Art & Culture
Making a Splash with Watercolor
Brush miles and perseverance brought Lubbock artist Tim Oliver back to watercolor painting after a three-decade hiatus. The artist, who works by day as a landscape architect, said he is drawn to the uncontrollable nature of watercolor and the life lessons it offers of letting go.
Lake|Flato and ICON’s ‘House Zero’ Paves the Way for 3D Printing in Modern Architecture
Lake|Flato, a Texas-based architecture firm, along with ICON, an advanced construction technologies company that specializes in 3D printing, have joined forces in unveiling their latest project: House Zero. House Zero is the first house in ICON’s debuted “Exploration Series,” which aims to advance current design language with some of the finest architects in the business, drawing from the opportunities created from construction-scale 3D printing.
Bookin’ It Across Texas: Q&A
Across the state, independent bookstores stand out as cultural hubs and community fixtures. Owners of several bookstores featured in the December 2020 issue of Texasliving offered glimpses into their favorite reads, or their favorite recommendations for all who ask!
The Manor Market Refillery Makes an Impact
In San Marcos, the Manor Market Refillery is a force of change: the “refill” shop advocates for a zero-waste movement and an overall decrease in single-use plastics by offering a unique service for customers to refill everyday household products like soap, detergent, and lotions. This “bring your own container” model allows customers to fill their […]
Texas Book Festival
This fall marks 25 years of the Texas Book Festival uniting Texas readers with authors, spreading books and smiles all around the Texas State Capitol. Usually, the weekend festival erects tents down the streets surrounding the capitol, full of author panels, cooking demonstrations, book sales, activities for kids, book signings, and more. This year, however, the festival will inspire book lovers around […]
Houston Artist Inspires Wanderlust in Texans through Watercolors
For Jim Koehn, the vast and seemingly endless Texas highways and roadways offer more than a means from point A to B. The artist, drawn to locations with historical and sentimental value, has captured countless Texas restaurants, movie theaters, and live music venues through watercolor and acrylic paintings. Specifically, his more recent collection of 5×7 […]
Austin-based Startup Literati Redefines Book Club
Reading for leisure is a lifetime hobby. For many readers, books can provide an escape from reality, regardless of genre, and the novelty of a new book is exciting with every turning page. But book clubs bring readers back down to Earth. Convening and conversing about a recent read provides the essential human element of […]
Beautiful and lovely, scented candles are often used to create a cozy atmosphere. The following information strives to break down some of the components that work synergistically to create them. Waxes The type of wax from which a candle is made dramatically impacts how that candle performs. The melting point is important, determining the number of burning hours that it will […]
How Kendra Scott Painted the Lone Star State Yellow
Since 2002, the symbol of a yellow, interlocking fleur has taken Texas and the world by storm, becoming synonymous with one woman and one brand: Kendra Scott. A woman who wears many hats, or rather, pieces of jewelry, Scott is a chief executive officer, founder, lead designer, philanthropist, wife, and mother. Her geometric designs framing natural gemstones embody the […]
Inspired Productivity: The Story of Erin Condren Design
“Let’s get it done . . . so we can have some fun!” This is a key mantra of Erin Condren, founder, and chief creative officer of Erin Condren Design. Erin Condren is a lifestyle brand that fuses function with fun by creating colorful, high-quality paper planners, notebooks, stationery, and more. Condren built her brand from the […]