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Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design in River Oaks

All lighting was carefully selected to become part of the architecture of the house and was provided by Lesco Architectural Lighting in Houston. The “Enigma” pendant light is by Louis Poulsen. The compass rose in the terrazzo flooring of the expansive room off the entry is reflective of the nautical/aeronautical aesthetic throughout such as the door hardware, A/C vents, etc.

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU. Read the full story »

Meet the Moore Browns Meet the Moore Browns

Talented family creates  highly regarded glass-blown artworks
By Cheryl Alexander
Parents Michael Brown and Sally Moore and their son Patrick are artists working in the specialized medium of glass blowing with a strong commitment to keeping the …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual
Hall of Fame Gala Dinner
Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual <br>Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

The Arts & Happenings July 2016 The Arts & Happenings July 2016

MATT MAGEE’S WORLDWIDE SCULPTURAL DEBUT IN HOUSTON, THROUGH JULY 2
Hiram Butler Gallery unveils prima materia, Matt Magee’s first exhibition of sculpture. Since the mid-’80s, Magee has assembled table-top sculptures from found objects that he saved …

Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

Lost Key Golf & Beach Club offers lush golf greens, sugar-sand beaches and crystal blue waters
By Noelle Valentine
Conquistadors, buccaneers, native Americans, colonists and sailors once laid claim to the white sugar sand beaches and turquoise …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Jennifer & James
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – <br>Jennifer & James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Casey Chateauvert of Endless Exposures
From the moment they met, Jennifer Martin and James Gibb just “clicked.” Her passion is art, his are cooking and gardening, so it was no …

On The Town with Jan Carson – July 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – July 2016

Summer fun is in full swing at Camp For All in Burton, Texas! Little campers and big campers – each with challenging illnesses or special needs – enjoy life-enhancing camping experiences at a 206-acre barrier-free …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – July 2016 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – July 2016

 
Marc Jacobs- The red and navy shoulder bag is crafted from supple suede and has crystal embellishment and braided trim. net-a-porter.com

Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs

Annual NKBA competition brings out the best
The winning kitchens of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition certainly prove that homeowners are moving these spaces from the utilitarian to become the hub of …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – The Art of Storing China Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  The Art of Storing China

SAVE THE DATE TO SEE DR. LORI!
Dr. Lori will be a speaker at the Fall Home & Garden Show to be held Aug. 13-14 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders 10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

Eco-friendly plants save gardening effort
Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2016 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2016

-Military Magic Man
-Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
-Garden Pest Chart

Houston City Scope July 2016 Houston City Scope July 2016

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL NEUROLOGIST HELPS WOMAN WITH RARE DISORDER
A physician at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is working to uncover new information about a rare neurological disorder that has impacted fewer than …

Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection
Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up …

HISTORICAL – Gulf Coast Energy Development in UH Oral Histories HISTORICAL – Gulf Coast Energy Development in UH Oral Histories

Archival collections preserve history in books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, video images   and exhibits. Early
forms of historical research, however, were oral. Herodotus, Greek historian credited as the “father of history,” constructed his history of the Greco-Persian …

Discoveries July 2016 Discoveries July 2016

18TH C. FRENCH ROCAILLE CLAMSHELL
Inspired by the shell motifs of 18th-century decorative arts and architecture, this impeccably crafted clamshell pays homage to the French rocaille style, championing the inherent beauty of nature. Artisans cast each …

Book Reviews July 2016 Book Reviews July 2016

HIVE YOU HEARD?
What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save …

Touring Napa and Sonoma Touring Napa and Sonoma

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
A great visit highlighting great vintages
Visiting a winery in northern Cali­fornia used to consist of standing in a line at a tasting room, and being served, sometimes complimentary, by …

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | STARTING PRICE: $65,000
Ah, the Italians. With their penchant for flash and audacity, they present to us the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Making its debut in the U.S. market, the 4C …