Where are the places in San Antonio to live that meet my modern lifestyle? San Antonio is bursting with new places to live all over town. It is an exciting time to live in San Antonio! Here we will highlight interesting people, retail establishments, apartments, condos, and homes that fit your lifestyle.
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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.
June is Pride Month and MiSA is reaching out to our art and design community to their share personal stories. What began as a protest in 1969 at Stonewall Inn, is now a celebration about how far the LGBTQ+ community has come regarding civil rights.
Often referred to as “The Mad Men Era” in pop culture due to the popularity of the TV program, mid-century modernism (also known as “mid-mod”) had a very unique look as compared to other aesthetic movements in history.
During COVID-19, many have been harkening back to a more analog time, digging into the depths of their closets, and dusting off their jig-saw puzzles. Some people are beginning to trade them with their family and friends to see what new and interesting images they can piece together.