Archive for March, 2011

Lower Oak Lawn Art Scene: Saturday April 2, 2011

Posted by    |    March 30th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Lower Oak Lawn Evening of Art

April might be known for it’s showers, but it’s the art galleries of the Dallas Design District that are raining with talent this month! From pop art to still life, abstract to contemporary, these exhibits showcase a thunderously diverse collection of inspired art. Artists receptions are scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, and the forecast promises warm weather and sunshine so you can leave your umbrella at home! (more…)

Now Hiring: Luxury Furniture Showroom in the Dallas Design District

Posted by    |    March 29th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Now Hiring in the Dallas Design District

Today’s job post comes from one of Lower Oak Lawn’s newest luxury home furnishing showrooms, Minolochi. More on their furniture to come, but, for now, check out their job opening!

Sales Associate, Minolochi

Promemoria Dallas at Minolochi, a high-end, luxury Italian showroom that is opening in the Dallas Design District is seeking a full-time, professional sales associate. We are considering candidates that meet the following qualifications:

  • Sales experience in the furniture industry
  • Strong understanding of high-end clientele and luxury goods
  • Interior Design experience or background is a PLUS!
  • Confident with a professional sales attitude
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Honest and reliable with the ability to work with others as a team
  • Drug and background check will be performed before any new hires

If you are interested in filling this position and feel that you meet the above criteria, please send your resume to inquiry@minolochi.com

Get updates on job opportunities in the Dallas Design District by joining the Lower Oak Lawn LinkedIn Group!

Trendy & Transitional: New Fabrics from the Hearst Castle Collection at Pindler & Pindler

Posted by    |    March 26th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Pindler & Pindler - Hearst Castle Collection 2011

After doing research for yesterday’s post I got on a fabric kick, exploring the websites of Design Districts fabric houses for new, inspiring collections. When I came upon Pindler & Pindler’s bold new indoor/outdoor fabric from their Hearst Castle ® Collection, I absolutely fell in love!

A quick email over to the folks at Pindler & Pindler and they shared that the patterns were inspired by traditional molas and other artifacts collected by American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst on a Panamanian trip he took in the 1920’s. A lover of Latin American culture, it’s easy to see why I connected so quickly with these vibrant colors and patterns!

Pindler & Pindler - Hearst Castle Collection 2011

The new collection offers transitional designs in fresh, vibrant color combinations. I am particularly gaga over the yellow quatrefoil print pictured in the top photo. (Go figure. I guess yellow really is my color this spring!) I also adore the black and white striped pattern.

Woven with 100% solution dyed Sunbrella® yarns, this collection is appropriate for a broad range of applications. From pillows to upholstery, I could have so much fun with these prints!

What do you think of this bold collection? Which patterns are your favorite?

The Hearst Castle® Collection was introduced in 1998 with 98 exclusive fabrics. Since then, the line has grown to over 300 exclusive fabrics. All royalties from sales go directly to the preservation of Hearst Castle.

Pindler & Pindler
1250 Slocum, Suite 715
Dallas, TX. 75207
(214) 939-9116
www.pindler.com

Polynesian Chic: Sunbrella Al Fresco Oceana For Robert Allen

Posted by    |    March 25th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Polynesian Chic - Sunbrella Al Fresco Oceana

This week’s beautiful weather in Dallas has had me craving some serious patio time and daydreaming about a tropical trip. Though I might not have any oceanfront excursions on my agenda for this summer (at least not yet!), the latest Sunbrella collection for Robert Allen has me feeling totally island inspired! The collection, called Al Fresco Oceana, reflects inspiration from the Polynesian islands in its soft color palette and natural-looking constructions.

Yesterday, Robert Allen’s Dallas showroom hosted a 50th Anniversary Celebration for Sunbrella, showcasing the new fabrics. I learned that these performance fabrics are fade-resistant and light-fast to 2200 hours, moisture and mildew-resistant and bleach-cleanable. Sound like they are seriously meant to last!

The collection includes fabrics with linen looks, matelasses and wovens that appear hand-crafted.

Polynesian Chic - Sunbrella Al Fresco Oceana

Camel, cream and honey, browns and greys are interspersed with offerings featuring bright green, blue and yellow. Just think of all the possibilities for your beach house or poolside decor!

Robert Allen | Beacon Hill
Dallas Design Center
1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 747
Dallas, Texas 75207
(214) 741-5454
www.robertallendesign.com

Tonight’s Rare Brew: La Bestia Aimable from Ranger Creek Brewing Co.

Posted by    |    March 24th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Get a taste of the “Friendly Beast” tonight at 5pm at The Moth’s weekly rare cask tapping. Brewed at San Antonio’s Ranger Creek Brewing Company, La Bestia Aimable has a cool story behind it’s name:

“In 1685, the explorer La Salle claimed Texas in the name of France, landing at Matagorda Bay on a ship called the Aimable. In honor of Texas’ French and Mexican heritages, we created a complex Belgian-style ale with a name to match: La Bestia is Spanish for ‘The Beast,’ while Aimable is French for ‘friendly.’” – Ranger Creek Brewing Co.

A full bodied ale, this brew comes in at 9.2% ABV and is full of rich, dark fruit flavors and a hint of cinnamon and spicy pepper.

Dallas is sporting perfect patio weather right now so come out to support this local brewery by enjoying a taste!

The Meddlesome Moth
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
www.mothinthe.net

Artist Confession: Dean Corbitt Spills the Beans on “Boomerang”

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Dean Corbitt - Boomerangs

Dallas artist Dean Corbitts gets candid with LowerOakLawn.com readers in this quick Q&A, revealing the inspiration and artistic process behind his latest exhibit, Boomerangs, now showing at Mary Tomas Studio Gallery. (more…)

Tonight’s Rare Brew: Dry Irish Stout from Moylan’s Dragoons Brewing Co.

