Summer Begs

September 01, 2013


Summers can be a little challenging in an old factory space. We've been extraordinarily lucky this summer with a few more cool days than usual. Cool being relative, of course. Even low 90s are welcome during those dog days.

One very dear soul donated us a 5-ton AC unit this summer and we had the best intentions to install it but our circa 1900 electrical circuits weren't enough to support the unit. So it sits. And that's okay. I think I speak for all of us when I say we are a little proud of our capacity for endurance. Rather than being isolated in some temperature-controlled box, we are connected very directly to the daily surprises that mother nature offers us. And it makes those days when we can throw open the windows and build to the sound of zealous roosters and northern breezes so much sweeter. 

Photo Cred :: Above by Taylor Rea X Below by J.R. Rodriguez

On one of the hottest days this summer, we hosted our dear friend Sarah Jaffe at the factory along with a special vocal accompaniment by Taylor Rea. I made naughty snow cones and paper fans. I think the heat lent a certain misty magic to the event as you can see in the video captured from the evening.

Summer doesn't officially end until September 21. When the weather cools and the winds shifts from the North, it carries across town the scent of molasses from a plant that makes supplements for cattle. It is a curious smell. Some say it reminds them of cookies. For me, it signifies fall and fairs and leaves crunching and prolific pumpkins .

Right now we are preparing for fall. We will host at least one event, possibly two before Christmas. We are looking at engaging with an event space in Houston and a fellow designer in Austin. Plus, we plan to help you get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

We look forward to seeing you this fall.