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Apr / May 2010

On the Cover: Joseph Phillips

Joseph Phillips’ architecturally-driven art isolates chunks of life and highlights their most basic elements, exposing the naked truth beneath our developing world.
Phillips’ unzipped images of the Western world show layers ...

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By Jessie Cibik Photos By Mark Herron Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood East Side

Modern Living, Family-Style

Architect Carey Dodson of Dunnam + Dodson designs homes by listening to her client’s unique needs. In the case of the Meads, a young family with two girls, the word ...

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By Misty Adair Photos By Casey Dunn Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood South Side

All Her Lovely Scars: The Bars of Rainey Street

Hidden just below the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Red River lies Rainey Street, a mostly-residential area that’s also home to several of Austin’s most innovative—and visually striking—laid-back lounges. Lustre ...

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By Samantha Pitchel Photos By Trevor Ray Thompson Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood Downtown

Hello Kitchen, Goodbye Clutter

As an architect, cook, food-blogger, and all-around kitchen expert, Hello Kitchen creator Cindy Black knows what it takes to make a kitchen a truly workable and comfortable space. Her company ...

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By Amy Wald Photos By Ed Verosky Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood East Side

The Alley Flat Initiative: What Fits in Your Backyard?

Feel like living in Austin is eating up more and more of your paycheck each month? Well, you’re right, and the growing expense is due, in large part, to ever-increasing ...

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By Sarah Morgan Photos By Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood East Side

Aviary Decor: Handpicked

Since 2006, the owners of Aviary, husband and wife team Marco Fiorilo and Shanna Eldridge, have worked from scratch to build a home décor store whose catalog of items is ...

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By Arden Ward Photos By Trevor Ray Thompson Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood South Side

JB Rants: 13 Steps to Man Cave Heaven

I must admit that I’m a very simple guy. I do have a few things that bring me pleasure: bikes, cars, computers, heated toilets seats, and embarrassingly, puppy calendars. In ...

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By JB Hager Photos By Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood All

Mod Green Pod

Mod Green Pod owner and designer Nancy Mims knows that inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places, but that the secret to success is the ability to integrate ...

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By Samantha Pitchel Photos By Brian Mihealsick Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood North Side

Modern vs. Traditional Spaces: Which Suits You?

Is life in an ultra-modern house so different than living in an older, more traditional home? With no one regional prescribed style, you can find any number of different designs ...

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By Adrienne Breaux Photos By Cory Ryan Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood All

Jewelry Box: Using Space Artfully

Good things come in small packages, and this cozy cottage in Austin’s Bouldin neighborhood, full of charm with a close proximity to downtown, is just that. Now known as the ...

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By Elaina J Martin Photos By Issue Apr / May 2010 Neighborhood Downtown