree at Neiman Marcus. Guests dined on tasty bites by Fleming's and Delish Cupcakes while enjoying specialty cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and wine from Liberty School. Lucky attendess got to meet Lauren Weisberger, the author of The Devil Wears Prada and the new book, Revenge Wears Prada. Le Photobooth was on hand to snap photos of the stylish guests. The week benefitted Hospice Austin.
Kick Off Party: 1. Tony Brummer, Selenia Rios & Erik Untersee 2. John McCleary & Lori Osborn 3. Killian Hagen & Jake Dodd 4. Marjorie Mulanax & Robin Clemons 5. Celeste & Austin Hope 6. Grant Wilson & Kelsey Hughes 7. Emily Hoover & Masha Poloskova 8. Kaki Gaines, Whitney Walker & Natalie Walker 9. Rosa Maria Avila & Karen Teneriello 10. Model in Prada at Neiman Marcus
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1 This 2006 Ducati Paul Smart Custom was just one of the bikes on display at Cycle Night at Revival Cycles (opening Revival Retail at 905 East 7th St.)
TRIBEZA Cycle Night
TRIBEZA Cycle Night returned to Revival Cycles in full force for a second sell-out year. The event included pop-up shops from Bonobos, Co-Star, Dandy Suits, HELM Boots, By George, Howler Brothers, Revival Retail, Sam Hill, STAG, Starling Eyewear, and Traveller Denim Co. Guests enjoyed a special art installation by the talented design duo behind LAND, Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes, snacked on food from Easy Tiger and Stiles Switch BBQ, and enjoyed drinks provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, Dickle Rye, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Pacifico, Corona, and Topo Chico. In addition to checking out Revivalâ€™s incredible collection of bikes, partygoers also got the chance to see the 2014 Lexus IS.
Former editor of Culture Map Caitlin Ryan (pictured left) landed a great new gig helping to rebrand the legendary Lucchese Bootmaker and to launch its new luxury line. She is pictured with her beau, architectural photographer Casey Dunn, who is now represented by Sister Brother Management out of Dallas.
Cycle Night: 1. Joshua Bingaman & Nils Juul Hansen 2. Riley Spiller & Anna Shaffer 3. Matthew Bolicke, Brittany Keen & Lily Steckel 4. Jacy Schleier & Katia Banic 5. Jonathan Criscoe, Graham Cumberbatch & Barrett Dudley 6. Jessica Pages & Bill Sallans 7. Eric Bykowski & Jayme Smith 8. Caitlin Ryan & Casey Dunn 9. Justin Kitchen, Tyler Norris & Caleb Owen Everitt 10. Alison Narro & Alan Stulberg
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TRIBEZA Shop Hop
Sponsored by Google+ Local and Kendra Scott, TRIBEZA and friends spent a stylish Saturday afternoon at Hotel Ella browsing pop-up shops by Adelante, Etcetera, Etc., Kendra Scott, Kelly Wynne Handbags, y&i clothing boutique, Maya Star, The Boutique on Stonelake, W3LL PEOPLE, and Starling Eyewear, snacking on bites from the hotel’s restaurant, Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar, and sipping drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka, Corona, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Don Julio Blanco, and Topo Chico.
TRIBEZA Sketch As a longtime fan of the University of Texas Fashion Program in the School of Human Ecology, TRIBEZA hosted Sketch, a party benefiting the UT Fashion Show Fund that goes toward the program’s annual Fashion Show at the Frank Erwin Center. Fashion illustrations were gathered from top designers and fashion students and put on display in the Lewis Carnegie gallery for guests to purchase. Drinks were prepared with Deep Eddy Vodka, Negro Modelo, Crown Maple, Topo Chico, Troublemaker Red Wine, and Liberty School White Wine.
Tilde Snyder is a senior apparel design major at UT and was one of the students who sketched at the event.
Shop Hop: 1. Jessi Afshion & Stephanie Gawlik 2. Pam White & Kelly Wynne White 3. Kelli McBride, Lexi Carter & Elizabeth Davies 4. Cara Warren, Kirsten Stoddard Sketch: 5. Jessica Ciarla & Christopher Curtis 6. Cassie Lamere & Lauren Galea 7. Karen Bravo & Eve Nicols 8. Carey Cassidy & Gayle Costas 9. Cindy & Staley Hawkins 10. Tori Maidenberg, Ronit Joselevitz & Michelle Twite
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TRIBEZA partnered with CFDA award-winning jewelry designer Nak Armstrong, to present Unveiled, a presentation of the designer's eponymous collection, hosted by international model and actress Erin Wasson. The two-part event included an intimate seated dinner for 60 by La Condesa, followed by an after party that was presented by Posh Properties. David Kurio stunned the crowd with his beautiful floral stylings, and Four Hands Home created intimate lounge spaces throughout the event. Guests were treated to the musical stylings of Tameca Jones and food and drinks that were provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, Don Julio, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School, Corona Light, and Topo Chico. The event generated over $10,000 for Hospice Austin and its programs.
Unveiled: 1. Floral Design by David Kurio 2. Chris & Amanda Savittiere 3. George Elliman & Erin Driscoll 4. Victoria Avila, Maria Groten & Sofia Avila 5. Gareth Maguire, Christine & Louis Messina 6. Ephraim Owens & Guest 7. David Mendoza, Erin Wasson, Brandon Pallas & Nak Armstrong 8. Amanda Huras & Matt Randall 9. Scott & Jane Bruner 10. Andra Liemandt & Michelle Kangas 11. Aaron Lofton & Whitney Goellner
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Southern Brunch: 1. Cameron & Anne Campbell 2. Claire & Ryan Schutte 3. Alison Langdon & Andrew Vickers 4. Kate & Graeme Waitzkin 5. Amy Byrd & David Mastronardi 6. Daniel Goetz & Claire Zinnecker 7. Nora & Cleve Burke 8. Taylor Ellison & Reagan Flume 9. Sean & Lauren Greenberg
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Eight lucky attendees won bountiful baskets from Lexus filled with seasonal produce and confituras from Springdale Farm.
TRIBEZA Southern Brunch
The first ever TRIBEZA Southern Brunch sponsored by SkyHouse速 Austin, used the beautiful Springdale Farm in East Austin as its backdrop. Guests gathered around the farm tables for a delicious brunch of Southern comfort food by Chef Sonya Cote of Eden East while sipping on coffee from Houndstooth and morning cocktails prepared with Deep Eddy Vodka, Modelo, Negro Modelo, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Tanqueray, and Topo Chico. Guests tried on TOMS new line of sunglasses and perused the latest from STAG, all while enjoying the musical stylings of Whiskey Shivers. A few lucky attendees won a basket full of produce from Lexus.
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Todd O'Neill and Stephanie Coultress O'Neill, the owners of Estilo, are launching a private label—a made-in-the-USA basics line—for the store in November.
Crown Imports generously stocked the bar at each Style Week event with their assortment of delicious brews.
Fashion Show: 1. Paul Henri & Debora Ferrand 2. Lauren Barton & Doug Haines 3. Katy Shayne & Hannah Ford 4. Jack & Carla McDonald 5. Evan Voyles & Gail Chovan 6.Vicki & Mark Eidman 7. David Garza & John Hogg 8. Lisa Matulis & Patty Birkowitz
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Guests at the fashion show, sponsored by Lexus of Austin, had the opportunity to view the all-new 2014 Lexus IS.
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The 10th Annual Fashion Show was the perfect grand finale to TRIBEZA Style Week 2013, sponsored by Lexus of Austin. Top models from around the state walked the runway with another beautiful Matt Fajkus Architecture creation as their backdrop, with hair and makeup by Propaganda Hair Group and fashion looks styled by Maya Star, Co-Star, Julian Gold, Golden Bones, Saks Fifth Avenue San Antonio, Feathers Boutique, MOSS, y&i clothing boutique, Estilo, The Garden Room, Rare Trends, and Adelante. Following the show, guests enjoyed an after party sponsored by Turnquist Partners Realtors with spaces created by Loot Vintage Rentals, food from TRIO, Parkside, Backspace, olive & june, and Delish Cupcakes, and drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, Captain Morgan, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Topo Chico, and Corona.
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Shoes and Booze
Bootleg Society, the shoe-crazy think tank behind South Congress’s Bootleg Airstream, celebrated its reopening with a "Shoes and Booze" party, featuring live performances from Remsy and Tesla Nirvana.
Bat to School
This fall's Bat-to-School Benefit for Austin Bat Cave, held at the Gibson Guitar Showroom, included the exuberant sounds and voices of Mother Falcon in addition to readings by Austinbased authors Karen Olsson, Doug Dorst, and Elizabeth McCracken along with emcee Tolly Moseley. Proceeds supported the free writing workshops and programs of Austin Bat Cave that serve students (6–18).
An Evening With Jack Ryan + Bremont Jack Ryan Fine Jewelry + Timepieces partnered with Bremont Chronometers for an exclusive evening soirée, where guests sipped signature Chivas cocktails and learned about the history behind the iconic watches from Michael Pearson, Bremont’s North American director and timepiece enthusiast.
Shoes and Booze: 1. Eleanor Bartosh & Adam Rasmus 2. Jackie & Justin Burrow 3. Sarah Ellison Lewis & Al Obregon III 4. Gregory & Connor Remsy 5. Hailey Marmolejo & Joan Vinson Bat to School: 6. Austin & Windsor McKenna 7. Sara Cukerbaum, Brad Lawler & Sara Oswalt 8. Mason & Linda O'Neal Jack Ryan: 9. Megan Welker & Ben MacDougall 11. Monika Ostrowski & Pepper Ammann 12. Lexi Musta & Steve Shackleton
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iranda Bennett is taking a minute to breathe. Having moved to Austin in January after 12 years in New York, Bennett made the shift from co-owning a Brooklyn boutique and manufacturing her own ready-to-wear clothing line to working in Texas as a freelance stylist and designer of a line of billowy, hand-dyed silk scarves. “New York is all about immediacy,” Bennett explains, on the transition she’s made this year, both professionally and in the sources of her creative influences. “There is so much going on around you at all times that is inspiring and stimulates your senses, so I found myself always focused on the ‘right now’ aspect of things…Austin has been more about taking a step back and slowing down a little, dreaming and planning more, being a bit more quiet, curious, and intentional.” Austin has also been the perfect location for Bennett to explore scarves, a new-to-her medium that’s been an organic extension of her experience. “I have always been drawn to fabric, and silk in particular,” she says. “Within my clothing line, there was always a large emphasis on the natural properties in the fabrics I worked with, like drape, weight, and movement. Extending that focus to scarves felt like a natural transition.” They have also allowed her to move from designing seasonally to working in series, driven by spontaneity and exploration. Or, as she puts it, pieces become “a chapter in the same book, departures from each other that evolve rather than being discarded.” Bennett’s work is available for sale on her website (shopmirandabennett.com); she will also be selling her work at the Feliz sale in Austin on November 3. L. patterson
8 Questions for mir anda
In one sentence, tell me what you do all day.
What’s the best thing you’ve read in the last six months?
am beginning now is inspired by abstract watercolor; I want this
Le Corbusier: Atlas of Modern Landscapes, put out by the
dyeing scarves, photographing new work for the online shop,
group to capture a playful, naïve approach to line and color.
MoMA press to accompany his retrospective this summer. I
researching new dye methods, answering emails, and taking little breaks for Instagram (@mirandabennettnyc), old art books, and my favorite blogs. Tell me about a regrettable past fashion phase. Hammer pants in the 2nd grade. List some colors and patterns you are currently drawn to in
Field paintings have been massively inspiring. The series I
Bike to my studio where I spend most of the day painting and
Describe your aesthetic in four words. Vivid, graphic, ethereal, current. What art piece would you most like to turn into a textile? The feather headdresses of the Navajo Indians. What would you like to make that you haven’t yet?
had no idea what a quiet and sensitive painter he was; I found his sketches and paintings so inspiring. What musicians are you into right now? I love Au Revoir Simone's new album, “Move in Spectrums.” I feel such a personal connection to their music because
I would love to try my hand at pottery. I have so many ideas
we were neighbors years ago in Brooklyn and I used to give
for shapes and patterns, even the space where I would
them pieces to perform in from my ready-to-wear collec-
I am really inspired by Cy Twombly's blurred lines and lush
produce them (an adobe studio like Georgia O’Keefe’s
tion. Annie and Erika also modeled for one of my lookbooks,
drips of paint and the opaque, emphatic layers of color in
beautiful stoic houses in the Southwest)—I just have to find
shot entirely on 4 x 5 Polaroid film. That’s still one of my
Odilon Redon's latter-day work. Also, Mark Rothko's Color
the time, and the studio.
all-time favorite shoots.
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Indigo Dyeing w i t h MIRANDA BENNETT 2.
1. Sketching out the tiles that represent the fabricâ€”Miranda explains, "laying multiple triangle tiles with lines or shapes that represent the 'resist area' helps to pre-determine what the pattern will look like." 2. Folded and bound fabric with a clamped, plexiglas resist shape. 3. Bound fabric oxidizing after its first dip in the indigo vat. 4. Unbinding the fabric to reveal the pattern. 5. The finished product: an indigo philo silk square.
