Amy Kinkead, a native Houstonian, joined Houstonia as associate art director in October 2017. Previously, she was an editorial graphic designer at the Houston Chronicle. Amy combines a mixture of her love for art and all aspects of design into her design work, and enjoys incorporating the long list of talented local artists and photographers into the design. When she is not scouring the internet for design inspiration, she enjoys finding rare rock gems and underrated bands. She also collects vinyl records in her spare time.

Plantfluencer

This Social Media 'Plantfluencer' Offers More Than Just Gardening Tips

The Spring-based social media plantfluencer offers more than just gardening tips.

09/15/2021 By Emma Schkloven

All of the cuddles

How Our Pets Saved Us during the Pandemic

The Houstonia staff reflects on how our furry (and feathered) friends helped us through working from home.

05/20/2021 By Houstonia Staff

Your work collie-eagues

Work-From-Home Tips for When Your Doggos Are Just Too Distracting

For some, WFH is here to stay, so we talked to an expert dog trainer about what to do when your pup has the Zoom zoomies.

05/18/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Take Your Best Shot

9 Great Golf Gets and Gadgets

A little birdie tells you what to buy.

04/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Still "Dreaming of You"

For Selena, on Her 50th Birthday

In honor of the occasion, one "Houstonia" writer remembers the Queen of Tejano music's final RodeoHouston concert, and the legacy it left behind.

04/16/2021 By Carlos Brandon

Flying Jewels

How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard This Spring

A hummingbird guru spills the juice…errrrr…nectar on attracting them to your yard.

03/29/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

You Get What You Give

The Lesson of the River Oaks Theatre

Houstonians need to get more proactive when it comes to saving the landmarks we love—or else they'll all face the wrecking ball.

03/24/2021 By Craig Hlavaty

International Coffee

Yes, Caffè Marocchino Is Named after a Fedora

Despite its moniker, the Italian coffee drink has nothing to do with Morocco.

03/01/2021 By Paul Galvani

International Coffee

Need Instant Coffee? Try a Frappe

The whipped Greek drink was first made by accident.

02/25/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

We're Not Joking, There Are Flying Chicken Statues at the Heights H-E-B

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get some Spicy Whataburger Ketchup, of course.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Ultimate Guide to Houston's Public Art

Space City's had a public art boom in the last 20 years, and it’s easy to see why.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven Photography by Amy Kinkead

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

Discover a Seuss-like World on Main Street

Artist Floyd Newsum's squiggly "Planter and Stems" is meant to represent Houston's old "8F Crowd."

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Feel the Waves of Janavi Folmsbee's Rail to the Sea

The watercolor-like Washington Arts District mural sits right next to an active rail line headed toward the Port of Houston.

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Admire the Houston-themed Papel Picado at This East End Light-Rail Station

Part of the city's Art in Transit program, the Cesar Chavez/67th Street Station is an homage to the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

On The Town

Let Your Fancy Take Flight with Books of a Feather

Instead the three Greek muses of theater, a trio of plucky birds welcome visitors Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Check out this #HoustonStrong Mural in Midtown

"Curtain Mural Houston" was painted in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Houston's Seven Wonders Are a Time Capsule for the City

The towers, also called "Pillars of the Community," commemorate the Bayou City's 150th anniversary.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Who Needs Mount Rushmore When We've Got Mount Rush Hour?

Keep your eyes peeled for American Statesmanship Park next time you're near the I-10 and I-45 interchange.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls—Just Head Over to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Bridal parties, prom-goers, quinceañera celebrators, newly engaged couples, and more have all posed in front of Houston's iconic fountain.

02/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Story Behind those Mosaic Pillars at Emancipation Park

"Elements of Change," completed in January of 2020, relays the story of both the park and its founders.

02/03/2021 By Emma Schkloven