Archive for April, 2012

Balancing Energy Health & Yoga Center Coming to the Design District

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Mark your calendars for the opening of the Design District’s newest tenant, Balancing Energy Health & Yoga Center at 1425 Dragon Street. Lisa Breitenwischer, the owner of the center, is a certified holistic health counselor and experienced yoga teacher and expects to be up and running by the second week of May.

The center will focus on one-on-one or group nutritional counseling, infrared sauna treatments, vinyasa flow yoga and core strengthening classes. Breitenwischer’s unique technique looks at all areas of your life and how they affect your health as a whole. According to her website: “My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.”

Join her mailing list to stay up to date on the center’s opening and to receive a free yoga/core class.

Photo credit: Balancing Energy’s email blast

Now Hiring: Three showroom sales and assistant positions in the Dallas Design District

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Now Hiring in the Dallas Design District

Today’s installment of the Now Hiring series brings you three attractive job offers from prominent Design District showrooms, two of which are part time. Information for applying to each of these jobs is listed below. Good luck!

Showroom Sales (Part Time), Artemide Lighting

Artemide Lighting in Decorative Center Dallas is looking for a part time employee for showroom sales. Please send resumes to David Simcik at

Showroom Assistant, Robert Allen Beacon Hill

When you join The Robert Allen Group, the nation’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of decorative fabrics and home furnishings, you join an exciting company that is known for its vision, style, creativity and commitment to quality and service. Our showroom works exclusively with interior designers, decorators and architects offering the best of fine fabrics, home furnishings and accessories.

In this full-time position, you will provide critical support to the showroom sales staff, manager and clients. Your primary responsibility will be to professionally run the memo room for the Dallas showroom, processing memo requests, memo returns and replenishment orders while maintaining a well organized inventory of memo samples. Additionally, you will ensure clients are greeted warmly and assisted in a timely manner; you will answer incoming phone calls and assist with special events and projects as well as a performing a variety of administrative support and house keeping duties. (more…)

Artist Reception with Denise Greenwood at Trenz Gallery

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2012 at 9:03 am

This Thursday, April 26, Trenz Gallery at 1315 Levee St. will be hosting an artist reception and opening for Denise Greenwood, an artist known for her dark but whimsical sculptures and relief paintings.

The reception, co-hosted by GrandLuxe Magazine, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Denise’s exhibit will run through May at Trenz Gallery, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Photo: “Stop Talking” by Denis Greenwood

New York Times names the Dallas Design District Dallas’ new “it” District

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2012 at 5:50 am

The Dallas Design District has been well covered in the local press with fabulous features in D Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business JournalFD Luxe and more. But Sunday our beloved neighborhood hit the national scene, named by New York Times writer Stirling Kelso as Dallas’ new “it” district.

The article highlights a handful of the Design Districts’ most acclaimed new restaurants, including the neighborhood favorite, Meddlesome Moth, Nick Badovinus’s new Off-Site Kitchen, and the illustrious Oak, which recently received a four star review from the Dallas Morning News. It also calls out  art and furniture hot spots, such as Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas Contemporary, Highgate House, Griffin Trading and Circuit 12 Contemporary.

The businesses mentioned in the article are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the Design District has to offer designers, diners, and tourists alike. I commit to making this blog the vehicle by which the other awesome businesses, art galleries, showrooms and restaurants in the area can tell their story and further establish the Design District’s status as Dallas’ “it” district!

Read the full article at Dallas Design District Is a Destination for Art and Food, Too

Also, a big thank you to TBG, Inc. who provided the lovely lead photos for the NYT article!

Party with The Art Menu this Thursday at Alta Design District

Posted by    |    April 24th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 26 when Alta Design District apartments, in partnership with The Art Menu, will host an art party showcasing works from several talented local artists. Guests are invited to Alta Design District’s Sky Deck where they will enjoy spectacular views of downtown Dallas, plus wine, cocktails and hors d’ouveres from The Meddlesome Moth.

Carmen MenzaCarmen Menza, The Art Menu’s April “Artist of the Month” will be in attendance at Thursday’s event.

