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just blocks from the Statler Hilton's $225 million redevelopment and the Stewpot, a longtime nonprofit serving the homeless. A slew of top-notch creatives have been tapped for the design team, including Dallas architect Graham Greene and international museographer Adrien Gardère, whose CV includes work on the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Louvre Museum annex in Lens, France. The facility will house a 1930s-style recording studio and programming that supports arts, culture, social justice, and human services. The museum, which is intended to become a place for nurturing creativity from all walks of life, is the first of its kind in the world. No surprise, since Encore Park's co-founders — Bruce Buchanan, executive director of the Stewpot, and longtime Stewpot supporter Buddy Jordan — have toiled in the trenches for decades. To date, $10 million has been raised, and when it opens this fall, the museum will exhibit works by photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark, with future collaborations with the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art. Rebecca Sherman S ince 1914, the panther has been linked with Cartier. The first panther design was an opulent wristwatch, spotted with onyx and diamonds. Over the next 100-plus years, the panther became a symbol of femininity, strength, mystery, and beauty. Jeanne Toussaint, Louis Cartier's collaborator and muse, was the first to embody the Feline Mystique M elbourne, Australia- based beauty brand Aesop is coveted for its sleek aesthetic as much as for its hair, skin, and body products. (Take a peek at the website. There's an entire page dedicated to the "taxonomy of design.") Founded in the late '80s by hairdresser Dennis Paphitis, Aesop opens its first Dallas boutique in NorthPark Center next month. Products that incorporate plant-based and laboratory-crafted ingredients stock the shelves, such as Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream ($120) and Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque ($35 for 4 ounces, $99 for 17 ounces). Exclusive to the store is the Texas Kit of travel-size necessities from the Classic Skin Care range ($75). Aesop, NorthPark Center, Linden Wilson THE BRAND DOWN UNDER W ith a recent $2.1 million Moody Foundation grant, Encore Park is poised to become one of the city's most forward-thinking and innovative additions to a once neglected area of downtown. The project includes renovation of the historic Warner Brothers recording studio at 508 Park, where great jazz musicians of the era including blues master Robert Johnson cut tunes. The 1930s brick building, slated to become the Museum of Street Culture, is located MUSIC TO OUR EARS OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. panther spirit. In 1948, a 116.74-carat emerald cabochon brooch with an onyx- spotted panther was designed for the Duchess of Windsor. Retail heiress Barbara Hutton, fashion editor and social swan Daisy Fellowes, and Mexican actress and singer María de los Ángeles Félix (nicknamed the Mexican Panther) would later become rare-air panther muses. Today, the Panthère de Cartier collection takes a modern spin with a new set of rings and bracelets, with playful tassels and that majestic cat — still displaying her onyx spots and sly emerald eyes. Rings from $13,700, bracelets from $23,000, at the Cartier boutique. Christina Geyer 508 Park building circa 1940 Interior, 508 Park building Panthère de Cartier ring in 18K white gold, with emeralds, onyx, and diamonds, $26,200 Adrien Gardère

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