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January 2018- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 12 T he second annual Texas Design week Houston is Monday through Friday, April 23 through 27, with the PaperCity Design Awards kicking off the week-long celebration of design on Monday, April 23. To see the lineup of designer appearances, panel discussions, salon talks, book signings, cocktail parties, home tours, and more, go to; inquiries Sorek Barbershop & Menswear opens in Eado, East of Downtown at 2106 Dallas Street, in March. There will be traditional barber and grooming services, as well as a stock of menswear, accessories, and custom suits from Texas- based Soto & Co. Sorek is owned by Houstonian Jason Gourd, and Austin's Michael Hsu Office of Architecture is behind the design … Tory Burch has unveiled her eighth Texas boutique at 9595 Six Pine Drive in the Woodlands. Burch's own home inspired the design of the 2,900-square-foot space — the third Houston-area location — with its green awnings, brass finishes, and custom-designed furnishings … Heights Mercantile partners with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on a gallery space that rotates works from the museum's permanent collection. The al fresco studio, located in the 7th Street Outdoor Garden next to Bespoke (714 Yale Street, off the public bike trail), also offers gratis two-hour Mix It Up with the MFAH pop-ups, where participants create their own art to take home (final Saturdays of each month, 10 am to noon). For details, visit First on view is Chiho Aoshima's video installation City Glow, presented across five screens — a favorite with Houstonians back in 2007, when it was a highlight of the Chaney Family Collection exhibition "Red Hot!" (through February) … Paloma Nail Salon has opened at 714 Yale Street, neighboring Define Body & Mind and LuluLemon Local. The salon, which eschews harsh chemicals, also offers nontoxic facials with products by Joanna Vargas, Onelove Organics, Herbivore Botanicals, and Houston's own Sunday Riley ($30 to $150). Also on the schedule: meditation guidance and tastings of biodynamically farmed wine. Meghan West A well-curated look at good old-fashioned currency — au courant in our looming age of Bitcoin — is on view at La Colombe d'Or's new art space, LCD Gallery, sited in a pristine historic loft downtown. One discovery from the "Art & Currency" show (through February 28) is Jason Hughes. Known for his work with digital collages based on world monetary systems (the Federal Reserve, New York, numbers among his collectors), Hughes' Brooklyn- based Lone Wolf Design Studios was launched last year to transform those fiscal designs into wallpaper. The highly detailed wallpapers take inspiration from actual currency, down to its dainty filigree patterning and texture. They're digitally printed with aqueous inks onto long-lasting, non- damaging adhesive-backed fabric. No surprise, Hughes' papers are populating very posh homes, boardrooms, clubs, and casinos. $10 to $15 per square foot, at LCD Gallery – La Colombe d'Or, 114 Main St., 5th Floor; inquiries Catherine D. Anspon MOOLAH for YOUR WALLS Retail RAP Jason Hughes wallpaper, Green Web & Flower, from the Dollars Collection, at LCD Gallery – La Colombe d'Or COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LCD GALLERY COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LCD GALLERY Mark Wagner's Sunrise Over the Potomac, 2014, at LCD Gallery – La Colombe d'Or

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