Three Days in Austin, Texas
Last week I flew down to Austin, Texas, to report two stories for our upcoming modern-across-America-themed issue (stay tuned!). I met with several architects, enjoyed coffee at the home of a soon-to-be-featured couple, went camping, feasted on tacos from a food truck that came highly recommended by Dwell Twitter followers, and even fed a longhorn. Click through the slideshow for more!
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- Seattle did nothing to cast away its stereotype as the country's wettest city earlier this week.
- Austin, Texas: Home to food trucks, live music, the first Whole Foods, and annual stomping grounds for the tech set, Austin also happens to have a kicking modern architecture scene.
- Who doesn't love a carne asada-serving taco truck or a smart trailer offering gourmet, local hot dogs? You'd be surprised.
Today's lesson comes from Public School, a design collective out of Austin, Texas: "Fridays are a good day to sit in a corner or a bar and think about what you've done." We assume it's all good things, naturally, and we'd recommend your local dive as opposed to the naughty seat, but either way it's not a bad idea to reflect on the week that was. This print is one of a series of sayings you should definitely keep in mind.
- A highlight of reporting "A Simple Plan," my story about the Marmol Radziner-designed prefab in Ukiah, California (in our December/January 2012 issue, and online here) was sitting down with…
On Saturday night, leave the super-villains and animated penguins at home and join us for an architectural night at the movies. With popcorn in hand, we'll be filling the seats for the Los Angeles theatrical premiere of Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, the 2008 documentary (and winner of the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature) that explores the prolific career of architectural photographer Julius Shulman. We will also be screening The Greening of Southie. a film that examines Boston's first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it.
Square Meal on Wheels
In conjunction with Dwell’s Night at the Movies, we'll be corralling some of LA's favorite mobile eateries for the city's first mobile restaurant row. Square Meal on Wheels, our temporary street food bazaar will include a classic taco truck, a modern hot dog cart, organic fast food, ice cream sandwiches, and more. So when you come to our Movie Night make sure to bring your appetite. The mobile restaurant row is only open to movie night ticket holders, so, get your ticket now.
Please note that any dining selections you make from these vendors will incur an additional charge - the movie ticket price does not include food.
Mobile Eateries Open at 5:00 pm
Movie: 6:30 pm
- From an environmentally conscious structure in Houston to a contemporary farmhouse in Cleburne, these homes in the Lone Star State show that Texas is just as much a modern design hub as it is a…
- The Music and Technology festivals that make up South by Southwest may have come and gone but that doesn't mean that innovation can't still be found in Austin, Texas.