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Barbara Kuntz

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Barbara Kuntz is CultureMap photo editor and also writes the Quick Fix home design segment and other lifestyle and entertainment features.

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Condo Craze

Condo sales are heating up the Texas housing market

By Barbara Kuntz

There’s a reason why high-rise development is, well, on the rise: Condominiums and townhouses are the fastest growing segment of the Texas housing market. Houston, Austin, Dallas and San ...

H-E-B Recall

H-E-B recalls beef and fajita products throughout Texas

By Barbara Kuntz

Before you throw those juicy beef fajitas on the grill for your holiday cookout, better check the SKU number on the package. H-E-B officials issued a statewide precautionary recall of ...

No Ordinary Mansion

This $2.5 million Costa Rica escape lives on the edge — of a cliff

By Barbara Kuntz

The "pure life" awaits in an international award-winning luxury villa in tropical Costa Rica, now for sale at $2.49 million. A bit of background Casa Pura Vista, or House ...

By the Sea

Blue Bell unveils a new ice cream flavor with a serious spring break twist

By Barbara Kuntz

That famous little creamery in Brenham is celebrating spring break with a new sea-inspired creamy creation. Available only during March, Blue Bell introduces a little bit of sweet and a ...

Clocks That Rock

Resolved to be on time this year? These rockin' clocks will help you start the show

By Barbara Kuntz

When I was growing up, my parents kept the wall clock in the kitchen/breakfast area 15 minutes fast in order to rally the four children to wake up, get ...

Good Holiday Scents

Best home fragrances ensure your home smells up to holiday company

By Barbara Kuntz

The holidays bring a cozy house full of family and friends, made-from-scratch dinner specialties and aromatic fragrances — not only from the kitchen, but also from the best candles and diffusers ...

Color of the Year

The new color of the year is revealed: Yes, you'll be surprised

By Barbara Kuntz

The experts at Pantone swirl across the color spectrum to announce the Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid. "An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, 'Radiant ...

Texas A&M Yell Leader Barbies

New Barbie figure gunning for Rick Perry's spot as No. 1 A&M Ken doll

By Barbara Kuntz

Mattel’s recently released University Barbies aren’t all clad in cheerleading outfits with the logo of an educational institution embroidered across their plastic chests. In fact, two dolls don ...

Bevo made the day

A University of Texas cheerleader and a Silver Spur get married: Inside a Hook 'em wedding

By Barbara Kuntz

When a University of Texas Silver Spur and a University of Texas cheerleader excitedly ready plans to exchange vows, the celebratory theme was bound to include some Longhorn pride.

In Pictures

The most incredible photos from Hurricane Sandy: Superstorm is merciless

By Barbara Kuntz, Tyler Rudick

Bringing back memories of Tropical Storm Allison's wrath on Houston in 2001, images from Hurricane Sandy show the New York metropolitan area inundated with flood waters and coastal buildings ...

Designing woman

Interior designer Laura Singleton blends classic & contemporary styles in Austin and beyond

By Barbara Kuntz

When Laura Singleton isn’t consulting with homeowners in Austin, Houston or Galveston, she’s busy tending to another intregal component of her interior design business: Shopping.

Fab find

Shades of the season: Kate Spade introduces umbrella with cool fashion week colors

By Barbara Kuntz

Although fall has just begun, spring is in the air with showers of reports from fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan (with Paris to come). One especially trending ...

Kids & parents apologize

The power of social media: Campaign to aid bullied bus monitor goes over $500,000

By Barbara Kuntz

The New York bus monitor who was verbally abused by four teen-agers earlier this week is on her way to becoming a millionaire. With donations of $20 here and $30 ...

First come, first-served

Free bags for Austin: HEB celebrates Earth Day

By Barbara Kuntz

A Texas-grown supermarket chain is helping to create a greener world in a Texas-sized fashion. Employees at every H-E-B store throughout the Lone Star State, including the Austin locations, are ...

Get Ready to Tango!

Not quite burnt orange: Pantone predicts the color of the year in 2012 is Tangerine Tango

By Barbara Kuntz

Dance in the new year wearing and carrying Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango.  

the quick fix

It's turkey time: Make your Thanksgiving meal shine with the perfect platter presentation

By Barbara Kuntz

Give your final Thanksgiving product what it deserves: Outstanding presentation on the perfect serving platter.

the quick fix

Fab faux: Take a walk on the wild side with home accents inspired by nature

By Barbara Kuntz

Mother Nature never goes out of style, even in the interior design world. Here are some great examples.

the quick fix

Old, staid home offices don't cut it anymore (just ask Paula Deen): Getting into the mobile desk revolution

By Barbara Kuntz

Working in a traditional home office just doesn't compute for today's on-the-go, technologically savvy families.

the quick fix

Making your home shimmer: Easy ways to use metallics to glam up any room

By Barbara Kuntz

    Metallics are a mainstay in the fashion world's must-have wardrobe lists, year after year. Why not incorporate them into your home decor for a complete "in-the-know" look?

The Quick Fix

Cool shades: Actually enjoy the Texas summer with one of these cute canopies

By Barbara Kuntz

Soaring mercury doesn't have to mean staying cooped up indoors. Get outside — and enjoy it —  with one of these fabulous outdoor umbrellas. 

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