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Morgan Coy founder , monofonus pre ss
It's all about collaboration for this creative renaissance man.
may never be a person who is really
and short-term creative relationships with lots
mental entities, beings formed from thought and
good at one thing. My creative pro-
of people. For me, the overwhelming majority
process, and they stick around and allow us to
cess is all over the map and I think
of collaborations in my life have been reward-
make albums, movies, video games, art, books,
that I need that kind of energy in
ing and fun.
and social media connections.
my life. Every day I switch between
I would argue that all creative work springs
I will always be a user of a pen, a piece of
different projects and mediums, that’s what
from a social spark, from a desire to share.
paper, a guitar, and a stove, but I’m also always
I do, multi-media: designing, song writing,
Artists can be accused of being selfish, but
looking for great digital tools, and when I get a
movie making, paper cutting, video making,
they are also inherently givers. I believe that
new one, I have to use it to make something, or
and writing. But amidst that chaos of projects,
group creation is happening all the time
I feel like a jerk for having gotten it.
there are two things that nail down my process
whether we want to acknowledge it or not.
For instance, there is this free software
a little: tools and collaborators.
There is collaboration through association. It’s
called Mandlebulb 3-D that I’ve been using for
what all culture is made of. We are social and Coll abor ators connected, at least as much as we are individuI am a collaborator. I love to work with other als. It’s less individualistic, less about stars and
a few years now. I’m not sure what lead me to
people. I have my own individual projects that I am always working on, but I am also con-
more about constellations.
tinually compelled to ask other people to try
and make something with me. It’s a drive in
I think that this might be a golden age for in-
me that doesn’t seem to be going away. Part
expensive tools that do amazing things. I am
of it is that it’s easy for me to come up with a
continually inspired by what I can make for
creative project when I think about a person I
the cost of almost nothing, if I have the right
want to make it with. Inspiration bubbles out
tools and the craft to use them. Really good
of people’s personalities. Not that everybody
tools last a long time. Years! I have relation-
says yes (and I have to edit myself from pitch-
ships with some programs that span back over
ing collaborations all the time because I am
a decade. I’m not anthropomorphizing soft-
already way too busy), but I have created long
ware, but I am suggesting that these tools are
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it, but basically it uses fractal formulas to create virtual 3-D objects that look amazing. You can tweak and explore these objects to infinite levels of magnification. It’s insane math that I don’t understand, but I have learned to play with it. This year, I submitted a design to the Art Billboards competition that I made with this program. I also have a small solo show up at Birds Barbershop on East 6th Street showing prints of some of these objects. In a sense, I guess I would say I consider tools to be my collaborators as well. But they’re not as fun to have beers with. P h oto g r a p h y bY z ac h a n d er s o n
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November Calendars arts & entertainment
Entertainment Calendar Music paramore
November 1, 5:30pm Austin360 Amphitheatre Rusted Root
November 1, 7pm The Belmont The Doobie Brothers
November 5, 8pm The Paramount Theatre John Legend
November 6, 6:30pm Bass Concert Hall Beats Antique
November 7, 9pm Emo's Corey Smith
November 7, 9pm Antone's Once Per Axis
November 7, 10pm Hole in the Wall Eli YOung Band
November 8, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater FUN fun fun fest
November 8 through 10 Auditorium Shores Harry connick, jr.
November 10, 8pm Bass Concert Hall
Motion City Soundtrack
November 11, 6pm Emo's
November 12, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater
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Austin Fan Fest 2013
November 14 through 17 Downtown Austin Whiskey shivers
November 15, 8pm Antone's STING
November 16, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater Awolnation
November 17, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater Alkaline Trio with New found Glory
November 23, 7:30pm Emo's Matt Nathanson
November 23, 7pm The Belmont
Randy Rogers Band
November 27, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
November 29, 6pm Cedar Park Theater Gary Clark Jr.
November 29, 7:30pm Stubb's Bob Schneider
November 29, 8pm Gruene Hall Reckless Kelly
November 29, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Film Movies in the park: " the Hunger Games"
November 7, 7:30pm Republic Square Park
Conflict and revolution
November 10, 2pm Harry Ransom Center
November 24, 2pm Harry Ransom Center
Theatre Les Miserables
November 1, 2 & 3 ZACH Theatre Macbeth
November 1, 2 & 3 The City Theatre Othello
November 6 through 9 McCullough Theatre The beller of amherst
November 14 through December 1 Long Center for the Performing Arts Verdi's Don Carlo
November 16, 21 & 24, 7:30pm Long Center for the Performing Arts Chicago
November 19 through 24 Bass Concert Hall Godspell
November 26 & 27, 7:30pm Long Center for the Performing Arts
November 8, 7pm One World Theatre The Daily Show & Friends
November 8, 8pm The Paramount Theatre
The Eric Andre Show lIve
November 16, 9pm Red 7
November 20 through 23 Cap City Comedy Club Kathy Griffin
November 22, 8pm Long Center for the Performing Arts Whitney Cummings
November 23, 7pm The Paramount Theatre
Children For Kids' Sake Art Show
November 1, 7pm Dominican Joe Coffee Shop Touch-a-truck
November 2, 9am Bridgepoint Elementary Show Fresh Beat Band
November 13, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Other wurstfest 2013
November 1 through 10 Wurstfest Grounds - Landa Park 4th annual austin tequila fest
November 1, 7pm Casa Chapala Downtown Austin celtic festival
November 2 & 3 Fiesta Gardens
AIA austin 27th annual homes tour
November 2, 10am Various Locations
11th annual big reds & bubbles
November 7, 6:30pm The Driskill Hotel
November 8 through 10 Brazos Hall
5th annual charitybash live auction
November 8, 8pm Ballet Austin Studio
2013 Wine and Dine Festival
November 8 & 9 Horseshoe Bay Resort
LLS Light the Night Walk
November 9, 4pm Mueller Park Formula 1
November 15 through 17 Circuit of the Americas 14th annual texas conference for women
November 19, 7:30am Austin Convention Center
Hyde park home tour
November 10, 11am Hyde Park Community Garden 2013 Komen austin race for the cure
November 10, 7:20am Downtown Austin Deepa Gurnani Trunk Show
November 14 through 17 Maya Star qui to the cure
November 22, 7:30pm Brazos Hall Thundercloud subs Turkey Trot
November 28, 9am Long Center for the Performing Arts
arts & entertainment November 2 Wally WOrkman Gallery
Jane Radstrom: Multitudes Opening Reception, 6-8pm November 6 Davis gallery
Special Artist Talk, 6-8pm November 16 Photo Methode Gallery
The Dutiful Daughter: Laura Pickett Calfee Opening Reception, 6-8pm November 16-17 & 23-24 Various locations
East Austin Studio Tour November 23 Davis Gallery
Holiday Group Show Opening Reception, 7-9pm
Ongoing Blanton Museum of Art
Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 Through January 5 The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas Through January 12 Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making Through December 31 Co-lab projects
"Day-Glow": A Mural by Christie Blizard Through November The contemporary Austin
Erin Curtis: Furthest West Through January 5 Liam Gillick Through January 5 Marianne Vitale Through January 5
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C A l e n da r s
Gallery Shoal Creek
Landscape Perspectives: Jerry Ruthven + Kirk Tatum Through November 9 Grayduck Gallery
The Singing Bone Through November 17
Harry Ransom Center
Radical Transformation Through January 5 Eli Reed: The Lost Boys of Sudan Through December 8 Lady bird johnson wildflower center
Natural Patterns Through December 8
Lora Reynolds Gallery
The New Sincerity Through November 2 Frank Selby: Candles and Games Through November 2 Personal, Political, Mysterious November 9 through January 11 Mexic-arte museum
Creating La Muerte: Jose Guadalupe Posada Through November 24 Community Altars Through November 24 umlauf sculpture garden
Priour: Lost Pieces and Early Drafts Through January 26 Visual arts center - UT
Alyson Shotz: Invariant Interval Through December 7 Echoes of Form November 8 through December 7 Department of Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition: Part Three November 8 through December 7 Women and Their Work
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation THIRST Through December 16 Leigh Merrill: Still Through November 21
EVENT P I C K
FELIZ Sunday, November 3 felizsale.com
ocusing on work by independent designers and supporting the Austin creative community, the second annual FELIZ pop-up sale takes place November 3 at the Palm Door. Free and open to the public, the one-day sale features 30 designers from around the country, spanning from wooden tabletop pieces to handmade leathergoods, from letterpressed cards to painted concrete planters. Of the designers and businesses who will be selling their wares at the sale, 13 are from Austin, and 20 are from Texas, speaking to the FELIZ objective of “bringing together Austin’s creative community in a fun and laid-back setting,” explains the event’s co-organizer Laura Uhlir. “The event is meant to be a platform for local makers to sell their pieces directly, and also for Austinites to meet other Texans who are making beautiful work and selling it on their own; it’s an inspirational bunch.” Some of the local vendors include the shibori and indigo-dyed silk scarves of Miranda Bennett, intricate statement pieces from Growing Jewelry, vintage menswear from Sam Hill, hand-formed and painted ceramics from SISTER, and custom denim and leathergoods from Paleo Denim. The FELIZ weekend begins with a party the evening before the sale (November 2) at East Austin creative studio Public School. A kickoff celebration and charity event, the evening will feature for sale 10 one-of-a-kind pieces created by FELIZ designers, including a collaboration between Austin favorites Alyson Fox and SMUK robes, for which SMUK’s Karen Wacker created a handmade robe from one of Fox’s textile designs. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Girls Guild, a local nonprofit that pairs middle and high school girls with creative and entrepreneurial female role models. For more information, visit felizsale.com. L. patterson
THE LONG CENTER
Presented by the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund
CHOREOGRAPHY Stephen Mills
MUSIC Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT Austin Symphony Orchestra
Ballet Austin unveils an exquisite new production of The Nutcracker, capturing enduring magical memories while bringing new visual excitement to the stage.
Austin’s holiday tradition, featuring the world premiere of new sets & costumes!
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museums & galleries
Art Spaces Museums The Contemporary austin: laguna gloria
3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 amoa.org
rin Curtis makes paintings that look like sculptures, and sculptures that look like paintings. This year, the Austin artist was commissioned by the City of Austin to create a permanent sculpture series for downtown 3rd Street, a resulting grouping that is architectural and geometric, with squat pyramids and tall pillars, featuring brick chevron patterns reminiscent of those in quilts or woven fabric. After graduating from the University of Texas with a MFA in Studio Art, Curtis received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Jaipur, India, where she learned about traditional craft and textile. The influence of Indian craft and textile is evident in her bright paintings, which explosively weave and layer color. Curtis says the experience also influenced the way she thinks about herself as a maker. “In India there are still so many people working in traditional ways,” she explains. “It really gave me a new appreciation for the time and skill it takes to make things by hand.” Until January, Curtis will be featured at Laguna Gloria’s Gatehouse Gallery, where she has created Curtain Wall, a double-sided painting/sculpture that references textile traditions from around the world. Additionally, she has installed several new sculptures that accompany guests as they walk up to the gallery door. Made with glazed bricks from the Elgin Butler Company, the sculptures bring to mind fragments of a colorful lost civilization. Additionally, her bright banners swing over the walkway, welcoming viewers into a joyous and colorful art experience. “In the studio, I have always had a variety of influences—modernist architecture, furniture design, and textiles, to name a few,” she explains. “In some ways it has felt very natural to be able to explore different materials and dimensions with this new work.” Curtis’s exhibition, Furthest West, will run through January 5, 2014. For more information visit, thecontemporaryaustin.org or erinelizabethcurtis.com.
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the contemporary austin: Jones Center
700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 arthousetexas.org Austin Children’s Museum
201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 austinkids.org Blanton Museum of Art
French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org George Washington Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver Harry Ransom Center
300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org
419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6, F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
O. Henry Museum
1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 thestoryoftexas.com Elisabet Ney Museum
304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney
409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30 umlaufsculpture.org
image courtesy of erin curtis
arts & entertainment
arts & entertainment
Galleries Art on 5th
3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors
3010 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 451 5511 Hours: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5 jwinteriors.com Artworks Gallery
1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5 artworksaustin.com
Austin Art Garage
2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 austinartgarage.com Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios
7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 austinartspace.com capital fine art
1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 capitalfineart.com champion
800 Brazos St. (512) 354 1035 By Appt. Only championcontemporary.com Creative Research Laboratory
2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5 uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab
837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com Flatbed Press
2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com Gallery Black Lagoon
4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 galleryblacklagoon.com Gallery Shoal Creek
2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 galleryshoalcreek.com grayDUCK gallery
608 W. Monroe Dr. (512) 826 5334 Hours: W 11-6, Th 4-8, F-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com Jean–Marc Fray Gallery
1009 W. 6th St. (512) 457 0077 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 jeanmarcfray.com La Peña
(512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com
Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com
1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com
4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu - Sa, 12- 6 mondotees.com The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery
6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 sstx.org Okay Mountain Gallery
1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177 okaymountain.com
Wally Workman Gallery
1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com
Women & Their Work
1710 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C (512) 472 7707 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–4 Red Space Gallery
1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only redspacegallery.com
Russell Collection Fine Art
Lora Reynolds Gallery
1009 W. 6th St., #101
502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only fluentcollab.org
1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5 womenandtheirwork.org
1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com
1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4
227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org
360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6 lorareynolds.com
1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only sofagallerytx.com Stephen L. Clark Gallery
1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828
1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 yarddog.com
Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression
4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com Austin Presence
330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austinpresence.com
M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s
Bay6 Gallery & Studios
5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only bay6studios.com
3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com
5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 bigmedium.org Clarksville Pottery & Galleries
4001 N. Lamar Blvd., #550 (512) 454 9079 Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-4 Co-Lab Project Space
613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only colabspace.org farewell Books
913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 domystore.com Julia C. Butridge Gallery
1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/ dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex
702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org
12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 quattrogallery.com
3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org
Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY
208 E. San Antonio St. Hours: M-Sa 10-5 (830) 990 1727 agavegallery.com ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL
234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 artisansatrockyhill.com FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY
314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 fbartgallery.com INSIGHT GALLERY
214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 insightgallery.com WHISTLE PIK
425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 To have your gallery considered for listing in the Arts Guide, please send a request to events @tribeza.com.
