Architecture Research Office Completes Houston’s Rothko Chapel Restoration

Commissioned by Dominique and John de Menil, and opened in 1971, Houston’s Rothko Chapel houses 14 paintings by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. During the chapel’s development, Rothko proposed that the octagonal structure, designed by architect Philip Johnson (and then Howard Barnstone and Eugene Aubry after Johnson quit), feature a skylight. Rothko died before the building was complete and, to protect his work from the Texas …

Orange Cuney Sunglasses

Available in six colors, 3rd Eye View’s hexagonal Cuney frames offer sun protection and make for a stylish addition to any outfit. The Houston, Texas-based brand also helms the OnSight Initiative—a non-profit program that offers free eye screenings and tests, as well as glasses, to children. Working with local and national agencies, they provide these resources in under-served communities. By purchasing a pair of the …

Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World

Written by one of Houston’s most acclaimed chefs, James Beard Award-winning Chris Shepherd, Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World transforms the commonly held perception that local food must be rooted in centuries-long preparation. For Shepherd, locality is quantified by proximity: “The last census showed that there is no longer a ‘majority’ in Houston. It’s a city of …