Montrose: Houston's Eclectic Neighborhood

The best shops and restaurants in this intimate, historic area.

Courtesy Peel Gallery
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Gallerist Steven Hempel scours the world for great contemporary art and design and stocks this spare, bunker-like space with his finds: little geometric stainless-steel rings from Mexico City jeweler Iker Ortiz ($35–$200), and a remarkable white latticework chair ($7,600) and ottoman ($5,000) made entirely of paper by Tokyo architect Ryuji Nakamura. At 4411 Montrose Blvd.;