Boom or Bust

Meet the Real Estate Agent to the Energy Industry

Whether you think the oil market is “shifting,” “adjusting,” or “softening”—Michele Marano isn’t worried.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Living Off the Land

Forest to Table: Harvesting Houston's Wild Edibles

Mark Vorderbruggen, a.k.a. Merriwether the Adventurer, wants you to eat your dandelion greens—and more.

02/05/2015 By Nicholas L. Hall

Space City

The Bachelor Pad Gets an Upgrade

Houston gents design spaces in their own stylish images.

01/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

A Stylish Reason to Visit New York

Houstonian Lauren Rottet has designed a pair of new signature suites at the swank Loews Regency Hotel.

12/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

What's the Color of Texas? Ask Bailey McCarthy

The designer and owner of Biscuit Home has created a Texas-themed palette for Farrow & Ball.

12/04/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Space City

Holiday Entertaining in the Subtropics

Houston’s yuletide doesn’t resemble a Thomas Kinkade painting—and that’s okay.

11/30/2014 Photography by Shannon O'Hara By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

guide

Think You Know Houston's Skyscrapers? Think Again

A curated guide to the tallest, most historic, most beautiful (and sometimes the ugliest) buildings that make up the downtown skyline

11/11/2014 By Emma Hurt

Ice House Interview

Turns Out, You Can Grow Tulips In Houston

An interview with Garden Club of Houston’s Dodie Jackson

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

history

But Ours Is Taller

A visit to the recently reopened Washington Monument prompts a reassessment of Houston's own obelisk.

10/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

Design

No More Shabby Chic: the New Texas Hill Country Style

A new book shows the beauty and variety of residential architecture in the Hill Country.

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24–26

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

architecture

This Weekend, See Houston's 7 Coolest New Homes

The annual AIA Home Tour features houses designed by top Houston architecture firms.

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

landscape design

After 100 Years, a Garden Fit for Hermann Park

The completely redesigned 15-acre formal gardens have their public grand opening Saturday morning.

10/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

Events

Design Blogger Heads to Houston

Designer Erin Gates has built a blogging empire sharing highly personal and oh-so-pretty spaces.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Design

Slideshow: Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

Home bars for everybody: a bachelor pad, a Mad Men-era wonder, and a mixologist’s dream.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Slideshow

Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

A bar of one's home.

09/01/2014

Drinking, Domesticated

A Bar of One’s Home

For those who truly embrace the cocktail trend, the home bar can be a refuge, a place to entertain, to create and experiment.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Planted Houston Has Big Plans for Urban Farming

Making local produce even more accessible.

08/27/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

city planning

Reinventing Rice Village

Architects and planners will race the clock this weekend to win the annual Rice Design Alliance design competition.

07/31/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Rising Rents

Find the Right Apartment: a Hunting How-To

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax