Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Returns This Thursday

Posted by    |    April 7th, 2014 at 10:24 am

Thrift Studio is one of the events I look forward to most every year; it’s a great way to infuse some designer pieces into your home decor at a fraction of their retail price, all while supporting a great cause.

This year, Thrift Studio will take place at the International on Turtle Creek Design Center: 15o Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 204. The preview party is this Thursday, April 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the studio will open to the public the next morning. Thereafter, the pop up store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until May 10th. All proceeds benefit Dwell With Dignity, an organization that helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design.

A few of the designers that will have vignettes at the pop-up include Jan Showers, Culp Associates, Mecox, Robert Allen Design, SWOON, and David Sutherland Showrooms.

Make sure to come early; pieces sell out fast!

Photo from www.thriftstudio.com.

Nick Badovinus to Open Town Hearth At Irving & Market Center

Posted by    |    March 4th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

According to D Magazine, Nick Badovinus, the popular restauranteur behind Off Site Kitchen and Neighborhood Services, recently announced his plans to open a new restaurant at 1617 Irving Blvd., Town Hearth.

The restaurant will center around seafood and steaks cooked on open, wood-fire grills, and will also feature a raw bar and whole-roasted Dungeness crab and shellfish. As far as drinks go, Town Hearth will have a full bar stocked with domestic brown liquors and an extensive wine list with old and new-world burgundies as well as wines from the Northwest.

The new restaurant is scheduled to open in March 2015.

In addition to Badovinus’ new concept, the entire “triangle” area at Oak Lawn, Riverfront, and Market Center that currently houses Jack’s Grocery is getting a full makeover. Hear more about the redevelopment at next Tuesday’s meeting at 101 Turtle Creek Blvd., from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

All Out Trinity Festival Takes Over The River Basin This Saturday

Posted by    |    February 26th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

With all the unused green space available within the Trinity River levees, it’s exciting to see an event like All Out Trinity, organized by the Trinity Commons Foundation and City of Dallas, taking place this Saturday, March 1st, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on and below the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. There are ton of things going on, but here are some highlights:

8 a.m. – Trinity River Levee Run

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Plein Air outdoor painting

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – RAFT’s Outdoor Market & Beer Garden, and ElmWoof Pop-Up Dog Park under the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Krav Maga & Disc Golf in the Trinity River Basin

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – RISE Adaptive Sports (everything will be handicap-accessible)

12:30 to 3 p.m. – Lacrosse

1 p.m. -  Yoga on the Bridge (kid’s yoga class is also available!)

1 p.m. – Canoe & kayak trips on the Trinity

5 p.m. – Trinity River area photo walk-about tour with Justin Terveen

6  to 8 p.m. – RAFT Riverlight campfires with ArtCon and Boys Scouts of Dallas.

6:30 p.m. – Cocktail tour of Trinity Groves with Phil Romano

From sports to culture to drinking to shopping, there’s something for everyone! The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so feel free to ride your bike, rollerblade, or skate to the event area. Access points will be clearly visible the day-of, and parking is available along Beckley and Canada Drive, as well as at Trinity Groves. You can see the full list of activities on All Out Trinity’s website. The event benefits the Trinity Commons Foundation.

 

 

Red Arrow Contemporary Celebrates Its Second Birthday With A Scavenger Hunt Through The District

Posted by    |    February 10th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Two years ago, Red Arrow Contemporary opened its doors at 1130 Dragon Street, bringing Dallas exciting exhibits featuring huge pink inflatables, bent mailboxes imitating Banksy, and fundraising fashion shows. This Saturday, the gallery celebrates its anniversary with a scavenger hunt through the Design District.

The hunt kicks off at 4:30 p.m., and prizes include restaurant gift certificates, nights at the Belmont, and free entertainment passes. RSVP on their Facebook page here.

 

The Pin Show Invades The Goodyear Retread Plant on Feb. 22nd

Posted by    |    February 6th, 2014 at 3:00 am

The Pin Show has long been one of Dallas’ most unique fashion events, combining regionally-made, cutting-edge fashion, underutilized space and live music in one place. This year, the event is setting up shop at 960 Dragon Street on Feb. 22nd, where 24 designers will debut their latest lines on the runway.

This year, each designer will feature six looks, including menswear, women’s RTW, Avante-garde, bridal, jewelry, handbags, intimates, and resort wear. Designers include:

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and models hit the runway at 8 p.m. Live music from Dallas favorites Bethan and The Effinays will entertain the crowd, as well as jams from DJ Hammertimez.

All ages are welcome and tickets start at $20, increasing to $450 for a VIP table for six. The official after party will be at Candleroom starting at 11 p.m. You can purchase tickets here.

