Creative Economy Salon: The Novogratz
Friday, November 18, 2016, 6 p.m.
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 125
Houston’s creative economy is a limitless engine for economic growth, economic diversification, and cultural capital. Comprised of creative individuals, non-creative businesses employing creative talent, and creative businesses producing goods and services, the sector as a whole offers our region opportunity via jobs, revenues, community vitality, and international cachet.
Recognizing the potential for our city’s creative economy—alongside the need to share the practices and successes of those in both the national and local arenas—Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) kicked off the first of its new, quarterly creative economy salons with acclaimed design husband and wife team Robert and Cortney Novogratz (known together as The Novogratz).
Outside of their popular HGTV series Home, The Novogratz may be recognized and credited for a multitude of design projects including pop-ups at Art Basel and SXSW; interior spaces in Manhattan, Los Angeles and abroad; and partnerships with a number of national retailers. Together, the duo discussed the span of their creative careers, sharedthoughts on design, and signed copies of their latest book, Beachside Bohemian: Easy Living by the Sea (published by Rizzoli New York).
ABOUT THE NOVOGRATZ
Referred to collectively as The Novogratz, the husband and wife team of Robert and Cortney Novogratz gained national recognition as stars of the popular HGTV series Home. Whether transforming an entire city block in Manhattan or executing a music venue design for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, The Novogratz’s eclectic sensibilities and unique design vision adds drama and energy to every project they adopt.
Beachside Bohemian: Easy Living by the Sea, published by Rizzoli New York, was inspired by the methods Cortney and Robert applied to the renovation of their own vacation home in the remote beach outpost of Trancoso, Brazil. “In this book, we’ve offered tips for designing and decorating a home like a boutique hotel, so that your home always feels like a vacation destination,” writes Cortney.
For more information on The Novogratz, visit thenovogratz.com.