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Cool contemporary decor from Pad.
NOW OPEN Attention lovers of all that is mod: Pad (2924 Main St., Ste. 103. 214-744-0680), a new addition to the Deep Ellum scene, showcases limited-production collections of paintings, sculpture, and home décor. Representing local and international artists, the selection is oozing with unique and eye-popping contemporary items. We love the vases - you’ll find them in everything from reusable vinyl to recycled paper (pictured right).

In December Joey Edwards opened Lost Antiques (Corner of Industrial Blvd. and Howell St. 214-741-4411) the next door companion to his three-year-old Found Antiques on Industrial Blvd. "Lost is just a bigger, better version of Found with a nicer space and better lighting," Edwards says. Some of the city’s top designers have opened booths there, such as Nick Brock and Jacqueline Butler. Lost and Found both specialize in vintage and antique furniture and accessories that have not yet been refurbished, reupholstered, or rewired - in other words, great stuff for cheap.

COMING SOON California native Julia Elam, who, along with son Randy Phillips, owns the chic Austin home furnishings store Napa Home, has been in and out of Dallas lately checking out locations for a second store to open here in 2005. Fairmount Street and the Knox-Henderson area are both possibilities, says Elam, who has also taken an apartment in town. "Eventually Dallas will probably become our home base," she says. Currently Elam buys from vendors in San Francisco and New York. Not only will Elam stock the Dallas store with finds from her European travels, but she may expand the concept to include a stylish garden shop and small restaurant. Check out www.napahometx.com.

Opening in February, Venzi (1230 Dragon St. 214-747-1144) specializes in contemporary lighting and iron furniture as well as Philippine imports. We can’t wait.

 
Allan Knight’s new Apollo
dining table by Axis.
NEW PRODUCT Acrylics are showing up in great new designs; we love the new Hammon Series from Allan Knight and Associates (1400 Hi Line Dr., Ste. G. 214-741-2227). Knight also has revamped the product selection to include Brueton and Axis contemporary styles, as well as a hit of vintage lamps and a long list of beautiful textiles.

Natuzzi (11700 Preston Rd. 214-363-7070) is the talk of the town with its new sumptuous line of leather furnishings for 2005.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Robb & Stucky offers complimentary seminars every Saturday at 2 p.m. in its Plano showroom, located at 7240 North Dallas Parkway. Visit www.RobbStucky.com for a complete listing of seminars and events.

Experience Gaggenau Gourmet Spa Cuisine with a live cooking demonstration presenting an award-winning chef using Gaggenau products at Capital Distributing on Feb. 17, from 6-8 p.m. Please contact 214-638-2681 for your free invitation or more information.