Friday, August 25, 2006

Sales and Events this Weekend

The Bishop Street Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 25% off on many items.

Bishop Street Market, 419 N. Bishop Ave. at W.7th., 214-941-0907 Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11-7, Friday and Sat. 11-9, Sunday 12-4

The Fort Worth Orchid Society will host a sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Conservatory Building at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The group will host orchid-growing demonstrations 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. It's free! Call 817-738-7738 for details.

DL Lifestyle is having a sale with 40% off on their contemporary furnishings.

4145 Travis St, Suite 125, Dallas. 214-522-3220. Hours: Sat. 11-6, Sun. 12-5.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Cool Idea: Funky Embroidery on Furniture

I saw this post on Design Sponge and fell in love with the idea of funky, modern embroidery on traditional upholstered furniture. The designs pictured are the work of Swedish designer, Petra Borner, who designs for both fashion and home.

Brocade Home

Restoration Hardware has partnered with Lisa Versacio, formerly of West Elm, to found Brocade Home. There isn't much to their Web site right now, but you can order a catalog and see an intro slide show of some of their designs. The company describes its wares as "softness meets strength" and "prettiness with depth." You can also read more in this post on Apartment Therapy. Not sure what the pricing will be like, but I'm awaiting my catalog with bated breath.