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PaperCity Dallas April 2024

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W hat: Benjamin Moore presents The Art of Color, a talk with Mark D. Sikes, Rivers Spencer, and Jan Showers, moderated by Chesie Breen, at the Jan Showers showroom. Moments: An elbow-to-elbow crowd gathered in the glamorous Jan Showers showroom for morning eye-openers — both the liquid kind and the design advice kind. What: Cocktails, salon talk, and book signing with Bobby McAlpine at JD Staron/Studio Van den Akker. Moments: Design-savvy TXDW guests gathered at the stunning new JD Staron showroom to celebrate poetic architect Bobby McAlpine, who spotlighted projects that convey architectural languages ranging from Elizabethan and Dutch to colonial Caribbean and agrarian American. What: Mischief, cocktails, illustrated talk, and book signing with Blackman Cruz at David Sutherland. Starring: Blackman Cruz founders Adam Blackman and David Cruz, moderated by Billy Fong. Takeaway: With a keen eye for evocative design, Adam Blackman and David Cruz stock their eponymous Los Angeles gallery with showstopping furniture, lighting, decorative arts, artifacts, and iconography — or "life enhancers" as they term it. A-list Hollywood clients include Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, and Adele. What: Cocktails, conversation, and book signing, discussing The New Antiquarians, Established Connoisseurs, and the Future of Antiques, with Michael Diaz-Griffith and OKA founder Sue Jones, at OKA. Takeaway: Design-world darling Michael Diaz-Griffin is executive director of the Design Leadership Network, previously served as associate executive director of The Winter Show, and was executive director of Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation. He was included on House Beautiful's list of 2020 Visionaries for his tireless advocacy of historic art and preservation. Design-Filled DAZE A Wrap-Up of 5 Ann Sutherland, Adam Blackman, Billy Fong David Cruz, David Sutherland at David Sutherland Nazira Handal at Jan Showers Rob Dailey at David Sutherland Joe Minton Emily Summers at David Sutherland Lauren Corbin, Rivers Spencer Chesie Breen, Jan Showers Mark D. Sikes at Jan Showers Ellett Miciotto at JD Staron Bobby McAlpine Gosia & Jakub Staron at JD Staron Jennifer Klos Michael Dewberry at OKA (Continued on page 88) Sue Jones, Michael Diaz-Griffith at OKA

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