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1. What’s up with Tiny Pies? My mom Kit and I started Tiny Pies two and a half years ago at the Austin farmer’s market and we've been growing by leaps and bounds since. Our specialty is individual, single-serving, hand-held pies. Our pies are just like grandma used to make…only much, much, smaller. 2. Favorite flavor? I would say our chocolate peanut butter with pretzel crust is close to my number one, but for fall: the cranberry apple pie. It's sweet and tart at the same time. 3. Why is it impossible to NOT love miniature foods? I think miniature foods are appealing for a few reasons: small foods are cute and aesthetically pleasing; folks are more conscious about watching what they eat and also about creating less food waste; small foods offer more variety, especially for parties or groups. A stack of seasonal treats from Tiny Pies. Photo by Bill Sallans.
Find Tiny Pies at Central Market, Wheatsville Food Co-op, and Royal Blue Grocery. For more information, visit tinypies.com
THE M A K ING O F. . .
Th e Wis teri a Dou b le Hoop e a r ring , from Jackie Sm ith ’ s Wis teria Collection at C a lvin ’ s Fin e J e welry “This design drawing evolved using elements based on the original cut-out patterns and beaded trim that identifies the collection,” Smith says. “Everything about the hoop is unique, even the ear wire swirls like a vine rather than the standard hook.” The completed piece is cast in 18-carat yellow or rose gold.
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S k e tc h co u rt e s y o f C a lv i n ’ s F i n e J e w el ry
c LI F TON HAYES
C rys ta l m ay e s
S t o p, c o l l ab o r at e , l i s t e n Over AIA weekend, be sure to catch a special pop-up collaboration between Alyson Fox, Michael Yates, and Keith Kreeger, three powerhouse Austin designers who are each killing it in their respective niches. Set up as a series of home vignettes, the trio will be showcasing an exhibition of work and home décor, complete with rugs, furniture, accessories, and dining sets all made by the designers, and intended, as Yates explains, for attendees to see the designers’ “work integrated into a scene.”
ART FROM THE STREETS
W h e r e : Canopy Studios café space, 916 Springdale Rd. W h e n : Nov em b er 1-3; 7pm open i ng pa rt y Nov. 1, open a ll day Nov. 2-3
Books & ‘Zines
Images from Art From the Streets, an art show and sale featuring work from homeless artists in Austin. The organization provides year-round studio sessions for these artists, culminating in the annual show and sale of their work, which takes place Nov. 9-10 at the Austin Convention Center. For more information, visit artfromthestreets.com.
T h r e e R e c o m m e n d e d A u s t i n z i n e s from Austin Zine Fest CO -COORDINATOR H i l l a ry-A n n e C r o s by 1. Rubberneck
T h r e e R e c o m m e n d e d b o o k s by Au s t i n
“Run by Miranda Fisher and Jon Chamberlain, Rubberneck brings
w r i t e r s f r o m T e x a s B o o k F e s t i va l
together interviews and photography of Austin-based musicians in a
L i t e r a ry D i r ec to r S t e p h Op i t z
fun, accessible style. High quality and thoughtful.” 2. Guide to Dating Gangsters
1. Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail by Kelly Luce
“Published by Vice Versa Press, this is my idea of a traditional zine,
“The first book out by new Austin-based small press A Strange
with thoroughly non-traditional content, cut-and-paste style, and
Object, is strange, lasting, and completely original.”
Xeroxed glory. The first issue was printed in 2010, but it's still win-
2. King of Cuba by Cristina Garcia
ning over zinesters today.”
“The National Book Award nominee is back with a fictional ac-
3. Mistakes: A Coloring Book Zine
count of Fidel Castro.”
“I was recently introduced to this zine and instantly fell in love with
3. Eye of the Mammoth by Stephen Harrigan
it. It features artwork by eight different San Marcos and Austin
“A collection of the prolific essayist's best work, crossing great spans
artists with everything from beautifully hand-drawn typography to
of land and time to give pause to often overlooked spectacles.”
quirky comics to detailed illustration. It's all assembled by Everyone is
For more information, visit texasbookfestival.org
Awesome Forever, a collective of artists, printmakers, and designers.” For more information, visit austinzinefest.com tribeza.com november 2013
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Jack Sanders, holding one of his prints and standing in front of a platform made of beer barrel staves at his studio, located just east of Austin.
meet four interdisciplinary artists who surprise and inspire with their innovative creations.
jack sanders It was Samuel Mockbee, co-creator of the Rural Studio design-build
unique series, entitled “Far Out,” which was exhibited along with one
program at Auburn University, who first told a young Jack Sanders that
of Sanders’ tetrahedron sculptures this June at Dallas’ RE Gallery.
architecture was the mother of the arts.
“There’s culture, there’s Mexico and Texas, the food I love, and that
It was an all-encompassing philosophy that inspired Sanders, found-
mysterious night sky… It’s wrapped up in all the things I love.”
er of Austin’s Design Build Adventure, to see architecture as a limitless
And seeing as Sanders’ creative influences include everything un-
backdrop for what he calls “the good things in life;” things like listen-
der the moon, inspiration can hit at any moment and tends to have
ing to music around a campfire, making art with friends, and barbe-
a cross-pollinating effect on his collaborative design-build endeavors.
quing on the back porch. And since 2005, Sanders and his design-build
His celestial sketches were tied in part to the El Cosmimosa installa-
team have worked to create innovative frameworks for a wide range
tion, a kinetic mobile made of street sweeper brushes Sanders found
of artistic pursuits, be it devising campsites for Voodoo Fest or host-
at the Marfa city dump, which he and his teammates created for this
ing hands-on camps for metalwork and furniture making. But Sanders
year’s Trans-Pecos Music Festival.
also channels his creative impulses into personal works of art—sketches, collages, and prints, or what he calls ‘adventures on paper.’
“It just has to be intriguing,” Sanders says about deciding on his next adventure, whether it’s a collaborative design-build project or a solo art
“It’s never been about one certain medium for me,” Sanders says. “It’s
series. “But it also has to feel like it’s a little too much or a little too out-
the creative, collaborative process that is thrilling—in all mediums.”
side of our realm…It has to feel like something that’s pushing me and
Last year in between Design Build Adventure projects, Sanders sched-
the team further than we’ve been before.” But aside from constantly
uled time during the slow-rolling evenings of a stay in Marfa to simply
treading new territory, Sanders says the best part of his artistic process
“sit down and make art.” So, armed with a supply of Modelo and his
will always be the collaborative dialogue he enjoys with his team, cli-
favorite El Pollo Rico tacos, he created a series of prints inspired by
ents, and other creative professionals. “I’m so thrilled when people call
Marfa’s vast night skies. He started with detailed sketches of the stars,
me and tell me about their dreams,” he says.
before having the “light bulb” idea to print a tortilla on inked linoleum cuts, resulting in what looked like a dreamy-blue desert moon.
So, inevitably, people will keep dreaming. And Sanders’ creative realm will just keep growing.
“To me, there’s place connected to that,” Sanders says about the tribeza.com
ine art photography and woodworking might seem like
collecting old Olympics ticket stubs (“little time capsules of design”)
an odd pairing at first. But for Megan Carney, who opened
and immediately found their influence seeping into her work, spe-
her design shop Hat Trick Woodworking in 2011, it always
cifically her latest line of woodwork accessories. The eccentric series,
seemed to make sense.
(“almost overly designed but still utilitarian”), with splattered paint ac-
A self-professed “serial hobbyist,” Carney began exploring
cents and colorful gradients, was inspired, she says, by the neon colors
an interdisciplinary practice while studying photography at
and bold patterns of the LA ’84 Olympics. It’s an eye-catching series
St. Edwards University in 2006, finding inspiration in a current con-
that showcases Carney’s adept ability to envision her handmade objects
temporary photography trend to “photograph things you’ve personal-
first and foremost as the subjects of a photograph. And her juxtaposed
ly created in comparison to a more historical trend of capturing the
approach results in an odd, but organically-balanced aesthetic.
moment.” The impetus to experiment with handmade objects for the
It’s also a process that successfully slakes Carney’s opposing artistic
sake of photography eventually led to a passionate pursuit of sculpture,
impulses. Woodworking satisfies a more tangible impulse of her cre-
which seemed to satisfy Carney’s urge to work with her hands. So after
ativity, which is comforted by the solidity and mathematical certainty
graduating, she enrolled in woodworking classes at Austin Community
of the art form. (“I love visual progress,” Carney says. “I love to mow
College, teaching herself how to use new tools and techniques on week-
lawns. I love to physically see what I’ve accomplished as I work.”) On
ends by repeated processes of trial and error.
the other hand, her photography allows her to express a wilder, unin-
She attests to losing herself in woodworking, just like her other lifelong hobbies and interests (what she refers to as things she “gets
hibited side. (“I feel out of control in a really great way when I create art,” she says.)
weird about”), which act as juggernauts of inspiration that come from
And with the fusion of her two, now honed, disciplines, Carney
a variety of unexpected places, from graphic designers to the Summer
feels she has achieved a more balanced artistic status in which she
Olympics. Whatever “it” is, Carney says her inspirations will begin as an
has figured out when to be patient and methodical and when to ease
initial magnetic curiosity (whether it’s the meticulous order and design
off and have faith in the unknown. “I’ve learned to leave a little wig-
of the Heaven’s Gate cult or international soccer jerseys), and quickly
gle room in my work, whether in my photos or woodwork,” Carney
evolves into a tangential design focus. For example, she recently began
says. “That’s when great stuff comes out.”
In February, Megan Carney (seated in one of her own designs), will show a completely interdisciplinary exhibit of her woodwork and photography at Pump Project.
Andy Rinh, photographed with his outline of Texas made from denim scraps; the piece, originally part of his Texasâ€™ Longest Hammer Choir installation and his recent show at MASS Gallery, now resides at Rinhâ€™s studio.
t’s difficult to categorize Andy Rihn’s work at first glance for the
“I’ve realized how much I like theater,” Rihn says about his epically
simple reason that it’s always changing. The San Antonio native,
proportioned compositions, which blend textiles, wood, metalwork, and
who works out of East Austin’s Monofonus studios, has a cha-
plenty of surreal imagery. “I like making something for a specific time and
meleon’s flair for creating art that complements uniquely differ-
place, so people are looking at art, listening to music, but no matter what,
ent canvases, whether it’s designing abstract furniture pieces for
experiencing the moment.”
a contemporary gallery exhibit or coordinating eccentric outdoor
happenings in the West Texas desert.
And when an idea or specific material inspires him, whether it’s pre-Eliminator ZZ Top or uncut limestone, it acts as a tuning fork that
And his flexible sensibility can be seen most clearly in the latter,
reverberates throughout his various forms of expression (woodwork, met-
like his 2011 opus, Texas’ Longest Hammer Choir, which originally oc-
alwork, mixed-media collages, large-scale textile fabrications, and 3-D
curred at high noon on a windy day in the middle of a dirt farm just
models) both in and out of traditional gallery spaces.
outside of Austin. The “psychedelic worksong, film, and denim-heavy
But in between major productions like the Hammer Choir, Rihn focuses
installation” starred almost 200 chorus members, striking matching
on his expanding line of furniture designs, along with additional commis-
pairs of hammers together as a denim-covered, armadillo-shaped cart
sioned woodwork projects. And while his same artistic impulses (surreal,
(filming the choir and playing a haunting melody entitled “Prelude to
absurd, and with a little grittiness thrown in) are at play in his small-scale
the All Night Dustbowl”), wound through 50-foot piles of assorted dirt
designs, the personality of the materials themselves take center stage, like
the rough-milled cedar and oak furniture designs he exhibits at galleries,
It was an admittedly strange and uniquely Texas happening that
like 1117 Garland in San Antonio, or the individual accent pieces (like steel
Rihn pulled off with a grant from The Idea Fund and has since rein-
and cedar shelves and louvered limestone light fixtures) he sells during the
troduced to different venues and event spaces, including the Marfa
annual East Austin Studio Tour. “I want to celebrate the organic materials
Trans-Pecos Music Festival and its final exhibition at MASS Gallery in
I fall in love with, but also show something that’s beautiful but also absurd
September (featuring the original film and 1,500 square feet of various
or funny in some way to me,” Rihn says, whether it’s a pair of “invisible
deconstructed denim installations) in conjunction with the 2013 Texas
jeans” displayed on the walls of MASS Gallery or a juxtaposition of steel
and limestone in a handmade recliner. tribeza.com
The images in this series were created by Loren Doyen and Adrian Whipp, the husband-and-wife team behind Lumiere Tintype , who create tintype images in their mobile photobooth using traditional 19th century techniques. An intersection of science and art, the couple explains that the process is “an alchemy that requires us to slow down and return to the very roots of photography.” Learn more and book an appointment at lumieretintype.com.
rchitects often don several hats over the course of their
award-winning installation consisting of a melodic array of glass,
careers, but 29-year-old Norma Yancey doesn’t shy away
steel, and wooden chimes suspended underneath the Waller Creek
from the diverse job description. She leans in.
