Selected Reading

Where Zenwaro comes from...
Artisan Story Brand Story Origin Story

Where Zenwaro comes from...

by Clayton Freeman

"Zen"a very high form of enlightenment. Usually studied within Buddhist monasteries, this ancient practice emphasizes enlightenment by the most direct means, accepting formal studies and observance...

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The excellence of packaging and order fulfillment
Brand Story Customer Story

Responsibilities of Ethical and Sustainable Fulfillment.

by Clayton Freeman

In the age of online shopping, it feels as though little attention is being paid to exactly how millions of packages arrive at their destinations. Think less "chubby jolly fella flying through the ...

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Dia de los Muertos Part II. What it means to honor and embrace life while mocking death.
Culture Story Day of the Dead Story

Dia de los Muertos Part II. What it means to honor and embrace life while mocking death.

by Marianne Freeman

Since the creation of the human species, I suppose we have always struggled with the concept of death. Dia de los Muertos, which coincides with our Halloween, presents quite a different approach to...

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RESCUED, PART 2.
Culture Story

RESCUED, PART 2.

by Clayton Freeman

Learn the heart warming and inspiring story of another wonderful animal Rescue organization, this one is located in the center of Las Vegas. It is Hearts Alive Village also known as HAV. They have found creative methods to help rescued animals in ways that have not been attempted previously. Read about their efforts and become inspired to volunteer or donate.
It is astounding and humbling to witness the extent to which some compassionate and driven individuals will go to for their cause and for their beliefs. These individuals are often overlooked in ou...

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Bienvenidos! A traditional welcome to Mexico.
Origin Story

Bienvenidos! A traditional welcome to Mexico.

by Marianne Freeman

As our group gathered, the music began and as is the tradition, we were invited to follow them as they led us along the side streets of San Miguel, playing and singing traditional songs all the way.  
Music is an integral part of all cultures, whether the instruments are lovingly handcrafted using materials at hand or full brass bands associated with New Orleans. The type of musical expression t...

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The Zenwaro Customer. Part 2, Enjoying a Creative Lifestyle Requires Effort.
Customer Story

The Zenwaro Customer. Part 2, Enjoying a Creative Lifestyle Requires Effort.

by Clayton Freeman

It's hard to think of any community in the U.S. that has not been largely affected by the wrath of this novel corona virus, some profoundly more than others. It is important to keep in mind that the rest of the world is dealing with "pandemic life" and in many regions of the world are doing so without many of the comforts we share here in the United States. So with theme of being mindful towards those individuals / families / communities from around the world attempting to enjoy life on Covid's terms we bring you a glimpse into the creative life of one Zenwaro patron, native to the Philippines.
Part 2 of our blog series exploring the creativity and interesting life stories shared by a diverse group of Zenwaro customers. A quick note if you have not read part 1 of this blog series, conside...

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The Zenwaro Customer. Creative minds from all walks of life.
Customer Story

The Zenwaro Customer. Creative minds from all walks of life.

by Clayton Freeman

Of all walks of life and professions, from collectors and minimalists, to the artistically gifted and those who are more numerically proficient. What defines a Zenwaro customer is not their ethnicity, educational background, profession of choice not even their taste for decor and fashion.
Of all walks of life and professions, from collectors and minimalists, to the artistically gifted and those who are more numerically proficient. What defines a Zenwaro customer is not their ethnici...

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Illumination and ambiance combined, the aesthetics of creative lighting.
Design Story

Illumination and ambiance combined, the aesthetics of creative lighting.

by Marianne Freeman

This pomegranate shaped sphere now takes on a coastal style presence and is easily incorporated into a variety of interior designs that seek to introduce a bit of the "vacation getaway to the ocean" ambiance.
Our Mediterra Collection of lighting has been an alliance of 2 very different techniques and artistries.  The iron craftsman who forms by hand the cage of wrought iron and all of the accompanying h...

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Primitive ceramic sculptures for home decor.
Design Story

Why we call it, Hermano. Working with artisans while creating life long bonds.

by Clayton Freeman

Herman was now Hermano. This endearing Spanish term translates simply to "brother", and represents the bond that Harry throughout his life and travels in Mexico created with a number of artisans Rafael Pineda bing one of many.
As with many of our creations this beautifully simple, almost primitive, jovial sculpture has many stories behind it. The Hermano sculptures started out as the "Herman." The idea for this creation...

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Artisan Glass Blowing
Artisan Story

Artisan Glass Blowing

by Clayton Freeman

Craftsmanship, Community are unified by Mexico's culture of sustainable glass blowing.
Production within our glass studio is both an intense and well-choreographed process. During our production periods, 10 large kilns are firing literally around the clock at temperatures reaching 12...

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The Art of Talavera, Tierra Collection part 2
Artisan Story

The Art of Talavera, Tierra Collection part 2

by Marianne Freeman

Our Tierra collection is filled with a variety of diverse and wonderful earthenwares (literally glazed and hand-painted terra-cotta). From tiles and coasters to kitchenware and pottery, all finely painted by hand using a variety of splendid artistries
Our Tierra collection is filled with a variety of diverse and wonderful earthenwares (literally glazed and hand-painted terra-cotta). From tiles and coasters to kitchenware and pottery, all finely ...

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The Art of Talavera in our Tierra Collection
Artisan Story

The Art of Talavera in our Tierra Collection

by Marianne Freeman

From the very beginning, approximately 20 years ago when we made our first trip to central Mexico, we were introduced to Talavera pottery.  We didn't have to search because Talavera is so much a pa...

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Bundle of Love.
Gifting Story

Bundle of Love.

by Marianne Freeman

It is our ambition to "Valentine's with intention"! To surprise and delight anyone you care about with a lasting gift that will not fade or wilt with time, and will always be a remembrance that "you care about them"
The past two years have initiated a change in how we go about our everyday lives, how we work, travel, celebrate holidays and importantly how we celebrate relationships with people we love and valu...

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