Dallas Design News: October 2011, Part Two

Newlon Collection wallpapers at David Sutherland

Crazy Beautiful . . . brand new at David Sutherland, a collection of gorgeous high-tech wallpapers that push the boundaries of convention. The Newlon Collection is a collaboration between Bettinger Studio's Chad Newlon and Richard Bettinger, and is inspired by the abstract photo artistry that the studio specializes in. Pictured above, top left to right: Feathered Nest; Naked Bark; Planet Python; Wild Flamingo.

Glitterazzi and Knockout Rose wallpapers from the Newlon Collection

The wallpapers' inaugural 12 patterns were inspired by such abstract natural designs as python, roses, quartz, bark, and feathers. Newlon's expertise is in high tech computerization and printing, while Bettinger's abstract photo artistry is in private and corporate collections across the country. Bettinger Studio does all of their own printing, which allows them quality control and the ability to customize.

From the Newlon Collection, top left to bottom:
Moon Rose; Ghost Quartz, Leonardo's Ladder; and Knight Shield.

Part art, part science fiction, these wallpapers have unlimited custom capabilities, including colors and the size of the print. Newlon can also help you create your own custom patterns. To the trade, only.

For more patterns and information, go here. Read my previous posts about about Richard Bettinger's photography and furniture.

Neisha Crosland's Spider Embroidery fabric at Culp Associates

Kaleidoscopic . . . Spider Embroidery, a dazzling silk blend textile from London-based fabric designer Neisha Crosland, and was inspired by a recent trip to India that she took. And pictured below, Clarence House's graphic new Eliot crewel upholstery in cotton and wool is inspired by the geometric, repetitive motifs found in the compositions of Vienna artist Gustav Klimt. Clarence House uses age-old crewel techniques from the 13th Century to produce this amazing fabric.

Both fabrics are to the trade at Culp Associates.

Eliot Crewel, new from Clarence House at Culp Associates

Silk Geometric pillow in copper and turquoise, $725 at Laura Lee Clark

Pile 'Em On . . . pillows, that is. Laura Lee Clark's new custom silk pillows are works of art. Done in shades of turquoise and copper (one of my favorite color combinations), they range from luminous solids, to a 70s-inspired zig-zag and exotic geometric prints, to a large-scale feather/wings design. From $415 - $725.

Bed vignette at Laura Lee Clark with her custom
pillows and sheeting by Peacock Alley.
Monarch pillow in blue and ivory, $500
Copper Brush Strokes pillow, $415

Glacial Stripes pillows in green, brown, and pink,
$725 each at Laura Lee Clark.

Laura Lee, whose showroom opened last year, has a newly redesigned website that includes items from her shop. Take a look, because it's gorgeous!

Beth Dotolo, Alexa Hampton and others will speak next week
at The Decorative Center's Celebration of Design.

Talk Soup . . . Hear Dallas interior designer Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios, Alexa Hampton and others discuss design at The Celebration of Design Oct 11-14 at the Decorative Center Dallas. Alexa Hampton, daughter of famed designer Mark Hampton, author, and an award-winning designer in her own right, will give the keynote presentation. Go here to register.

Sculptor George Tobolowsky and Designer Leslie Ezelle
with Ann-e-Girl, a 13'x14' metal sculpture in front of Dallas City Hall

Form and Function . . . Designer and HGTV Design Star contestant Leslie Ezelle teamed up with acclaimed regional sculptor George Tobolowsky to create a large-scale metal sculpture of a bra, dubbed Ann-e-Girl. Who would do this kind of thing? Someone who's lost a loved one to breast cancer, that's who. And it gets attention.

The multi-D-cup sculpture, modeled after a strappy version of 1950s style bra, was created to raise awareness for breast cancer, and named in honor of one of Ezelle's family members who died from the disease. The sculpture was installed yesterday in front of Dallas City Hall, where people were invited to write inspirational messages on pink bras and toss them into surrounding trees. Ann-e-Girl will be at City Hall until it's moved to NorthPark Center on October 15 for Susan G. Komen's Race for the cure. Afterwards, it will travel throughout Texas, and I'm certain, turning heads wherever it goes.