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What's Next For Swimming Hole

What's up with Houston's Swimming Hole? Idea floats to next level with link to quality of life group

By Barbara Kuntz

Buoyed by a fundraising campaign that exceeded its goals, the "Houston Needs a Swimming Hole" idea now floats to the next level. Team members Monte Large, Evan O'Neil and New Livi ...

Big Ideas For 2015

Big ideas for 2015: Four grand visions that will transform Houston, from new AstroWorld to a swimming hole

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's always been a city with great big ideas, and the year 2015 will, no doubt, see more innovative plans proposed and carried out. Here are just a few very notable visions Cultur ...

Dive In

City changing idea? Campaign to build Houston its own perfect swimming hole picks up steam

By Barbara Kuntz

It may sound like a chilly idea right now, but when Houston's temps start to rise again — and keep on rising — it sounds like a great idea. Houston Needs a Swimming Hole! Ye ...

Houston's Tiniest Park

Houston's tiniest park: City's first parklet rises from one converted asphalt parking space

By Barbara Kuntz

A parking space converted into Houston's first parklet brought a mini-media frenzy — and fun street party — to 19th Street in the Heights, where New Living artisans, city ...

New Living

Salvaging historic trees and crafting unique furniture redefines business as usual at this unique Houston store

By Barbara Kuntz

"Let's Build Together" is the motto at Made at New Living, where local artisans work hand-in-hand with customers to create one-of-a-kind tables, chairs, planters, whatever the desire, ...

New Living

Two eco-friendly Houston stores are rebranded and changed: It's all about organic beds, furniture now

By Barbara Kuntz

Driving down 19th Street in the Heights, you'll see a familiar storefront with a bit of a facade change about it. Welcome to New Living Bedroom, recently rebranded with a streamlined v ...

Destroyed tree re-emerges

100-year-old tree destroyed by developers is transformed into handcrafted furniture

By Tyler Rudick

While Heights activists were unable to spare it from developers, a century-old tree that once shaded the corner of Oxford and 23rd Streets is getting a second life — thanks to eco-f ...

CultureMap Exclusive

Pioneering co-working and art studio space closing: Shooting unrelated — this move's driven by real estate

By Tyler Rudick

After five years as one of the city's leading co-working and art studio spaces, the Caroline Collective will be closing its doors for good this September. With Thursday's unrelated ...


New Living unveils its eco-friendly approach to nursery design and a new Heights-area store

By Tyler Rudick

"We kind of start where Whole Foods stops," says New Living's Jeff Kaplan on a tour of the eco-friendly home store's new nursery department. To his left is a rocking cha ...

Stellar surfaces

A New Year's resolution for a more beautiful kitchen: Weighing in on countertop options

By Tarra Gaines

I already exercise daily and eat lots of veggies, so when it comes to New Year's resolutions, I'm resolving in 2013 to get my home into shape — starting with replacing my tiled kitche ...

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