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DESIGN
David Flores + Division 1 Bicycles' Iconic Bike Prints
At its core, the design of a bicycle is traditionally comprised of two circles and two triangles. Since its inception, there has been a constant desire to continue improving the simple (but clever) machine. Bold use of carbon fiber, daring geometries...
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NPR Music at SXSW 2014
For music publications, SXSW is what New York Fashion Week is to the Vogue editorial staff—exciting, exhausting and ultimately a sink or swim string of parties, content and cut-throat editorial decision-making. Luckily, the deft-eared team at NPR has...
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La Femme: Amour Dans Le Motu
Armed with their 2013 debut album named Psycho Tropical Berlin, La Femme are hitting North America and shaking things up, including performances at SXSW. And within the first 10 seconds of their song "Amour Dans Le Motu," we were hooked. There isn...
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RAC: Tear You Down feat. Alex Ebert
SoundCloud hosted their first official SXSW showcase this year, and the lineup included a stellar mix of emerging and established artists. One falling somewhere in the middle is André Allen Anjos, better known as the main remix master behind the former...
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Big Huge: At The Movies
Self-described as "a frightful/delightful five-piece of ditty pumpers with a heart that bleeds for the wild child, the mood swinger and the lost thought found again," NYC-based Big Huge and their garage-pop sound is a legitimate gang of devoted shredders...
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Big Huge: At The Movies Self-described as "a frightful/delightful five-piece of ditty pumpers with a heart that bleeds for the wild child, the mood swinger and the lost thought found again," NYC-based Big Huge and their garage-pop sound is a legitimate...
DESIGN
Finell
It takes something pretty special to stand out at the NY NOW home, lifestyle and design show that features over 2,800 exhibitors from around the world, and the debut collection from Austin-based Finell managed to do just that. At once unapologetically...
FOOD-DRINK
Bearded Brothers
Beards are (or, at least, were) often associated with wisdom. While the scientific jury may be out on this one, the facial hair-donning fraternal partnership at Austin's Bearded Brothers might lend a little weight to the adage. The duo creates natural...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Austin
Sponsored content: Austin, Texas isn't limited to one touristic area, instead it's a place balanced in neighborhood attractions; each area has a reason—or three—to visit. And, while it's ever-growing and evolving, with an exponential creative influx...
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While Austin is booming and topping national lists as a number one place to work and play, the city's laidback vibe remains—even with its population growing to nearly two million hard-working people. After all, it is a city where flip-flops are considered...
CULTURE
The One Motorcycle Show Austin
by Kate Erwin Founded in 2010 by Thor Drake of Portland's See See Motorcycles and coffee shop, The One Motorcycle Show stands to highlight interesting bikes with an equally interesting story behind them, in an environment that emulates days and...
DESIGN
Folk Fibers Indigo Wholecloth Collection
Maura Grace Ambrose is known chiefly as a sage of 21st-century quilting. From her home in Austin, Texas, the young Savannah College of Art and Design graduate hand-sews gorgeous, oversized quilts from scraps and new materials, injecting the traditional...
CULTURE
Tap into Austin 2012: Sub Pop
In partnership with MasterCard, on 16 March 2012 we'll be streaming the Sub Pop Showcase live from SXSW in Austin to parties in NYC, LA, DC, SF and Chicago. In anticipation of the showcase we shot this video at Sub Pop's headquarters in Seattle...
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Austin BBQ
Sponsored content: If you're coming to Austin, you got to eat yourself some barbecue and there's some terrific 'cue available throughout the city. Since the first day Franklin's Barbecue opened its doors on E 11th street, barbecue fans have been...
DESIGN
Rad and Hatch for TreeHouse
What happens when two sustainable design outfits specializing in distinct materials team up? In the case of Rad Furniture and Hatch Workshop (both also fabricators), the partnership is geared toward "thoughtful and well-crafted" furniture with material...
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W Austin
Even Austin's airport food—local famed BBQ and Tex-Mex rather than soggy tuna sandwiches—touts the city's pro-small business attitude. So when the chain known for hipping up the mid-range hotel experience came to town, they had to step...
CULTURE
One Way or Another Roadtrip
One Way or Another's Isaac McKay-Randozzi and Sandro Grison, along with their gang of creative collaborators, are touring North America in a grassroots campaign to show off the incredible artwork created by some of skateboarding's best while raising...
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Kimber Modern Bed and Breakfast
While in Austin recently, I spent a couple of nights at a beautifully designed new hotel called the Kimber Modern, located in the happening SOCO area, just a short hop, skip and sideways roll to the bustling hive of restaurants and cafes along South...
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On Location: Austin
Rocked-out rockabilly, vintage dancing queen, pure country two-stepper, off-the-wall zoot-suiter—in Austin, anything goes. A blue oasis in a red desert, Austin has earned its keep as the South's most beloved laid-back music scene...
FOOD-DRINK
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tito Beveridge makes Tito's Handmade Vodka in Austin from the first and only licensed distillery in Texas. Made in small batches from 100% American corn in a pot still, each batch is distilled six times (versus an industry average of three), ensuring...
CULTURE
SXSW Highlights
SXSW is:...Southern sui generis, like this sign reminding people not to forget their cowboy hats or oil boom-era cell phones in their rental car. ...finding the way out of a labyrinth movie theater with help from Rachel McIntosh, who won an award...
STYLE
Factory People
Housed in a 3,000 square-foot former gun store with murals by artists like Kenzo Minami and Surface 2 Air adorning the walls, Factory People is the Austin spot to find the latest clothing, accessories, music, and—if the empty champagne bottles...
TECH
SXSW: Futures Lab + Convergent Automobile Tech
Cool Hunting's in Austin, Texas this week to check out SXSW and all the related goings-on. With a bursting line-up that includes Interactive, Film and Music conferences, screenings, live music, tradeshows, and parties, it's no wonder that...