Category Archives: News

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.


Trinity Parkway

dallas-traffic-1Traffic has always been an issue in this city.  Congestion at all hours, and construction in all seasons, no one has driven in this city unaffected.  The Trinity Parkway has been a topic of discussion for almost 20 years, and in that time we’ve seen a lot of viewpoints; from determined supporters to fierce opposers. It’s hard to navigate everyone’s “feelings” on the subject among the science, the studies, and the realities behind this proposal.

On the study side of things, we found this article, which challenges our idea that more roads = less traffic.  The article highlights the widening of the (in)famous I-405 in Los Angeles.  The traffic there is something of legend, and the thought was that by widening the roads the problem would, almost immediately, be resolved. Instead, traffic there has actually been moving slightly slower than before. The idea of a new, fast moving freeway increased the amount of people using the road, and decreased the amount of people taking alternate routes. Studies like this push us to think critically about these complex problems, rather than relying on what seems like common sense.

Thinking more on the human side of things, this article, by a supporter-turned-opposer, recognizes the benefits of keeping the Trinity River the natural beauty that it is, and to let it maintain it’s position in building Dallas into the growing, cultural city that it is becoming.  Our role in building up projects along the Trinity River Corridor is recognized when he notes, “the talented Dallas real estate development community is serving customers who want to live, work and play nearby”.

This debate will continue as citizens, whether they are aware of it or not, show their opposition to the Trinity Parkway by creating a bigger demand for infrastructure and activity along the Trinity River Corridor.

Let us know your take!


SCBA Business Luncheon

Trinity Parkway 

Join us as we attend a business luncheon to learn more about the status of the Trinity Parkway.  Informed guest speakers, Craig Holcomb [Executive Director of Trinity Commons Foundation and former City Councilman], Michael Morris [Director of Transportation for North Texas Council of City Governments],  Mary Suhm [former City Manager], and Scott Griggs [City councilman], will be there speaking about all things Trinity Parkway.


Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12 noon

Located in Season’s Gallery at the

Trade Plaza [Next to World Trade Center]

 2000 N. Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX 25207


Registration opens at 11:45 am and begin at 12 noon.

——> Register Online

Active SCBA Members : No charge

Prospective Members: $20 [Cash or Check at the door]

Sponsored by Dallas Market Center


Hope to see you there!









Sand, Palms, and Cold Beer Await at This Saturday’s Design District Market

Design District Market is invading Community Beer Company once again, this time for a beach-themed indoor/outdoor market and summertime gathering.

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 12th, 30+ local vendors will be slinging handmade wares in the air-conditioned taproom and brewery, offering samples of homemade food, showcasing unique vintage pieces and giving attendees an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts in an unusual setting.

Community Beer Company (1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX 75207) will provide local craft beer for purchase, and give market-goers a look into their brewing process on rotating tours throughout the day.

When you’re not sipping beer or shopping, watch the World Cup on the big screen, lounge by our mini pools, challenge your friends to a water gun duel, or battle it out on the volleyball court.

Food trucks present include: Say Kimchi, BellaTrino’s Neapolitan Pizza, Texas Burrito Company, Gandolfo’s Deli, What’s Da Scoop, Aloha Shave Ice, and Mad Grill

Live music and jams from George Quartz and Moonbather.

The event is FREE to attendees, with beer available for purchase.

RSVP on Facebook here.

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.