Archive for April, 2013

Now hiring for a few awesome jobs in the Design District

Posted by    |    April 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Job seekers I have a few fabulous jobs to tell you about today. Résumes ready? Go!

Account Assistant, Dahlgren Duck

Dahlgren Duck is seeking an associate to serve as the secondary business contact for assigned Dahlgren Duck accounts and be responsible for overall client satisfaction. Tasks include review of major deliverables, updating client pricing, all secondary client communications, order processing and data entry.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year of assistant experience
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Proficient in MS Office, typing and technical competence
  • Ability to multi-task
  • High level of initiative and works well in team environment
  • Superior time management skills, motivated, goal-oriented and punctul
Send resumés to sritter@dahlgrenduck.com.

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The Design District’s Rental Market is Growing!

Posted by    |    April 29th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

According to Steve Brown of  DallasNews.com, the Dallas Design District has been one of the fastest urban rental markets in Dallas.  The number of apartment complexes is increasing with over 2,000 apartments in the area. As stated by Steve Brown,  builder Alliance Residential is  planning to build a 400-unit rental community at Market Center Boulevard and Turtle Creek. The planned apartment project will be  next door to Alliance’s new Avant apartment complex  that houses more than 300  units.

Currently the property for the planned apartment complex is occupied by warehouse and showroom buildings.  There is no word on when this project will begin since Alliance Residential is still waiting on approval from the City of Dallas. One thing’s for sure, developer Harwood International is about to begin work on a 224-unit apartment complex  at Oak Lawn Avenue and Dragon Street-dallasnews.com. We will give more details about these projects  as they come.

The Dallas Design District is more than just galleries, showrooms, and warehouses.  It has become a vibrant community that people can call home.

Join Ceylon et Cie to celebrate the release of Artful Decoration

Posted by    |    April 29th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Designers and design enthusiasts, this Tuesday is your big chance to meet designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman right here in Dallas as they sign copies of their new book at Ceylon et Cie from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. See below for more information and hope to see you all there!

Visit the Design District Neighborhood Sales Event May 4 and 5

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2013 at 11:11 am

The Design District is experiencing a boom, a fact which was discussed a few weeks ago in a local news story entitled “Dallas Design District becoming new haute spot for residents and businesses.”

In the story a Pegasus News writer discussed the similarities between the structure of the Design District and Deep Ellum as well as the notion that many Design District residents opt for the tranquility of the neighborhood as compared to its more boisterous neighbor Uptown. Neighborhood experts from the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection and Trinity Lofts offered their insights into what best defines our exciting district.

Despite all of the positive press we’re receiving there is always room for more and that’s where events come in. The highly successful Design District Market, in cooperation with Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, will be back at the end of May for their third event, and at the beginning of May, the folks at Lost Antiques over on Industrial are coordinating a neighborhood event of their own you should put on your calendar.

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Design District Unveiled: Gallerie Noir

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2013 at 10:31 am

Editor’s Note: To erase the misconception that the showrooms and galleries of the neighborhood are open only to the trade, DallasDesignDistrict.com is launching Unveiled. In this weekly series we take you inside the shops, showrooms and galleries of the Design District that are not only open but welcome the public.

While Melissa Enriquez may be an interior designer by trade, there’s no denying the woman has some seriously good taste in art.

Since opening Gallerie Noir on Dragon Street late last year, Enriquez has hosted several unique art shows that have garnered the Dallas newcomer some great press and a welcome reception from the Dallas interior design and art community. 

It’s hard to pin down Enriquez’s aesthetic in just a few words. She and her gallery manager Carrie White call the style “historical modern” but that’s really an inadequate description.

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Dallas Observer’s Iron Fork at Dallas Contemporary

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 am

Each year Dallas Observer puts on a chef competition, where chefs will battle it out to come up with a tasty meal.  This year, the “grand tasting event” , Iron Fork, will be held at  Dallas Contemporary  in the Design District on May 8th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The two competing chefs will be FT33′s  Matt McCallister and last year’s winner,  Scott Romano of Nick & Sam’s. Restaurateur  Kent Rathbun will  provide the chefs with a basket of goods including secret ingredients  from event sponsor  Whole Foods . The chefs’ creations will be judged by a panel of local food experts  for a chance to win the Iron Fork Award. Guests will enjoy the chefs’ challenge,  live music, tastings from local restaurants, and wine and cocktail samplings.

