Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thorntree is proud to once again this year be sponsoring the AIA Home Tour, and to have contributed some of the natural stone products for the Hollenbeck Architects house at 4300 Betty St. in Bellaire.
The American Institute of Architects opens the doors to nine architect-designed homes for this tour showcasing a variety of residential styles.
Sustainability, open floor plans, indoor/outdoor spaces, abundant light and a mixture of modern and traditional materials mark key features of this year’s houses.
The tour's broad range of square footage from 2,000 sq.ft. to 6,500 sq.ft. and locations from Bellaire to River Oaks demonstrates that size and dollars do not limit excellent design.
- Hollenbeck Architects
- Murphy Mears Architects
- Val Glitsch, FAIA Architects
- Collaborative Designworks
- Studio Red
- Stern & Bucek
- Jay Baker Architects
WHERE & WHEN:
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002
Saturday and Sunday Oct. 23 and 24 (Tours start at noon daily)
Tickets: $25 per person
($20 for bike riders)
What a great turnout we had for Risotto this year! It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon as everyone strolled in the breezy outdoors of the Houston Design Center. The aromas of Risotto filled the air and the wine was flowing! If you stopped by Thorntree's studio, you got to enjoy our delicious home made Tiramisu, compliments of yours truly!
Congratulations to all the chefs who competed, the judges who deliberated, the sponsors who supported and the fans who enjoyed this year's International Risotto Festival!
Chef Jon Buchanan of Trevisio earned top prize with his Crabmeat and Meyers Lemon Risotto
First runner-up Jamie Zelko of Zelko Bistro wowed judges with her white Alba truffle Risotto
Also in the winners' circle were Philippe Schmit of Philipe Restaurant (2nd runner up)
And John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro (honorable mention)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
MAKING A STATEMENT IN COASTAL ARCHITECTURE
Coral Stone is quarried from mountains and land which once were part of the ocean, millions of years ago. Large blocks are extracted, then fabricated. When a natural appearance is desired, Coral Stone is the ideal choice.
Its neutral color and rich texture make it a very versatile material that gives freedom of design in interiors and exteriors, columns and balustrades, moldings, fountains and any other custom stone application.
We are now stocking the Coral Stone in field tile, coping, 2 types of wall ledge cladding, and a new line of very interesting three dimensional mosaics.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Uniquely Modern. Yet Timeless.
This beautiful, hard wearing Limestone comes to us from the Orient.
Now in stock in large slabs, random planking, 12x24, and coordinating mosaics.
This one is a 'must-see' up close and in person!
You can view this product newly installed at our new studio located at The Houston Design Center @ 7026 Old Katy Rd. Suite 167.
Slabs are on display and can be viewed at our Jersey Village Showroom/Warehouse at 10105 West Gulf Bank.
We are very pleased to announce that our new studio is now open for business at The Houston Design Center - 7026 Old Katy Rd. Come see us in space 167 and browse our spacious 3,500 sf natural stone gallery, featuring some of the most unique stone products you'll find in Houston.
The Studio is open Monday thru Friday, 9am - 5pm. OR BY APPOINTMENT
Please give us a call if you need to schedule an appointment after-hours (713) 750-9091
And if you need to come by and shop on a Saturday.... don't forget our Jersey Village location is open every Saturday from 9am - 1pm.