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Uchiko: a Japanese restaurant in an Austin farmhouse

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 15 July 2011

The American South’s hippest city — Austin, Texas — got a little bit cooler last year with the opening of Uchiko, a contemporary Japanese restaurant that serves up innovative and sustainable food in a warm farmhouse setting.

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Lee Barber: playing live in Austin

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By Matt the Electrician in New Music on Wednesday 15 June 2011

One of the best songwriters I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. Lee Barber’s ability to create landscapes with words is absolutely unparalleled in the physical universe.

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Play Me I’m Yours art installation in Austin

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By Lang Freeman from Sounds Under Radio in Cool Travel on Monday 9 May 2011

A month ago, I began noticing these random upright pianos popping up in the most odd places all across Austin: on pedestrian bridges, running trails, in front of downtown building. It’s a beautiful idea for an art installation, using a city known for its music, culture and artistic identity, and painting it with its own […]

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Jad Fair live in Austin

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Saturday 7 May 2011

I had somewhat forgotten about Jad Fair over the years. After watching Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King years ago, and being rather touched by the story behind Jad and his bandmates, not to mention their music, I’ve been unable to find much by way of recent activity. Then I heard he was playing in my hometown, Austin. Jad Fair live: this should get interesting, and interesting turned out to be an understatement.

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Watercolor portraits by Austin Power

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By Kristine Wood in New Art on Wednesday 16 March 2011

In this series of minimal watercolor portraits on paper, Austin Power continues to explore the difficulty and discomfort in fully understanding a person. Using the physicality of his subjects as a guideline, Power employs intuitive emotional color to create snapshots of his personal relationships.

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Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Monday 6 December 2010

If you thought it was impossible for something to be too pretty too eat, you may reconsider after taking a gander at the luxury line of cakes and cookies at Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC. Maggie LaBaugh, the veritable mastermind behind the whole operation, was a former classical ballet dancer who now runs a custom cake design shop that will literally make your jaw drop. Maggie draws on her earlier training to create exquisite confections using clean lines, classic simplicity, and sheer elegance. She employs a strong artistic structure taking inspiration from famous sculptures, painting movements and even the realm of haute couture.

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Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout poetry

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Friday 23 April 2010

With his Newspaper Blackout pieces, writer and artist Austin Kleon uses a marker to black out all but a few select words printed in the New York Times, carving out little poems from the articles of the newspaper.

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Seat belt hammocks at Austin’s Kimber Modern

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Tuesday 15 September 2009

Whilst staying at the Kimber Modern in Austin, Texas, recently, I came across these awesome hammocks made from car selt belts designed by Ting London, which they had hanging in the communual space at the hotel. I checked in with Kimber, the owner of the Kimber Modern, and asked her how important the small design touches are at the hotel and how she keeps abreast of what’s out there that might work well? ‘The small design touches are crucial. It’s what sets us apart from so many other small hotels. Every item, no matter how minor is thoroughly researched to make sure it works for the hotel. I feel that it’s the every day items, like cork screws, salt shakers, pot holders etc. should be little works of art. So much thought goes into those small details or design touches. I search on line for unique exceptional items. I also get a bunch of catalogues and design/architecture magazines’. [Photo by Alison Zavos]

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The Kimber Modern Hotel, Austin, Texas

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By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 29 July 2009

Whilst in Austin the other weekend, I spent a couple of nights at a beautifully designed hotel called the Kimber Modern, which is located in the happening SOCO area, just a short hop, skip and sideways roll to the bustling hive of restaurants and cafes along South Congress. The Kimber Modern is a hotel with a twist. First up, the architecture is stunning, this elegant and contemporary building with subtle splashes of color to break up the overall white-walled minimalism. And then there are the clever design touches, such as communal hammocks made from car belts, and a giant tank churning liters of water in a calming, almost Zen-like manner. [photos by Alison Zavos]

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Austin Motel’s phallic signange?

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Monday 27 July 2009

I was in Austin last week and spent a night at the Austin Motel, where the rooms are all themed and the signage is a little … err … suggestive. As far as I can tell, it’s either telling me to bugger off or to come prepared. I mentioned it to the receptionist as I […]

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#Cookieshots are trending … we wonder why

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By Marta Millere in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

When we posted this image on our Facebook wall a few weeks ago, y’all went nuts. We wonder why. It all started when French chef Dominique Ansel took everyone’s favorite comfort snack – chocolate chip cookies and cold milk – to the next level. How?

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Tequila Don Julio Presents: Francisco Cervantes

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 6 March 2014

Don Julio González was a passionate man, unafraid to make bold moves in his pursuit of the world’s original luxury tequila. In this spirit of his legacy, our friends at Don Julio have assembled a collective of contemporary visionaries, craftsman and artists, who have made bold moves in the pursuit of their passion. One of them is Francisco Cervantes. This is his story.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Jamboo headphones

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By Sorrel Kesby in Tech on Saturday 22 February 2014

Newly arrived, the American-Eagle style Jamboo headphones (yes, that is a play on Bamboo and jammin’) ready to represent for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Jamboo’s San Diego-based creators, Austin Glenn and Scooter Vaughan, originally used KickStarter to get their dream off the ground and after raising almost double their funding goal, finally launched their products to the world in 2012.

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The Monster Project by Katie Johnson

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art, New Illustration on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Art director Katie Johnson began the “Monster Project” back in 2010 to help develop children’s creativity and imagination. She asked students from a second grade class in Faubion Elementary in Austin, Texas to draw monsters. She then created illustrations of the kids’ monsters and gave it back to them. The original versions, alongside the new […]

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Play 80s Super Mario On Your Browser, Like Right Now

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Don’t get too excited but you can play Super Mario on your computer now! That means during an exhausting day at work, you can simply escape into the magical world of plumbing and sewers to defeat the evil Bowser and rescue Princess Toadstool, just like you did when you were a kid/kidult.

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