You're invited to check in at Sweet Tooth Hotel - Dallas's most indulgent stay. Concepted by husband and wife, Cole and Jencey Keeton, Sweet Tooth Hotel brings together work by some of DFW's most innovative artists and a curated selection of products and sweets to purchase in The Gift Shoppe
Sweet Tooth Hotel's current location is in a 1,200 sq. ft. experiential art and retail pop up space in Victory Park. The first installation sold out and a second installation "1955" is scheduled to open November 1 - December 31. So make sure to grab a ticket, we're only open for a limited time!
Chapter Two: "1955"
Collaborators: Built By Bender, Drigo, Hatziel Flores, Jeremy Biggers, Jojo Chuang, Rob Wilson, Shamsy Roomiani and Nicole Davis.
(opening Nov 1 - photos coming soon)
The first installation of Sweet Tooth Hotel delivered five sugar-themed interactive rooms based on popular treats. Each room was thoughtfully crafted by Built By Bender, a design and fabrication shop whose roster includes a variety of clients from Legacy Hall to the City of Plano, with lots of hidden surprises to uncover
In addition to the "hotel rooms", artists Jeremy Biggers, Shamsy Roomiani, Jojo Chuang and Chelsea Delzell created individual installations incorporated into the space. Rob Wilson, Beau Bollinger of Hairstory, Dani Goodman of Goodies Cakery and Ruben Burgess also created individual pieces of work.
Built By Bender
Built By Bender is owned and operated by three brothers Ariel, Milan, and Aaron Bender. Born and raised Texans, with a passion for art & design, they are responsible for the design and fabrication of five rooms in Sweet Tooth Hotel including the Sunset Lounge, Sprinkle Spa, Dream Suite, Candy Cuisine and the Surprise room.
Jeremy Biggers: Candy Paint Drippin'
To inspire this exclusive collaboration, Biggers said, “My work involving lips is about sensuality through decadence and opulence and is representative of all human interaction and communication. I wanted my pieces for this space to match the flirty and fun motifs while commanding serious attention."
Shamsy Roomiani: Rainbow Confection
Jojo Chuang: Cotton Candy Island, Sweet Tooth Set and Melting Bar Display Cases
Taiwanese designer Jojo Chuang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. Chuang received his Master of Fine Arts in 3D design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from National Taiwan Normal University in 2009.
Chuang Utilizes his unique background to develop himself into a hybrid of Designer / Artist / Maker. The varieties of his works further showcase his hybrid nature, which includes graphic design, pattern design, illustration, painting, furniture, design object and design culture research. Additionally, Chuang hosts art classes in Downtown Plano and had pop up events with companies like West elm. Chuang’s have been recognized by 1530 Main, Designboom and multiple online media platforms. On top of that, his works are collected by Chicago’s Volume Gallery and Trapholt Museum in Denmark.
For the exclusive collaboration, Chuang pulled off the idea of “sweet tooth” into collectable furniture pieces with unique texture and shape mimicking actual candy like the Cotton Candy Island + Sweet Tooth set. He also captures how sweets melt with the Melting Bar display cases, giving audience a whole new experience on both visual and interactive experience.
Chuang using the collaboration opportunity with Leatherology to visualize the developing process in his mind. He provides a short poem to further accentuate this concept.
I packed the wonderful ingredients I encountered,
Mix them, bake them.
Through the window,
watching the fragment of thoughts,
Crystalizing and transforming
Fermenting and bubbling.
After all the steam vanished, I hope we can all find what we need.
Chelsea Delzell: Horizon
Things I know can't come true
Why can't I forget the past, start loving someone new
Instead of having sweet dreams about you”-Patsy Cline
A Horizon is where the earth and sky meet. It is the boundary of one’s field of vision where the known and the unknown meet. What lies beyond the Horizon is possibility of change. The viewer is encouraged to listen to the song while viewing the scene for the full complete installation.
Rob Wilson is an illustrator and graphic designer whose work has appeared in many books and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Self, Sweet Paul Magazine and D Magazine. His client list includes Dell, HarperCollins, Charles Schwab, UPS and Horsethief Pictures. Wilson is the creator of the icon for "Welcome to Night Vale," one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. He designed the cover for the novelization of the podcast, which Paste Magazine listed as one of "The 10 Best Book Covers of October 2015." The book debuted at #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List and had been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, NPR, CNN, LA Times and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Rob Wilson teamed up with Leatherology, to create an artistically original display wall and limited edition hand painted designs on exclusive items for Sweet Tooth Hotel.
For this exclusive collaboration, Wilson said, “I loosely created images on the bags in a similar style as I would with my pen and ink illustrations. I applied a limited, bold palette —red and white peppermint colors— that pops on the black leather. The bold colors and illustrative paint styles bring an element of Sweet Tooth Hotel into each item. Plus, I like dogs, and I like candy (who doesn't!), so I thought the two would go together perfectly in some of the designs.”
Beau Bollinger: Confection Wigs
For the Sweet Tooth Hotel collaboration, Beau and Wes Sharpton created a set of elaborate sugar-themed wigs for the "Sprinkle Spa".
Goodies Cakery: Candy Cuisine Cakes
Goodies Cakery, formerly know as Goodies by Dani, specializes in custom cakes that make your celebration magical. Browse through her enchanting cakes to get inspiration for maybe even your own Goodies Cakery cake.
You can find Dani's creations in our Candy Cuisine room if you are bold enough to rummage through our kitchen cabinets.
Ruben Burgess: Sweet Tooth Hotel Uniforms
Known for his recognizable style of continuous line drawing, Ruben Burgess's work has been seen at Traffic LA, Furia by Tragant Pop Up and Hairstory Studio Dallas. You'll see Ruben's hand-drawn uniforms on each of our concierge staff members at Sweet Tooth Hotel.