Serving Up Style:
Mary Katrantzou X Adidas
Debuts Second Collaboration

For those of us who are as intrigued with the gear as the game itself, Mary Katrantzou debuts her second set of tennis-inspired athletic wear for sportswear giant Adidas this week. Read
Pleated skirt and track top from Mary Katrantzou for Adidas season two

Valentino is Coming Up Roses

Flower power! The sweetest summer scent has arrived with Valentino's latest release: Valentina Pink, a floral, fruity eau de parfum bottled in a bright-pink matte creation. Read

Shine On: Shinola Opens First Texas Shop

Classic, well-made and illustrative of a luxurious American aesthetic, Shinola’s Detroit-built watches, bicycles, leather goods and more are a riff on nostalgia and an all-American aesthetic. Read
Shinola Plano

Coveted Mansur Gavriel Bags Are Headed to Houston — and There’s Already a Wait List

Buying a Mansur Gavriel bag isn’t your typical online shopping experience; it’s a full-on battle. If you’re not armed with the proper weapons (multiple forms of technology, i.e. a phone, tablet and computer) and a foolproof strategy, you will undoubtedly meet defeat in the end. The coveted Italian bucket bags induce frenzy upon release, selling Read

A Boy Shoe No More: Skater Slip-On Sneakers Get a Chic Makeover from Top Designers

Once a classic boys shoe, now a necessity for the chicest of casual outfits. How has this skater slip-on sneaker fallen into the arsenals of some of the top designers?


The Loveliest is Styled to Perfection

by Rebecca Sherman

The Loveliest on Mahon Street in Uptown bills itself as a “fine embroidery and heirlooms store, specializing in textiles from around the world, and curiosities for the home.” Co-owners and Abilene natives Britni and Kelsey Wood and mom Joni have an eye for stylish goods with a fair-trade bent. SMU grads Britni and Kelsey worked Read

Inside The Loveliest

Houston’s Ultimate Fun House: Adventurous Couple Builds Merry Mayhem in Garden Oaks

by Steven Hempel

When it comes to play in the everyday, this couple lives with their arms wide open for fun. Wooch Graff, a personal trainer and co-owner of Timberline Fitness in Montrose, has spent much of his adult life challenging himself with adventure races and endurance events, balanced by fun costumed activities. Jill Smith, a graphic designer and head of a design studio that Read


Objets Trouvés: An Extraordinary Photo Find in Dallas

Not only will Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photograph of Henri Matisse rock you back on your heels, it’s closer than you imagined — in the Dallas Quadrangle, to be exact. Matisse’s paintings are enough to make anyone chuck glamorous interiors for citrus varietals and a Moorish flair for geometrically arranged tiles. Wave your credit card all you Read

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s "Henri Matisse, Vence, France, 1944," at Afterimage Gallery, Dallas.

Takashi Murakami Collaborates With Vault by Vans

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami may be best known for his two-dimensional, cartoon-like illustrations of smiling flowers and skulls, but the style he’s invented, Superflat, refers to much more than that. It’s also a philosophy: Commercial and high-art worlds need not be separate, the style espouses; the two can coexist, often meaningfully. Superflat is the world seen through Murakami’s lens, where Read

Odd-ball Dog Art You Just Have to See: Stylish Furniture Gets the Canine Treatment

by Catherine D. Anspon

More than an exhibition, an icon appears this summer at Texas Gallery — in the drolly, yet aptly titled, “William Wegman: Good Dogs on Nice Furniture.” The laconic, internationally shown lensman of renown — whose preferred, and most identifiable subjects, are his pet Weimaraners, beginning with Man Ray, the canine who started it all in Read

Going Underground: Edgy Alternative Gallery Shakes Up Houston’s Art Scene

by Catherine D. Anspon
This is the first installment of ArtCity, our series on incubator spaces, artists' lairs, odd finds and other discoveries of merit. We begin at Paul Middendorf's nonprofit project galleryHomeland, an incubator space Read
Pratt Institute grad/Houston artist Bret Shirley deserves to be on your radar. Shown: Shirley's "The Dark Fold That Restrains the Infinite," 2015, at galleryHomeland. Photo courtesy Iva Kinnaird.

Going Underground: Houston’s Coolest Art Space Curated By A Most Unlikely Power Player

by Catherine Anspon
ArtCity Dispatch: On paper, Pablo Cardoza‘s credentials give no hint at the fact that he’s rapidly becoming an art-world power player and gallery arbiter. He shared his unlikely trajectory to becoming an art dealer. "I dropped out of UH during my senior year and spent the next few years directionless," he says. Read

Consuming Light: Nic Nicosia Explores Time and Space
in Building 2

by Patricia Mora

In an extravagant but quiet homecoming, Whitney- and Documenta-exhibited Nic Nicosia was invited into a chamber-like room in one of America’s top private collections. Patricia Mora explores the story of the Dallas native’s commission for “Building 2” and the tale of Nicosia’s 30-year friendship with his remarkable patron: Marguerite Hoffman, a regular on ARTnews’ 200 Read

Nic Nicosia

Travel, Design, Art:
Filippo at the Fairs

by Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi

Italian art advisor Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, PaperCity’s dashing foreign correspondent, hit the world’s most important art and design fairs and exhibitions this spring. With tours of duty at the Dallas-based Goss-Michael Foundation and prestigious Hamiltons gallery in London, Tattoni-Marcozzi now lives in London and Washington, D.C., and consults with private clients across the globe. He reports Read

In the Japanese Pavilion, Chiharu Shiota’s "The Key in the Hand"


What We’re Eating Now:
Green Pea Ravioli and Shaved Truffle

This past week I previewed the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu at Table on Post Oak, and ordered as one of my courses a ravioli dish. I love pasta, especially one that is made by hand, with a deft touch, because it’s rich (from the eggs) and toothsome and so much more than merely a drab, lifeless vehicle Read

The Hunger Games: Juice Cleanse Survival Tips from a Brave Foodie

Lately it seems that every time I log into Instagram, someone I follow is promoting a health craze. From teatoxes to the 22 day vegan challenge (thanks, Beyoncé), there’s always a new fad to keep up with. But of all the methods of the moment, juicing has managed to maintain its popularity, amassing a following that includes Read

Photo courtesy Melanie Zelnick Photo.


Socials Go to New Heights at MD Anderson Aspen Summit

What: Reception honoring the 17th annual The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 17th Making Cancer History Seminar to be held at Aspen Meadows Resort. Where: The Aspen abode of Barbara and Gerry Hines. Who: MD Anderson prez Dr. Ron DePinho and wife Dr. Lynda Chin, she an associate vice chancellor at The University of Texas Health Read

MD Anderson Aspen Reception, 07.15.2015

Dinner with the Habsburgs at MFAH

What: A celebratory dinner and preview of “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections.” Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Cullinan Hall. Who: Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, Tatiana Galitzine, Maria Galitizine, Xenia Galitzine de Matta and Alberto Matta; Kunsthistorisches Museum director Dr. Sabine Haag, in from Vienna; sponsor Bank of America’s Houston prez Hong Ogle; Hamill Foundation’s Tom Brown; and Read

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