 

The Trinity Center After Hours Kicks Off Next Tuesday

Posted by    |    February 5th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

With many of the Trinity River Corridor projects in full swing, The Trinity Trust has announced that it will debut its monthly After Hours series next Tuesday, Feb. 11th at their 1444 Oak Lawn office.

Join them every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to talk about the developing Trinity River area and ways you can explore the floodway today.

 

Trinity Skyline Trail Moves Forward

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

With all the buzz surrounding the Trinity Strand Trail, we’ve forgotten to notice the Trinity Skyline Trail going in along the Trinity River levee! The new trail, which follows the river for 4.6 miles, is nearing completion. The Trinity Trust posted a picture of it this afternoon, and it looks like it’s going to be a great way to enjoy the Trinity River area that’s right next to us here in the Design District.

The opening celebration for the Trinity Skyline Trail, along with the Continental Avenue Bridge, will be on June 15th as part of the Trinity River Revel.

Photo from The Trinity Trust’s Facebook page.

Trinity River Updates: The Balanced Vision Plan

Posted by    |    January 9th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

As many Dallasites know, the Trinity River area has been under (often exciting) development for a long while. Less know it by its legal name – the Balanced Vision Plan. Here’s everything you need to know to catch you up to speed, and for those of you who are familiar, we have exciting new updates to share!

The Balanced Vision Plan (BVP) for the Trinity River was approved in 2003 and privately funded by Chan Krieger & Associates. It is centered on flood protection, recreation, transportation, environmental restoration and economic development in the Trinity River area, with the inherent focus to create a better Dallas. Pulling everything together and finding realistic means of accomplishing their main goals has been a tedious, ongoing process, but the current state of the project is truly inspiring.

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Current Status

Flood Control: The Pavaho Pump Station has been created, and 100-year flood protection improvements have been established. The lower chain of wetlands has been completed, and phase one of the upper chain of wetlands is underway.

Recreation: Currently, all of the following amenities have been established: Audubon, Moore Park Expansion, Santa Fe Trestle Trail, Great Trinity Forest Gateway & horse trails, Trinity Forest Trails Phase I and II (pathways from Audubon to Eco Park), William Blair Jr. Park Gateway Trailhead, and Texas Buckey Trail & Soft Surface Trails. If you would like more details concerning these recreational areas, feel free to pore over Trinity River Corridor’s official documents.

Transportation: Perhaps the most famous aspect of the Balanced Vision Plan is the beautiful and iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

Opening 2014:

January: CA Crossing Canoe Launch

April: Elm Fork Athletic Complex

Spring: AT&T Trail, Trinity Strand Phase I

June: Continental Bridge & West Dallas Gateway Park; Dallas Skyline Trail; Pavaho Wetlands; Sylvan Avenue Bridge

October: Baker Pump Station, Texas Horse Park

November: MLK Jr. – Cedar Crest Bridge

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Opening 2015: the upper chain of wetlands, Cadiz (from Riverfront to Lamar), Beckley/Commerce, and South Central/Joppa Getaway Park.

We look forward to celebrating these fantastic new openings with all of you!

 

 

Community Debuts New Taproom and New Beer This Friday

Posted by    |    January 8th, 2014 at 8:50 am

In honor of its one-year anniversary, Community Beer Co. is kicking off the weekend with a new brew featuring Ascension Coffee and a brand new place to drink it.

Over the past few months, the brewery has been hard at work preparing its new taproom, which features a long bar and window overlooking Community’s tanks.

The beer, a collaboration with Ascension Coffee in the Design District, is a coffee porter, and will only be available in the taproom this Friday. Stop by from 5 to 9 p.m. for a taste and a glimpse!

JR’s ‘Inside Out’ Project Comes to Dallas via the Dallas Contemporary

Posted by    |    January 3rd, 2014 at 11:42 am

French street artist and photographer JR will be roaming West Dallas, Deep Ellum and the Design District next week taking black and white photos with his mobile photo booth. The photos, which will be taken of anyone who shows up and wants to participate, will be printed as large-scale posters to be pasted in public places throughout Dallas.

The project, called Inside Out, won the 2011 TED Award for a “global participatory art project with the potential to change the world.” With over 120,000 people in 108 countries participating, JR allows anyone to send in a group of portraits to the Inside Out team, who will then blow them up into posters and send them back to be pasted in “the most publicly visible location possible” in the participants’ home city.

To have your portrait taken, show up at the following places next week:

Tues., Jan. 7th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. : Trinity Groves, Pink Building at Gulden & Singleton

Wed., Jan. 8th, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. : Deep Ellum/Fair Park, 417 Second Ave.

Thurs., Jan. 9th, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. : Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St.

Fri., Jan. 10th, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. : Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St.

The project will culminate on Sat., Jan. 11th at the Contemporary with a free opening celebration at 9 p.m. featuring the work of JR, Le Miserables, Lavish, Paula Crown and Arthur Pena.