August | September 2012 Feature Articles

 Hill Country Contemporary

Written By Amy Lemen       Photography By Coles Hairston      

SOMETIMES IT'S THE RIGHT PARTNERSHIP that makes all the difference, and that was certainly the case in the creation of Cueva Blanco — a tranquil oasis of a home in the Austin, Texas, Hill Country. Architect James LaRue, custom homebuilder Greg Reynolds and interior designer Laura Rulon-Miller collaborated to create an elegant custom family home in West Austin that is both…


All Over the Map

Written By Johnny D. Boggs      


Soaring Visions

Written By Todd Wilkinson      


A Monumental Talent

Written By Roger Naylor      

IT MAY NOT BE A CAREER PATH appropriate for everyone, but bull riding provided Chris Navarro with many of the tools he needed to become a world-class sculptor. Bull riders develop an acute understanding of anatomy — both their own and that of the nearly 1-ton beast tucked between their legs. Their sense of movement and motion is akin to a…


Nuanced Nostalgia

Written By Carrie Scozzaro       Photography By Marie-Dominique Verdier      

VIEWED FROM THE WATER BELOW, Bottle Bay Ranch ambles upwards across 50 acres of pine trees and pastures like an updated turn-of-the-century homestead. Tucked into rocky terrain overlooking one of North Idaho’s pristine glacial lakes is a 17,000-square-foot home surrounded by guesthouse, office, stables, bunkhouse and numerous outbuildings.  “When we build,” notes Scott Newhart of Thunder Ranch Design, “we take the essence…


Into the Wild

Written By Dina Mishev      

"IT'D BE AWFUL."” That’s what landscape architect Walter Hood had to say to Jackson Hole’s National Museum of Wildlife Art when he heard its ideas for a new sculpture trail. Even though he was at the museum to throw his hat into the ring for the job of designing the project, Hood didn’t mince words. “You really don’t want a trail…