Sign of the Thaimes? Neon green picnic tables and a fallen Coat & Thai sign are all that remains of a once bustling food trailer court in the heart of […]
As publisher of my fiction, nonfiction, photographs, paintings, design, and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the two novels I'm writing, or the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the prints I call Lightscapes. Or writing for my blog on creativity, art + what goes with it, and my travels around my hometown, Austin, Texas and back in time, at AustinDetails.me. Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my art + photo + words blog, Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, at AustinDetails.me, where my art meets tech.
Lamar Plaza is gone. It’s just a hole in the ground now. Since late 2012, dozens of local businesses vacated a shopping plaza that served as the heart of South […]
There’s more creativity to be found outdoors than at your Mac.
Mail thinks this is junk. Mail is right. Welcome to 2012. The day that experts’ columns appear with abandon, advising us on New Year preparations and goals. Generally the best recourse is to read these columns, save them in a location where you’ll never find them, and then procrastinate until […]
The freight lines brought the low-brick industrial warehouses that once dominated Austin from I-35 to MoPac, and in the early 20th century, the building known locally as the Spaghetti Warehouse was part […]
There’s a ghostly story they like to tell about Speakeasy, in Austin’s Warehouse District. Ghosts have haunted its historic home in the Kreisel building since July 1916, when a fire trapped a fireman […]
Your image is your brand: what you present is what you become known for. You must guard your image, nurture it and tend to it. Here’s how.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” —Steve Jobs, US computer engineer & industrialist, Apple (1955 – ) Flipboard, meet Steve Jobs. Actually, you already have! You’ve created a product for Steve’s iPad that follows his philosophy that good design is about good […]
Take it from Wikipedia: “Façadism (or Façadomy) is the practice of demolishing a building but leaving its facade intact for the purposes of building new structures in it or around it.” “While there are aesthetic and […]
We are continually amazed (yet entertained) by Dumb Things Artists Do To Try to Get Into Galleries. Dumb, because they’ve given no thought to their target audience, and how to best reach its members. Instead, they’re wasting their valuable time and they’re damaging their art reputations in the process. Today’s […]
Coffee shops can be great places to work, except when they’re not.
After celebrating our three-year anniversary, I’m still as madly, deeply head-over-heels with Twitter as ever.
It takes a certain knack to make the Vanishing Austin list and actually do the unthinkable—Vanish. That’s what Little City did on May 13, 2011, after 18 years on Congress […]
Since 1931, Jaime’s Spanish Village served up plain Mexican and a healthy dose of local community spirit. Until it closed its doors in 2010.
The question that emerged from the Vanishing Austin interview on KOOP 91.7 FM today was, what kind of city will Austin be? Will we become another Dallas (as some fear); will […]