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September 2012 - Houston

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Chris Goins and Josh Pazda���s light-���lled living room. Robert Rauschenberg���s Autobiography, 1968, has pride of place. Goins peruses an art tome, dressed in a Cut25 jacket, Kelly Wearstler blouse, J Brand jeans, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, all from Tootsies. ART ADORESGOINS+JOSH PAZDA FASHION INSIDE THE NEST OF CHRIS AS TOLD TO CATHERINE ANSPON AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JACK THOMPSON [FASHION PORTRAITS] AND JENNY ANTILL [VIGNETTES]. ART DIRECTION MICHELLE AVI��A. HAIR AND MAKEUP CASEY CLAY FOR SHYNE SALON H e���s art. She���s fashion. Then there���s cross-pollination in the areas of home design, the kingdom of the kitchen, the bar cart and the turntable. Chris Goins, stylesetter and ���oor manager of Tootsies, and Josh Pazda, artist and director of Hiram Butler Gallery, met three years ago, during a Workshop Houston fund-raiser. Eyes locked, digits were exchanged, a date arranged, and the rest is history. Flash forward to the summer of 2011, and the pair was looking for the perfect domicile, one that could accommodate an ever-expanding art collection and offer wall space to some masterworks in storage (including an ample and important Robert Rauschenberg that���s one of the artist���s most riveting works on paper), house a welter of designer-labeled frocks and shoes, and elevate some Warrenton ���nds from the pair���s antiquing expeditions. Over drinks ��� a dirty vodka martini for Goins and bourbon on the rocks for Pazda ��� with pal and ardent collector Bill Lassiter, they learned of a Montrose residence for rent, just on the market and owned by a friend of Lassiter. ���It was the ���rst and only place we saw,��� recalls Pazda about the couple���s reborn bungalow. ���Love at ���rst sight.��� Months of redux followed. The formerly shag-carpeted 1930s-era dwelling was in extreme need of reno before it could be ready for a September 2011 move-in, coinciding perfectly with the fall fashion collections and the opening of the autumn art season. Nearly a year (and many cocktail f��tes and dinner parties) later, their affable abode is enveloped in a soulful collection of contemporary painting and prints and a side of design. Color-saturated multiples by Jennifer Bartlett above the bookcase rub shoulders with a pencil drawing by Houston���s Alexandre Rosa near the bar; James Turrell���s dramatic black-and-white work on paper peers from the dining room, and a Kiki Smith is above the ���replace. Classic 1960s furnishings and new Eames seating from, respectively, Warrenton antiques fairs and Kuhl-Linscomb, engage in the living room. We can���t wait to secure an invite to this casa of cool, to clink cocktails with Goins and Pazda ��� perhaps to partake of his signature habanero grapefruit ���ritas ��� and to dish the latest art and fashion. Next trend to follow? What Houston artist are they mad for? We know this pair will have all the answers. ���MY FIRST SHOW AT HIRAM BUTLER WAS TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDER���S ���XXX ��� PORNSTAR PORTRAITS.��� GREAT WAY TO START A NEW JOB!��� ��� Josh Pazda The duo take 10 outside their classic bungalow. Pazda wears his own clothes; Goins chills in a frock by Peter Pilotto from Tootsies. SEPTEMBER | PAGE 44 | 2012

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