Spring time is here and we are already fully out of hibernation mode- designing and building fences, tending a wintered garden, and blowing dust from the corners of our house and office. As much as we love interacting with our community and neighbors, we also appreciate our privacy. Instead of building a typical privacy fence, … Continue reading Privacy with Style
The curing process is a long drawn out event that should mark a very important moment in the life of he or she who manages to start and finish the procedure. It is a very basic first step to being able to enjoy the delights of true flavors in spices, herbs, and others ingredients. I … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a New Molcajete: Part II
Photo of Charro Saddle in Bandera, Texas by Robert G. Gomez Robert G. Gomez, photographer and Texan, finds honesty through his camera’s lens. With his Texas Culture series, Gomez allows us to look deeper into the multifaceted Hispanic community living in Texas and discover how cultural tradition and the illustrious past mingle in our everyday lives … Continue reading El Chingon of the Week
We were very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with photographer, Robert G. Gomez, to give a fresh look to our website and portfolio for Casa Casillas. It was very interesting to see our design through the eyes of a photographer. Angles as seen through a lens are actually quite a bit different … Continue reading New Interior Photos!
turning plans into actions seems more feasible. We can’t leave the house to trim dead branches off trees, we can’t plant variegated agaves around the Casa Casillas home and office, and we can’t just leave the house for the sake of leaving in order to avoid the boring duties of running a business. This week, … Continue reading With a Rainy Week Ahead of Us…
“I’m a molcajete and I am beautiful just the way I am,” say the many uncured molcajetes around the world. I would like to make a public response and say, “Yes, Molcajete, you are beautiful but you are also SO useful! Stop just sitting there on the kitchen shelf like an rare treasure and let’s get to work!” … Continue reading The Day in the Life of a New Molcajete
There are many reasons why I love our Head Landscape Designer’s garden. For one, she understands the life of plants and has created an environment of vegetation that thrives. Secondly, she is an architectural genius and has designed a garden space with multiple refuges to sit and relax or gather and enjoy. And finally, she … Continue reading Garden Walk