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September 2015 - Dallas

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R edecorating? Downsizing? Moving? If you're wondering what to do with all that furniture you and your decorator spent a fortune on, then Viyet is your answer. The three-year-old New York- based online interior design marketplace for timeless, pre-owned designer furniture and accessories is purchasing curated items from Dallas individuals and showrooms beginning in September. Top-drawer names that routinely cross Viyet's threshold include Christian Liaigre, Barbara Barry, B&B Italia, Cassina, Janus et Cie, Jan Showers, Ligne Roset, Herman Miller, Baccarat and Tiffany & Co. While anyone can purchase from design sites such as 1stDibs, you have to be a dealer with a storefront to sell with them. That's just one area where Viyet differs. "We source from individuals as well as overstock and samples from high-end showrooms," says Jennifer Koen, vice president of business development. "We already have a long list of Dallas-based people interested in consigning," she says. Of course, buying expensive furniture goods online can be risky. Viyet addressed the challenge with a team of local curators in each city who inspects and vets every piece for authenticity before it's consigned. So, rest assured, that Knoll table isn't a knockoff from China, and the Ligne Roset sofa is the real deal. Curators come to your home or showroom, photograph each piece, and post it on the website. For a fee, Viyet will even store your furniture until it sells. Rebecca Sherman "I think Christopher Nemeth is the most important designer to come out of London, alongside Vivienne Westwood." That's high praise, and Louis Vuitton men's collections artistic director Kim Jones is paying tribute to the almost unsung Nemeth and his legacy by celebrating the late designer's genius in Louis Vuitton's men's Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Nemeth, who passed away in 2010, was considered by design insiders to be a modern-day Renaissance man. The talented and trained painter taught himself the art of pattern cutting, and influenced London's make- do-and-mend attitude and rebellious home-craft movement, with a singular deconstructed style that has influenced designers across the globe. At the Louis Vuitton boutique. James Brock T he PaperCity Dallas Design Awards recognize outstanding residential interior design, interior architecture, retail, restaurant and gallery design, landscape design and historical preservation, along with other categories. On Thursday, October 15, the winning entries will be announced and presented at a cocktail event at Dallas Design District; the winning entries will also be featured in the January 2016 PaperCity Home + Art issue. The 2015 panel of esteemed judges are New York and San Francisco-based architect Joel Barkley of Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects; NYC designer Brian McCarthy; NYC architect and designer Robert Couturier; NYC designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, Carrier and Company; L.A. designer Mary McDonald; and L.A. designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The Awards are open to all design, architecture and landscape professionals, regardless of professional affiliation. To enter, go to designawards. Entry deadline is Thursday, September 10. JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR PAPERCITY DALLAS DESIGN AWARDS with Dunhill Partners and Dallas Design District Joel Barkley Brian McCarthy Robert Couturier Mary McDonald LOUIS VUITTON Pays Homage to Christopher Nemeth's Legacy 2nd Thursday @ Dallas Design District. Now that Cuba and the U.S. are courting again, we just might make a trek — especially after flipping through the lush book Havana Modern, Twentieth Century Architecture and Interiors (Rizzoli) and its tour of Cuba's architecturally significant private homes and buildings, most never published before. Spanning the 1900s to 1965, this photographic survey marches across Cuban architecture — Art Nouveau, Art Deco, through high modernism just before the Revolution, when the curtain went down. Meet author Michael Connors at 2nd Thursday @ Dallas Design District monthly lecture series, Thursday, September 10, 5:30 pm cocktails, 6:30 pm talk and book signing at ID Collection. Books will be for sale at the event. ID Collection, Dallas Design Center, Suite 745. RSVP events@ HAVANA, Here We Come D iners who are fond of French bistro Boulevardier in the Bishop Arts district and Veritas Wine Room on Henderson will be thrilled to learn that a sibling enterprise, Rapscallion, has opened on Lowest Greenville. Brothers Brooks and Bradley Anderson have once again joined forces with chef Nathan Tate to create an inventive menu that shouldn't be confused with down-home vittles. Brooks states, "Greenville Avenue has a boozy reputation, and we wanted to deliver something exceptional that fit in with the neighborhood." Thus, the name Rapscallion emerged in what he describes as "a three-text-message exchange." The restaurant offers an offbeat riff on Southern fare. Start with pickled shrimp infused with watermelon, mint and a punch of jalapeno, then move on to the wrapped scallions in pancetta. The wine menu features 126 American bottles (60 of them under $50), and GM Eddie Eakin, a cocktail and beer connoisseur, serves up a regular rotation of mixed cocktails, with beers sourced 100 percent from America. Rapscallion, 2023 Greenville Ave., 469.291.5660, dallasrapscallion. com. Patricia Mora RAPSCALLION Deconstructs Southern Cooking Damier Graphite Nemeth Keepall 45 Bandouliere bag, $2,220 Nemeth Slip-on sneakers, $715 Virtually Yours Chef Nathan Tate STEPHEN DUX Michael Connors Vintage Chrome Sputnik chandelier Bourgese carved frame armchairs Jessie Carrier and Mara Miller Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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