Advance general admission tickets and VIP tickets are available now  at www.ticketfly.com.

VIP guests are treated to early admission with food, wine, cocktail, and beer sampling, complimentary valet parking before 6:30 pm,   and a gift bag. A portion of the proceeds will benefit March of Dimes, a charity that help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.  Guests must be 21+ to attend. If you love food as much as I do, then this is where you need to be on May 8th!

The Thrift Studio Pop-Up Shop is Now Open!

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 10:31 am

Last Thursday night the crowds packed suite 590 of the Dallas Design Center for Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio Preview Party and the launch of their bi-annual pop-up shop. Fashionable patrons and members of the press mingled with cocktails as they perused the designer vignettes which filled the space. Featured designers included One Kings Lane, Horchow, Studio Ten 25 and more.

On Friday One King’s Lane, who served as the title sponsor for this Spring’s event, hosted a 72-hour online tastemaker sale featuring select products from the Thrift Studio vignettes.

If you’re just jumping on the Dwell with Dignity bandwagon however, don’t worry, the real fun is only just beginning.

Thrift Studio runs through May 18 at the Dallas Design Center, which means you have plenty of time to shop the amazing deals on donated and gently used furniture, housewares and high-end designer finds, all proceeds of which go to benefit the work of Dwell with Dignity.

The pop-up shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m.

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The Future of Fabric Sourcing from Robert Allen Design

Posted by    |    April 18th, 2013 at 9:45 am

In this day and age there is no such thing as too much innovation. When our technology is changing on an almost daily basis everyone is just trying to stay one step ahead of the competition. For the Robert Allen Design Group, one of the world’s leading fabric designers, innovation has most recently resulted in the company’s first digital fabric books.

The roll-out of the books mark the first of many digital solutions the company plans to unveil in the coming months as they strive to produce the most valuable tools for interior designers.

The digital sample books will be available on the Robert Allen website from a desktop, tablet or smartphone and will function just like their physical, in-store counterparts. Now designers don’t have to be in the showroom to start their research or even order prints. They (you) can thumb through the book to view product details and options and click through from the book directly to the website to purchase the fabric or learn more. Without removing the necessity of a showroom experience, the digital books move the design world and especially the sourcing of designer fabrics into the digital age.

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Three Design District Art Openings for DADA Gallery Walk

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

A couple of weeks ago the Dragon Street art galleries banded together for yet another Dragon.Open and just in case you missed it it’s happening again this weekend, only bigger. This weekend the Dallas Art Dealers Association is hosting their annual Spring gallery walk so that means the open houses stretch from Slocum to Dragon and beyond. While everyone isn’t celebrating new openings, here are a few to be on the look out for as you plan your Saturday.

Christopher Martin Gallery

Geometric Abstraction is nothing new in art, but that doesn’t mean artists aren’t interpreting the medium in new ways. Christopher Martin Gallery, along with 212Gallery out of Aspen, are addressing some new ways artists are exploring geometric abstraction in their show NEO | GEO: New Perspectives in Geometric Abstraction. The show will exhibit work by Christopher Martin himself along with three other living artists who are currently deconstructing geometric forms in ways that are all their own. The show will open Friday but the gallery will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 to coincide with the DADA Gallery walk.

Gallerie Noir

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Construction has begun on the Trinity Strand Trail

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Looking down the Old Trinity River Channel today, we noticed dirt moving at the site for Phase 1 of the Trinity Strand Trail! The contractor informed that it should just be 45-60 days before the concrete is poured and the trail is ready for use.

Phase 1 consists of 2.5 miles of concrete trail along the old river channel, traveling from the intersection of Oak Lawn Avenue and Stemmons Freeway to Farrington Street.