Friday, August 29, 2008

Wine and Design

Design Within Reach Studio, Houston, Texas
Kristin McCabe, Studio Proprietor

Leslie Williams, Certified Sommelier, presenting wines from Christopher's Fine Wines and discussing the history and tasting notes of each wine.

Wine tasters

Anne Breux, French Minimalist Designer. Chic!
My absolute favorite international, modern designer. Watch My Ranchburger for information on her work.

Jean-Louis Breaux, International Art Dealer. At My Ranchburger we have some wonderful art by French artists whom he represents.

Red leather Barcelona Chair. Designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll

Baby Toby: Starting early to develop an eye for great design

Toby's Mom

Shadow play: Coral Pendant. Designer: David Trubridge

Wired Legends, hanging about

Late Legends watching over the business

"Less might be more but one can never have too many chairs." (Tall Husband who owns 40+ chairs.)

Bertoia stool and chairs.

Design Within Reach (DWR) Houston Studio held a Wine + Design event last evening. Leslie Williams, Certified Sommelier, presented a wonderful selection of wines from Christopher's Fine Wines (next door to DWR) for tasting. We felt right at home in DWR, as we have many of their iconic pieces at My Ranchburger.

We met adorable Baby Toby and his parents (love their British accents.) Also, we were delighted to run into Anne and Jean-Louis Breux and catch up on their design and art endeavors (love their French accents.)

And Thank you, Tall Husband, for not buying another chair.

Update (9/01/08):
Christopher's Fine Wines has closed their River Oaks store and will reopen in Rice Village on 9/02/08.
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