Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Railway Cafe is 1 Year Old

...our friends at Railway Cafe' in Athens, TX  celebrated their one year anniversary yesterday.  We had such a great time helping with the design of the space and I have to say--the food is incredible.  So, if you find yourself in Athens, TX...I do recommend stopping in for a unforgettable lunch at the Railway Cafe. Congratulations Justin. 

John Houshmand Aluminum Table

John Houshmand does not need an introduction from me--I just simply love the use of aluminum in some of his pieces.  He sand cast an actual oak slab to achieve this table top.  Brilliant!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This powders' Bitchin'

I used to try to find the "perfect" faux snow for Christmas decor.  Well, I never did find it--I figured out how to make my own.  While cutting a large styrofoam block for a cake base, I noticed how the flakes produced while cutting glistened in the light--just like fresh powder.  So, I broke out the cheese grater and went to town--and a couple of bloody knuckles later I had a heaping mound of the best lookin' faux snow I'd ever seen.  I used it last year in a grove of pine trees set up in the interior of a client's home.  You could not tell that it was not real snow!!!  It even has the same heft as wet snow.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Back in Black

I am so glad the color black is so in vogue these days......pulled these shots from the MAKR blog.  I also am into "small" living these days.  I could move into either of these dwellings today.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"Heading" in the right direction

...I think I have finally found a header (see new above) that I am happy with--for now anyway.  I wanted to avoid the obvious "A A" motif with antlers, but I really like the look of it.  

Having a Levi's moment