Category Archives: Design

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.”

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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

Geometric Gala

geogala2014-e1413916485820On Saturday, November 8th we had the pleasure of attending the Geometric Gala, an annual event put on by the MADI Museum of Art.

We sponsored the event, which took place at the International on Turtle Creek.

The MADI Movement was founded by Carmelo Arden Quinn in August of 1945 with his MADI Manifesto.  In his work, he began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms [“form galbee”], and irregular shapes.

The MADI Museum was formed by Dorothy and Bill Masterson almost 12 years ago, lifelong supporters of the arts.  They have travelled the world collecting MADI art pieces, even staying with founder Carmelo Arden Quinn.  When Bill Masterson’s firm moved to Dallas, the first floor was turned into the museum, styled after the movement.

During the event there was a performance by Elisa Jimenez, the Gala’s Honorary Chair,  and whom has been a contestant on Project Runway.  Her ‘Three Graces’ walked the event in dresses created by the artist, representing Creativity, Charm, and Beauty.

A silent auction took place throughout the night, with bid sheets among the numerous art works on the walls.  Available for bids came from artists such as Charles Harper, Morton Rachofsky, Alan Engisch, and many more.

We look forward to seeing more from the MADI Museum, and attending next year’s gala!

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Beauty in the Process: Design District Mural by artist Kyle Steed

One of our favorite local artists, Kyle Steed (check out his website, here) recently finished the super cool typographic mural on our Trinity Market Center along The Trinity Strand Trail. The mural features words inspired by JFK’s famous quote encouraging a sense of community within Dallas’ ever-growing Design District.

But of course, in addition to the amazing results—which we couldn’t be happier with—there is always beauty in the process itself. Thanks to Doug Klembara, we get to share that sentiment with this video, which documents the process behind the work of art.

This Weekend in the Dallas Design District

This Saturday, Fashion Art Network is hosting a soirée celebrating the grand opening of their Design District gallery. Make sure to stop by for a chance to tour the gallery and studio, as well as network with creative professionals in the fashion and art industries. For more information on the event, click here. RSVP here.

Fashion Art Network
3001 Quebec St, Ste 102
7 to 10:30 PM

Also this Saturday, the galleries on Dragon Street and the surrounding area will be open   after hours to give art lovers the chance to sip on a glass of wine and join them in their celebration of new art, artists, and exhibits. Here’s our list of galleries for you to stop by and check out some of the newest art in the Design District.

 

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Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Returns This Thursday

Thrift Studio is one of the events I look forward to most every year; it’s a great way to infuse some designer pieces into your home decor at a fraction of their retail price, all while supporting a great cause.

This year, Thrift Studio will take place at the International on Turtle Creek Design Center: 15o Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 204. The preview party is this Thursday, April 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the studio will open to the public the next morning. Thereafter, the pop up store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until May 10th. All proceeds benefit Dwell With Dignity, an organization that helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design.

A few of the designers that will have vignettes at the pop-up include Jan Showers, Culp Associates, Mecox, Robert Allen Design, SWOON, and David Sutherland Showrooms.

Make sure to come early; pieces sell out fast!

Photo from www.thriftstudio.com.

The Pin Show Invades The Goodyear Retread Plant on Feb. 22nd

The Pin Show has long been one of Dallas’ most unique fashion events, combining regionally-made, cutting-edge fashion, underutilized space and live music in one place. This year, the event is setting up shop at 960 Dragon Street on Feb. 22nd, where 24 designers will debut their latest lines on the runway.

This year, each designer will feature six looks, including menswear, women’s RTW, Avante-garde, bridal, jewelry, handbags, intimates, and resort wear. Designers include:

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and models hit the runway at 8 p.m. Live music from Dallas favorites Bethan and The Effinays will entertain the crowd, as well as jams from DJ Hammertimez.

All ages are welcome and tickets start at $20, increasing to $450 for a VIP table for six. The official after party will be at Candleroom starting at 11 p.m. You can purchase tickets here.

 

“Holidays on Howell Street” Kicks Off This Thursday

The Howell Street Social Club, a group of retailers on Howell Street in the Design District, have teamed up to host a holiday shopping extravaganza, beginning this Thursday at 4 p.m. with a “cider crawl,” special sales, holiday food and a $500 giveaway.

In the past few years, eclectic home shops, galleries and antique stores have found a home on Howell Street’s West end, making it a great stop for the design or art junkie in your life.

Stop by Griffin Trading Co., SCOUT Design Studio, Caldwell Arte Exposicion or Morgan Allen Designs this Thursday between 4 and 8 p.m. to see what it’s all about!

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

The Design District Market Returns on Small Business Saturday with Craft Beer, Texas Vendors & Local Bands

Post-Thanksgiving, the shopping scene can get a little crazy — midnight brawls in dressing rooms, lines that circle the block and anxiety from trying to reach the last PS4 on the shelf before the rest of the crowd. Luckily, the Design District Market has the perfect cure for your Black Friday hangover: a peaceful, locally-focused shopping experience fueled by craft beer, live music and good vibes on Small Business Saturday.

Taking place at Community Beer Company from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers will have the opportunity to pick up their Design-District-brewed craft beers for $4 a pop, or 3 for $10. Then, they can peruse the 70+ vendors located both inside (which will be heated) and outside the brewery, stopping to play some giant Jenga, corn hole or pool along the way. Of course, there will be plenty of food trucks lined up for when the munchies hit, and local bands The Roomsounds, The Venetian Sailors and Recycled Photographs will be on stage throughout the day to provide the soundtrack.

For some original gift ideas, make sure you hit up Haus of Growlers for the beer-lovers, Texas Hill Country Olive and In a Pickle for the foodies, Artigianale and Cantoinette Studios for the fashionistas, and Dixie Goods Company for the pets. Speaking of pets, feel free to bring them along! Children are welcome as well, so bring the whole family.

Parking is available along Slocum St. and Inspiration Dr., as well as in the front parking lot of Community Beer Company off of Stemmons Freeway. We encourage everyone to take alternative transportation to the event! Community is a short walk or bike ride from the Victory DART station, the Katy Trail, and the American Airlines D-Link stop.

Community Beer Co. is located at 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX 75207.

You can see more details about the event, as well as a full list of vendors, on the event’s Facebook page.