Foodie culture is a tricky thing in a city that’s torn between locals, tourists and outsider restaurateurs hoping to capitalize on Nashville’s buzziness. Josh Habiger, co-founder of the Catbird Seat and the heart and soul of Wedgewood-Houston’s Bastion, knows this better than anyone. Elizabeth Williams and Kelly Diehl, co-designers of New Hat and creative directors for Nashville Design Week, visited Bastion one afternoon to chat with Habiger about balancing freshness and familiarity.
Oil / Lumber’s handmade clothing and furniture are designed to exist and change with people over the years, and in the same way, the company’s studio has grown and changed with them. We sat down with Founder Ethan Summers in their studio and showroom to learn about their creative process.
On a Saturday afternoon, over Bloody Marias and a well-mixed playlist, Maria “Poni” Silver and Caroline Randall Williams settled in for a conversation at Williams’ house about their art, their lives in Nashville, and their shared love of the stage.