Thursday, October 29, 2009
Insider scoop - I saw Metropolitan Home's new local (gone national) IT designer Michelle Nussbaumer's - owner Ceylon et Cie on Dragon St. - stack of goods - think gold branch tables topped with sleek Absolute Black granite - yummy, I got two for me!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Fall is not only bringing cooler weather but also a bevy of design events and a few good reasons to partake in a little fun (all work no play lately?)...don't forget to squeeze in the AIA Tour coming up in the next couple of weeks that I previously posted about as well...
The Decorative Center Dallas is also kicking off its 12th annual Celebration of Design Week, sponsored by Joule Hotel, White Glove Delivery & Design Guide showcasing new resources and offering CEPH and CEU classes to interior designers and architects (also including an interactive student day Friday Nov. 6th) The kick off party on October 28, 7-9 features special guest Ricki Derek and His Big Band performing but not before you popin to hear keynote speaker Peter Shankman. Considered to be one of the leading experts on social networking and viral technology, and named "crazy, but effective" by Investor's Daily Journal - he will be presenting - ITS NOT WEB 2.0. ITS NOT WEB 3.0. ITS SIMPLY LIFE. Register here...
Next Thursday the Design District's notable Dragon St. showrooms will be opening their doors and hosting their annual Design on Dragon event from 6-9. (Rain Date Nov. 12) Be sure to stop in at some of my favorite's Pittet Architectual, Antique Floors and say hi to Sha Sha at Inessa Stewart's Antiques who can find what you are looking for pulling from an inventory of 3 different locations throughout Dallas and Baton Rouge and containers on the boat from Europe from Inessa's latest shopping trip.
For a good cause...
Halloween night....Instead of donning a tacky French maid's costume for the 4th year in a row (no offense if any of you have...) throw something glam and luxe on (think more in the lines of a Venetian Masquerade maybe or a Renaissance vampire - homage to Twilight/New Moon - I am sure we will be seeing a lot of those - see below) and get your haunt on at the "fright fete" - namely downtown Dallas' hautest Halloween Bash. Ghoulishly glam costume contest entries to be judged by Modern Luxury Dallas' editor in chief Stacy Girad on Oct. 31 @ Fashion Industry Gallery 1807 Ross Ave. $100 Buy tickets here...
Some ideas...don't steal mine - be ORIGINAL, okay I know your saying"How original is a vampire?!" but they're so fun to be for one night!
Don't you love Halloween - it's my favorite holiday!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Walk?? I say RUN! Life's too short!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Also the beautiful point is that the group that got this going started with nothing, just had a passion and knew that they could fulfill a growing need to interior design addicts while making money....I am sure we will be hearing alot about Lonny and new e-zines in the next couple of years.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
In many ways Fort Worth has cast a shadow over the Dallas Arts and Performing Arts scene, with its world class Bass Performance Hall, the Kimball and the Modern Art Musuem, among others. Now Dallas finally has it's chance to step up with the opening of the Dallas Arts District this month, showcasing the best in theater, opera, contemporary dance, ballet, music and other events.
The district will include more than 5 new venues - The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Annette Strauss Artist Square, Margaret McDerrmott Performance Hall & Performance Park. Some of the highlights for the inagural week will include performances by Billy Crystal, Hillary Swank, Jose Carereras and others.
- OCT 12 8AM DEDICATION CEREMONY
- OCT 15 4PM FREE ARCHITECTURE FORUM WITH REM KOOLHAAS
- OCT 16 10:30AM FREE ARCHITECTURE FORUM WITH NORMAN FOSTER
- OCT16 4PM FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT WITH DAVID SANBORN
- OCT 18 100AM - 8PM SPOTLIGHT SUNDAY - FREE TOURS AND SPOTLIGHT PERFORMACE IN THE OPERA HOUSE AND SAMMONS PARK AND A FREE, BY-RESERVATION DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFOMANCE OF BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY CONDUCTED BY JAPP VAN ZWEDEN AT THE MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER