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February 2017 - Houston

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52 L igne Roset's new Desdemone bed was conceived by Viennese designers Nada Nasrallah and Christian Horner as the ultimate refuge, with a comforting curvilinear headboard in fabric or leather. From $4,235, at Ligne Roset, West Ave, 2800 Kirby Dr., Rebecca Sherman Curves AHEAD Ligne Roset Desdemone bed S ubdued grays and beiges are so last year. B&B Italia — which just celebrated its 50th anniversary —is all about deep, rich purples, yellows, and reds. While the venerable Italian furniture house doesn't introduce new collections often — Antonio Citterio's sleek Charles sofa was launched in 1997, and Patricia Urquolia's upholstered Fat Fat tables debuted in 2002 — the collections always feel fresh, decked out in new hues and materials. Another Citterio design, the Mart chair, was conceived in 2003 and remains a stunning contemporary classic, now dressed in thick luggage-tone leather. Internum, 3303 Kirby Dr., 832.242.9470, bebitalia. com. Rebecca Sherman BRIGHT IDEAS B&B Italia Charles sofa designed by Antonio Citterio ART + BYGONE Dining J ames Malone's cheerful and exotic textiles are inspired by his globetrotting life —blooming cacti, Kilims, African drawings, classic English houndstooth, and other global references. His brand of cultural soup has now made its way across the pond to Culp Associates, one of only three showrooms in America — and the only in Texas — to carry the line. To the trade at Culp Associates, Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr., Suite 4018, 713.623.4670, Rebecca Sherman Culture Cloth Tristian pillows, Topawa fabric COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOELSCH GALLERY Amy C. Evans's Craig's, 2016, at Koelsch Haus ART + DECORATION B&B Italia Mart chair designed by Antonio Citterio O ne of the brightest trends in the contemporary realm is the mash- up of food and visual culture. (Just ask Jennifer Rubell. Or indie mag Cherry Bombe.) Now Houston artist Amy C. Evans adds a retro component, crafting her latest series of paintings as odes to bygone restaurants and dining spots that once defined our city's zeitgeist. This month, the second installment of her ongoing series "My Houston" rolls out at Koelsch Haus. The vintage-feeling acrylic paintings with a flattened 2D perspective reference the artist's beginnings as a printmaker while extracting surreal symbols from beloved, now vanished eateries and watering holes: Tokyo Gardens, Alfred's, Pig Stand, the Briar Patch, and Blanco's. Also making it onto Evans' panels are lost meccas Warp 'n Woof in Rice Village, and the fabled Dean Goss Dinner Theatre, which defined once-glam South Main night life. Evans is not a mere nostalgia lover; she has serious art and history chops. Known through her Art & Pie blog (amycevans. com), she attended Houston's HSPVA and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MA from Ole Miss in Southern Studies. She lived for 13 years in Mississippi, where she was lead oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance, documenting the region's rich culinary culture. Evans hopes to interweave her latest paintings into a book featuring tales from the table. "Amy C. Evans: My Houston II," through February 14, at Koelsch Haus, Catherine D. Anspon

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