Anne Lee Phillips, PaperCity Magazine
For its Leading in Design Fall Market Tuesday, October 9, The Houston Design Center delves into Texas architecture and the world of flower design with three keynotes. At 11 am at Thorntree Slate & Marble showroom is “The World of Architecture in Texas Today” with architect Jay Baker. Texas architecture is having a moment; from classicists Curtis & Windham to modernists Lake | Flato, local architects are achieving national recognition. Now it’s Baker’s moment. His new book, Making Things (ORO Editions), spotlights 20 projects since he founded his firm in 1991 — you’ve undoubtedly admired his work on Stanmore, Troon, South Boulevard, and at Hermann Park, whose restoration he spearheaded. Next up, directly following Baker, are author Helen Thompson and photographer Casey Dunn, whose new book is Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the Land (The Monacelli Press); they collaborated on the best-selling Marfa Modern in 2016. Joining them are architects Michael Hsu, Austin; Michael Morrow of Kinneymorrow Architecture, Houston; and Steve Raike of Lake | Falto, San Antonio, who all have projects in the book. A luncheon and book signings follow the keynotes at 12:45 pm in James Craig Furnishings showroom. At 2 pm, Erick New and Greg Campbell, owners of Memphis floral design shop Garden District, discuss their work and new book, Florists to the Field (Southerly Media), in the Osborne Cabinets & Millwork showroom. The Fall Market champagne reception at Dream Theaters showroom follows at 3:45 pm. At the Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road; keynotes and signings graits, but RSVP amust. To register, fallmarket2018.eventbrite.com.