Bridge. The cross-disciplinary experience lit a fire within Yancey,
After receiving her Masters of Architecture from Wash-
which she quickly began to stoke with the creation of new mixed
ington University in 2009, Yancey moved to Austin, where
media sculptures and collaborations with artists, like Travis Weller,
she has spent the last few years working under local ar-
a local composer with whom Yancey constructed an experimental
chitecture and design pioneers Emily Little and Paul Clayton. But she
instrument, Skiff, as part of Austin New Music Co-ops’ 2012 “Vessel”
has also dedicated herself to a variety of “artistic overlaps,” specifically,
mixed media sculptures and public art collaborations. The most nota-
“There’s just so much work to be done,” Yancey says about Austin’s
ble recent example being THIRST, a 38-foot-tall dead cedar elm tree
rapid growth and her subsequent workload at Clayton + Little. “But
that has hovered in a suspended, lifeless-white state just above the
having the time to step away for art gives my mind the freedom to run
surface of Lady Bird Lake since September as a memorial to the 300
wild and ultimately be a better problem solver without having to stop
million trees lost in the Texas drought. The innovative installation, ac-
creating.” So instead of implementing a one-woman blueprint in all ar-
companied by a meditative trail of 14,000 Tibetan prayer flags, was a
eas of her work, Yancey prefers to explore theoretical approaches by
collaborative effort (on display until Dec. 20) between Yancey, Emily
aligning herself with other passionate artists, whether they’re filmmak-
Little, visual artist Beili Liu, and landscape architect Cassie Bergstrom,
ers or lighting designers, arborists or violinists. “Everyone wants to be
in conjunction with Women + Their Work and an “Artistic Innovation
the Renaissance man,” Yancey says about her reliance on cross-disci-
and Collaboration” grant from the Rauschenberg Foundation.
plinary collaboration. “But I’ve come to realize that I want to have the
Yancey, a “6/7th architect” (Her seventh and final certification exam
Renaissance team.” And it’s in pieces like THIRST, which inhabit that
is scheduled for December), dabbled in metalwork and minored in
dynamic, tenuous space in overlapping art forms, where Yancey espe-
sculpture at Baylor University, but never seriously considered explor-
ing different disciplines until arriving in Austin, when opportunities beyond her drafting table suddenly seemed to materialize. Yancey first collaborated with Emily Little in 2011, along with a local percussion ensemble, for Seeing Times Are Not Hidden, an
Next on her agenda? An ambitious collaboration with a physicist for a large gallery installation depicting the choreography of gravity and human movement. It’s another entirely different world for Yancey to explore, but she’s already itching to arrive.
Norma Yancey sits beside THIRST, the public art exhibit over Lady Bird Lake, that she created with architect Emily Little and visual artist Beili Liu. tribeza.com
Pogue Mahone An educ ation in pickling , from pickle pro Sam Addison
by el iz a b e t h w i n s low | p h oto g r a p h y by j o dy h o rto n
ith an air of earnest affability, a soft Southern drawl, and a gentle smile, Sam Addison certainly doesn’t look like a mad scientist. But the scrawled pages in his timeworn “pickle notebook” tell a slightly different story. These are
the scribblings of a man obsessed. “I’ve been making pickles for about 12 to 13 years,” Addison shared recently. “When I was a kid in high school, we had a garden and grew cucumbers, and my family made sweet pickles, but I wanted to try dill pickles. So, I started making them, and with each batch, I made detailed notes about taste and texture, and kept trying until I got it just right.” His painstaking efforts to create
the world’s best pickle paid off. Before even finishing culinary school,
so sourcing is of the highest concern—in the coming seasons, Addi-
Pogue Mahone Pickles took top honors at The Good Food Awards and
son hopes to work with Austin Hydroponics to grow cucumbers to his
Addison was accepting an award from culinary grande dame Alice Wa-
specifications year-round, and Addison can spend more time growing
ters herself. Now, with an artisan food business that continues to grow
his company. This is great news for Pogue Mahone devotees, who can
apace, Addison considers himself more cucumber scout than mad sci-
now find meticulously-made, hand-cut Fresh Dill and Garlic, Serrano
entist: “Sometimes, I feel like all I do is look for cucumbers. When I can
Lime, Jalapeño Mint, and Ginger Habanero varieties at five farmer’s
find them here locally, of course I work with local farmers, but when I
market locations in Austin and in local food stores, including Whole
can’t, I have to find them elsewhere.” Addison’s standards are exact-
Foods, with more retail locations on the way soon. These pickles are
ing—his cold pack process results in pickles that are super-crunchy,
great right out of the jar, but ever the experimenter, Addison shares a
but the trip from vine to jar must take no longer than 48 hours. Other
couple of recipes with us, as well as ideas for tinkering with pickle juice
factors such as size, cucumber variety, and flavor are crucial as well,
to delicious effect.
k Pickled Onion
Many different firm vegetables can be quickly and easily pickled right in your kitchen. These crisp and tangy condiments will add both flavor and texture to any dish that they adorn. If you have one or a few jars of Pogue Mahone Pickles around in any of our varieties, the leftover pickling solution can be used in place of making your own. Simply finish your crispy cucumber pickles, then toss in chopped vegetables of your choosing and soon there will be a new and wonderful treat. Ingredients 1.5 cups Pogue Mahone Pickle Solution (Fresh Dill & Garlic, Ginger Habanero, or Serrano Lime flavor) OR 1 cup apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar) in 5% acidity level 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 red or white onion, thinly sliced Instructions If making your own pickling solution, combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Stir until sugar and salt have dissolved. Add your onions to the mixture and let sit at room temperature for one hour. Pogue Mahone pickles are cold-processed to maintain incredible crunch and flavor.
Use these lovely onions as a condiment on tacos, burgers, hotdogs, BBQ, braised greens, sausages, omeletsâ€Śyou get the picture.
Picnic perfect with a Southern accent—the secret ingredient in these divine deviled eggs? Pogue Mahone pickle juice.
eg g s
7 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Pogue Mahone Pickle Solution (preferably Ginger Habanero or Fresh Dill & Garlic flavor) 1 teaspoon prepared mustard Salt and pepper, to taste Pogue Mahone pickle slices for garnish Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks. In a bowl combine the yolk, mayo, mustard, and pickle solution. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste (remember that you will be getting some salt from the piece of cucumber pickle that will go on top). Fill the egg whites evenly with yolk mixture. Garnish with a nice piece of ice-cold cucumber pickle just before serving.
Other great uses for Pogue Mahone pickles: • Toast pieces of bread and slather with fresh pâté from Austin’s own Pâté Letelier. Then top with pieces of ice-cold Pogue Mahone pickles. My absolute favorite is their PâtéMaison with lavender and honey paired with Fresh Dill and Garlic pickles. • Use fresh slices of our Serrano Lime cucumber pickles on you next Bánh Mì Vietnamese sandwich. • Chop our Ginger Habanero pickles, add some finely-diced onion, and use as a relish on your next hotdog or bowl of pinto beans.
Ideas for Pogue Mahone pickle juice: • Pickle vinaigrette—add one-part pickle solution to blender and slowly add two-parts oil. Serrano Lime pickle juice vinaigrette is delicious with greens, avocado, and mango. • Pickle martinis—simply shake Pogue Mahone pickle juice (Ginger Habanero, Serrano Lime, or Jalapeño Mint) with ice and vodka. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a pickle spear. • Add a spoonful to your classic tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, or deviled eggs. We won’t tell your secret…
Building a charcuterie plate: When building a Charcuterie plate at home, the most important element to keep in mind is balance: some elements that are intense and rich alongside items that are sharp and acidic. A good place to start is having three or four dry-cured meats such as coppa, salami, and prosciutto and one or two cooked meats like smoked ham or mortadella. Include at least two flavors of Pogue Mahone pickles, perhaps the classic Fresh Dill and Garlic along with one of our spicy concoctions; add a nice little nest of your pickled onions between the pickle rounds on the platter. Keep your pickles Pickles make an inspired choice on an updated charcuterie platter: their tart crunch offers a welcome counterbalance to creamy cheeses and rich cured meats.
ice cold until just before plating so that they keep their crispy texture.
Photography by Matt Rainwaters Styling by Leigh Patterson / ashley horsley Hair by Callie Driskill + Makeup by Gabriella Cotton (Jose Luis Salon)
Pulling local inspiration, with pieces made or discovered in Austin
november 2013 tribeza.com
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Robe by SMUK, $80, available at Spartan. Necklace by Growing Jewelry, $180, available at Kickpleat. Boots by HELM, $395.
Vintage hat and T-shirt, $45 and $32, at Sam Hill. Necklaces by Hey Murphy!, $82 and $110. Jeans by Traveller Denim, from $225. Boots by HELM, $395.
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Itâ€™s in the
By Adrienne Breaux P h oto g r a p h y by C a s e y D u n n S t y l i n g by A n n Lo w e
John Hart Asher strums a guitar inside the triangular master bedroom nook; the bench opens up for extra storage and the window looks out onto a view of the garden.
The original 1940s house that stood on a lot in East Austin isn’t what caught John Hart Asher and his wife Bonnie Evridge ’s attention five years ago. It was the three-quarters of an acre of potential.
sher, an environmental designer at Lady Bird
Obviously, their land had the biggest influence on the shape and size
Johnson Wildflower Center, and Evridge, who
of the now-1600-square-foot house, which began construction in Oc-
works at the Texas Commission on Environ-
tober 2012 and was completed in June. Working with Asher to ensure
mental Quality, share a passion for ecological
the yard and trees were protected during construction was vital in de-
restoration, and set out to transform their land
signing a house that weaves itself within the existing foliage. “We really
with drought-tolerant native turf grass, an or-
had to design around two trees—an American Elm and a pecan,” Gay
ganic vegetable garden, native blackland prairie restoration, wildflow-
explains. “The old house was more or less a small square, but we really
er beds, fruit trees, chickens, and rainwater collection. And while the
tried to maximize the new house in a horizontal way, as close as we
700-square-foot original house—too small, in need of a new founda-
could get to the trees, and also vertically, as we built it as high as we
tion, and without a 90-degree angle in sight—got a minor remodel to
could within the canopy.”
make it more livable while they worked to restore the yard, when Asher
Careful consideration of client needs isn’t new to Thoughtbarn,
and Evridge began thinking about growing their family last year, it was
which specializes in using creativity, resourcefulness, and collaboration
time to update. Enter East Austin-based design studio Thoughtbarn,
to tackle daring projects with challenging budgets, such as interiors,
founded by Lucy Begg and Robert Gay, who designed and built a mod-
buildings, furniture, and public installations. A think tank and work-
ern house that connects the couple to their outdoors, instead of divid-
shop, Begg and Gay consider themselves makers who think. A compact
ing them from it.
team, the pair, along with a handful of employees, adapt to roles as
The home, with its warm wood and high, triangular ceilings, feels
needed (Gay wielded tools on this project when the timeline tightened).
inspired by craftsmen bungalows and contemporary farmhouses. But
Their process is fluid, allowing for on-site conversations and designs
to Asher and Evridge, more important than looks were key elements,
that evolve naturally, managing builds in-house and collaborating with
like three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A house that fits in with the
a tight-knit network of caring craftsmen. For this project, they worked
neighborhood. A healthy home with sustainable materials. A dialogue
with Conner Finn (of Finn Handmade) as the lead carpenter, and Jack
between the architecture and landscape. And lots of windows to maxi-
Sanders’ Design Build Adventure handled steel fabrication.
mize views of their yard.
Challenged by a modest budget, Asher and Evridge’s house focused
Evridge and pup in the kitchen; the airy space opens up into a double-height den, with the top “cuckoo-clock” windows peeking into the master bedroom.
