dark-roasted-coffee-beans1White Rock Coffee won Krups Best Brew Award 2014 for Dallas for the third year in a row. The Best Brew contest, now in its fourth year, was introduced to discover the best coffee shops in the U.S. via public voting.

NorthPark Center architect EG Hamilton received the lifetime achievement award from the American Institute of Architects, KERA reports. Click the preceding link to learn about the 94-year-old minimalist architect and the store facades at NorthPark Center that set it apart from any other shopping mall.

Cynthia Koogler, a horticulture advisor at the Dallas Arboretum and owner of the gardening “biz” Flower Child Plants (which serves Lake Highlands) spruced up three gorgeous flowerpots for Dallas News to inspire fellow green thumbs this spring. Click here for pictures.