When Heather Wiese Alexander moved her work space from downtown to the Design District five years ago, she was surrounded by machinists, furniture makers, and artists. “It’s just a wealth of resources,” she says. “Now, in addition to that, you have a lot of creatives who are moving down in the middle of their resources. You have shops that are popping up.” The area has transformed, one relocation at a time. Wiese Alexander chose her spot for space, enough to accommodate a large studio, where she runs the creative and product development for Nest, a home and gift boutique on McKinney Avenue, as well as a manufacturing facility for Bell’Invito, her luxury stationery company. “You want a big, creative environment,” she says. For her, the Design District is exactly that. Here are her other favorite stops.