Archive for August, 2011

Fabric Friday: St. Tropez Trim from Pindler & Pindler

Posted by    |    August 27th, 2011 at 5:50 am

What better place to day dream about on a Friday than the The French Riviera? In today’s Fabric Friday showcase, Pindler & Pindler takes us there with their fabulously french St. Tropez Trim.

This new collection of trims takes classic styles and updates them with color. Colored in soft, understated hues, these chic trims mix lustrous yarns with matte ones for a luxurious combination of texture and luster.

To view the entire collection, take a trip the Pindler & Pindler Showroom in Suite 715 at the Dallas Design Center. It might not be France, but not a bad idea for a Friday! (more…)

Four Party Perfect Patio Sets and Recipes for Al Fresco Entertaining

Posted by    |    August 25th, 2011 at 5:50 am

With the change of seasons just around the corner I’ve found myself daydreaming of all the outdoor entertaining I’ll be doing this fall. After a visit to McGannon Showrooms last week, I was inspired to put together a few pictures of pretty patios and recipes for fall parties I plan to host.

There are tons of different finishes and fabrics for each patio set and, lucky for you, McGannon is having a sale on all custom outdoor orders and floor samples through the end of August. Primp your patio just in time for outdoor entertaining season!

What fall parties are you planning to host? Add more ideas to the comments!

1. Al Fresco Dinner Party – What better entertaining endeavor to start with than an al fresco dinner party? Grilling up some of the season’s ripe vegetables and gathering with friends sounds like a super way to send off summer. With these cute and comfy chairs, your guests are sure to stay gathered around the table for quite a while.

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Luxe Lucite: Colorful Creations by Alexandra Von Furstenberg now at Dahlgren Duck

Posted by    |    August 18th, 2011 at 5:50 am

It’s clear: the acrylic furniture trend isn’t just a phase, it’s here to stay. More and more I’m seeing rooms — both contemporary and transitional — anchored by or accented with a lucite statement piece. While ghost chairs may have started the movement, furniture designers are now producing a wide array of acrylic masterpieces, from furniture to accessories.

One of such designers is Alexandra Von Furstenberg who debuted her acrylic furniture collections, which include desks, dining tables, cocktail tables and end tables, in 2008.

Her “Fearless” collection includes acrylic, gem-like pieces with neon accents. Well, hello color! How fun are these? A child of the eighties, these little gems are right up my alley! Most pieces are made to order so you can customize it in any color and size you’d like.

Alexandra Von Furstenburg FearlessFearless Collection: Radiant Coffee Table & XOXO Occasional Table (more…)

Rumor Mill: Oak Restaurant Coming to Lower Oak Lawn

Posted by    |    August 12th, 2011 at 5:50 am

It’s tough for this blogger to keep her mouth shut. It’s true, I’ve usually got the scoop on what’s up and coming in LOL, but I’m not always allowed to share. With gossip swirling about a new LOL eatery, I’ve barely been able to keep this secret!

A new restaurant is coming soon to the Dallas Design District! Construction has started on Oak, a new concept by Candleroom owner Tommy DeAlano and his partners Richard & Tiffanee Ellman. According to D Magazine, “the 80-ish seat restaurant with two outdoor patios and the opening is scheduled for ‘fall.’”

Tommy confirmed in the comments on SideDish that the restaurant will be located on Oak Lawn Ave, next to BoConcept.

Get more details by checking out the two articles recently posted by D Magazine and the Dallas Morning News and stay tuned to LowerOakLawn.com for the latest scoop!

 

Now Hiring: Dalgren Duck seeks Staff Accountant

Posted by    |    August 10th, 2011 at 5:50 am

If crunching numbers is your thing, don’t hesitate to apply for this great job opportunity! While this position doesn’t include officing in the Dallas Design District, you would get to work for a top-tier, luxury LOL company.

Staff Accountant, Dahlgren Duck

Staff Accountant Position for Dallas Company located near Addison now available. Duties include data entry of accounts payable, accounts receivable and preparation of financial statements and general ledger reconciliation.  Inventory knowledge is a plus. 

Company prefers someone comfortable in a fast paced environment, detail oriented, and a multi-tasker. Skill focus is primarily on Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Knowledge of Design Manager and Syspro is a plus.

This is a great company with many possibilities. For more information or to submit your resume email employment@dahlgrenduck.com.

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

Fabric Friday: Barbara Barry Indochine Collection for Kravet

Posted by    |    August 6th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Who knew you could reach nirvana through fabric? Barbara Barry’s new Asian-inspired collection for Kravet is sure to take you there! The Indochine Collection, inspired by Barry’s latest tour through the orient, consists of fabrics, trimmings, carpet, drapery hardware and wall coverings that pay homage to the colors, textures and patterns of Asia.

“Asia has been a large influence on me and my work because of its ancient culture, the graciousness of its people and the way they use and relate to nature,” said Barry. “Indochine has so many different moods to it and in the hands of designers I know that it will unfold in compelling ways.”

Barbara Barry Indochine Collection for Kravet

Left: Carpet: Ink Brush in Pewter, Fabrics: (Top) 31476-6, (Bottom) 31459-616 Trim: T30502-6, Drapery Hardware: HDW20274-9)
Right: Fabric: Marco Polo-11, Carpet: Temple Key in Silver (more…)

Tonight’s Rare Brews: Rahr & Sonns Stormcloud IPA + Gravel Road

Posted by    |    August 4th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Stormcloud IPAAny one else fried from 33 straight days of 100 degree plus temps? I know I am. What better way to beat the heat than with a cold beer? Join The Meddlesome Moth at their oh-so air conditioned bar for tonight’s rare beer tapping.

On tap this evening are two brews from local guys Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.. The Fort Worth brewer is offering up a cask-conditioned version of their German-influenced Stormcloud IPA and Gravel Road, another German-inspired seasonal malt.

Thursday doesn’t promise to be any cooler to return to The Moth to celebrate National IPA Day. The Moth has several great IPAs in their normal rotation, including Green Flash West Coast IPA, Breckenridge 471, Avery Maharaja.

This Tuesday: Celebrate the new LowerOakLawn.com at The Moth

Posted by    |    August 2nd, 2011 at 5:50 am

Design District Neighborhood Happy Hour at The Meddlesome Moth

The blog is live. The directory is up. Only one thing left to do: CELEBRATE!

I cordially invite you to join me this Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the re-launch of LowerOaklawn.com at a Design District Neighborhood Happy Hour at The Meddlesome Moth. Join your neighbors and friends to catch up, enjoy a drink, and share with us the latest scoop from your Design District business!

It will be happy hour pricing, as usual, and complimentary appetizers will be provided courtesy of The Moth. Please RSVP here so we can get a good headcount. Can’t wait to see you there!