Sloan & Peggy’s kitchen Posted on March 28, 2014 By hello kitchen

Rick and I recently finished a renovation of a 1957 house, originally designed by Emil Niggli and Barton D. Riley. Dwell just published a story about the project, which you can read online here. Here are a few kitchen images.... read more →

Beth & Kris’ Kitchen Posted on February 21, 2014 By hello kitchen

Although our design process for a kitchen remodel runs in a linear fashion, sometimes we break the mold to develop details that are more intuitive or surprising. This is especially apparent in Beth & Kris’ kitchen, one that we designed.... read more →

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Nevie & Annie’s Kitchen Posted on November 25, 2013 By hello kitchen

Nevie and Annie live on a large corner lot in one of Austin’s best neighborhoods, Travis Heights. When I first met with them to discuss their kitchen renovation and possible addition, many signs pointed to a great project. First, Nevie and Annie.... read more →

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kitchen tricks Posted on November 8, 2013 By hello kitchen

After 5 years and 38 built kitchen projects, I’ve developed a few tricks to solve issues with storage, cooking practices, and maintenance through cabinetry details, custom fixtures and hardware. Here are some of my favorites: Custom Stainless drainboard for a.... read more →

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how to cook okra Posted on September 18, 2013 By hello kitchen

I remember a time when I was bewildered by okra, not sure what it’s purpose was beyond gumbo or fried alongside fish n’ chips. Then I discovered Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian, which includes at least six workable okra recipes so.... read more →

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watermelon margarita + tuna antipasti Posted on August 19, 2013 By hello kitchen

You may notice some changes to the blog visuals – I’m excited to have our website, portfolio of kitchen projects, and blog all on one wordpress site. We updated Rick & Cindy Black Architects as well, and kickstarted our blog about architecture, travel, and our.... read more →

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rainbow chard and gruyere quiche Posted on June 19, 2013 By hello kitchen

It seems that I haven’t written about food in a while – time to catch up! I made this quiche twice this season, and served the second on Easter. But I will be making it again… and again… through the.... read more →

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Cody’s Bath Posted on May 19, 2013 By hello kitchen

Would you believe this is my one hundredth blog post?! Wow. I don’t get to show off too many bath projects, but the details of this one are pretty stellar. Our dedicated and insightful client, Cody, contributed a lot to.... read more →

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Anna and Jon’s Kitchen Posted on May 6, 2013 By hello kitchen

Anna and Jon lived in their 1939 Travis Heights cottage for over twenty years before deciding to remodel their kitchen. The existing space was fairly functional, in the form of a galley kitchen with the refrigerator on the end wall..... read more →

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Kitchen of the Week on Cultivate! Posted on April 22, 2013 By hello kitchen

Our Tarrytown Flat project was featured as Kitchen of the Week on Cultivate, a great resource for kitchen design! See the project description here.

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Erin & Taylor’s Kitchen Posted on April 17, 2013 By hello kitchen

  We recently completed Erin and Taylor’s kitchen, which is in a more traditional language for Hello Kitchen, but shows some of our favorite color tones, materials, and design with natural light. The project is in a 1951 cottage in.... read more →

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carrot soup with harissa Posted on April 10, 2013 By hello kitchen

It’s been so chilly these past few days that I think another soup recipe is in order! Carrot soup is so simple, but this one has a bit of kick from the harissa balanced with the sweetness of the onion..... read more →

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northern bean & rainbow chard soup Posted on March 17, 2013 By hello kitchen

One of my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning (and sometimes Saturday afternoon and Sunday) is gardening. We’ve been in our house ten years this September… that’s amazing! Longer than I’ve ever lived in one place, which means that.... read more →

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grilled pecan chicken and bok choy Posted on February 7, 2013 By hello kitchen

  A few weekends ago I put the lil’ Weber grill back in action and experimented with a new grilling method: smoking with wood chips. Last year I pretty much focused on charcoal direct grilling without using the cover. If.... read more →

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Houzz 20 Most Popular Kitchen of the Week in 2012! Posted on January 22, 2013 By hello kitchen

The Tarrytown Flat kitchen ranked in the top 20 ‘Kitchen of the Week’ Category on Houzz – please see the article here. I’m glad to see two other Austin architects, McKinney York and Loop Design, on this list as well!

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Vintage Appeal Posted on December 27, 2012 By hello kitchen

This kitchen project was part of a complete restoration of a 1920 historic bungalow in the charming Old West Austin neighborhood.  The kitchen was void of plumbing fixtures and appliances and had vinyl parquet flooring and new drywall. Many of.... read more →

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Paige & Steve’s Kitchen Posted on November 9, 2012 By hello kitchen

It’s always fun to collaborate with clients who have a unique perspective about cooking, as they contribute great ideas and appreciate efficient design. When I first met with Paige and Steve, it was clear that they cook… a lot! They.... read more →

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Monday roast: Salmon, Potatoes, Cauliflower & Peppers Posted on October 31, 2012 By hello kitchen

I promise, this meal is way easier to put together than it looks! The whole purpose of the Monday night roast is to make things easy on myself: fewer pots & pans, minimal preparation, straightforward timing and instructions. It’s my.... read more →

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