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DIFFA / Picnic By Design

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(A sneak peek at our table design…)

Today is the day!  We have been working since March to create the first ever Picnic By Design event in Austin.  It has been such a wonderful thing to see the creative community come together to support the Aids Services Of Austin (ASA) and it has been a pleasure working with a talented group of men + women on the event committee.    I am really looking forward to seeing what my designer friends have done to their picnic tables and celebrating this evening.  Follow along on Instagram for updates and to see the table designs using  #Diffapicnic —I will be posting detailed photos of the event and the Stone Textile table next week.

 

 

 

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Love This Store / Ann + Sid Mashburn

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When I was in Houston last week we ventured into the world of Ann + Sid Mashburn.  I was very impressed with the interiors of their new-ish Houston location.   The couple’s signature “preppy-chic” vibe was spread throughout the space…  Ann Mashburn 2515 River Oaks Blvd, Houston

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One of my favorite parts is how the store is painted.  The woman’s side is all white and while the men’s is painted in a rich charcoal color.  Such a great division idea.

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My husband would love the fact that there is a ping-pong table in the middle of the store…

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Creative way to display belts…

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The stylish couple above photographed in 2012 for Matchbook Magazine.

image above / ali harper photography 

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Love This Store / Ten Over Six Dallas

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I have been meaning to post about this hotel shop for a while now.  The girls of Ten Over Six did it again, this time in Dallas.  The part clothing+ home boutique, part lounge, and part coffee shop makes for a very cool welcome spot for hotel guests.  Ten Over Six’s second location is located in the lobby of the Joule Hotel.  The designers were going for a geometric “Tetris like” feel — job well done!  Here are a few of my favorite images, for more visit Lonny.com.

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Adventures In Marfa / Photo Journal + Guide

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This week the Texas based shelter magazine, Bungalow, shared some images from our trip to Marfa.  I wanted to share a few more today.  It was such an amazing trip—highly recommended!

Adventures in Marfa:

As a designer, travel always inspires me. Since we live in such a large state, weekend road trips are now second nature. Last month, we drove out west to the small artist town of Marfa, TX. The drive was relatively easy and at times we felt like we were the only people on the road. If we compare west Texas to the classic color-wheel, it would fall in the orange/yellow/brown arena. Slightly dull and monochromatic. When we arrived in Marfa, it seemed as if the color wheel exploded. The dusty hues were quickly replaced by vibrant ones and the inspiration came flying at me. Below are a few of my favorite images from our adventures in Marfa.

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El Cosmico was probably the most interesting places I have ever stayed. Each tent, air stream trailer, and teepee were decorated with different geometric textiles and colorful blankets — my kind of camping!

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Garza Marfa is a husband and wife run furniture and accessory company. They source vintage textiles from near and far to create bold one of a kind pieces. This bed full of colorful pillows and blankets made me rethink my all white bedding.

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Neon powder coated furniture – a genius idea and a very cool way of turning vintage into modern. These Mid Century Modern chairs would be quite the statement in a dining space or as bar seating. Available at Cast + Crew

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Even though we are talking color, I had to share this image of the black and white “Color Block House” I saw while walking around Marfa. A while back I saw something similar and that is what inspired me to create the Color Block Pillow which has become a Stone Textile classic.

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Textures + Colors I saw along the way.

Other Favorite Marfa Spots:

Stay: El Cosmico, The Thunderbird, Hotel Paisano

Eat:  Cochinel (must make a reservation), Food Shark (lunch), Squeeze Marfa (breakfast), Food Shark Grilled Cheese, Maiya’s

Shop: Garza, Cast + Crew, Mirth, The Wrong Store, El Cosmico Shop

Do:  20 miles outside of Marfa is Prada Marfa, Experience the Donald Judd exhibits, Happy Hour at Hotel Paisano

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Travel / Marfa Bound…

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We are off to Marfa today!  I am really excited for this mini birthday vacation and to experience this crazy little art town in the desert.  I have this photo by Gray Malin hanging in my office…so finally seeing the famous Prada Marfa in person will be a highlight.  Make sure to follow along on Instagram + if you have been let me know where your favorite spots are! PS. Happy Valentine’s Day xx Elizabeth

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Trunk Show Recap: Stone Textile x Saint Cloud

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If you follow along on Instagram you are aware that we had a holiday trunk show this past weekend at Saint Cloud Boutique in Houston.  The store interior is just amazing so I had to share a few of the many photos I took of the space.  I also had the pleasure of meeting the interior designer behind this masterpiece — Garrett Hunter–how cool is the ceiling detail?

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Showing customers the zipper detail on new Fold Bags…

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The Stone Textile set up—these custom B+W tables were perfect for displaying our new collection.

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The Woven V Pillow + Diamond Print Pillows looking good on their vintage chairs + the gourmet marshmallows + cookies we had out for the guests (addicting!)