“It was a small, committed team that doesn’t have a lot of elaborate tools but does have a huge attention to detail.” - Lucy Begg
on passive design and investment in basic but high-quality materials. “They really wanted the house to be as sustainable as possible,” Gay says. “We tried to [make that happen] in the design, the materials used, and in the reuse of materials, really trying to execute [sustainable ideas] in every detail we could.” This started with selectively demolishing the original house to keep as much material as possible. All the new upstairs flooring comes from the original wood floors, 1960s pine and 1920s heart pine, finished in a grey stain to match the concrete floor downstairs and tie the two different wood tones together. Floor beams from the old house were milled to become window trim. Cedar from the original small cosmetic remodel was reused in new closets. Locally-milled cypress wood was purchased to finish out the ceilings and clad the exterior. Thanks to well-designed overhangs, much of the house is shaded from the sun by itself, and the unshaded walls have a double helping of the soy-based spray-foam insulation used throughout. Cross ventilation provides cool breezes in nearly every room when fiberglass-clad wood windows are opened. A huge sliding door in the living room opens wide to banish any barriers between the indoors and out, and artificial lights are hardly needed because the entire home is bathed in natural light. “One way we kept [the home] efficient was by keeping the design simple,” Begg explains. “It was a small, committed team that doesn’t have a lot of elaborate tools but does have a huge attention to detail.” In addition to their tight control on the construction process, Begg and Gay also got clever with design details to stay on budget. “Because we were designing and building, it allowed us to test a lot of ideas out,” Gay says. “For example, with
Basking in the light: “The project was driven by us looking for opportunities to constantly get natural light,” explains architect Robert Gay.
the kitchen build-out, we used these IKEA countertops that you can get in slabs. It’s an affordable way to get oak material tribeza.com
Thoughtbarn repurposed IKEA cabinet tops for shelves in the kitchen, as well as in the office nook and utility room cabinets. Mango wood plates from Spartan. Wooden bowl from JM Drygoods. Farm2market wooden cheese board and Jack Friday table runner from Mockingbird Domestics.
already laminated.” The finished oak IKEA wood countertops were also used for open kitchen cabinets, living room shelves, an office nook, and in the utility room (they estimate about 15 countertops total). A subtle detail in the home is the sculptural, rippling white wood stair rail, abstractly based off of the topographical shape of the Mississippi River (Asher is originally from Jackson). Furnishings in the house include a curated mix of vintage family furniture, art, and affordable contemporary finds. When the owners did splurge on design elements—like the Heath Ceramics tile in the kitchen and master bathroom—they did so with companies whose sustainable philosophies aligned with their own. Finally, there’s the stunning way Begg and Gay were able to satisfy Asher and Evridge’s most important request: A strong visual connection to their land, which the team implemented by creating connections with the outside that change depending on where you are in the house. For instance, a view down the outdoor wooden walkway to the garden is seen through the sliding living room door; a living room window added during construction peeks out onto a bird feeder. The upstairs is a modern tree house, each window looking out into the canopy, with even the utility room window allowing for a glimpse of the pecan tree. And a small opening in the master bedroom aligns perfectly with a window in the living room, providing a view that looks out over the entire piece of land. Asher and Evridge, who are expecting their first child in January, take pleasure from their whole home, inside and out. “We enjoy it here immensely,” Asher says. “There’s a wonderful connectivity to the outside. This whole site is our living room.”
Homeowners John Hart Asher and Bonnie Evridge, whose passion for ecological restoration drove the Thoughtbarn remodel of their East Austin home.
Lucy Begg and Robert Gay of Thoughtbarn, the conceptual East Austin design and architecture studio behind the Santa Anna house.
Two large elm and pecan trees shade the home and also served as a guide for its construction with its footprint shaped around their canopy.
Inspir ation Boards
Objects of Their Affection—three creatives let us go behind the scenes to see tools of their trade.
Randal Ford is always in motion. An avid cy-
b y l a u r e n s mi th fo rd | pho to g raphy by bill sa lla ns
Photographer clist and father of two, the high energy, Paleo eating, and always smiling Ford is quickly becoming a rising star in the competitive world of photography. But he didn’t always know this would be his path. He started college with the intention of entering in to a traditional career in business, and it was during his junior year of college that he knew he had to follow his passion for photography and permanently trade in his briefcase for a Canon. It’s been just 10 years since he made that decision, and in that time, he has landed major advertising campaigns for the likes of Frost Bank (he shot over 10 print ads and directed commercials for their 2013 campaign for McGarrah Jesse) and Valspar paint, as well as covers of TIME and Texas Monthly. Ford strives to bring a cohesive feel to his work—a real challenge since he shoots everything from cows to chameleons, with hundreds of striking portraits of people in between. “I want to be a photographer that is able to tell a story with my work, so I try to make my images beautiful, but also to let people in on a narrative,” he says. “There is a technical complexity, but also a complex story to my images.” For 2014, the hard working A&M grad hopes to do one thing: “Take on even more challenging work.” To learn more about Ford, visit randalford.com.
randal’s Inspiration Board
8. 1. Nikon D800: I love the camera but a couple accessories make it perfect for me. The leather camera strap is hand made by a guy in Rome, Italy named Luigi. It’s super soft, comfortable, and has a nice look. Also, the Hoodman eye-cup, which basically cuts out external light so I can comfortably see through the viewfinder without having to cram my eye on it. 2. LaCie Rugged Hard Drives—I probably go through 30 of these a year. Some clients request two drives for each job. I always have a stack at the office, some coming in and some going out. Knock on wood, they are as durable to its name. 3. Ultimate Ears Custom In-Ear Monitors—I travel a lot so had a pair of custom ear monitors made. These fit perfectly in my ears and offer better noise canceling than anything made by Bose. Crying babies, loud neighbors… put on some classical music and I’m in another world. 4. Sekonic Light Meter—I may be a new school photographer, but I’m old school in the fact that I love using a light meter. A lot of people don’t use them anymore, but when I’m shooting strobes it makes it quick and easy to balance the ratios of light and dial everything in before it even hits the screen. 5. Yes, that’s a pencil. I write a lot of notes while discussing concepts with clients and occasionally attempt to sketch a storyboard. My preference is for a pencil instead of a pen. Just faster, easier, or maybe I’m just a poser trying to be more artistic. 6. Archive Magazine and Communication Arts—I look to these magazines for inspiration and the best work out there. 7. Shutter release—Unlike doctors, I don’t have steady hands. So when I’m on a tripod, which is most of the time I love to use a shutter release connected to my camera. It also allows me to focus on directing my subject without looking through the viewfinder. 8. See caption 6. tribeza.com
p h o to g r a p h y b y a n d r e w c h a n
veronica koltuniak Interior Designer, VEROKOLT When Veronica Koltuniak sits down for a kickoff design meeting with a new client, she does all the listening. “Then, I sleep on it, wake up, and start to create a world around the person who will be experiencing the dream,” she says. She has created these “dreams” in Austin spaces we all get to enjoy—24 Diner, “a fresh approach to the 1950s greasy spoon,” Easy Tiger, “the bespoke bakery and beer garden,” and her latest, Arro, which was inspired by “laid-back French Dadaism.” Her career started in LA as a set decorator, and then she focused in on interiors. Her first real design job was Courtney Cox’s bedroom, when she was seven months pregnant. That led to some guest designer gigs on Cox and David Arquette’s TV series “Mix It Up.” She worked with other celebrity clients like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Goldblum, and Matthew Perry, and left Hollywood for Austin in 2001. “Austin has been the perfect blend of happening and mellow,” she says. She is currently working on designs for a punch house and an apothecary. “I’m always on the lookout for that unusual castoff piece I can re-imagine into something unexpected,” she says. “Sometimes I create a story about the space or character as a way to give the design soul and direction. I don’t always know where the process will end up, but the uncertainty Koltuniak, pictured at Arro, which she designed.
is where the magic happens!” To learn more about Koltuniak, visit verokolt.com.
veronica’s Inspiration Board
1. Pencil & Scale—I’m old school when it comes to drawing. 2. Cromargan Egg Spoons—The package says: Practical, Good Taste, Resilient, Indestructible...leave it to the Germans to succinctly spell out the tenants of good design. 3. Brass Gardening Tools—Picked these up at my new favorite store, Vacancy Road. I’m a black thumb, but eagerly learning how not to be. 4. Andy Warhol—He’s amazing, especially in drag. 5. Celine—Fashion spreads are a huge inspiration for me. I am forever drawn to their color, design and simple composition. 6. Oyster shells & Seaweed—I’m working on a project that references the seven seas so my collection of natural curiosities grows. 7. Hammer—My dad was an inventor and tinkerer. I keep his initialed tools around as a reminder of my roots. 8. Southwest Travel Guide—After 12 years of driving between California and Texas, all parts in between feel like my very own magical backyard. tribeza.com
Bryan Jessee Founder, McGarrah Jessee + It was 1985 at the Richards Group in Dallas. The account man (Mark McGarrah) walked in to the creative director’s (Bryan Jessee) office with a pink slip, which meant a new job and Jessee needed to get to work on ideas. Jessee remembers, “I told him that better not be a new client…I am too busy to take on anything else. McGarrah turned around and walked out the door…I thought to myself that I would just apologize to him later. Two hours later, McGarrah walks in with an ad idea he had laid out to help take work off my plate. In that moment, I thought…I am going to work with this guy the rest of my life.” The two friends left the Richards Group to join GSD&M and it was there that they decided to start their own company. Today, McGarrah Jessee has 105 employees and works from what is quite possibly the coolest space in downtown Austin, in the historic American National Bank building. But what the firm is most known for, besides the brilliant creative work and straight-shooting client relationships, is the special office culture they have created. “There are a lot of egos in this business, so when Mark [McGarrah] and I decided to start a company, we decided we never wanted to hire any assholes,” he says. “We want a building full of great human beings.” Potential employees interview with 10-12 people working in all different departments before getting hired. And with a stellar lineup of clients like Shiner Beer, Whataburger, and Frost Bank, business is thriving. But no matter the growth, the partners have decided never to exceed 150 employees, in order to keep the company feel they have worked so hard to create. Jessee says: “It’s just a real pleasure to get to work with these people every day.” To learn more about Jessee and the agency, visit mc-j.com.
Bryan’s Inspiration Board
1. Charles and Ray Eames are my heroes—fearless architects, toy makers, furniture designers, documentarians, painters, sculptors, etc. etc… 2. Big Ranch Big City cookbook: My kids call me the Char Czar. I draw a lot of inspiration from my friend, the culinary sensei, Lou Lambert and his protégé, Larry McGuire. 3. McGarrah Jessee book: I get to work with an amazing group of people, in an inspiring space (Thanks to McKinney York Architects), for a company that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for my Advertising Hall of Fame college instructor, Rob Lawton. 4. A&M Football Ticket: Kyle field. Front row. Johnny Football. It’s been a fun year and a half. 5. Sketchbook: UT’s Architecture professor, John Blood—mad, mad skills that he was willing to teach to a wanna-be. 6. Fly: Although I look like I’m flailing a broomstick, site casting to a fish is like nothing else. 7. See caption 1. 8. Lake Flato: The only other place I’d work. Fortunately, I’m working on a project with them so I can at least pretend. 9. Knob: The Hurst shifter knob to my five-star Chef wife’s flat Black, 68 El Camino. She’s badass. tribeza.com tribeza.com
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Four exceptional artists bring their talents and passions to timeless objects of beauty and, in some cases, whimsy. 100
Jace Graf, owner of Cloverleaf Studio, a bookmaker of limited editions and other book-related items.
Metal type plates for handmade books and a hand-sewn binding for a limited-edition photography book.
The Art of the Book rom the nondescript exterior of
In another room, a new translation of Sir
expression.” Given his passions, Graf earned a
1906 Miriam Avenue in East
Gawain and the Green Knight is being as-
graduate degree in book arts at Mills College
Austin, one would never know
sembled; the text is accompanied by original
in Oakland, California, in 1990, after work-
that the city’s most accom-
woodcut prints by Mexican artist Artemio
ing in commercial printing, typesetting, and
plished bookmaker, Jace Graf
Rodriguez. (The building is also shared with
design. After his studies, he worked for Craig
of Cloverleaf Studio, produces handcrafted,
Slugfest Printmaking Workshop and a digital
Jensen of BookLab in San Marcos, which was
limited-edition books of all shapes and sizes
letterpress outfit, both of whom Graf collab-
considered the foremost hand bookbindery in
within the beige-colored, cinder-block build-
orates with.) Other projects have included a
the country. In 1996, Graf decided to branch
ing. Graf ’s bookbinding studio includes four
limited-edition run of Five Poems by Noble
out on his own and start Cloverleaf Studio.
modest rooms with the necessary equipment,
Prize winner Toni Morrison with illustrations
Over the years, Graf has developed a particu-
such as cast-iron book presses, a foil-stamp-
by Kara Walker. “This is not something you
lar set of skills that can be used for a number
ing press, and a guillotine cutter. On one
can order at Barnes & Noble,” says Graf. “It’s
of different applications—pitch presentations,
worktable, Graf hand-sews an intricate bind-
a different animal altogether.”
structures for objects, beautiful books.
ing of thread and vellum for a limited-edition
“At a young age, I was given to a mythi-
“People have been predicting the de-
photography book that commemorates the
cal attitude toward books,” continues Graf,
mise of books for a while now,” adds Graf.
