the Tao of…Tableness

  • table
  • inv=fomart
  • pharoah_infomart
  • wrench
  • meddlesome_window
  • ascension
  • latte_flower
  • plate
  • bottle
  • prisoner_art
  • tilt_shift_bullfight
  • posturing_mailboxes
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i bought a cool little midcentury modern side table that matches all of my other &#39table family&#39 on ebay. the seller happened to also live in Dallas; so we agree to meet to exchange the table.

here&#39s how the Tao of Tableness went:

we meet near the Infomart parking lot, which i marvel over again up close; and find a curious feline pharoah gargoyle guarding the building…at which point the guy, (a total stranger) who works in IT, senses that we both like design-y things… and points me down the street to the galleries, and that i should check out Dragon St. a little further.

i do; and as i park, i spot and am entranced by a little rainbow anodized flat wrench that i find laying on the ground… which fits in perfectly with the notorious &#34dropped and found&#34 photo series that i&#39ve been doing for a few years; and it points in the direction of a very hip looking cafĂ© that i decide right then and there…i must go try. (at this point, i&#39m famished)

it is Ascension Coffee & Wine Bar…right next to The Meddlesome Moth (the vine window). i almost passed out with joy after one bite of the bacon frittata with tomato jam, (ohhhhh, tomato jam, i love you!) and the gorgeous latte rosetta that swirls itself into my cup and nests seductively within the rim, as i fawn over it.

refreshed & inspired, i hit the galleries – and see some great photographs that include artful arrangements of old fashioned criminal mugshots, tilt-shift photographs of a bullfight, and even some anthropomorphic, posturing red mailboxes.

so, to recap:

>buy a vintage table on ebay> bond with stranger over art & design> find found object on the ground that points to amazing food> see amazing art> blog about it.

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Jun 2013
AUTHOR Lizz DeLera
COMMENTS 2 Comments

2 Responses to “the Tao of…Tableness”

  1. Lauren B says:

    Yes – stumbled upon Dragon St by accident myself about 2 years ago. The letterpress shop that printed my daughters wedding invitations happened to be located there at the time. Nice surprise!

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