Superb Wine Chaser-The Gaura-Oenothera Connection

Superb Wine Chaser-The Gaura-Oenothera Connection
Collage by Mary Vaananen Mary Vaananen returns for her latest Guest Rant with some thoughts on the varying ways plants are anointed with their names. I am fascinated by the stories around the naming of plants. How is it that humans have come to know and name plants? From the beginning, we had a relationship with the natural world…a very deep relationship considering that we relied on plants for sustenance, shelter, and medicine …for our very lives. We could not live without them therefore we had to be very in tune with the plants around us. They were considered persons in their own right, having their own being-ness, individuality and personality. We still cannot live without plants–that has not changed– but our relationship to them, has. Indigenous peoples named the plants in their communities for their appearance, behavior or what the plant gave to them. Those names are not often... Read More

Arteriors reopening Dallas Design District showroom

Arteriors reopening Dallas Design District showroom
Home furnishings, accessory and lighting producer Arteriors will reopen its Dallas Design District showroom on Monday, May 18. The showroom, the company’s largest and one that serves design professionals and consumers, had been closed since March 23 when Dallas County initiated restrictions on non-essential businesses on March 23. “The safety of our employees, our clients and our community remain paramount, so we have taken our time in evaluating and planning for the re-opening of our Dallas location continuing to be measured and cautious. We have set up thoughtful ways of welcoming and engaging with clients during their visits so that we remain hospitable, while at the same time using best practice COVID-19 preventative measures,” said Steve Davis, president and CEO of Arteriors. “Our brand ambassadors are excited to be safely back in the showroom surrounded by all new product and eager to reveal this year’s assortment to their visiting clients.”… Read More