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The micro manor | How to decorate a tiny space

Does the 18th-century French barometer work? It’s a reasonable question to put to John Bobbitt, longtime Dallas interior designer, antiques dealer, Maple Terrace resident and collector of superb curiosities. Well, it could work, Bobbitt says, but first he’d have to replace the original glass tubes with new ones custom-made by the one man in the country who restores old barometers, in Maine. Then he’d have to figure out how to safely buy and install the

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Fort WORK, Texas | An inside look at Dickies

Essay by Rob Brinkley          /          Photographs by Mei-Chun Jau

It’s a rags-to-riches story — where the rags are played by denim. We open in Fort Worth, 1922, where two men have just shaken hands on their new company. Their big idea? Bib overalls, made of tough cotton denim, the fanciest ones striped in fine lines of blue and white. With one of the men’s son, the three grow it into a mighty fine business. But some plot twists are necessary: The Great Depression will be a doozy, followed by World War II, wherein the company will be sequestered by the United States Armed Forces to make millions and millions of uniforms. Most of the civilian production will grind to a halt, all in the name of duty.

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B Magazine: The Inside Issue | Spring + Summer 2018

B  MAGAZINE | THE INSIDE ISSUE: SPRING + SUMMER 2018

In today’s Wall Street Journal, inserted as a paid supplement inside North Texas subscriber copies, there is something quite special: the latest issue of B, the luxury lifestyle magazine published by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. This one is a real page-turner, full of fascinating stories about private places, from a tiny Dallas apartment that lives like a manor house to an exclusive look inside the design department of Dickies, the great Fort Worth–based workwear company whose story just keeps getting better — and more global. It’s all paired with some of our most intriguing listings, everything from mansions to ranch land. Enjoy every page.

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Buzz

Tribute: Susan Medina | Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Photo by Glen Wood / Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Susan Medina is a Southern woman and, like many magnolias, she’s tough as nails when it comes to telling the absolute truth to clients who need to hear it. Medina, president and founder of SKM Communication Strategies, doesn’t believe in dancing around a subject. “I never tell clients what I think they’d want to hear,” she says. “I am honest and candid. I want to know I’ve brought value to them.”

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Business

A Year of Significant Sales by North Texas’ Luxury Brokerage [VIDEO]

Video / All properties sold in 2017 by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents. 

The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty  — more than 500 in all, in 10 offices across North Texas — propelled the firm to exceptional successes in 2017.

Per recent data from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty sold more homes across Dallas and Fort Worth in 2017 than any other firm for properties priced more than $550,000 and more than $1 million.

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Tribute: Dickies Arena | Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Photo / Dickies Arena, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

In January 2020, the Fort Worth Stock Show &  Rodeo will open the chutes in the new Dickies Arena in the southwest corner of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The arena, echoing closely the design of the center’s iconic Art Deco tower, signifies its status as a complement to the beloved 1936 coliseum with two Deco-style towers of its own, which should make the boots-and-jeans crowd feel right at home in the new venue. Continue Reading…