All posts by Jenna Peck

DDD Winners of Dallas Observer’s “Best of Dallas”

I mean, we’ve known the Design District has been cool for awhile now, but we love it when the rest of Dallas recognizes it! Check out the Design District winners of the Dallas Observer’s 2015 “Best of Dallas” awards!

Best Beer Selection: Meddlesome Moth

Best Local Beer: Community Beer Company

Best Lunch: Slow Bone BBQ

Best Bowling Alley: Bowlounge

Best Way to Train for the Zombie Apocalypse: Trinity Strand Trail (Okay, this is a silly one, but the Trinity Strand Trail is new, it’s awesome, and it’s great that it is being recognized as such.)

So there ya go. You can get good food, good beer, good fitness and fun bowling all in the Design District! And also all of the fabulous design and interior decorating centers we have. The DDD has it all and the rest of Dallas is starting to take notice of the new (ish) kid on the block. Check out the rest of the winners here!2015bod_745x420

Carlin & Company Unveils New Line

Come check out Carlin & Company’s gallery at International on Turtle Creek to see their latest Drexel Heritage Line!

Here is a description of the new line: “Valmoral collection – with design inspiration from both 19th century Directoire period and the early 20th century modern period, Valmoral is a breath of fresh air in a world of fine furniture. Crafted in highly figured American walnut with rich silver-gray finish and nickel hardware, each design in the collection stands on its own as a treasure. Old World meets New World when the collection is placed together – clean, bold lines of more modern  pieces mix beautifully with the curved, classic lines of the Directoire inspired pieces.”


GRAND OPENING: Design District’s 3D Desktop Labs Hosts MakerBot CEO for Presentation on the Future of the 3D Printing Industry

We found the future, guys! And it’s in our own Design District! If you want to see some digital magic, come check out the Dallas Design District’s latest business, 3D Desktop Labs. We were absolutely blown away by not only what you can make out of 3D printing, but by the incredible forms of art that can be created with 3D technology.

The company recently moved to 1107 Dragon Street, and CEO Kevin Page’s business offers business-class, full-color and white powder 3D printing services for individuals, companies and organizations throughout DFW. But the location also hosts an art gallery that shows off the amazing mediums that can be created using 3D printing technology.

On Monday, July 27 at 1:00 pm, the MakerBot CEO will be at 3D Desktop Labs to give a presentation on the future of the 3D printing industry, which is looking pretty bright. While in the past, 3D printing was outrageously expensive, it is now much more accessible, easy-to-use and inexpensive

From the presentation’s summary: 3D Printing is going to shake up the way we think, design, invent, manufacture and interact with the world of physical things. 

Really guys. This is a really neat business to hit our neighborhood and only contributes to the DDD’s artistic, future-thinking vibe!

Reply to the Facebook event here and check out 3D Desktop Printing here11750668_478211325680157_5773798096467040007_n

Zsofias: A Luxurious New Addition to the Dallas Design District

The latest and greatest in the Dallas Design District is none other than a new quality lingerie shop, Zsofias! Owner Zsofia Mezey promises a “destination experience” in her shop. The shop sells a specially chosen selection of lingerie and loungewear. Sofia’s believes that buying lingerie shouldn’t be an uncomfortable task, but a fun and special experience where customers can find lingerie and undergarments that make them feel “pampered, beautiful and confident.” We think that’s fabulous, and we’re glad that someone is making sure that lingerie isn’t just fun in itself, but shopping for it is too! Zsofia’s says, “we are passionate about providing women with an exact fit knowing that beauty starts from the inside out.” What a great new gem in our already wonderful collection of Design District  shops!

Check out Zsofia’s website here, or go visit them at 1130 Dragon St Suite 160 Dallas, Texas 75207

Noble Rey Brewery Opening!

Happy Fourth of July and Happy opening for Noble Rey Brewery! Come celebrate at Noble Rey from Noon to 10 PM. Obviously beer will be served, for $5 a pour, but the event will also feature food and music! Specifically, America’s favorite food, BBQ from Not Just Q Food Truck and performances by Dagars, Quentin Moore and more! (ha!)

If you need something to do on America’s birthday, come check out a great new Design District brewery and a fabulous party!

Find them at 2636 Farrington St, Dallas.


This Weekend in the Dallas Design District

Big events are happening in the Design District this weekend this weekend! The Dallas Design District is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots in Dallas and one of the most notable design districts in America. Our plethora of fun, whimsical, community-centered events surely will help inform those who don’t already know how fabulous our design district is. Here are some fun ways to support the Design District this weekend:

  • The first ever Dallas Design District Farmer’s Market! Head over to the Decorative Center (1617 Hi Line Drive) from 9am – 12pm for a morning of vendors, food trucks, showroom sales, fitness and fun. Come get involved in the Design District community and check out this inaugural event!Farmers Market004
  • The latest Kevin Page 3D Gallery will be hosting a preview event for their sure-to-be DDD hotspot called “Technologically Empowered Art Part One: 3D Oil Prints.” Come check this one out on Saturday night from 6 pm-8 pm. Unique art is a DDD specialty!KEVINPAGE_eblast_05.26.2015

Zhulong Gallery Exhibition

Zhulong Gallery is hosting a new exhibition- Phantom Eye: Jimmy Baker + Matthew Hillock. This show will feature multi-media works on canvas by Jimmy Baker; and GIFs, screen-printed silks, and prints on Dibond by Matthew Hillock. The artist reception will be Thursday June 25th from 6-9 pm. Zhulong Gallery is a Design District favorite that continuously is hosting unique exhibitions featuring artists working with multi-media mediums.

The artist talk will be Friday June 26th from 12-1:30 pm.

The exhibition will show from June 25-August 8.

Come check out this Here is a link to the exhibition page.

Jimmy Baker, Dishfire Sieve, 2015


Panel: Collecting Art

This Saturday from 11-12pm, Zhulong Gallery’s director, Aja Martin, and Hanh Ho, Director of CYDONIA invite you to attend a guided conversation designed to provide curious minds and art enthusiasts with tips for investing in and collecting contemporary art. Join the stimulating conversation sure to help you build or begin your collection.

The event is on May 30 from 11-12pm at Zhulong Gallery (1302 Dragon St.)

This Weekend in the Dallas Design District

It looks like there is going to be a lot going on this weekend in the Design District.  From Gallery openings and receptions, to a pop-up bar (pictured, at DEC on Dragon) and music festival. Unfortunately, the planned festival grounds are currently under water (which you can see here,) but the show goes on!—only now it is on the other side of the river. Make sure to check out our events calendar to see what’s going on in the area this weekend. You might even catch us at a couple of them.


Trinity Strand Trail World Premiere

Update: The World Premiere of the Trinity Strand Trail has been postponed. We’ll keep you updated once we have a new date and time!

This Saturday, May 9th marks the world premiere of the Trinity Strand Trail. To celebrate, there will be food trucks, live music, and beer from our friends over at Community Brewery and Noble Rey Brewery. While the Trail is not officially open, attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the party taking place at 2451 N Stemmons Frwy. The party is from 2 to 6pm. Fingers Crossed we have good weather, but make sure to check their facebook page, here, for updates.

Make sure to check their website by 10am on Saturday for a possible cancellation due to inclement weather.