Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fredericksburg, TX Re-Cap

Over the next few days I will be talking about the long weekend the Architect and I took down to Fredericksburg, TX.

First up is lodging. We stayed at the Roadrunner Inn on Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

Here are some pictures of our room.

Our room was basically a loft with the king size bed you see here, a sitting area and small kitchen.

A view back towards the front door and the kitchenette with concrete countertops.

Tomorrow a discussion of our favorite wineries!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Weekend Plans

The Architect and I are heading down to Fredericksburg for food, wine, and a wedding (yay Matt and Amber!). If we were in town this weekend, these are our top picks:

1. White Rock Homes Tour - the only homes tour in Dallas that focuses on mid-century modern. They will also have LEED certified new built home.

2. Taste some new wines and learn from the pros at the Dallas Wine and Food Festival.

3. Dust off that tux, put on your fancy dress and head to the Dallas Museum of Art for their Annual Art Ball.

Follow my twitter feed for updates from F-burg!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Angela Adams Green Collection

Today on Earth Day Angela Adams launched her green collection of rugs, fabric, and wallcoverings. I have my eye on this fabric here to recover some chair cushions.

Check out the collection here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Russel Wright American Modern Line Reissue

If you are a fan of mid-century modern design you have surely heard of Russel Wright. In fact, your parents or your grandparents probably owned a few pieces back in the day. Hopefully you were smart enough to snatch them up before they went into the garage sale.

Well if you didn't inherit any from mom and dad, here is your chance to own some of the iconic pieces in their original colors. LA-based Bauer Pottery is re-issuing pieces from the American Modern Line. Check out the line here.

More about Russel Wright here.

Tip of the hat to Apartment Therapy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Weekend Plans

1. Bill, the owner of Bill's records turns 65 on Friday. The store is having a big party for him starting at noon. Live bands all afternoon, including one of my faves, Salim Nourallah. Info here.

2. Head down to Deep Ellum Saturday night for the DADA gallery walk. Info here.

3. If art isn't your thing grab your Snuggie and head over to the Quarter Bar in Uptown for a fundraiser for The Stewpot, a resource center for homeless and at-risk people in Dallas. What next, a Sham Wow! car wash?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

First Thursday Film Series at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Film Society will be having free films the first Thursday of every month. April's showing is already past but get ready for May's showing of The Graduate. The evening will be moderated by WFAA's Gary Cogill.

Schedule of movies can be found here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rhett Miller to be on 30 Rock

Old 97s frontman, solo artist, and all around man with really nice hair, Rhett Miller, will be appearing on 30 Rock's season finale. Apparently, he will be twittering from the set.

Tip of the hat to the kids at FrontBurner.

20 Days 20 Deals

The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is celebrating 20 years of bringing arts and culture to Dallas. To commemorate their 20 year anniversary, over the next 20 days they will post a deal to a cultural happening in Dallas. Today is 20% off admission to the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The deals end on May 8, 2009. Find the deals here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Technology Upgrades

So I finally fulfilled one of my New Year's resolutions and bought a laptop this weekend. I even bought a wireless router so I can use the laptop around the house. I also set up the route all by myself - a major feat. The Architect is very happy with the new purchase because I will no longer be kicking him off the computer every time I want to blog or surf the interwebs.

So what else does this mean for you, my dear readers? I will now have the capability to blog while on the road!

Additionally, I have set up a Twitter feed. You can follow me at 4squaresperinch.

Monday, April 6, 2009

No new posts this week.

I am off to Louisville, KY this week for work, so I probably won't be able to post much this week. I'll be back this weekend after I have recovered from the Morrissey show on Friday night at the Palladium Ballroom.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Weekend Plans

1. Head on down to Deep Ellum for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Come on, when was the last you were there, 2005? The people don't bite, promise!

2. Saturday Night in the City starts this weekend at the Nasher Sculpture Center. This is one of my favorite things to do in the Spring and Summer. The weather also should cooperate, so be there or be my favorite shape - SQUARE!

3. Sunday, head over to the new restaurant, Bella, where there are cheap bottomless mimosa and 2 for 1 bloody marys.

Podcast with Heath Ceramics' Catherine Bailey

PrairieMod has a podcast interview with Heath Ceramics' Catherine Bailey. Bailey is responsible for bringing this wonderful ceramics company back to life. The Architect and I own their Coupe line in French Grey.

Listen to the podcast here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bad news for the Trinity River Project

Looks like the US Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the Trinity River levees are not up to snuff. So what does that mean? Well, if the city decides to continue with its plan to put in a "parkway"( tollway) between the levees and say there is a whole bunch of flooding, there might not be any federal funds to pay for clean up and damage. So we might not get that shiny new Calatrava bridge(s) and brand new park after all. Bummer.

The Dallas Observer's Unfair Park Blog has the entire report here, here, and here.