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Our most viewed articles in 2023 include an interview with a Casting Director who grew up in S.A. and is now based in L.A., the new Executive Director of the San Antonio Philharmonic, a local mid-century modern antiques dealer, a contributing article from an architecture firm that designed a building which hosts the education of first-responders, and the background behind a new development in River North with fantastic new restaurants + brewery! Did you miss them? Let us bring you up to speed below.
In an article on the Refin real estate blog, our Editor of Modern in San Antonio was recently quoted along with many other national experts on how to achieve a seamless experience while incorporating a mid-century modern aesthetic into your home.
Read what we said along with many other experts who deal with mid-century furniture, architecture, and interior design. We are quoted on Tip #32!
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K. Day Gomez is the San Antonio-based Editor in Chief, CEO, and Creative Director of the global magazine, PEPPER. She has worn many creative hats such as being a model, a photographer, a fashion designer, an actor, a visual artist, a writer, and now a publisher.
We connected with her to discuss her diverse background in visual arts and media and her journey to her current role with PEPPER.
We recently came across an article on the international design magazine, Dezeen, that featured a design studio in NYC that had created a series on home products inspired by the discomforts of New York. Think construction scaffolding bookshelves, subway handrail lamps, and area rugs with images of rat roadkill.
Roberto Treviño is an architect, a former San Antonio Councilman for District 1, and as of June 2023, he is the new Executive Director of the San Antonio Philharmonic. We sat down with him to discuss his new role, being an advocate for arts and culture in San Antonio, and some of his preferred places.
Mike Brannon is the Creative Director of 71 Magazine, an international arts magazine, and he is based in San Antonio, Texas. When not writing content and/or scouting talent for 71, he also is a lighting designer and has a history of being a guitarist in the Texas jazz music scene. We sat down with this creative Renaissance man to ask him more about his fascinating background and the intersection of all things visual and auditory.
Truly restoring mid-century modern furniture to its heyday takes a special expertise. The chemicals in the stains and lacquers were different than they are on the mass market today. The materials such as fiberglass, Formica, molded plastic, and bent plywood were mostly new technologies to the furniture market. The electronics incorporated into some of the pieces are certainly from another era as well and can pose a challenge.
Kristin Wiese Hefty, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an architect based in San Antonio, Texas, and is a Partner and Project Architect at the firm DADO group.
The first African American man to become a licensed architect in the State of Texas was John Saunders Chase (1925-2012). His journey to this achievement was not a smooth one as in 1954 he had to petition the State for special permission to take the licensing exam. He passed the exam in the same year and started his own firm soon thereafter (because no Houston firms would hire him).
The collection of mid-century modern (MCM) furniture started being popular again in the late 1990s. Now in 2023, instead of having a stark look — like in the show Mad Men — the styling of MCM furniture tends to have the addition of cozy elements such as plants and bohemian accents.