Yesterday, I drove out to the Hill Country to visit a new friend, an artist I had met at last weekend’s Olmos Park Art Faire. She and I hit it off immediately, and I promised to help set up her website. It was a pleasure because her work is varied and complex. She described her studio to me, but nothing prepared me for the place itself. Designed by the Houston architect Cameron Armstrong, the home and workspace is an amazing fusion of metal and organic material. It’s essentially a small compound of three buildings, all of which integrate progressively with the surrounding stone-and-cedar terrain. I can’t wait to go back!