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Want to be Inspired?

The showrooms of the Dallas Design Center invite you to attend the 2nd annual “Inspire!”.  The event will offer 10 hours of continuing education (CEPH).

A complimentary luncheon will be offered by Duralee on Wednesday, October 13th and on Thursday, October 14th, join honorary chair, Paige Baten-Locke, for “Delivery, Ltd. Lunch Break.”  This will take place throughout the DDC showrooms and will benefit the Tree of Life Children’s village in Lusaka, Zambia.

Visit showrooms offering Open Houses and participate in raffle drawings.  Participating showrooms:


Duralee Fabrics


Lee Jofa

Pindler & Pindler


S. Harris/Fabricut/Vervain

E.C. Dicken

Baker Knapp & Tubbs

Robert Allen/Beacon Hill

F. Schumacher

Coraggio Textiles

* Advanced Registration is highly advised.*  Register at



Sophisticated ~ Rustic ~ ANTEKS!

With a move from Lovers Lane to the Design District earlier this year, Anteks has become THE spot in the DDD for casually sophisticated western-rustic-lodge home furnishings.

Fall in Dallas means Dining Room Season at Anteks. Visit their new location at 1135 Dragon (corner of Dragon & Howell) for an amazing selection of tables and chairs already in stock.

Developing the Trinity River: Changing the Course of Dallas’ Future

~ Are you interested in how The Trinity River Project will affect the Dallas Design District?

~ Are you interested in hearing Mayor Tom Leppert, Dallas City Design Studio’ Brent Brown, DDD Developer Jim Lake and Don Raines speak?

~ Are you under 30 (gulp)?

Then join The Real Estate Council (TREC) Young Guns as they host their annual panel discussion on The Trinity project. 

This is an opportunity for young professionals under the age of 30 to enjoy a moderated panel discussing the future of the Trinity River developments and the effects on Dallas’ future. How is Dallas handling the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ new regulations? International versus local investors: who’s buying real estate along the Trinity? How will the efforts and monies put into the Trinity River Project improve Dallas? The 2010 Forum panelists and moderator have been involved in past, present and future projects within downtown Dallas and beyond, as well as professionally and philanthropically involved through The Real Estate Council.

Who: TREC Young Guns

What: Developing the Trinity River: Changing the Course of Dallas’ Future

Where: Hotel ZaZa Dallas, Uptown Ballroom, 2332 Leonard Street

When: Thursday, October 21 at 6pm

Price: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Register online at

"Like" the Dallas Design District on Facebook and Win!


Do you love the Cowboys? Do you love the Dallas Design District? Well, then you are in luck. Until October 14th, 2010 when you become a fan of the Dallas Design District on Facebook you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win Dallas Cowboy’s tickets at Cowboy’s Stadium in Arlington this October 25th for Monday Night Football for the Cowboys / Giants game.

“Like” us today & win 2 tickets to the
Cowboys/Giants game on Monday, October 25th!

Winning Cowboy’s Tickets could be as easy as becoming a Facebook Fan!*

The Dallas Design District Facebook page is the place to:

  • Be informed of Design District events
  • Have your event posted & connect with your neighbors
  • Find pictures and video of recent happenings
  • Get the latest scoop on the Trinity River Project, property developments, Design District companies, city & Dart initiatives and more
  • As well as monthly PRIZE give aways to some of your favorite places!


This Week's Events

There is so much going on in the DDD this week!










 ~ R


Save the Date for the Grand Re-Opening of…

As featured in Dallas Modern Luxury –

On April 30th, The Goss-Michael Foundation closed the doors of its past location at 2500 Cedar Springs Road and expanded into a new 12,000 square foot space in the Dallas Design District located at 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.   

The Goss-Michael Foundation will re-open in its new location on November 19, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with its inaugural exhibition, Highlights from the Collection

The exhibition will exclusively feature works from Goss and Michael’s (meaning George Michael) private collection created by artists such as Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Michael Craig-Martin, Sarah Lucas, Angus Fairhurst, Marc Quinn, Cerith Wyn Evans, Rachel Howard, and many more.  

~ R



The Energy of Color

The Energy of Color featuring Artists Barbara Meikle and Aleta Pippin of Canyon Road, Sante Fe

Saturday, September 11th from 6:00 – 9:00 @ The Cameron Gallery (1414 Dragon Street)

Admission is complimentary.  Meet te artists, mingle and enjoy wine & cheese.  The exhibit will be on display at The Cameron Gallery through October 8, 2010.

Explore the world as seen through the eyes of an artist who has found the soul of the mundane and glorified it.  Barbara Meikle paints the simple world outside of her door in Tesuque, a village on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She brings to life the charm of the burro or horses racing in the pasture.  The views down the arroyo, or the mountains in the distance come to life in vivid shades of pink, purple, ocher and brown.  Meikle is an artist from childhood, sketching the horses she loved and cared for.  True to her art, in college she earned a BA in painting and printmaking at the University of Colorado and studied watercolor at Cambridge University in England.  Returning to the states, Meikle learned the gallery business in Denver, and worked galleries in Chicago and New York City as she continued to practice her craft.  In 1990, she returned to her home state of New Mexico to pursue the gallery business and is now co-founder of Pippin Meikle Fine Art.

Aleta Pippin’s paintings are about experimentation and process.  She is excited about pushing each painting to a ‘higher level’, witnessing its unfolding as one would witness a moth becoming a butterfly.  She seeks to enact the place in all of us that does not recognize shape or form, but innately reacts to color, passion, joy and possibility.  It is her desire to emotionally move the viewers by the beauty of her work.  Pippin delights in her layering technique used when painting in oil.  Pippin spreads thin glazes of energetic, warm and vibrant color to create visual depth and texture.  Her mixed media paintings are usually done with acrylics, though she is currently experimenting with oils, patinas, composition leaf and resins.  Pippin is a multi-talented person who has had success in the art and  business worlds.  Aleta Pippin is co-founder of Pippin Meikle Fine Art and her paintings are collected internationally.

~ R