15-year anniversary of the Stephen Daiter
an avid book collector himself, “and always
“There’s always going to be an interest in
Gallery in Chicago.
thought of the book as the highest form of
this traditional form.” tribeza.com
A colorful collection of whimsical linen cocktail napkins created by August Morgan.
The Art of Embroidery hile growing up in Dallas,
as. After graduation, she moved to New York
animals from the late Sixties. Her line of el-
City and worked in the bid department at So-
egant wares has expanded to linen cocktail
August Morgan, a purvey-
theby’s for four years. Eventually, Hersch and
napkins and bar towels, reversible blankets of
or of embroidered linens,
her husband moved back to Austin, where the
woven cotton (featuring majestic elephants),
couple started their family.
and colorful acrylic serving trays that coordi-
vintage pillows, and other handmade prod-
nate with the napkins.
ucts—first learned how to embroider from her
During the intervening years, Hersch’s nee-
grandmother during weekend overnights at her
dlepoint obsession never left her. In 2006,
Among all of the items, Hersch’s cocktail
home in Fort Worth. Together, they made sim-
she started her business by “rescuing” vintage
napkins are her top sellers, and are available
ple dresses and shirts, and Kate’s grandmother
pillows that she seeks out at shops and online
in boutiques all over the country and more
smocked her Easter dresses. Now, several de-
sites. After restoring the design or complet-
recently, in Tokyo and Munich. Embroidered
cades later, Hersch always has some kind of nee-
ing the needlepoint kit herself, Hersch hires
animals and mischievous sayings bring the
dlepoint piece in progress. “I can never get on a
a seamstress to assemble a canvas back, an
simple white linens to life: a colorful reindeer
plane without a project,” she says with a smile.
invisible zipper, with her August Morgan la-
with a red scarf (Olive a Martini), two bum-
“I need to have something to do with my hands
bel tucked inside. In her current home office,
blebees (Buzzed), a pair of pink zebras (Seeing
because I can’t sit still.”
a four-level bookcase extends across one wall
Double). “It seems like a Southern thing, like
Hersch developed her visual aesthetic while
and is filled with a colorful array of pillows—
monogramming,” says Hersch, “but the nap-
studying art history at the University of Tex-
from geometric designs to playful patterns of
kins also appeal to a sense of fun.”
Kate Hersch, founder and owner of August Morgan, started the company out of her home seven years ago.
Molly Oâ€™Halloran works out of her art/design studio in East Austin.
Original watercolor map of Austin, Texas. The illustration is hand inked, painted, and lettered. Above: Custom illustrated map of Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan.
The Art of the map olly O’Halloran, a map il-
is about eliminating information so that the
studies. Sixteen years ago, she decided to see
lustrator, designer, and art-
map focuses on what the author wants to
if she could develop her own business and got
ist, works out of her home
show,” O’Halloran explains. The use of ink and
her first job creating a fictional map endpa-
office in 1915 bungalow on
watercolors comes later in the process when
per for Wendell Berry’s That Distant Land
East Second Street. Her intimate workspace
the image is closer to being realized on paper.
(Counterpoint Press). Since then, O’Halloran
features two desks—one with two computers
Lettering is often drawn separately and added
has illustrated maps for numerous projects—
and a second with a surface built around a
to the map in Photoshop.
from books for Knopf to archeology maps for
rectangular light box. A tight bouquet of pen-
The artist first learned how to draw maps
the School of Advanced Research press to a map
cils and pens sit in a nearby cup. Rulers and
when she worked for archaeology teams. Her
that illustrated various locations of Tsukiji fish
rolls of tape hang from the wall, and metal
first expedition was to Mogollon Rim in Ar-
market that were featured in Mark Hall’s 2012
shelves house a variety of inks.
izona’s Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. “I
documentary, Sushi: The Global Catch.
O’Halloran clicks on the light-table switch
drew site maps on grid paper while out on the
“I enjoy the aspect of producing something
and demonstrates to a visitor the art of
field,” O’Halloran says, who developed her draw-
historical,” she says. “It’s like leaving some-
drawing maps. She often begins with a copy-
ing skills as an architecture student at Notre
thing behind.” In the case of Tsukiji, come the
right-free base map, and traces the shape and
Dame. “I would draw the creek, the mountains,
end of this year, O’Halloran’s map will become
other pertinent details, using a thin sheet of
the ruins, and my supervisor would come and
something of an artifact since the legendary
tracing paper as an overlay. Then, backlight-
say, ‘Look at this. Your creek is going the wrong
78-year-old fish market will be moving loca-
ing the traced image, she draws the map onto
way.’ It was a great way to learn on the spot.”
tions to the nearby Koto Ward.
paper. (O’Halloran often works at the table
After she decided not to pursue an advanced
“I always feel like I’m learning,” says O’Hal-
with other lights out and in the evenings.) Un-
degree in archeology, O’Halloran naturally grav-
loran of her work. “A few square inches of map
necessary map details are ignored or erased
itated toward publishing after having worked
can tell you a lot about relationships and the
later. “Basically making a map illustration
on the design and publishing of research
Tom Tierney’s paper dolls of Ann Richards from his book Famous Texas Women (2008). Recent illustrations of a new series inspired by water babies.
The Art of paper dolls long the quiet stillness of
mentary about his extraordinary career: After
a series would make for a popular book. The
downtown Smithville, Texas,
studying fine arts at the University of Texas,
agent was right, a publishing deal was struck,
there is a whimsical store-
the Beaumont native worked for Scarbrough’s
and Tierney went on to create over 500 pa-
front, near the intersection
in Austin and Battelstein’s in Houston during
per-doll books—from vampires and voodoo
of Main Street and Third
the Fifties. Later, in 1956, Tierney decided
women to Chanel and Alexander McQueen.
Street, named Shangri-la Emporium and
to move to New York City, and worked as a
“You can see more detail in the hand-drawn il-
Tom-Kat Paper Dolls. Step inside and you
freelance illustrator for major department
lustrations than you can with what is drawn with
will likely find 84-year-old Tom Tierney hard
stores—from Sears and J.C. Penny’s to Saks
a click of a computer,” explains Tierney. Currently,
at work on his paper-doll illustrations. Hav-
Fifth Avenue and Bonwit Teller.
he produces about four or five books a year. “I’m
During his New York City years, Tierney had
books during the past four decades, Tierney’s
the good fortune of befriending many literary
meticulous illustrations are both sophisticat-
and cultural icons of the day, including Tennes-
Upstairs, in his modest studio, across from
ed and enchanting, and speak to an artistic
see Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford,
his drawing table, a black-and-white portrait
sensibility of another time.
and Andy Warhol. (Tierney met Warhol because
of Tierney taken by Richard Avedon hangs
they both worked as illustrators for the depart-
on the wall. On another wall, paintings by
ment store Franklin Simon.)
Tierney and a signed print by Etré, the Rus-
With distinctive blue eyes, Tierney ambles across the shiny wood floors of the
lucky because I can draw men, women, and chil-
ing drawn and published over 500 paper-doll
dren,” he adds. “Not everyone can do all three.”
2,000-square-foot space: A corner features a
As the demand for fashion illustration
sian-born French artist and designer, are dis-
tiered display of his paper-doll books among a
started to decline during the Eighties, Tierney
played. Hundreds of original plates of his il-
few of his movie posters. Further down, along
fortuitously fell into paper-doll illustrations
lustrations are protected in plastic sleeves and
a wall, there is a collection of tin dollhouses
when he created dolls of Jean Harlow and
stored in vertical slots, like vinyl records.
from the Fifties amid cast-iron pans and por-
Clark Gable for his mother’s Christmas pres-
“It’s been a magic carpet ride,” Tierney says
celain figurines. As Tierney gives a visitor a
ent, and a literary agent noticed the dolls at
of his career. “I’ve met so many fantastic peo-
tour of the building, he provides a lively com-
Tierney’s annual holiday party and thought
ple. I hope it continues.”
Tom Tierney works in a studio located at the rear of a storefront in Smithville, Texas. Behind him is a display of his fashion illustrations from over the decades.
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A Studio Within a Studio: A day i n th e li fe inside th e Wh itebox
S tu dio co -working space In a city like Austin,
where freelancing is the new 9-to-5, where
do you turn when you can no longer stomach officing from a coffee shop? Worldwide, co-working spaces—shared offices for freelancers, creatives, or start-ups—are having a serious moment, and it’s about time. Nestled in the recently-developed Canopy Studio compound on Springdale is Whitebox Studio, a co-working space started by Austin photographer Cody Hamilton and currently home to, as he explains, “seven small businesses running out of one big room.” “‘Whitebox’ is a term I began to use for anything creative I worked on outside of commercial photography,” Hamilton says, referencing fourwalled, often-unfinished, and stark commercial spaces. “The space essentially is a blank slate for the next tenant.” Canopy’s roomy multi-use studios were the perfect platform for Hamilton, who had dreamt of working in a collaborative space since art school. And after getting a couple other photographer friends to sign on, his plans naturally unfolded. Today, the space houses seven creatives, who work independently among each other (with breaks for shared creative input). To Hamilton, a co-working space is an evolving experience, with
1. One of Andrew Chan's many unique desk gadgets. 2. One of three splashes of color in the studio. 3. Twelve toys to entertain the three studio dogs. 4. The perfect cup, made from Hamilton's Simonelli espresso machine. 5. A rolling cart from the Boeing assembly line, and a Mac Pro with a 27-inch display to tether for shoots. 6. One of eight members' chair-ofchoice: the 40/4 by David Rowland.
each day looking different. “There are days when you are the only
one there and you get to play whatever music you want as loud as
Ultimately, Hamilton says, the best part of the shared community is
you like,” he explains. “Photographers trickle in and out; photo-
a pooling of resources, the natural camaraderie founded around mu-
shoots begin as others end, all while a meeting is being held at the
tual respect and excitement about work. “We share equipment and help
conference table. There are plenty of welcome distractions and in-
each other whenever and however we can,” he says. “We absolutely
teractions, from helping someone set up a shoot in the studio to giv-
work together, but not because we have to.” Learn more at thewhite-
ing opinions on retouching.”
boxstudio.com. l. patterson
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P hoto g raph y by cody ha m i lto n
H a m i lt o n ’ s a d v i c e f o r burgeoning freel ancer s • Have tenacity! Figure out who you are and what you love, then go for it. • Don’t give up; it takes time. • Learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward. • Take wise council from others you can trust and whose proof is in their past. • You don’t have to work alone or by yourself just because you’re a freelancer. There are plenty of co-working spaces popping up all over the country. Or you could even start your own.
The members of Whitebox, pictured clockwise from bottom left: Andrew Chan, Daniel Brock, Annie Ray, Scott Van Osdol, Dagny Piasecki, Cody Hamilton, Leah Overstreet
Bags of the Season These Centr al Tex a s designers didn’t co m e fro m a t r a d iti o n a l fa s h i o n d e s i g n b ac kg ro u n d, b u t th e y sh a r e o n e th i n g i n co m m o n : a pa ssi o n fo r wel l-m a d e bag s with a n a dv ent u ro us spi r it. By Cl arisa R amirez
Fortuna Monsoon Chris Franks found his calling as a designer while traveling through Northern New Mexico two years ago. That’s when he produced his first line of travel bags, backpacks, and hip pouches out of a teepee he rented in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. “I knew that from my travels, my designs were what I wanted to wear— something that was sleek and low profile when I went out,” he says. Sure enough, other people wanted to wear them. He sold his bags to tourists passing through the Rio Grande Gorge market in nearby Taos before boutiques in New Mexico and Colorado started picking them up. In May, he returned to his home base of Austin to launch Fortuna Monsoon—travel gear and accessories inspired by primitive designs and natural materials. The bags are sold online at fortunamonsoon.com and in Austin at Traveller Denim Co., Charm School Vintage, Las Cruces, Wheatsville Coop, Windmill Bicycles, and East Side Pedal Pushers.
Bexar & Co. Bexar & Co. is a family business. Guy Rubio and his cousins Falcon Craft-Rubio and Christian Craft worked together at a family pizza joint growing up, and knowing they made a good team, decided to start Bexar & Co. after Rubio came across some old leather working tools at a resale shop in 2011. “The manufacturing, design and production is all made by us in our San Antonio workshop,” says Rubio. “Even the photography, graphic design, and web design is kept in-house, and we’re really proud of that.” The trio produces durable waxed canvas roll top totes, and porter satchels made entirely from smooth and waxy American English bridle leather. Bags are sold online at bexargoods.com and in Austin at Mockingbird Domestics and Helm Boots.
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Consuela Consuela’s designs have always been inspired by travel, says Connie Reed, Consuela founder and creative director. So it wasn’t unusual that the entire Consuela team ventured to West Texas to shoot looks for the Marfa Collection. “What drew me to Marfa was the fine art mixed with the desert and the old-school rockabilly cowboy vibe,” Reed says. The Fall/Winter collection draws inspiration from the artisanal craftsmanship found in the frontier, yet it retains Consuela’s extravagant aesthetic of combining vibrant patterns with saturated hues. Bags are sold online at consuelastyle.com and at its
satchel & page
flagship store (910 Congress Avenue).
