mid-century

Falling Down on the Blog Job

There's been a lot of dead air on this blog lately, and I do apologize for that. It is hard to juggle a blog and a design practice and the needs of an eight-year old--especially when that eight-year old's after [...]

Art Week: West Austin Studio Tour

It's about that time, folks! You look forward to the EAST tour every year, and for the second year we also have the West Austin Studio Tour to give us a big art fix. I've gone through everyone's websites and [...]

River Nest: Vintage Cabin Rental in Seguin

My writing partner and I decided to get out of town to focus on the book and screenplay we're writing simultaneously. Our original idea when we booked this getaway was to come back with at least one finished product. But [...]

Spring Fever: Modern Outdoor Pillows

While I'm appreciative that Sunbrella has branched out into more modern fabric patterns, there still seems to be an overabundance of crap like this in the world of outdoor pillows and that makes me want to weep salty tears of [...]

Spring Fever: New Modern Outdoor Furniture

Spring fever has hit in a big way, leaving me jonesing for extra cash to trick out my outdoor spaces. If you're in the market for new patio furniture, you're definitely in luck. Retailers have showered us with amazing and [...]

Fab Finds: Local Lamp Love

This was a good week for sourcing lamps in Austin. Check out what we spied while out and around: Mod little black and white table lamp at JCPenney Southpark Meadows, $65. Adorable little pink glass table lamps [...]

Fab Finds: Blu Dot @ Target

We're running amok with lower-priced designer lines this week! Blu Dot has a line of home furnishings at Target (online only), called TOO by Blu Dot. Here's what I fancy: TOO by Blu Dot Twilight Sideboard / Media Stand [...]

Fab Finds: Design by Conran @ JCPenney

Guess who else is sporting a line of home goods at JCPenney? The UK's Conran Shop. Known for their modern, Bo Concept-ish style and a bit of whimsy, The Conran Shop is a fave among budget-minded design aficionados. This is [...]