Bright Ideas

September 23, 2011

This October’s issue of C Magazine is as beautiful to look at as it is intriguing to read.  The entire issue is devoted to innovative California-based artists and designers, so we were thrilled when they chose to feature our studio (“A Bright Idea” pg. 86) in the mix.   A shout out to photographer Lauren Devon for her beautiful photography of our trellises.  p.s. notice the exquisite monarch butterfly seen below our story–a true specimen of living sculpture!


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Garden Design Magazine Cover

photo by Adam Grossman/Good Dog Media

photo by Adam Grossman/Good Dog Media

We’re thrilled to be in the July/August issue of Garden Design Magazine, pg. 16.  Chicago-based design and architecture writer Lisa Cregan wrote the delightful and clever article.  Thank you Lisa!   All of the photography and stories in Garden Design are top-drawer and gorgeous (as they are in every issue).   Pick it up and enjoy the magazine this summer (even if you don’t have a garden!).  One can always dream, right?

 
We can’t let any more time pass before we thank the innovative writers who’ve recently supported our work through their truly inspiring blogs: THANK YOU!   Since we are artists, not writers, what better way to describe what some of these online journalists do than in their own words?

Rochelle Grayer, Studio G  – Launched in July 2008, Studio g is a design blog dedicated to sharing landscape ideas, hotel resort and spa gardens, outdoor art and design, the latest in landscape products and services and to inspiring readers to recognize a sense of place so as they travel the world they can celebrate and value it.

Jane Berger, Garden Design Online   Jane Berger’s long career in journalism has included assignments at the White House, London, Pentagon, New York, and the Supreme Court as an on-air radio correspondent for the Voice of America.  Subsequently, Jane graduated from the landscape design program at DC’s George Washington University and is certified as a landscape designer by APLD, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.  She has published many articles on landscape design and horticulture for the following publications:  The Associated Press,Landscape Architecture Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, The American Gardener, American Style.

Design Milk Art and Design Blog,   An impressive and thoughtful go-to site dedicated to art, architecture, style/fashion, technology and design.   

Artstyleonline.com This blog has an incredible knack for finding the most captivating, well-designed original art (and objects) in the worlds of landscape, interiors and architecture.  Their territory: global. 

Speaking of innovative writers….our friend Debra Prinzing just ventured into the realm of television host.  As a regular contributor to LA Times, DWELL, Garden Design Magazine  and Metropolitan Home Debra empowers others to “embrace, explore and experience outdoor living at its finest.”   With her effusive and welcoming personality, we are not at all surprised that she’s been “discovered” by New York-based production company BranchBR3 to host her own new outdoor living show titled Peace By Design.  

photo by Windy Brigode

photo by Wendy Brigode

photo by Wendy Brigode

photo by Wendy Brigode

photo by Wendy Brigode

photo by Wendy Brigode

We were honored to be chosen as Peace by Design’s first featured guests.  Producers and crew were complete pros and we  had a blast shooting for two days in Southern California.   Can’t wait to see the edited show and we’ll keep you posted when/where the new series will be broadcast.

Wow.  We hung our “internet shingle’ in January ’09, and have been so inspired by the overwhelming and enthusiastic response.   Designers, architects, art consultants, retailers, journalists, friends, loved ones.   We might be on to something!!!

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Great start with a beautifully written article in 805 Living by garden writer, blogger and author Debra Prinzing who’s new book Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways is a must read!   http://www.shedstyle.com/2009/01/05/art-in-the-garden/#more-1555.

Embrace at the San Diego Home and Garden Show, 2009

Embrace at the San Diego Home and Garden Show, 2009

One of the many landscape designers who contacted us was the uber-creative Ryan Prange,  who owns Falling Waters Landscape Design, www.fallingwatersweb.com.  He put together a compelling modern display for the San Diego Spring Garden show in Del Mar featuring two of our pieces. With smooth serpentine seat walls, boulders, berms, dunes and grasses – it was a true coastal retreat.   You can see in the background of our photo Ryan also included one of the “greenest” and best looking pre-fab buildings (i.e. POD = personal-outdoor-dwelling) we’ve ever seen from Modern Cabana, www.moderncabana.com. Innovative design inside and out.

We’re now in DIGS –  a very hip outdoor living store in Palm Springs.  DIGS stands for “design inspired garden spaces.” Nestled in a beautiful garden setting (and against a dramatic mountain backdrop) owner Paula Walter‘s unique aesthetic shows in every aspect of this establishment.  Paula also offers landscape design services and is committed to improving her community.  Now that’s something we really DIG!!!! http://www.digspalmsprings.com.

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