The inspiration behind Satchel & Page’s latest vintage-inspired collection came from a map case Daniel Ralsky’s grandfather used in World War II. “It had aged perfectly when I found it,” Ralsky says. “I thought, I would use that bag. So why don’t we take these old designs that are beautiful and tweak them for today’s technology, and use quality materials and construction methods?” Raslky launched a Kickstarter campaign this summer to get the collection off the ground and ended up exceeding his goal by over $200,000—and he was able to do it without spending any money on marketing. “If you make a superior product, people will be drawn to it,” he says. “If you make something really nice people will tell their friends.” Orders are only available online at satchel-page.com.
Kelly Wynne Growing up, Kelly Wynne White was the girl everyone went to for styling advice. “I had so many handbags and jewelry,” she says. But pursuing a career as an accessories designer seemed like just a pipe dream for White—until a year and a half ago. Out of boredom with her public relations job in Dallas, White tapped into her graphic design skills and began sketching purses, and after spending a year finding the right suppliers and a manufacturer based in the United States, White launched Kelly Wynne in April. The fall collection is preppy with a rock and roll edge, mixing imitation exotic skins made from suede with neutral leathers and classic hardware. The bags are sold online at kellywynne.com and in Austin at Valentine’s Too and c.jane.
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Sarah Murphy & Matt Kemp Sarah Murphy and Matt Kemp
are telling me about their various projects, and I’m trying very hard
to keep up. They’ve just returned from a trip to Maine and New York, and Sarah is buzzing through her studio, alternating between showing me a stack of smooth lapis and obsidian stones she’s incorporating into the fall collection of her jewelry line and excitedly clicking through websites of recent interest:
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the lookbook of a friend’s clothing line; databases for ordering tiny soldering parts and brass chain; casting agencies for photoshoots she’s planning. Meanwhile, Matt works in the garden in the backyard of their East Austin house, which sits tucked away off 12th and Airport on a piece of land that is unexpectedly huge, with a sprawling, curvy yard, and plenty of space inside for the couple to work individually. Between the two of their jobs, hobbies, and skill sets, you could literally create an entire art school curriculum: Matt is an artist and musician, currently wrapping up his second record, tentatively titled “The Way Things Move.” And in addition to jewelry design (she started her line, Hey Murphy!, in 2010), Sarah is a photographer, most recently having shown work in last summer’s “Contemporary
MASS Gallery 507 Calles St #108 —My
favorite artist-run gallery. After a little hiatus they are back presenting some amazing art in a way that is always weird and exciting.
Photographic Practice and the Archive,” a collaborative show between the Harry Ransom Center and Austin collective Lakes Were Rivers. Spending an hour at Murphy and Kemp’s house is to peer directly into their influences; the house is a dense treasure trove, with every object attached to a story. “We travel so much, so wherever we go, we are always collecting little things to bring back,” Sarah explains. “Our friends laugh about how we’re always out of town, always planning our next trip—but really, everyone has the thing that refreshes them, and for us it is travel.” Their ultimate score—a megalodon tooth, found buried in the sand on a North Carolina beach—sits framed in a shadow box alongside shelves packed with everything from tiny ceramic birds to faded childhood Polaroids, from pristine glass-pressed butterflies to an extensive, author-categorized book collection.
Turkey Creek Trail in the Emma Long Park
It's one of the best dog-friendly, off-leash hikes in Austin. It's really chill and if you're dying from the heat you can always go for a swim in the lake down the road.
Sarah and Matt, both respective art school graduates from Bard and the Savannah College of Art and Design, moved to Austin from Washington, D.C. in 2009 on “essentially a whim.” And after considering moves to other places, the pair had a realization about what it means to make your own life in this city. “We asked ourselves, ‘what kind of place do we want to live where we can have a fulfilled life and have time to pursue our own work?’” Sarah says. “Starting my line was about wanting to have another avenue of expressing my creative side, having something I could really put myself into. And
Sway 1417 S 1st St —Probably my
favorite restaurant in Austin. The chili tamarind caramel chicken wings are amazing.
really, so much being able to do that of that has been exclusive to living in Austin: where you live affects how you live.” l . patterson tribeza.com
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1. Murphy and Handsome the dog hang out in the living room. 2-4. A small collection: Gemstone piles, art tools, and jewelry-making supplies in the couple's various workspaces. 5. A walk through the backyard. 6. A museum replica of a walrus skull. 7. A painting left to Kemp and Murphy by their home's previous tenants. 8. Murphy puts together a new piece of jewelry. 9. "Handsome was given that shirt by our friend Michelle Devereux," Kemp explains. "Her dog Chunk also has one and they've been secretly planning a trip to Cabo."
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Tamara Becerra Valdez of Botanic al s Folkloric a by m ary b ryce | P hoto g raph y by j ess w i ll i a m so n
Above, pressed flowers bound in books. Below, Valdez's smudge bundles, dried bouquets of flowers and herbs for burning like incense.
elicate bundles of wildflowers promising to change the energy in rooms when burned; mushroom-infused honeys said to nourish mind, body, and sprit; “Four Storms Cider” for
boosting the immune system with a combination of ginger, elderberries, cayenne, and sage honey. Each of these mystical-sounding items is a creation of Botanicals Folklorica, the handcrafted apothecary line of Tamara Becerra Valdez. Valdez learned apothecary arts at Austin’s Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, where students are trained in taking a holistic approach to the human body using herbs and plants for their healing properties. At the school, Valdez explains, she was introduced to the value of bioregionalism and sustainable harvesting, practices she carries into her own work. Today, Valdez handcrafts all the products in her line herself, carefully sourcing herbs and mushrooms from trusted sources and trying
Tamara Becerra Valdez hand makes each item in her natural apothecary line, Botanicals Folklorica.
to harvest and forage as much as possible on her own time. “I’m always looking to meet beekeepers, lovers of the wild, and unusual makers of medicine,” she says. “Since creating the line, I have been lucky to find generous neighbors and friends who have shared from their own apothecaries or gardens.”
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Valdez puts together a smudge bundle with materials sourced from different locations, gardens, and friends.
Each item in Valdez’s line is a balance of beauty and use, which speaks to her formal background in studio art and anthropology. For instance, her mushroom-infused honeys, delicately packaged and in-
The Botanicals Folklorica tool kit: dried and fresh herbs, flowers, oils, and tinctures for creating the products in Valdez's line.
tended to “support in strengthening the body against the effects of a stressful lifestyle.” The honeys were inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and Western herbalism, as well as the idea that food is intrinsically the best medicine. Valdez is also a self-taught perfumer, drawn to the history of the practice, the complexity of scent, and the way the mastery of fragrance is “capable of evoking a mood or feeling,” she explains. Ultimately, Valdez says, her thoughtful line is intended to encourage awareness: an observation of one’s own body and of nature’s multifaceted benefits. For more information, visit botanicalsfolklorica.com. tribeza.com
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(left), Production Manager and Jessica Tata (right), Co-owners of Son of a Sailor Jewelry. sonofasailorjewelry.com
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David Barrow Filmmaker.
Canopy Studios A peek inside the artists' spaces in this collaborative studio on Springdale Road. Troy Allen Artist and Art Installer. troyallen.org
Scott David Gordon
Rebecca Bennett Visual Artist. rebeccabennettartworks.com
natalie davis of Canoe. Toolandtack.com
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Chic accessories like hats, bags, and jewelry are creatively displayed throughout the shop.
Mynte With a mix of local and independent designers, a new fashion concept is keeping it fresh at its stylish West Austin location.
ccording to Angela Hampton and Jordan Elkins, every accessory and piece of clothing has a story worth telling. At least, that’s the case in downtown Austin’s West End boutique Mynte, which opened in April. Mynte emphasizes buying from local designers, and housing “labels you won’t find other places in Austin,” says Elkins, Mynte’s main buyer. And so far, the shop is finding a receptive audience, especially with its unusual jewelry from the New York-based Lionette, a line Elkins is particularly excited about. Inside the bright and airy boutique, anchored by a hot pink sofa and luxurious armchairs, Mynte is spunky and playful; in Elkins’ words, “feminine with an edge.” Inspired by the near vicinity of several interior design stores, such as West Elm and Jonathan Adler, Hampton and Elkins also intend to use the space to showcase more interior design pieces. The boutique is large enough for events, and so far has played host to an art show for painter Drew Nussbaum. A stylish sitting area gives shoppers The biggest challenge, Elkins explains, is hitting the sweet spot the chance to visit between upscale clothing and deliberately-casual Austinites. under a glamorous “There isn’t a typical demographic at all.” she says. Fortunately, chandelier. it’s just that sort of uniqueness—introducing locals to new designers and sharing their significance—that Mynte is 500 N. Lamar excited to bring to Austin; their own story is just get(512) 478 7277 ting started. M. bryce shopmynte.com
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The restaurant's Stefano Ferrara Neapolitan, woodburning pizza oven was shipped from Naples. They use Post Oak to fire it.
Bufalina's seasonal salad is served up with radishes, creamer peas, mustard greens, okra and a Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
The delicious Taleggio pizza is topped with Taleggio cheese, sausage (from Salt and Time), scallions, and mozzarella.
1519 E Cesar Chavez St bufalinact.com
ometimes a place is so real, so pure, so honest, you can't help but love it. That's Bufalina. Novice restaurateur/ chef Steven Dilley runs the place. Before that, he was a corporate money manager or something. But it really doesn't matter. What he does now is his true calling: He makes pizza. Damn good pizza. The kind like they make in Naples, Italy, pizza’s birthplace. Like they make in acclaimed US spots like Kesté in NYC, Tony’s in San Francisco, Pomo in Phoenix, and Dough in San Antonio. Bufalina ranks with the best of them. Dilley spent time in Naples studying pizza and it shows. His pies are the real deal: light, chewy dough with a crispy, blistered crust. His Marinara—the benchmark for true Neapolitan pizza—is as good as I’ve had in Naples. Bufalina’s is simplistic perfection: tomatoes, garlic and oregano. That’s all. No cheese. No meat. No bells and whistles. Just pure, clean flavors. The Margherita is equally good, topped with excellent hand-pulled mozzarella. A half-dozen
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other rotating choices include the Calabrese with spicy salami, the Fresca with prosciutto and arugula, and the Nduja with tomatoes and caramelized onions. Besides pizza, there are only a handful of other menu items, yet all are brilliantly executed. Salads are miniature works of art. Simple and sublime, they’re made with the freshest local ingredients and studded with surprising additions like fresh tarragon or marigold petals. Meat and cheese plates are lovingly sliced and composed, accompanied by delicious chewy-crisp Easy Tiger baguettes. For dessert, Dilley’s girlfriend makes treats like homemade ice cream and classic cakes. The wine list is a delightful romp through Italy, offering tasty selections rarely found on other wine lists. The fantastic Occhipinti from Sicily is available in both white and red and offered by the glass or bottle (you’ll want a bottle). Conversely, there are no Italian options on beer list—which leans towards local craft brews—but the Austin
Beer Works Peacemaker Ale paired perfectly with my meal. At Bufalina, food is the focus and scenery is an afterthought. Although spartan, the environment feels warm and inviting and the genial staff makes you feel welcome. Communal picnic tables take up most of the tiny space, with a smattering of tables along the unadorned walls and a half-dozen seats at the compact bar. At center stage is the pizza oven, a hulking, white-tiled dome imported from Naples where Dilley constantly slides pies into its wood-burning furnace. There’s usually a line out the door, with no place to wait inside, but no one seems to mind. They know the deliciousness that awaits them. If I’m gushing about Bufalina, I don’t apologize. But I do have two gripes: It doesn’t serve coffee (yet), and it’s not open seven nights a week (yet). I can live without my after-dinner espresso, but I need more than five nights a week of pizza this good. K. Spezia P hoto g raph y by eva n pr i n ce
november 7 • the driskill A dazzling array of some of the world’s finest champagnes, sparkling wines and “big reds” One of the most popular Foundation events, over a dozen of Austin’s finest chefs participate, pulling out all culinary stops. Set in the historic Driskill hotel ballroom, guests will enjoy an extraordinary evening complete with live music, and an outstanding silent auction. Proceeds from Big Reds & Bubbles benefit The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ mission to support education and excellence in the culinary and viticultural arts and health in our community.
for tickets, visit winefoodfoundation.org
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Central Austin favorites for a classy night out on the town or a decadent morning at one of our favorite brunch haunts American 34TH STREET CAFÉ
1005 W 34th St (512) 371 3400
Consistently good American fare that toes the casual/fancy line—good for weeknight dinners and weekend indulgences alike. Order the chicken piccata. L
ANNIE’S CAFÉ & BAR
319 Congress Ave (512) 472 1884
Classic American offerings in a charming spot; perfect spot for a decadent downtown brunch. B
200 Congress Ave (512) 827 2760 Executive Chef David Bull creates a threecourse menu and a seven-course chef ’s tasting menu using the freshest premium ingredients available, with a focus local sources and sustainability. D
A classy middle ground between downtown eateries Second Bar + Kitchen, and the upscale Congress restaurant, Bar Congress stirs up classic cocktails and delicious upscale fare.
