A balance of chaos and serenity best describes the latest release from Mary Wallis, a Parson’s-educated design prodigy who spent 18 years studying under Master Chinese painting teacher Richard Liddicut (starting at the age of 5!). The Edie chandelier consists of fragments of hand-bevelled glass that are configured onto a brass frame. “I’m interested in reconstructing the broken, and making it more beautiful than it was originally,” Wallis says. “The resulting visual is at once kinetic and serene, like a perched bird about to take flight.” The chandelier is available in custom sizes and finishes. marywallis.com
Even in a pandemic, the arts culture of Houston never stops — from movie screenings in the wee hours of the morning, to public art installations that light up the night. Seven photographers capture the everyday wonders of art in the most resilient city in America, over the course of 24 hours on Saturday, Oct. 3.
As the world capital of the traditional energy business, Houston's economic future rests on its ability to evolve with the changing demands on the energy sector. Bobby Tudor, chairman of energy advisory firm Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. and board chair of the Greater Houston Partnership, knows this well. But in a city long driven and enriched by the oil and gas industry, how well will his message go over? Tudor's address to the Partnership's 2020 Annual Meeting on the topic earlier this year has been called a turning point, with the local energy community accepting his call to take on a leadership role in the coming transition to renewables and greener standards. In an excerpt from the new publication, Houston Business Insider: The Metro Region's Official Economic Development Guide, produced by the Partnership in conjunction with CityBook, Tudor spoke about the challenges at hand — and what Houston is doing about it.