Mother and son duo Terry and Jason Cohen are masters at finding treasure among the usual throwaway estate sale pieces and flea market piles. They scour both regularly to stock their Lakewood shop, known simply as Curiosities, with an incredibly wide-ranging selection of antiques, vintage items and general oddities. It’s a wonderfully cluttered shop that’s stuffed to the brim with everything from mid-century modern furniture pieces and vintage beer signs to spooky dolls, offbeat taxidermy and Native American jewelry. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for that incredibly-hard-to-shop-for friend or just looking to kill an hour or two on a rainy day, there’s a good chance you’ll leave here as the new owner of some unexpected treasure you never knew you needed.
At Mattress Direct we are family owned and operated. We strive in generating our business from referrals and word of mouth. Mattress Direct is based out of DFW and our concept is easy...to provide our community with the absolutely best mattresses at the best prices, while providing the best warranty in the industry!
At Bath Junkie, shopping is an interactive experience. Upon entering the store, clients peruse bath products, including scrubs and lotions, and pick a base. Then they sniff and hachoo through more than 200 scents, identifying one, two, or three fragrances and a color for their product. With the client's personalized recipe in hand, a beauty expert whips up the formula and readies it for sale. Each product is crafted to minimize harm to the environment, and Bath Junkie offers paraben-free hair products, recyclable containers, and kisses on both cheeks from Mother Nature herself.
East Dallas hipster gem Dolly Python is the perfect shopping destination for vintage lovers and general oddity-seekers that lack the patience to dig through the often fruitless racks at thrift stores. Every nook and cranny in this well-curated and eclectic, albeit somewhat pricey, shop is jam-packed with everything from vintage band t-shirts and psychedelic-printed dresses from the 70s to vinyl records and vintage cameras, not to mention an excellent selection of cowboy boots and other bits of western wear. Ever felt the need for a taxidermy bat to display on your mantel? You’ll find strange items like that at Dolly Python, too – plus a resident psychic who offers palm readings every Saturday.
Whether she’s snapping shots of Lil Wayne’s sparkling grin, the urban landscape of Detroit, or the Arab American National Museum, photographer Asia Hamilton inspires people to view the world from a new perspective. Her photography raises awareness on issues of waste and consumption, and strives to unmask the beauty hidden in a cityscape.
When she’s not on a globetrotting, eye-opening adventure, she’s teaching aspiring photographers at her studio, Nozomi Live Photography & Design. She demystifies photography concepts such as lighting and composition before taking shutterbugs out on urban excursions, where they can practice techniques in the bustling city. She helps her protégés feel more comfortable using their cameras’ manual settings, making the picture-snapping devices feel like an extension of their bodies without duct tape or cybernetic surgery.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society.