It’s nothing fancy, but this tiny shotgun-style diner has some of the city’s best breakfast offerings (and the lines outside to match). Both the pancakes and hamburger are legendary.
2024 S Lamar Blvd St (512) 394 8150
626 N Lamar Blvd (512) 708 8800
GREEN PASTURES RESTAURANT
811 W. Live Oak St.
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(512) 444 4747 Feast on continental brunch under the patio’s majestic oaks. Try the milk punch: it’s legendary! BR
200 Congress Ave (512) 827 2760
Chef Bryce Gilmore offers small plates with locally-sourced ingredients which pair with craft beers and fine wines, guests sit at communal high top tables.
1204 W Lynn St (512) 477 5584 Recently renovated, Jeffrey’s is an old Clarksville favorite, with a wellexecuted menu, top-notch service, and a luxurious but welcoming atmosphere. BR
1204 W Lynn St (512) 477 5584
Rustic, continental fare with an emphasis on fresh, local and organic ingredients. Serving lunch, afternoon snacks, and evening cocktails, the shady porch is the perfect spot for a lateafternoon paloma. L
(Mondays only) (Sunday only)
LAMBERTS DOWNTOWN BARBECUE
401 W 2nd St (512) 494 1500
Not your standard BBQ
fare, meats are given an Austin twist, like the rib-eye glazed with brown sugar and mustard. Tucked away in the historic Schneider Brothers Building in the 2nd Street District. BR
507 Calles St (512) 236 1022 A new spot from Rainey Street proprietor Bridget Dunlap, Mettle offers a diverse, often-experimental menu exciting for omnivores and vegetarians alike. Be sure to try the fried chicken and one of their seasonal vegetable-and-grain salads (it’s all about balance!) BR
303 Red River St (512) 236 9599 Both a popular dinner and brunch spot, Moonshine’s decadent Southern comfort food is a downtown favorite. BR
2043 S Lamar Blvd (512) 804 2700
A brunch favorite emphasizing fresh and local produce; an exciting and diverse menu, from foie gras to French toast. BR
301 E 6th St (512) 474 9898 This downtown spot is always crowded, but the happy hour–with half-price oysters and tasty cocktails—is a local favorite. D
1917 Manor Rd (512) 391 2337 Salty Sow serves up creative signature drinks, including a yummy Blueberry-Lemon Thyme Smash. The food menu, heavy with sophisticated gastropub fare, is perfect for late-night noshing: think triple-fried duck fat fries and crispy Brussels sprouts. D
SECOND BAR + KITCHEN
200 Congress Ave (512) 827 2750 Another venture from
Chef David Bull, Second offers a swanky bistro experience in the heart of the 2nd Street District. The hamburger is one of the best in town! L
200 Lavaca St (512) 542 3660 At W Austin, TRACE focuses on responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients from Texan farmers and artisans. Great outdoor seating and excellent service. B
WALTON’S FANCY AND STAPLE
609 W Sixth St (512) 542 3380
This cute downtown café serves a mean morning shrimp and grits; rich and carby, your perfect hangover remedy. Also an array of delicious pastries, fresh brewed coffee and some killer sandwiches for lunch. B
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one of a kind furniture, antique architecturals, embroidered
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www.babaoneofakind.com • 9012 research blvd. suite 10-c
Austin’s Prime Spot for Prime Steaks. We know you’ve heard about us … the food, the atmosphere, the service. Bob’s Steak
& Chop House exceeds its reputation from the moment you walk in the door. Come in
and see for yourself. Don’t be the last one to become addicted to Bob’s.
Austin • San Antonio • Dallas Grapevine • Plano • Fort Worth Tucson • San Francisco • Nashville Coming soon to The Woodlands. Main Dining Room, Austin, Texas
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Continental BARCHI SUSHI
206 Colorado St (512) 382 5557 A great place to stop when you’re going out for a night on the town, this sushi and bar hotspot stays open until 2am on the weekends. L
500 W 6th St (512) 477 2377
A rustic, underground restaurant owned by Sandra Bullock serving up French-inspired dishes with Southern twists: The fried green tomatoes are the perfect indulgence. BR
CLARK’S OYSTER BAR
1200 W 6th St (512) 297 2525
Small and typically crowded, Clark’s’ extensive caviar and oyster menu, sharp aesthetics, and excellent service make it a refreshing indulgence on West Sixth Street. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. L
ELIZABETH STREET CAFÉ
1501 S 1st St (512) 291 2881
A charming FrenchVietnamese eatery with a colorful menu; we recom-
mend the inventive spins on traditional bánh mì sandwiches and the flavorful noodle dishes. B
PERLA’S SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR
1400 S Congress Ave (512) 291 7300 A South Congress staple: Expect the freshest fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts, carefully prepared with simple yet elegant flavors. Go early on a nice day to eat oysters and people-watch on their fantastic front porch. L
1600 E 6th St (512) 436 9626 Chef Paul Qui’s new HQ is one of the hottest new spots in town for Japanese food: an unparalleled dining experience under an airy, beautiful backdrop. D
SOUTH CONGRESS CAFÉ
1600 S Congress Ave (512) 447 3905 A south Austin hotspot, we recommend South Congress Café’s legendary brunch: carrot cake French toast and migas are to die for. BR
1417 S 1st St (512) 326 1999
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This sleek space with a lovely trellised patio and delicious food overlooks Lady Bird Lake from its perch in the Four Seasons Hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. BR
801 S Lamar Blvd (512) 916 4808 One of Austin’s mostrenowned restaurants, Uchi is simply incredible for a special night out. With inventive and alwaysdelicious Japanese fare, it’s famous for a reason. Reservations recommended. HH
4200 N Lamar Blvd (512) 916 4808 Uchi’s sister restaurant, Uchiko is just as delicious: Japanese with a twist. Be sure to try the sweet potato fritter, beef tongue nigiri, and Brussels sprouts (or go during their incredible
1519 E Cesar Chavez (512) 524 2523 Wood-fired pizza in a minimally-elegant and trendy setting; get the Fresca pie. D
98 San Jacinto Blvd / Four Seasons Hotel (512) 685 8300
“Sake Social Hour” and just order everything on the menu). Reservations recommended.
The culinary masterminds behind La Condesa cook up Thai cuisine with a modern twist. An intimate outdoor area, complete with a Thai spirit house, makes for an unforgettable experience.
601 W 6th St (512) 992 2776 Created by veterans of Easy Tiger and 24 Diner’s ELM Restaurant Group, this recently-opened spot offers rich French favorites, an excellent wine list, and delicious desserts. D
4710 E 5th St (512) 385 2900
With its French bistro fare, impressive cocktails, and charming décor inside and out, Justine’s has Austin looking east. Expect a crowd, even late at night. D
1807 S 1st St (512) 215 9778 A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-inspired prix-fixe mea in an intimate dining room and table that seats just 34 diners. D
Upscale-casual Italian; solid pasta specials, incredible desserts (orange olive oil cake!), and an interesting wine list. Brunch Sunday only. BR
3600 N Capital of Texas Hwy (512) 328 7555 Delicious and fresh Italian, with lots of glutenfree options. Nice spot for brunch or happy hour. BR
4800 Burnet (512) 458 1100
1610 S Congress Ave (512) 441 6100 In-house made pastas, locally-sourced ingredients, and huge portions. Intimate dining rooms and a lively bar on South Congress. L
314 Congress Ave (512) 479 8131 Authentic Italian in a simple but cozy downtown setting; known for their wickedly-rich and delicious Spaghetti alla Carbonara. L
908 Congress Ave (512) 476 3131 Downtown Italian restaurant dishing up delicious antipasti and huge portions of Italian fare; great date night spot. L
507 San Jacinto St (512) 474 9899 Some of the best brickoven pizza in Austin; grab a seat at the bar and watch the chefs at work. D
Mexican CANTINA LAREDO
201 W 3rd St (512) 542 9670
An excellent upscale Mexican restaurant with a late-night happy hour. Brunch Sunday only. BR
FONDA SAN MIGUEL
2330 North Loop Blvd W (512) 459 4121 An Austin institution for over 30 years, serving up delicious interior Mexican menu and a killer brunch. On a nice day, sip margaritas in their great outdoor space. Reservations recommended! Brunch Sunday only. B
360 Nueces St (512) 320 8226 A flavorful modern Mexican menu inspired by the kitchen of Chef Garrido’s grandmother. L
400 W 2nd St (512) 499 0300 Delectable cocktails, tasty tacos and appetizers, delicious main courses, all inspired by the hip and bohemian Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City. There is nothing else like it in town—start with one of their house tequila specialties and explore the diverse menu. L
Lively warehouse district hang-out, with a rooftop bar and some of the best happy hour tapas in town. D
APOTHECARY CAFÉ AND WINE BAR
4800 Burnet Rd (512) 371 1600
Apothecary’s calm ambiance and excellent wine selection make for a classy spot to get wine and a quick bite with friends. D
709 E 6th St (512) 614 4972 An extensive beer list and baked goods galore in this downtown indoor/ outdoor biergarten. L
315 Congress Ave (512) 473 2279
Cool jazz in a dark basement; go early for an intimate cocktail, or late for jams in a packed house. HH
CRU WINE BAR
238 W 2nd St (512) 472 9463
An excellent place for a date; drink a bottle of wine at one of the cozy sidewalk tables. D
97 Rainey St (512) 4690400
The original hotspot on Austin’s popular Rainey Street. D
310 Congress Ave 10201 Jollyville Rd (512) 472 7555
DRISKILL HOTEL BAR
Definitely not your standard Tex-Mex, upscale Manuel’s hits all the right notes for it’s upscale Mexican cuisine, cleanly presented in a classy setting. Brunch Sunday only.
With a blend of history, class, and charm the Driskill Bar is unbeatable if you want a classic, oldschool Austin experience.
A hidden speakeasy with cocktails that can’t be beat; make sure to make a reservation in advance.
Bars & Late Night 219 WEST
612 W 6th St (512) 474 2194
604 Brazos St (512) 391 7162
LOBBY LOUNGE AT THE FOUR SEASONS
98 San Jacinto Blvd (512) 478 4500
Pass time in the luxurious confines of the Four Seasons’ lobby bar, where they whip up both classic and adventurous cocktails.
313 E 6th St (512) 843 2715
1808 E Cesar Chavez St (512) 524 0464 Cozy and intimate inside, and laid-back outdoors seating, bartenders create high-end, handcrafted drinks from scratch. HH
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Edis Chocolates • Flying Pig Provision Company • Greenhouse Local Craft Food • Jack Allen's Kitchen • Quality Seafood Market and Restaurant • Randalls • Sullivan's • Taco Deli
Blackmail 1202 S Congress Ave. (512) 326-7670
Ta s t em a k er S t e v e S h u c k j o i n s t h e c r e at i v e t e a m b eh i n d a n Au s t i n i n s t i t u t i o n .
y nature a boudoir is something of a private place—a place for dressing, for little trinkets, for powders and perfumes, a place with tufted cushions and drawn curtains. Austin boutique Blackmail, while not private by any means, is just that. Washed in easy sunlight and dressed with black leather, bell jars, and antique taxidermy, Blackmail feels as if you’ve somehow stumbled through a time warp into a chic Parisian’s dressing room—except Radiohead is playing over the speakers. A South Congress staple for more than a dozen years, Blackmail was launched by local designer Gail Chovan and her husband Evan Voyles as a space to highlight Gail’s namesake collection alongside the work of other likeminded designers. Recently, Steve Shuck, of Stag and Mercury Design Studio, joined the team, propelling Blackmail as a “purveyor of the dark and curious,” he says. That is to say, specializing in “fashion and objects that are both dark in color and sensibility.” If you can’t find the perfect black dress here, you won’t find it anywhere.
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“Since moving to Austin, I've been a fan of Blackmail,” Shuck says. “The narrowness and focus of the concept intrigued me, and I always discovered something new there. I'm most excited to work with and within the parameters of Blackmail's concept, expanding the product mix while staying true to the tradition of the shop.” Loyal customers will still find all their Blackmail favorites, but if you haven’t stopped in recently it’s worth another look. On any given afternoon you might stumble across the perfect amber incense nestled up to a taxidermied canary; or a bowl of simple stud and skull earrings; or a piece of handembroidered art you never knew you needed (but you do); or a buttery leather jacket; or the perfect letterpress notecard. Work from local designers like Chovan, Alchemy Design, and Sisters of the Black Moon team up with national favorites like Killr Collection jewelry, DL & Co candles, Taschen Books, and John Derian decoupage trays to make a sharply-edited collection of moody gifts, décor, apothecary, and clothing. L. Uhlir P hoto g raph y by eva n pr i n ce
Shown: the decisively bold Labyrinth chair.
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This is our second annual “Makers Issue” and narrowing down our list of who to feature was daunting…this city is full of many innovative, pa...