SLATED: Green Is the New Black, a "green-tie" event benefiting Archework’s Community Design Projects, May 18; archeworks.orgA Bloomin’ Sale, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s plant sale, May 18-20; Rooms at the Merchandise Mart, with each room featuring a different Mart showroom’s wares, through June 20; … The Chicago Antique Market (1300 block of West Randolph Street between Ada Street and Ogden Avenue) opens for the season the weekend of May 26-27; for hours and subsequent dates, check

OPENED: Finishing Touches Studio, a home design advice shop that also carries some home accessories, at 118 W. Main St., Barrington, 847-382-8080; finishingtouchesstudio.comGrid Gallery, carrying restored vintage furniture, at 643 W. 18th St., 312-846-6591 … Interior designer Kara Mann’s to-the-trade furniture and accessories showroom, at 119 W. Hubbard St. (fifth floor), 312-893-7590 … Old Plank Antiques, 3 E. Huron St., 312-981-7000; oldplankonhuron.comRaul Carrasco, an upscale contemporary furniture showroom, at 116 W. Hubbard St., 312-527-1900; … Lee Lumber’s Spaces and Views, a cabinetry, window, and door showroom, at 2310 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-866-2310; leelumber.com3Form, a showroom featuring recyclable resin, glass, and acrylic panels (offering supplies only, no fabrication), by appointment only, 656 W. Randolph St., 801-649-2652;

NOTED: The local printed-silk accessories line Agnes & Hoss has a new collection of lighting and pillows; agnesandhoss.comPalace Papers, a local wallpaper company, is expanding into fabrics, available through Urban Source, 1432 W. Chicago Ave., 312-455-0505 … Sietto, a line of locally produced decorative glass hardware (, is available at Clark & Barlow, 353 W. Grand Ave., 312-726-3010 … Design Studio (225 W. Hubbard St., 312-527-5272; now features original contemporary mosaics by artist Bela Gandhi.

CLOSED: Casa Loca, 1130 N. Milwaukee Ave. … Faded Rose, 1017 W. Armitage Ave. … The North Shore location of Mig and Tig Furniture, 910 N. Green Bay Rd., Winnetka.