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Holiday Pop Up Shops + Trunk Shows

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Stone Textile will be involved in a bunch of holiday pop up shops + trunk shows over the next few weeks and we wanted to share the details with you.  We love trunk shows because it gives us a chance to meet our fabulous customers in person.  It is also a great way for you to get an up close and personal look at our textiles which can sometimes be hard to get a feel for online.

Chicago / Kit This Holiday Pop Up

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CHICAGO: If you live in Chicago and need to get some holiday shopping done stop by Reform Objects for a shopping experience curated by the pros (the talanted ladies of Kit This).  We are thrilled to be a part of this event and are in great company!

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HOUSTON:  Did you see Monday’s post about the new Houston Boutique,  Saint Cloud?  We are so excited to pack up and head to Houston this weekend for our holiday trunk show and see this amazing space.  If you live in Houston come say hello–will be there from 11-5!   Saint Cloud Boutique / 5217 Kelvin Drive

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LOS ANGELES:  We are so happy to be teaming up with The MIA Project for their Dilettante Fundraiser and Shopping Bazar.  Since all Stone Textile products are made in the USA working with the MIA project is something that is very near and dear to our hearts.  Learn more about their cause here!

Speaking of holidays…how cool are the modern tree ornaments use in the first image?   See more on Ferm Living

 

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Austin Guide 2013 / Nannie Inez

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Last year, around this time,  we shared our favorite Austin shops with you in the Texas edition of RUE magazine (seen here).  So many great new spots have opened in Austin’s rapidly growing city this year.  One of our  favorites is Nannie Inez.   Located on S. 1st Street, Nannie Inez is now my go to spot for unique gift items.  Co-owners Deeyn Rhodes + Lonzo Jackson have searched world wide for  those whimsical products that just give your space a little bit more personality. I have highlighted some of my favorite pieces in the shop right now (all available online and you must take advantage of their Summer SALE!)  Below are a few interior images of the South Austin shop.  How cool are those geometric custom shelves?  We are looking forward to collaborating with Nannie Inez on a few one of a kind designs in the upcoming months….stay tuned and follow the process using #STNICollabo!

*Over the next few weeks we will share more of our favorite new Austin spots with you so keep checking back!

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The City Guide / Cecconi’s Los Angeles

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GUEST POST: Ally Firestone, Founder of Bridesmaid For A Day (launching soon!)

“Cecconi’s, duh” is what you will hear me answer my husband when asking me where we should go for dinner.  ANY night of the week I am always down for fresh pasta with lobster, fancy cocktails and this beautiful Italian getaway.  In the heart of West Hollywood, Cecconi’s seems tucked away in a hidden garden with beautiful outdoor and indoor dining (very California cool).  The black and white striped marble floors and white carrara marble bar are my favorite design details.  Not to mention the plush blue velvet chairs (chic!).  This all makes for an extremely enjoyable dining experience.  Not to mention the party room complete with massive heart with butterflies floating inside.  When Stone Textile designer, Elizabeth used to live here, this was one of her faves too!

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The City Guide / Barney’s Chicago

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Guest Post / Rachel Gray, Chicago based interior designer

A few years ago Barney’s New York was rebuilt in Chicago. The architecture and design is truly magnificent. My favorite part upon walking into the store is the gorgeous mosaic tile floor. I also love the winding stair case that takes you through each level of the store. Each level has its own unique design. The beautiful second floor shoe salon exhibits furniture with a mixture of materials and fabrics used. After shopping through all the floors i enjoy dining on the outdoor balcony at Fred’s while catching a glimpse of Lake Michigan. After lunch its also exciting to step across into Chelsea’s Passage and check out the new home furnishings and tableware collections.

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The Austin Food & Wine Festival

usLast weekend we attended the 2nd annual Austin Food & Wine Fest.  We basically ate and drank our way through the park grounds  for an entire weekend.  Sounds pretty fun right?  Here a are some highlights…

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AFAW_7My new favorite local bakery is called Flour, the pretzel bread is amazing.

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AFAW_9Their branding is pretty great too, love these cards.

AFAW_3cAmazing desserts from Butterface Bakeshop…

More food + wine below! Click to read the full post….

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The City Guide / Los Angeles: Isabel Marant

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GUEST POST: Have you ever wanted your style to be defined as California surfer chick meets parisian street chic??  I have!  And thanks to Isabel Marant, we can call ourselves exactly that!  Her newest flagship boutique has opened in Melrose Place in Los Angeles and it is amazing!  The huge white window filled building complete with cactus garden in front is welcoming and warm.  Inside I love the western meets modern decor which is so simple to allow for the clothes to speak for themselves.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Isabel Marant and she is as lovely as her collections.  Included are some of my favorite Ready to Wear looks from Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.  Even if you are on a budget, and can only get one special something, each piece will make you feel so good!  Tennis shoes? Dicker boots?  Embroidered dresses?  Ugh, decisions decisions!

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