Style

Jewelry Designer Miansai
Rolls in to Town at Saint Cloud

They are literally rolling in with an airstream trailer, fresh off their tour at SXSW in Austin. Home goods and accessories haven, Saint Cloud in the heart of Rice Village will host a pop-up this week. Read
Jason Wu and Francine Ballard at the Houston Chronicle Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation in Houston

Jason Wu
Pops in for a Visit

Thirty-two-year-old American fashion designer Jason Wu will tell you that there are very few people whose opinions really matter to him — one of those people being actress and former model Diane Kruger, whom he calls one of his very best friends. Read

What to Pack: Bali

Eat, Pray, Love (and then eat some more.) Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is a magical place known for its endless beaches, lush tropical forests and spiritual retreats. Read

The Eyes of March

No reason to be paranoid. Just a whole lot of reasons to go incognito. Feast your eyes on some of the coolest shades we’ve seen. Plus a few standbys for good measure.

 

Peggy Guggenheim

Spring Recipes:
Feeling Juicy

PART 1: THE CLEANSE. With bikini body season quickly approaching it's time to start thinking about getting healthy. Erin O'Leary Stewart, co-owner of Define Body & Mind and Harper's Bazaar health and living expert, practices what she preaches and has the energy level (and bod) to show for it. Read
Spring Grapefruit Strawberry Tonic

Interiors

  • Alexander Wang’s Hip Hangout

    Leave it to Alexander Wang to reinvent, in a fit of irony, the beanbag chair. In sumptuous black leather or shearlin

  • Shop the Shoot:
    Patrick and Lindsey Collins

    Get inspiration from art collectors Lindsey and Patrick Collins’ oh-so-charming 1940s house off Inwood and Lovers

  • Inside the Nest:
    Ashley Goforth

    Houston interior designer Ashley Goforth goes both ways. Her work straddles the line between ultra-luxe and ultra-livabl

  • The Goop Pops

    A star-studded affair popped up last week as fashionable Dallasites mingled with Gwyneth Paltrow and Monique Lhuillier t

Shop The Shoot: Cindy & Arnold Schwartz

Click through the photos to shop items inspired by Cindy and Arnold Schwartz’s art-filled University Park home. To read the entire story from PaperCity‘s January 2015 issue, click here.

Marina Abramovic
Turns Dinner Into Theater

by Anne Lee Phillips

Consider your next dinner party performance art. Artist Marina Abramovic‘s porcelain dinnerware collection for Bernardaud — dubbed Abramovic Method: Misfits for the Table because of the varying shapes and patterns — reflects Abramovic’s personal history and her desire to ritualize our meals. Set A includes a bred plate adorned with her recently discovered Montenegro family crest, a dish Read

Arts

Homecoming: John Alexander Signs Volumes at McClain Gallery

by Catherine D. Anspon

Five minutes with Texas-born painter John Alexander on the occasion of his book signing at McClain Gallery Wednesday, March 25, 6 to 8 pm. HOW DID YOUR CURRENT MEADOWS MUSEUM SHOW COME ABOUT? It began five years ago as a conversation. Meadows director Mark Roglán and I loosely talked about it … Then Mark called two or three Read

John Alexander's "Diego's Girl," 2008

Eye on the Past:
Who Was Caroline Wiess Law?

by Catherine D. Anspon
Herein we paint a profile of the lovely lady who left a trove of world-class masterpieces — and one of the largest bequests ever to an American museum  Read
Warhol's “Caroline,” 1976, Collection MFAH, bequest Caroline Wiess Law.

Irreverent Artist Ashley Longshore Pays Houston a Visit

Witty, wickedly humorous and a little bit naughty. The new barware collection by Houston native Bailey McCarthy of Biscuit Home and irreverent New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore is just that. Read

London Calling: Michael
Craig-Martin

by Catherine D. Anspon
On the eve of his 73rd birthday, the pioneering artist/teacher/curator famously known as the Goldsmiths College professor Read
Michael Craig-Martin, photographed by Caroline True at his London studio, August 27, 2014

NY Armory Arts Week with
David Shelton: Day 4

by David Shelton
"In 2011, the Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Department cancelled an exhibition by L.A.-based artist Alex Donis at the Watts Tower Arts Center. Read

David Salle Comes to the Dallas Contemporary: Interview with a Painter

by Catherine D. Anspon
Eighties art star David Salle was one of the top talents who defined possibly the most thrilling, unfettered time in modern art history. Read

Mandalas, Buddhas, Stars and Saturday Night Specials

by Catherine D. Anspon

Begin at Houston Center for Photography, where NY-based Bill Armstrong‘s series of mandalas and Buddhas emit a captivating glow. A master of color photography, where the blur is emphasized, Armstrong’s seemingly simple work is imbued with a resonance that is impossible to ignore. Previous subjects in his ongoing “Infinity” series have ranged from skulls to Renaissance drawings, but the Buddhas Read

Bill Armstrong's "Mandala 401," not dated, at HCP, suggests a planetary encounter. Images courtesy the artist and Robischon Gallery, Denver.

Culture

PaperCity Sounds: SXSW 2015

SXSW has come to an end, but we aren’t ready to let go just yet. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to commemorate the festival’s finale than with a playlist. Get lost in the sounds of 15 of our favorite songs from artists playing around the festival, including Houston’s own The Tontons and Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges.  

Singer/songwriter Paloma Faith at SXSW. © Darren Abate/ Invision/AP

Velvet Taco Comes to Houston • New Icehouse in the Heights • Arturo’s Closes, Añejo Opens

8-Row Flint Icehouse & Tacos Partners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber (ColtivareRevival Market) add icehouse to their résumé with their third concept, 8-Row Flint Icehouse & Tacos. Read
Añejo

Parties

Asia Society’s Tiger Ball: Enchanting China

What: Tiger Ball: Enchanting China. Where: Asia Society Texas Center. Who: Chair quartet Anne and Albert Chao and Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron; honorees Lily and Charles Foster; Asia Society’s John Bradshaw Jr.; artist Mel Chin, who donated artwork to the auction; presenting corporate sponsor Chevron’s Joni Baird; patrons Lydia and James Chao, Lynn Wyatt, Phoebe Read

David Peck
Spring Presentation

by Anne Lee Phillips

Special guests of David Peck were invited to his Montrose studio for mimosas and a locally sourced lunch (very local — some vegetables were from just a few blocks away at the Mandell Community Garden), provided by Dig and Serve. Models strutted down the de facto catwalk to beats by DJ Little Martin, showcasing the bright, 70’s Read