Friday, March 28, 2008

Road Soundtrack

1. STEVE EARLE "Washington Square Serenade"
2. COUNTING CROWS "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings"
3. SON VOLT "Trace"
4. ZZ TOP "Rio Grande Mud"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Back 04.03.08

Warrenton, Texas bound. Check in often for updates, photos and tidbits from the road.

"What's your road, man?--holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow."
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

True Blue

Tat pals Jose Palacios & Mike Condon from True Blue Tattoo in Austin are featured in the latest issue of INKED magazine. Check out their work and advice on where to get the best jambalaya and po'boys.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Warrenton .08 Spring Show

I’ll be heading out to the Spring .08 Warrenton, Texas Antique/Junk orgy. I'll be roaming the fields, soaking up vintage finds, visiting folks we love and chowing down on BBQ and sushi in Austin.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008


The .08 Urban Prairie Desk Calendar/Inspiration Guide “Crack Heads” has SOLD OUT! It out sold last years calendar release “Found”. It received great reviews from around the world, having sold copies to folks in Canada, England, Japan, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan. Thanks to all who purchased a copy. Another special thanks to David Butler of Art of the Midwest for writing such a cool introduction.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Changing the Perception of Country?

Q: Chris, I just read about your upcoming ezine REFUELED. I’ve been a fan of your style for quite a while. Can you tell me a little more about it? Thanks. Laura O’Brien

A: Simply put, my new online magazine REFUELED; Alt Country Style + Design debuting this Spring is a mix of modern country style with a alternative edge. I defined this style many years ago with my company Urban Prairie. My hope is to change the perception of country - much in the same way that Raygun magazine changed the face of music and design magazines in the 90’s. It’s a tall order, but it’s a area I felt was worth exploring.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hands of Spring

Garden style sweetheart Thersa of Garden Antique Vintage unearthed some great finds at the recent Canton, Texas First Monday sale. Thersa knows the things I love and has often written offering me first choice on items with just the right Urban Prairie style. My recent purchase from her? Vintage, cracked mannequin hands. She let me know that some of the fingers seemed to have been reconnected and looked a little off. That's all I had to hear.

Photo: Thersa Cano