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October 2014 - Houston

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Decorative Center Houston Fall Market, Wednesday, October 22, 10 am, showcases Dallas-based designer Laura Hunt and her brother, L.A.-based interior and fashion designer Bradley Bayou. The siblings lead the day with a keynote address about design, fashion and entertaining, moderated by design motivational speaker Lloyd Princeton. At 11:30 am, author Cyndy Severson signs her new book, Hill Country Houses (Monacelli, $50), at the Robert Allen showroom, Suite 141. RSVP to 713.961.9292,; Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway. DESIGN DAY AT DECORATIVE CENTER HOUSTON DECORATION BEDDING AS CANVAS H ouston-based interior designer Karen Pulaski celebrates the first anniversary of her Tribute Goods fine linen company by unveiling a new collection of sumptuous, Italian-made bedding fashioned by third-generation textile mills near Lake Como. The appeal of these linens surpasses the beauty of the Italian-woven, Egyptian-cotton sateen that Pulaski employs. Tribute Goods merges her passion for art (she's served on numerous museum boards) with her love of exquisite textiles. Best of all, Tribute Goods also gives back to charities that focus on medicine, teaching and art. To this end, Pulaski has collaborated with artist Kevin Peterson, one of Houston's best realists, on the dazzling Wisdom & Purity collection. With dramatic green and azure tones, the design — loosely based on a Peterson canvas that is distilled and transformed into pillows, sheets and throws — depicts a hummingbird in a lush garden of foxgloves and roses. Reminiscent of Art Nouveau, its palette evokes the richness of Tiffany favrille glass. Meet Pulaski herself at a Tribute Goods trunk show and personal appearance co-hosted by PaperCity at Longoria Collection Thursday, October 16, 6 to 8 pm (gratis; RSVP required, A portion of proceeds benefits the MFAH Glassell Core Program. Tribute Goods at Longoria Collection. Catherine D. Anspon Tribute Goods' Wisdom & Purity Collection, at Longoria Collection W hen Lawndale Modern Market metamorphosed into the Design Fair, devotees of the mid-century were left bereft of a convergence focused solely on the modernist period. Cue entrepreneur Brian Hoffner, a collector of the era and catalyst for a revival of our mad affair with mod. Not content with a mere few days of shopping, Hoffner — inspired by Palm Sprngs Modernism Week — is giving us year four of Houston Modern Market Week: Monday through Sunday, October 20 through 26. Winter Street Studios is HQ for the multi-day paean to the buoyant mid-century. Besides acquiring, devotees of design can also partake of lectures, tours and a really terrific Preview Party. We'll be stopping by the booths of Lynn Goode Vintage, William Reaves Fine Art (where early Texas art has its day) and Reeves Antiques, all for our fix of 1955 and 1966. Also catch us at the Stephen Fox lecture Wednesday, October 22, at AIA Architecture Center, or admiring the Don Browne-curated exhibition "The Beauty of Aluminum" at Winter Street (October 24 – 26), and most definitely at the Preview Party Friday night, October 24 (where a $50 ticket gets you into all three-days of shopping). "My hopes are to educate the public about the great art, design and architecture of the period and, with that, preserve the MCM riches that we have here in Houston," says Hoffner, who will donate a portion of proceeds to the preservation group Houston Mod. Exhibitors and lineup, Catherine D. Anspon MAKE MINE MID-CENTURY It's Saturday morning, just days after Sylvia Longoria Dorsey, daughter Elizabeth Fertitta and long-time store director Cherry Damianoff unveiled the extended new Longoria Collection in Uptown Park. Just two months ago, the trio realized that more room had to be found — and quickly, as they had the opportunity to debut Aerin Lauder's complete home design collection of furnishings, wallpapers, fabrics, tabletop and objets. On the heels of this astonishing turn of events, the circumstances arose to carry the entire Ralph Lauren Home collections (furnishings, wallcoverings, fabric, bedding, tabletop and lighting) — a name close to Sylvia's and Cherry's hearts, as this was where the two met "eons ago," says Damianoff, "when I worked at the Ralph Lauren store." The race was on to carve out space for these two mega-important worlds within the reimagined store. Handsome large-scale vignettes were created for the dreamy, opulent manor-house world of Lauren, and Lauder's refined and glamorous milieu, influenced by the life of her grandmother, Estée Lauder. THE WORLDS OF RALPH AND AERIN AT LONGORIA COLLECTION 1101 Uptown Park Boulevard, 713.621.4241, Lucite Laverne buttercup chairs, from Reeves Antiques Elizabeth Fertitta and Sylvia Dorsey JENNY ANTILL JENNY ANTILL Aerin Lauder gold butler tray stand Aerin Lauder shagreen cone match striker Karl Springer table, from Reeves Antiques Koelsch Haus, 801 Richmond, 713.862.5744, Houston gallerist Franny Koelsch Jeffries returns to her original Montrose 'hood, literally blocks from where she began 20 years ago, in time to celebrate two decades in the art world. She now holds court with long-time director Vanessa Estrada in a revamped bungalow that oozes charm — the newly christened Koelsch Haus. The space is a perfect backdrop for a stable that emphasizes the handmade and the droll, informed by a sense of place — all spiced up by a side of outsider art. (In the latter vein, we're mad for Dallas visionary sculptor Isaac Smith's animal figures and the Taplet twins' poetic street signs.) The 1,400-square-foot cottage, circa 1914, is also a repository for contemporary makers such as sculptor Claire Cusack, who was profiled in our September issue; magpie collagist Ellen Frances Tuchman; Amy Evans, who paints the folkways and foodstuffs of the South (Judy Nyquist owns a signature Evans' canvas); Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier (we love her ceramic goblets); and the great lensman Geoff Winningham — ask to see his latest work on the vanishing vernacular buildings of Arkansas. Up now is a group view of gallery headliners, including Chris Hedrick's pop- inflected carved clothes, ice cream cones and even a steak. Opening October 25 is Alexa Kleinbard's sinuous take on the kingdom of flowers. What became of Koelsch's previous Heights' metal-clad art space? Turn to page 59 for the story of Rebecca Lankford's new retail bauble boutique — and look for nationally known Lankford's made-in-the-Heights jewelry at Koelsch Haus. Catherine D. Anspon BACK TO THE {ART} BUNGALOW Franny Koelsch Jeffries and Vanessa Estrada at Koelsch Haus MAX BURKHALTER MAX BURKHALTER The newly minted Koelsch Haus

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