On the Hunt. Let’s say you need to find some Herend bunnies, a crucifix, and the most amazing midcentury modern Lucite coffee table in the next five minutes. Why would you need to do this? Maybe it’s an insane scavenger hunt; maybe you simply have insane taste. Just stay with me.

lucas_street_2 Lucas Street Antiques Photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Lucas Street Antiques has all that and more under one glorious roof. Located off of Harry Hines Boulevard near downtown, the crisp, clean warehouse boasts four long rows lined with booths offering everything from French Provincial finds and Murano candy dishes to glass coffee tables from the 1980s and everything in between. Don’t forget to visit the back area, which is home to deeply marked-down merchandise. The best part of the joint is the friendly staff, all of who do not hesitate to greet you and/or call a dealer to ask for a discount on your behalf. Just keep your hands off that Lucite coffee table. It’s ours. 2023 Lucas Dr. 214-559-9806. lucasstreetantiques.com. 

wild_detectives_1.jpg The Wild Detectives. photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Get a Clue. Whether you’re in the market for a new book to read or a conversation-starter to leave out on your coffee table, you should don your gumshoes and venture to The Wild Detectives. Housed in a converted 1945 craftsman bungalow in the Bishop Arts District, the new café and bookstore is a haven for avid readers who want to enjoy a Spanish Cortado, a pint of local brew, or light bites while they browse the curated literary selection. 

wild_detectives_2.jpg The Wild Detectives. photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Inspired by the bookstore-cafes of their native Spain, owners and Texas transplants Paco Vique and Javier Garcia del Moral created a space where people can exchange ideas and grow creatively. They host poetry readings, book clubs, and the like on the house’s back porch. The name of the shop comes from one of the duo’s favorite novels, Los Detectives Salvajes (The Savage Detectives) by Roberto Bolaño.  

CostaLoungeChair Restoration Hardware. Courtesy of vendor

The folks at Stash Design used reclaimed materials to finish out the interior of the cozy space.Wood-paneled walls are lined with handpicked books—rare editions from independent publishers and foreign authors in translation. But if you see something you like, grab it; there’s only a copy or two of each selection.

Past Perfect Dallas design enthusiasts know and love the Shadow Collection designed by John Hutton. The classic outdoor furniture line was one of the first in David Sutherland’s lineup. Now Sutherland has teamed with Restoration Hardware to expand on the classics for the newly named Costa collection, and it’s available right now for your patio needs. Design purists, take heart.

The classic lines, sustainable teak materials, and Perennials cushions remain. But now you can also get some of Hutton’s never-produced designs, which were in Sutherland’s files until now.

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