Posted by    |    March 17th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Moylans Dragoon Dry Irish Stout

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, The Meddlesome Moth is tapping Dragoons Dry Irish Stout from Moylans Brewing Co. Coming in at 8% ABV, this stout is toasty and incredibly rich in flavor. It was made with a unique blend of hops and malted barley imported from the United Kingdom.

This beer also comes with a history lesson. It commemorates General Stephen Moylan, the Irish-born commander of the 4th Continental Dragoons during the American Revolutionary War. Check him out on wikipedia so you can have a bar little trivia ready for tonight’s tasting!

Keith is out fishing this week so enjoy a video from Matt Quenette, The Moth’s certified cicerone. For more from Matt, check out his blog at www.mothinthe.net/blog.

The Meddlesome Moth
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
www.mothinthe.net

Vote LOL in D Magazine’s Best of Big D Food & Drink

Posted by    |    March 14th, 2011 at 4:50 am

It’s that time of year again! Time to vote for your favorite dining spots in D Magazine’s Best of Big D Food and Drink reader survey. This year several Lower Oak Lawn eateries have been nominated and need your vote to win!

Our very own Meddlesome Moth is on the ballot in several categories as well as a couple other Design District businesses. Click the button below to vote now and use this quick cheat sheet to support LOL!

4. What is the Best Patio Dining in Dallas? – The Meddlesome Moth

5. Who is the best chocolatier in Dallas? – Morgen Chocolate

14. Who is the best chef in Dallas? – Chad Kelley, The Meddlesome Moth

31. What is the Best Dessert in Dallas? – Homemade Chess Pie at The Meddlesome Moth

34. What is the best wine shop in Dallas? – La Cave Warehouse

The survey is completely anonymous and you can vote every 60 minutes, so vote early and vote often!

Three Reasons to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Meddlesome Moth

Posted by    |    March 11th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Meddlesome Moth St. Patty's Day Brews

Greenville Avenue might be the place to be Saturday morning for Dallas’ annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, but there’s no question where the best after party will be: The Meddlesome Moth. Would you really consider going anywhere else on this beer-lovers holiday?! Surely not.

The Moth is giving you three reasons to toast, offering up a trio of special casks from Moylan’s Brewing Company, including their Hopsickle Imperial Ale, Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale and Old Blarney Barleywine. Now, it doesn’t get more Irish than that!

Keep reading after the jump for a little info from the brewer on these three tasty brews.

Moylan’s Old Blarney Barleywine Style Ale | 10.0% ABV

This Barleywine Style Ale is a rich and heavy ale brewed to a high gravity. Massive body, mouthfeel and hoppiness. Barleywines are the “brandy” of the ale world. A great sipping ale, and a perfect finish to any meal.

Moylan’s Hopsickle Imperial Ale | 9.2% ABV

This is a “Hop” tribute, worthy of a King’s Imperial Court! Enjoy the blast of fresh Tomahawk, Cascade and Centennial Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly imperial fashion. Pucker Up!

Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale | 8.0% ABV

Robust and Strapping, our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor. Enjoy as an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your glass to enhance its truly bold character. Sharing is encouraged, as this is one beer that lives up to its name! Hey! No peeking! Slainté!

The Meddlesome Moth
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
www.mothinthe.net

New from Poggenpohl: +Artesio Kitchen Design

Posted by    |    March 10th, 2011 at 4:50 am

Last week I happily stopped by Poggenpohl to attend a launch party for their new kitchen design, +Artesio. As I entered the showroom, my senses were overwhelmed by the savory aroma of appetizers being prepared in the test kitchen by Subzero/Wolf Chef Rebecca Osborn. I grabbed a cocktail (served on their newly installed counter top from Santa Margherita Italian Surface Company) and settled in to say hellos and get the scoop on the new kitchen.

Ted Chappell, President & CEO of Poggenpohl USA, and Martin Gill, Head of Global Retail, were on hand to show off the latest designs, entertain guests and answer questions. A highlight of the evening was when the cheeky Brit, Mr. Gill, pulled out a drawer and stood in it, proving the strength and durability of Poggenpohl cabinetry!

Left to Right: Martin Gill, Ted Chappell

Though that moment was priceless, the real star of the evening was +Artesio. Designed in collaboration with renowned German architect Hadi Teherani, the new kitchen in Poggenpohl’s line up is a fully integrated kitchen solution with LED lighting and storage. The design showcases many of Teherani’s attributes and areas of expertise. He is a skilled architect, interior designer, has his own product design company and is German. Personally, I thought a partnership with Porsche would be hard to top, but now it’s easy to see that Poggenpohl clearly had something special up their sleeve.

The goal of the design was to make the kitchen a showcase of the house, not just another room. The solution they call “an architectural melting pot that fuses wall, floor and ceiling.” Poggenpohl takes the concept one step further further, also offering furniture designed to fit with the kitchen.

In addition to the new kitchen, Poggenpohl is also rolling out new drawer designs and a slew of optional inserts. I was particularly impressed by the knife insert which uses magnets to keep the drawer organized. After all, there’s nothing worse (or more dangerous!) than a messy knife drawer!

+Artesio was introduced at Eurocucina in Milan this spring and is now available in the United States. The Dallas showroom will have an installed +Artesio kitchen installed soon so you can check it out with your own two eyes!

In the mean time, check out the display sale they’re having to make room for their new wares!

Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Center
1804 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, TX 75207
www.poggenpohl-usa.com