Mining the stories of estate sale artifacts in photographer Norm Diamond’s book, What Is Left Behind.
We put on our walking shoes and hopped a bus to Texas’s antiques mecca. Here are some of the treasures we found.
Sheila Youngblood, the owner of Rancho Pillow, gives us an exclusive look at her whimsical Austin home.
In San Antonio, a young designer finds success selling his jeans, shirts, and kimonos(!) directly to customers.
Is the Houston Heights turning into a Little Louisiana?
Long live Northwest Mall!
Well, sort of.
Charles Stagg walked into the woods and decided to build something. Now, four years after his death, his daughter and grandson are trying to preserve his masterpiece.
A fourth generation of Texas leatherworkers saddles up.
An armadillo incense burner. An Andy Warhol self-portrait. The keys to the Alamo. Who knew what startling treasures you could find without ever leaving the state?
A pastor at a Corpus Christi church is on a mission to build “the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.”
How Longview inspired fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.
Houston jewelry with a touch of northwestern India.
A chapeau of one’s own.
Oh, and the house that comes with it too.
It can be yours for a cool $6 million.
Has a selfie ever been more contentious?
Clothing, jewelry, sculpture, rugs: is there anything this Spicewood designer can’t do?
Oaxacan style, by way of Dallas.
Houston’s super-rich are learning to love the brand-new, very ritzy, much-heralded River Oaks District. (Maybe.)
Although we trail such medieval wonderlands as Spain, Bavaria, and Wales in castles per square mile, Texas is studded with crenellated, turreted strongholds, ranging from the kitschy to the magnificent.
Because you know you’ve always wanted to kick it up.
How did smog-breathing, gridlock-prone Houston become the newest natural wonder of the urban world?
In midlife, a Dallasite finds a new career as a jewelry maker.
These San Antonio leather-workers keep it all in the family.
As Houston basketball fans mourn the end of the Rockets season, we remember the efforts of one of the team’s all-time greats.
A novice Austin jewelry maker catches Anthropologie’s eye.
That's a lot of Astro-dough.
If you've got an eight-figure house-hunting budget and a need for a place with goalposts in the backyard, give it a look.
This isn't a real proposal, but it is really neat.
They've built a scale model of it to show it off and everything.
The giant avatar of the Texas State Fair returns once more—and his new duds let you know where he's from.
When throngs of shoe fanatics descend on Houston for the annual Sneaker Summit, it’s the perfect time to understand the sole of a man. And if you happen to be a high school junior named Adam, the goal is finding the right pair of Nike Galaxies for a mere $750.
Amber Venz was just a pretty Dallas girl with good taste and a blog, until she figured out something revolutionary: how to make money with every post. Meet the 27-year-old queen of a whole new fashion empire.
A tiny Astrodome!
A Houston textile designer shows that the art of dyeing isn't dying.
Sock it to him!
Handcrafted leather bags that tell a story.
The massive fire that took down a Montrose apartment building didn't claim this cat.
The mall is a flat circle, at which one can buy McConaughey's "just keep livin" line of menswear at Dillard's.
Kathie Sever’s nice threads.
It's got a veranda with seating for 450 people, a two-story closet, and a bowling alley. It's on 25 acres and the mansion itself is 48,000 square feet. And nobody really knows what it's worth.
It doesn't mean that they're not going to tear it down.
Our unofficial state boot maker works to reposition itself as a luxury brand.
The sneakerhead subculture descended on Houston in November for a major convention, and streetwear company Karmaloop offers an inside look.
The proper way to build is with a mind to energy savings, says architect Renzo Piano, whose addition to the Kimbell Museum opens to the public on November 27.
There’s no hiding these hides.
Voters may have decided that the Astrodome isn't worth saving, but The Architect's Newspaper has published four ideas for what to do with the space.
On both ends of Texas, discount "plastic surgeons" have been shooting people full of potentially fatal substances.
The one-time Eighth Wonder of the World may soon be a parking lot, but the "yard sale" held by Reliant Park officials brought a lot of nostalgia—and money—out of people who remember its heyday.