Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Makes me wonder how many geographical modern sites there are now....gotta search one day, or post one you know of in my comments!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Featured yesterday on Design*Sponge, the design guide is a pretty comprehensive categorized directory of hot spots for fashionable living in the Big D. A few of my favorite haunts made the list, a few not. Look here for some of the places I've featured over the past year.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
ETSY DALLAS TRUNK SHOW: The event takes place in the old Sears building (now Southside on Lamar) with the chance to shop for hip crafts and handmade goodies. Make it a handmade holiday!
When: Saturday, December 8th
Where: Southside on Lamar's main lobby - Here's a map.
Who: Tefi Designs, Atom-In, One Up Designs, PamelaMichelle, B-Licious, Lady of Luxury, Une Promesse, ebraunnagel, Mary's Madness
When: Thursday November 29-Sunday December 2
Where: around Dallas, $9 for all three events
More Info: The Indie Experience
The Oak Cliff Artisans' fall arts fair is next weekend, November 17th & 18th at Kidd Springs park. Exhibiting artists selling works will include:
Larry Pile - Stained Glass
Carl Spoto - Pottery
Abby Wood - Mixed Media
Carla-Marie Weir - Jewelry
Tefi Designs - Jewelry
George Cole - Clay & Metal
Maja McFaul - Jewelry
Ben James - Sculpture
Reid Barnhart - Wearable Art
Patricia Dillingham - Photography
Rachel Hoehn - Pottery
Stewpot Homeless Shelter
Tickets are $25. The tour runs from 10am to 5pm Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th. 200 lucky-ducks will attend the premier party scheduled for tonight ($75, by invitation only). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-742-3242.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
“People here do not have the trend-set mentality they might have in New York or Miami,” said Ms. Wiese-Alexander, a former art director for Neiman Marcus. “They latch onto trends after they’ve already been shown in all the magazines.” But she chose a neighborhood populated by what she calls the “height of Dallas society,” and filled her shop with clean-lined furniture and accessories that fit in both modern and traditional interiors.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Participating stops include:
Another Place & Time ~ 2815 N. Henderson Ave. ~
ART is ART ~ 2811 N. Henderson Ave. ~
Emeralds to Coconuts ~ 2730 N. Henderson Ave. ~
Gypsy Wagon ~ 5211 Bonita Ave. at Henderson ~
La Mariposa ~ Antiques ~ 2819 N. Henderson Ave. ~
Ltd. ~2726 N. Henderson Ave. ~
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, Nov. 3, renowned designer showrooms Allan Knight, Adele Kerr, Bausman, Carlin & Co., Heaven-n-Earth, Nova Collection, RMA and Tufenkian will be open from 10:00am-4:00pm with drastically reduced merchandise including furniture, unique accessories, fixtures, rugs, and Holiday items such as stockings, tree skirts and ornaments.
Head on over to 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard, west of Stemmons at Irving Boulevard. Additionally, Margaux’s Restaurant will be open for lunch11:30am-2:30pm.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
A good place to start exploring is the Artisan's Collective, which has recently moved around the block from Davis to Bishop Arts. The first Thursday of each month, galleries and stores stay open until 10pm, so it's a nice time to sip and stroll.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Free to the public, more than 30 showrooms open their doors to share beautiful treasures and indulge guests with food, spirits and live music. Silent auctions at various showrooms and a vacation giveaway all benefit the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation philanthropies.
Valet parking is available at the entrance to Slocum Street at Hi Line Drive. Guests stroll up and down Slocum Street, which will be closed to vehicle traffic for the evening. Trolley service is also available.
Last year's event was a fabulous time. More details at D Home.
Monday, September 24, 2007
In honor of the international gathering to raise awareness of the global responsibility for our changing world, here's a review of some energy-conscious home innovations:
Integrate solar panel roofing tiles (Sharp Electronics)Evaluate your personal consumption impact from living. working and traveling with this tool that surveys your energy uses and patterns of carbon offsetting and use of renewable energy sources. If you're inspired, make some changes around the home (like compact fluorescent bulbs, Energy Star compliant appliances, or low flow showerheads and toilets.
Acquaint yourself with innovations that seek to improve the global standard of living. New designs from housing, to education, agriculture and health were exhibited recently in New York, and they are featured in this curated site.
Explore decreasing personal consumption. Start examining all those shopping impulses and the marketing machine that bombards us all daily a little more closely. If you can't avoiding getting something new, consider reuse avenues like Craigslist, eBay, or Freecycle, or recycle a favorite but aged possession into a new form (some examples: jeans purse, plastic bag yarn, fused plastic bags, pet blankets, reuse coffee grounds, CD flower pot, pastry bag, kiddie desks, storage boxes).
Educate yourself on the climate crisis and become more informed about how we all impact.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Tonight is Art Love Magic, a Live Art Experience from 8:00 pm – Midnight in the Janette Kennedy Gallery/Artist Quarter. For $7 admission, you can enjoy simultaneous events as paintings, jewelry and ceramics come to life. Live music and poetry will be featured all night long.
Tomorrow from 10am to 8pm you can partake in a melange of arts and musical performances along with Make It Yourself stations sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art. The evening is capped off with performances at Opening Bell and Poor David's.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Mix and mingle on the private, eighth floor pool deck of this incredible 1952 tower for an ultra urban posh party featuring cocktails and global inspired hors d' ouevres by Chef Blaine Staniford of the Mosaic Building's restaurant Scene.
The former Fidelity Union Tower will have residential units open with interiors designed by Ike Isenhour Inc, Ray + Thornton and Merriman Associates Architects, Inc. Not to mention a very special Modern Lifestyle Silent Auction.
Thursday, September 13th
6 to 8 p.m.
The Mosaic Building
300 North Akard
Complimentary valet parking
Reservations are required!
$20 members - Preservation Dallas and A.I.A. Dallas
$30 for non-members
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
What is it about knives that lend themselves to such beautiful displays? We've blogged about the Saladini knife set before, admired some modern knife blocks (1, 2, 3,4)...
and laughed at the voo-doo knife man and his migraine-tortured kin.
I'm not the only one to be artistically captivated by sharp bladed tools. Anyone see Dead Again?
Monday, July 23, 2007
Nods to ecological sensitivity include narrower streets (less asphalt allowing water run-off), and design criteria including goal home energy efficiency 20% above market average, native and drought-tolerant adaptive plantings, and rainwater irrigation schemes.
Homes are priced between $400K and over $2M. Completion of the entire development is anticipated in 2009. A full news story appeared earlier this month in the Dallas Morning News.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Recent reproduction Eames lounger and ottoman, $750
1970s vintage velvet sofa, $700
Vintage vinyl swivel chair, $60
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Another thanks to D Home's Blog for the tip. Just hoping those Traders don't get all the goodies.
Thanks to D Home's Blog for the tip.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Good modern design isn't just about furnishings and art. Sometimes you come across some small gadget that's so perfect that it makes you smile. The Socket Pocket ($15 at Get Organized) fits the bill. Combining a holster for your favorite portable electronic device with an outlet faceplate to help control clutter, this is one sleek plastic solution to tangled charger wires. Belkin has a low profile surge protector strip ($45)
For on-the-go power for all those components, it's time to go solar. Several models of portable solar charging panels are now available. (Some examples are here, here, and here).