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New year, new casita Posted on January 10, 2016 By Cindy Black

‘Accessory Dwelling Unit’ (or ADU for short) is the latest catchphrase in Austin – the city’s recently passed ordinance relaxes building restrictions related to these backyard casitas. At the November 2015 Council meeting, the following changes to the ADU regulations were approved: Reduce minimum lot.... read more →

spirit of optimism Posted on June 3, 2015 By Cindy Black

“We’ll Reopen Soon” says the temporary banner hanging outside Whole Earth Provision. In case you haven’t heard, Austin experience massive flooding this Memorial Day weekend, and Whole Earth suffered some serious damage. If I was a retailer facing a shop full of muddy.... read more →

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merging architecture and craftiness Posted on March 30, 2015 By Cindy Black

A few weeks ago, QuiltCon descended on Austin, bringing a surplus of incredibly crafty people to town. I mean, making a quilt that has compositional coherence and lays flat is a feat unto itself, but these quilters take it to a whole other level..... read more →

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