Three Fun Things

Room by DJ Lucy Wubel with Peacock Alley
POW! DJ Lucy Wrubel's graffitti-inspired, color-soaked bedroom for Dwell with Dignity's spring Thrift Studio design popup is exactly like her personality—wild and fun! (Wrubel did the room in conjunction with Peacock Alley.Thrift Studio opens to the public on Friday April 19, but you won't want to risk losing out on something fabulous (like you did last year), because things sell out fast. Buy a preview party ticket here for Thursday, April 18, and you'll have first dibs before the crowds show up. Look for stylish vignettes created by some of Dallas' most-loved designers and stores, including IBB Design, Square Foot Studio, Wiliam Christopher Design, Horchow and Studio Ten25. For a complete list, go here. Everything is for sale, with the proceeds going Dwell with Dignity's wonderful programs.

Room by William Christopher Design for Thrift Studio
Room by One Kings Lane for Thrift Studio
One Kings Lane is the corporate sponsor of Thrift Studio's pop up this year, and not only have they come to Dallas to create a vignette, but all day April 19 they'll be hosting a Tastemaker Tag Sale with Thrift Studio, so log on and buy all kinds of great vintage and designer furniture and accessories for a great cause!

Azure balcony designed by Urban Interiors for the Turtle Creek Home Tour
WOW! The best thing about high-rise living is the view, don't you agree? The upcoming Turtle Creek Home Tour, held on April 21, is always one of my favorites, since it's a chance to see the Dallas skyline from five different locations, including the Warrington, the Azure, the Vendome and the Ritz. It's also a rare opportunity to walk through some of the most beautiful apartments in the area. Proceeds from the tour go to keeping Turtle Creek looking beautiful—it's one of my favorite places to walk and bird-watch, and this time of year the azaleas and dogwoods are spectacular. It's always in spring and fall that I'm most grateful that Dallas has such a gorgeous area like Turtle Creek. Go here to buy your tickets.

Highland Park home designed by Buchanan Architecture
365 . . . if you're obsessed with architecture like I am, you think about it 365 days out of the year. Fittingly, 365 is also the name of the Dallas Architecture Forum's upcoming home tours. The forum's 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions are actually a series of small parties inside some of the city's most interestingly-designed homes, where you'll hear talks given by the architects and designers. It's also a chance to meet some of the top people behind the projects you've read about on the blog and in regional magazines for years, including Mil Bodron, Svend Fruit, Russell Buchanan and Dee Dee Hoak. Go here to buy your tickets.

Architecture and interiors by Buchanan Architecture
This experimental house designed by Buchanan Architects caused a stir when it was finished. You'll find out why when you take the tour (I don't want to give everything away), but I can tell you that some of the highlights include an entry vestibule clad entirely in onyx slab, while the exterior is clad in an insulated metal panel system that's ultra-energy efficient.