What happens when two creatives from the film industry with a shared love for gardening and modern design start a business? Potted – one of the most innovative outdoor and garden stores in Los Angeles.
Their mantra, “Indoor style for outdoor living,” is made evident with every stylish planter and designer piece of outdoor furniture. Each item and product line is hand-picked by owners Mary Gray and Annette Gutierrez to create beautiful outdoor environments that are designed much as any interior would be. In fact, Gutierrez’s own garden was recently featured in Sunset Magazine for its unique take on landscaping:
This Thursday, the most highly anticipated garden event on the West Coast returns to South Coast Plaza April 24-27, 2014. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Gardens of Southern California” and will reflect the Southern California lifestyle – the unique ability to spend twelve months of the year outside in the intoxicating SoCal climate.
This prestigious show transforms South Coast Plaza into a gardening oasis that showcases a diverse and outstanding selection of unusual and exotic plants, garden tools, garden ornaments and art, display gardens, children’s programs, as well as an informative speaker series. With over 70 lifestyle garden vendors and multiple jaw-dropping display gardens, no green thumb will want to miss this spectacular horticultural event. Thursday, April 24 – Sunday, April 27, 2014; visit the official Garden Show website for more information.
Photos of the 2013 Spring Garden Show by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.
In honor of Earth Day, this week we travel to the small, scenic town of Melany Australia, located near the Glass House Mountains. There we find a house that celebrates the surrounding environment while minimizing its impact, the ‘Glass House Mountain House’ by Bark Design Architects.
For sustainability, the house was built with natural cooling and lighting, harnessing available breezes and winter sun, using locally sourced hardwood, plantation grown plywood cladding and lining, recycled Blackbutt timber floors, local quarry rock, and endemic garden species. More info on this breathtaking home can be found here.
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We’re celebrating springtime holidays and traditions with two new colors this week: Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chairs. The soft colors complement the season perfectly, as cherry trees burst into life and children anticipate baskets filled with goodies. If the blooming wildlife all around us isn’t enough to bring you out of the winter blues, then just imagine the soft squishy delight of marshmallow Peeps! Bring springtime into your space with Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow.
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This week’s social contest will take place on everyone’s favorite photo app – Instagram! Enter to win this table-top Case Study Ceramic Bowl; just sign up for our mailing list and then comment on THIS PHOTO in Instagram.
There you go! Once you’ve followed these simple steps, you will be automatically entered to win! Winners for all five ‘Let’s Get Social’ contests will be announced during the week of May 5th, after all five contests have been completed.
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