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

Real Estate

Renting: What $1300 Gets You...

A survey of apartments reveals that while $1300 isn’t what it used to be, getting bang for your buck still depends on your location.

06/30/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

Space City

A Home at the End of the Yard

People are building their children $50,000 playhouses. Is it the end of the world, or just well-heeled parental affection?

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Max Burkhalter

Bayougraphy

Meet the Man Behind the Mid-Main Island

Continental Club, Double Trouble, and Sig’s Lagoon are just the beginning.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Jack Thompson

Features

The Rent Race

Or, why you can’t find an apartment.

06/24/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax Illustrations by Andrew J. Nilsen

REAL ESTATE

For Sale: Matt Schaub's Tanglewood Home

No, it's not a stigmatized property.

06/24/2014 By John Nova Lomax

URBAN ADVENTURES

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part II

Rambling through the interiors of dozens of abandoned apartments.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

URBAN ADVENTURE

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part One

Abandoned, spooky Timbergrove complex tells many a sad tale.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

Animal Attraction

Ride a Camel! Meet a Monkey! Buy a House?

In a crowded housing market, one builder turns to lions, lemurs, and yaks to get attention.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

GEOGRAPHY OF HOUSTON

This Week In Neighborhood Names: The Deroloc Addition

Yes, it's "colored" spelled backwards, but it's probably not racist.

05/21/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Unreal Estate

Au Revoir, Josephine

New owners hand out eviction notices at 75-year-old moderne Boulevard Oaks apartment building.

05/08/2014 By John Nova Lomax