The sky deck and select apartments will be adorned with works from artists represented by The Art Menu. The Art Menu is an online print gallery that offers limited-edition, reproduction works of art on canvas from an elite group of Dallas-area artists. (more…)

The Sylvan Ave. bridge is getting a makeover

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:49 am

Added to the list of fancy new bridges over the Trinity River is the Sylvan Ave. bridge, long known for its frequent flooding and, consequently, its frequent closings.

The plan for the bridge, which spans from Irving Blvd. to Morris St.,  is to raise it above ground level, expand it into six lanes, and add bicycle lanes, six-foot sidewalks in both directions, access ramps to Trammel Crow Park and continuous street lighting.

The $57 million budgeted for the renovations will mostly be covered by Federal/TxDOT funds, while approximately $14 million will be covered by the City. The bridge will close for 15 months beginning Sept. 1, 2012, with an anticipated reopening in Dec. 2013. All construction should be complete by mid 2014.

Photo rendering from the Dallas City Hall briefing — available here.


Love in LOL: Erykah and Jordan

Posted by    |    April 21st, 2012 at 5:50 am

Jordan & Erikah Engagement Photo in the Dallas Design District - Photo by: Derrick Tribbey

Derrick Tribbey is a professional photographer and Dallas Design District resident. When I got an email showing off his latest engagement shoot, I just knew I had to spotlight it on the blog! Not only are his photos gorgeous, but they capture a really unique side of the Design District that was too neat to not show off.

The Design District has long been a favorite locale for engagement photo shoots, but it particularly fits Derrick’s personal shooting style. ”The Design District is one of my favorites places to shoot in Dallas. The brightly colored walls and large amounts of light that reflect from the walls and buildings allow me to capture exactly my style of photography,” says Derrick.

Choosing to shoot this particular couple here was an easy decision. “Erikah told me what she and Jordan envisioned for their photos, and I knew the Design District would be the perfect place.” (more…)

DADA Spring Gallery Walk in the Design District

Posted by    |    April 19th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Stay outside this Earth Day weekend by taking a stroll between the galleries in the Design District. This Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m., galleries will be opening their doors to art lovers of all kinds for the Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk.

Check out who will be participating in the Design District:

American Fine Art
1611 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

Banks Fine Art, LLC
1313 Slocum Street, Suite 103
Dallas, Texas 75207

Beaux Arts
1505 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, Texas 75207 (more…)

Now Hiring: DalTile Seeks Manager for New Dallas Gallery

Posted by    |    April 19th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Now Hiring in the Dallas Design DistrictDalTile is coming soon to the Dallas Design District and they’re looking for employees to staff their new Slocum Street showroom. There are more job openings to come from these folks, but for now they’re looking to get a gallery manager in place. Keep reading for a full job description and for information on where to send resumes!

Tile and Stone Gallery Manager, DalTile

DalTile is seeking a design sales professional to manage their Dallas gallery, maximizing sales development and obtaining customer sales referrals for Sales Service Centers. Job duties include:

  • Interview and hire associates, plan and prepare work schedules, assign associates to specific duties, supervise associates taking of inventories, keeping operating records, and perform work of subordinates, as needed.
  • Establish and maintain the Gallery Training Program and/or facilitate the continuing education of the staff through classes, seminars and other similar methods.
  • Ensure compliance of associates with established security, operating, and record keeping procedures and practices.
  • Responsible for the safe and proper opening and closing of the store.
  • Responsible for securing expensive assets such as digital cameras, portable phones, projector and similar items and set up a log to keep record of their use. (more…)

Give back and get up to 75% off at the Art of Old India Warehouse Sale

Posted by    |    April 17th, 2012 at 5:50 am

I love a good deal just about as much as I love, well, anything! The excitement of finding that perfect piece is amplified when I know I’m getting it for a steal.

This weekend Art of Old India will be hosting its first ever warehouse sale, reducing prices by up to 75 percent. The sale will feature new and antique furnishings, as well as small decorative accessories. I’ve gotten a peek at the pricing, and, I promise, it is really good. For instance, the antique door frame bookshelf pictured on the right was originally $2,800 and is now $840. That cute blue and white dhurrie was listed at $540 and is now only $165. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Designers are invited to get an early preview of the sale on Thursday, April 19 and then the sale will open to the public on Friday and Saturday April 20 and 21. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to getting a good deal, you’ll be doing good as well. Art of Old India will donate 10% of all sales this weekend to Paws in the City, a local non-profit animal rescue organization.