A Peony Kind of Love…in the Gardens of Winterthur

A Peony Kind of Love…in the Gardens of Winterthur
Guest Rant by Debra MoffittIn this burdened, budding springtime, we are all looking for something to do. I suggest falling in love — rollicking, floating on a marshmallow cloud, I’m-not-even-hungry love. To be honest, my paramour and I have been carrying on since 2016 and this year we are as star-crossed as any two have ever been. Confession: I’m married. But the real problem is my heart’s desire lives behind the gates of an Eden-like public garden called Winterthur. The place draws a crowd, so the pandemic forced it shut for all of April and May. No visitors allowed. Among the lush woodlands and rolling meadows of Delaware’s Winterthur, something is always in bloom. In May, it was my Paeonia and I was sick with longing. I imagined barreling through the single orange cone ahead of the guard shack. Or maybe I’d drop in, like a botanical paratrooper, surgically … Read More

Pendulux adds Steven Yarbrough as creative director

Pendulux adds Steven Yarbrough as creative director
Home décor maker Pendulux has added industry veteran Steven Yarbrough as creative director and launched its first collection with him last month. Yarbrough brings close to three decades of experience to this new role, and most recently served as creative director for Studio A Home, part of the Global Views family of brands. Yarbrough said the decision to move onto this new venture with Pendulux sprang from wanting a new challenge and build the five-year-old brand up. “I saw in this opportunity to join Pendulux to use my years of experience as a designer and product developer. It’s not every day one gets the chance to be a part of building and expanding a company into a total home provider,” Yarbrough said. “Pendulux was already a little gem in the industry and had a solid message in their product which was rooted in history, I love history. I draw inspiration... Read More