Sparks Spotted in March

Here are 6 more sparks of creative energy from Houston.

Living here drives us all to be more inventive. Not every spark lasts, but we all keep on coming up with new ideas and solutions.

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March 31, 2020

Chloe Dao

Facts every Houstonian should know about Chloe Dao: 1) her parents are Vietnamese but she grew up in Houston, 2) she won the 2nd season of Project Runway, and 3) her first original design was her senior prom dress. Also, she attended UH and HCC but finally graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Why she moved back to Houston: “I researched the retail scene for two years. I was noticing that Houston was finally getting big press in fashion magazines. The market was totally growing, and the fashion scene was growing a little bit more. I decided to move home and open my boutique. The concept of the boutique was a small New York boutique in Houston, Texas.”

Sara’s Inn

Built in 1898 and expanded in 1980, this striking Victorian bed and breakfast has long been the most popular in Houston. Sara’s is nestled in a walkable neighborhood only four miles from downtown, plus over 50 restaurants in a one-mile radius. Jihye and John Deveau have furnished it with plenty of Victorian style and modern amenities.

More Sparks sighted in Houston this February

At Creative Houston, we explore Houston to uncover flashes of ingenuity that cross boundaries and may surprise you. We collect these sightings into a newsletter and a website. Plus, we share them on social media, and we hope you will, too. Our goal is to reshape the way we see Houston.

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New Sparks for January

Creative Houston is designed to support people who are generating new ideas, inventing new things, and starting new projects. Houston doesn’t get enough credit as a creative city. Our creative professionals need more recognition and resources in order to thrive.

Theresa Quintanilla visiting
The Printing Museum

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*Architects Russell and Rame Hruska*

Intexure Architects Rusty and Rame Hruska not only design custom modern homes and offices, they also invented a new way to build homes from pre-constructed modules, working more reliably, with less waste, and winning a Building Systems Award from the National Association of Home Builders for their startup Boxprefab.