The Museum of Barbed Wire in Kansas is probably somewhere near the top of the list of World’s Most Boring Places to Visit. Really. Despite the website’s promise that you’ll ‘get hooked on barbed wire history and lore’, I somehow think I’d be painfully bored instead. And I’m really not so sure I want to […]
In 1968, the late John Milkovisch started using the old beer cans he saved from his afternoon drinking sessions with his wife to make the shiny metallic exterior of the Beer Can House located in Houston, Texas. He ended up using 50,000 beer cans. What can we say? He sure drank a lot.
If Austin was a car, it’d be a VW campervan. The capital of the Lone Star State, Austin has seen its popularity (and population) soar in recent years: between 2000 and 2006, it was the third fastest growing city in the United States. Austin is cultured, kitsch and kooky, and rightfully wears its unofficial slogan […]
After four years of chasing the storms, Phoenix-based photographer Mike Olbinski finally got close enough to capture these astounding images of a supercell storm near Booker, Texas on the morning of June 3. ‘We (My buddy Andy Hoeland and I) had been driving through rain and hail, always on the wrong side when we finally make a gamble to just push south through the storm and get on the far side if we could.
This 105-year-old Texan woman really knows how to throw a party! For her 105th birthday, she organized a three-day event with over 200 guests. And not only does she still party, she also loves mowing her lawn and dancing. What’s the secret to this great-grandmother’s good health? Bacon. Despite the negative health-effects typically associated with […]
Want a free cab ride to the next venue at South by Southwest this year? No problem! All you have to do is tweet the Kendo UI team using the hashtag #SXSWTechCab and Irin Slutsky will let you know if she can swing it. The Kendo UI cab ride is completely free in exchange for the […]
In this video, Mick Burson paints a wall in Denton, Texas, that was inspired by the slums in Brazil. With no sketch, just a level, and a big paint budget, he was able to knock it out in a big three day weekend and make it to work on time Sunday night.
Ignacio Torres is a photographer I met in my hometown of Denton, Texas. It wasn’t until he moved to New York City, though, that we became friends. I had the honor of working a bit with him this past summer in New York, and through this realized just how unique and phenomenal he really is. […]
English film-maker Philip Bloom really nails it here, with this short documentary on Texas old time BMX legend and gun fanatic, Jeff Pierce. He’s part redneck, part hippie and part nutcase! I hate guns, but really enjoy nerding out on the camera work here. Shot with a Red Epic and Phantom Flex, the slow-mo on […]
While vodka may be the last thing you thought you’d come across in the heart of Austin, Texas, it’s just what you’ll find with Deep Eddy. For everything from cocktails to on the rocks, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka is the perfect antidote to a scorching Texas summer day. It’s not your grandma’s sweet tea, but it has the same slow, sweet, Southern taste — and it’s actually infused with real tealeaves and local clover honey.
With Summer drawing to an end in America, the time to take that last vacation before Fall starts is now. Instead of doing the traditional visit to the beach or camping in the woods, why not try the Texan desert? Located in Marfa, Texas, this ultimate bohemian destination named El Cosmico has been described as […]
Texas-based photographer Ansen Seale uses slit-scan photography, a process by which a panel with a slit is placed between the camera and the subject, to create his beautifully warped and abstracted images. No computers are involved.
Through watching cowboy movies, among other things, we’ve learned that Texas is full of dust. Fortunately, there are people such as Scott Wade who knows how to embellish something that is disgusting. Wade started to produce simple hearts or phrases such as ‘Wash me, you dirty fellow’ on the windshields and windows of cars. Later on, he improved his skills and now he can make a Mona Lisa or a Rembrandt by using the ‘dust extraction’ technique. He does not own a gallery because it should be really expensive but he has a huge permanent exhibition touring the city. The art of Wade reached the advertising world and brands such as Mitsubishi have used it in their graphic campaigns.
YACHT founding members Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans live in Portland, Oregon and Marfa, Texas, and consider themselves ‘generalists’ in the fields of music, art, writing, and everything in between. Their new album, See Mystery Lights, has just been released, along with companion materials ranging from book and mixtapes to a limited-edition playable copper […]