Thursday, November 02, 2006

Decorating Resources

The D Home blog posted a note about discount decorations, paper, bags, and ribbon at Nowlin Trading. If you are already thinking about the holidays, it might be worth a visit.

Nowlin Trading

2448 Walnut Ridge
Dallas, Texas 75229
214-914-1331 or 972-243-8717 Tues - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, October 30, 2006

Need a House-warming Gift?

I always fret over what to buy a new home owner whenever I'm invited to a house-warming party. I usually haven't seen the space, so I'm hesitant to guess about what they might need or like. I typically end up with a good bottle of wine, but here is a more personal alternative: a return address stamp. It's pretty and thoughtful and you are guaranteed to know the address of the house if you're heading over for the party. The stamp is available at the Horchow Web site for $48.00.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Cool Site: Emery & Cie

Overall, I'd have to say that Emery and Cie is one of the weirder sites I've visited, though I found their wares, which include this 48 Euro Gazelle Tap, totally engrossing. If you're interested in the strangest way ever to sell a room divider, click here.

The site features some interesting metal work, ranging from cast faucets to mirrors and furniture. Not all of the links are active right now, but the few minutes it will take you to look around will be well worth it.

Hypnotically Eerie Paintings by Marci Washington

Design Sponge recently featured a few of these fascinatingly strange paintings by California artist, Marci Washington. Her site is definitely worth a glance if you like that "Royal Tenenbaums" brand of comforting creepiness.

Urban Reserve

Dallas has always been a little short on modern architecture, but an interesting new project is being developed along White Rock Creek near I75 and Royal Lane. Dubbed Urban Reserve, this new neighborhood will consist of modern, single-family homes created by a select group of nationally recognized architects. The Web site is a little rough, though it includes some details on the project, the location, and participants. The only pricing available is for the lots, which start in the mid 100s.

Community amenities include drought tolerant and rain-filtering gardens along the main street, ponds, which will collect rainwater for front-yard irrigation; and lights designed to minimize sky glow and light intrusion.