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CULTURE
"Say it Ain't Southern"
by Chermelle Edwards Fascinated with train culture and its resulting, reclusive history, Will Rhoten finds himself in the American crossroads of Dallas, Texas. Here, using Instagram as a tool, Rhoten documents the often unnoticed drawings and tags...
CULTURE
Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival
There's something near-impossible about attempting surrealist, David Lynch-like energy in a film—and then still being taken seriously. And yet, "Buttercup Bill" lands that mood, successfully. From the magnificent writing and beyond; it's an aggressive...
TRAVEL
Texas Tornado Boot Camp
The Texas Tornado Boot Camp (TTBC) is located down a dusty road 40 miles from Houston in the town of Montgomery. The camp—which was started by Moto GP rider and two time Superbike World Champion Colin Edwards II (aka the Texas Tornado)—is a flat...
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...
FOOD-DRINK
Woodpile BBQ Brisket
Living in a city like NYC it's often easier to eat out than spend the time and energy cooking. And, for some of us, the most gourmet meal we're qualified to cook is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For those of you wishing to cook up a proper...
CULTURE
Interview: Chris Brown of Refueled Magazine
by Madison Kahn Born and raised in Texas, Chris Brown cultivated his penchant for the publishing world at an early age. At a meager eight-years-old, Brown created an illustrated zine about his neighborhood, and has been working hard ever since to...
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...
FOOD-DRINK
Austin Beerworks
When considering the average beer can design, images of wide mouth tops, color-changing graphics and loud patriotic motifs come to mind. As an exception to the in-your-face branding that saturates big beer, Texas-based Austin Beerworks is as focused...
CULTURE
Dallas Art
A recent invitation to the Dallas Art Fair piqued our interest initially by the range of 78 participating galleries and artists like Erwin Wurm bringing his "Beauty Business" from the Bass Museum in Miami, and Zoe Crosher creating a site-specific installation...
STYLE
Fail+Canoe
by Miranda Ward 
 Launched last month, Fail+Canoe jewelry brings together two Austin-based designers, Christine Fail of Fail Jewelry and Natalie Davis of Canoe. Fail earned a BFA in studio art and starting creating her own handmade jewelry after...
DESIGN
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...
TECH
MARS Turbine
by Gregory Stefano Wind energy in itself isn't a novel concept, but the MARS Turbine (Maggen Air Rotor System) puts a new spin on conventional wind turbines with its Goodyear Blimp otherworldliness and innovative operating system. Designer...
CULTURE
Lineaus Athletic Company
Lineaus Athletic Company, based out of the artist's enclave of Marfa, Texas, makes old world-style leather sporting equipment. Handmade by Lineaus himself using the best materials, his beautiful work will last a lifetime. To test their durability...
CULTURE
Henrique Oliveria: Tapumes
Henrique Oliveria is, at the least, an artist affected by his surroundings. As a student in São Paulo, Brazil, Oliveira harvested the remains of the fence outside his window, which had begun to peel and break in layers of color, and turned...
FOOD-DRINK
Zhi Tea Of The Month Club
All tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but that doesn't mean there isn't a wide variety of sub-species, different blends and flavors. Zhi Tea of Austin, Texas has dozens of flavors of tea, from a plum oolong that actually has...
DESIGN
Car Hood Coffee Tables
Using hoods from vintage American cars, Joel Hester handcrafts coffee tables in his Dallas, TX studio. Taking advantage of the bright colors of yesteryear and the patterns created by oxidization, the one-of-a-kind steel pieces add industrial chic...
CULTURE
Alyson Fox for Keep Calm
We were early fans of U.K.-based Keep Calm and their eye for art and design that evoked simpler times, so it's good to see them branching out as an online gallery but staying true to the overall aesthetic with these latest limited-edition prints...
CULTURE
Evan Hecox and Cody Hudson Art Deck
This deck was created exclusively for Art Prostitute by Evan Hecox and Cody hudson for a show they held recently in Texas. The board marks the first occasion these two artists have shown in Texas--in an exhibit called "Waiting Room ", and...
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