Posted by Terra Trellis on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
One recent fall morning, photographer and digital media producer Adam Grossman looked out his kitchen window to admire his vine-covered Gracie Modern Arbor in the morning light.
Just a few minutes later a visitor appeared; a bird of prey taking a bath and enjoying the peaceful shelter of the arbor.
The solitary visitor was likely a red-tailed hawk a species that live in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.
Later that day, Adam encountered a different creature of prey, a juvenile mantis taking respite under the same Gracie Arbor. The mantis is considered by many to be a beneficial insect and a welcome visitor to the garden.
We love to see our sculptural trellises bringing together wildlife and art. Right in our own front yards.
Posted by Terra Trellis on September 01, 2013 0 Comments
Horticulture, art, design, music, fashion, food and drink. These "best things in life" intersect in a life well-lived, right? They also happen to intersect online, in the wonderfully inspiring blog The Horticult. This beautifully presented site is the creation of the horticulturally-hip and sartorially-savvy couple Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit. As they put it:
The Horticult is where we experiment with our space — and also crash other people’s gardens and get inspired. It’s a place where we eat, drink and loosen rootballs, where flora, fauna and culture intersect in unexpected ways.
We were lucky enough to be recently featured in The Horticult and thrilled (but not at all surprised) when just a few weeks later, Chantal and Ryan were discovered in A BIG WAY by the New York Times (see the three page feature Marriage is Yard Work in the Home & Garden section).
Ryan's own design skills are as impressive as Chantal's writing and interviewing talents. Check out Ryan's website Ryan Benoit Design and Chantal's own site ChantalGordon.com to see what we're talking about.
The curiosities Chantal and Ryan explore on The Horticult are influenced by their shared obsession with design and horticulture....and passion for living the good life. We look forward to seeing more of their adventures blossom on The Horticult!
photos by Ryan Benoit
Posted by Terra Trellis on September 02, 2013 0 Comments
Like fashion, gardens are now transitioning from their vibrant summer looks into the more muted tones of the fall season. Our summer was loaded with horticultural and design inspiration, bursting with color and texture from diverse landscapes coast to coast. Below is a photo journal of some magical summer moments; a mashup of images from private potager gardens, to island farms to spectacular public spaces.
Above: The summer landscape of the High Line in New York City is a breathtaking study in contrasts.
Above: Grasses, flowering perennials and trees weave interesting tapestries throughout the High Line gardens.
Above: Horticulture and architecture collide along the former elevated train tracks of the High Line.
Above: Fields of Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) pop in a private New England garden.
Above: Echinacea 'Purpurea' (Purple Cone Flower) patch in New England.
Above: This hoop-house/greenhouse crawls through the gardens of Nip 'N Tuck organic farm on Martha's Vineyard.
Above: Planting asparagus and broccoli seedlings at Nip 'N Tuck organic farm on Martha's Vineyard.
Above: Native grasses frame vibrant pink mallows along a barrier beach pond on Martha's Vineyard.
Above: Akoris Garden Tuteurs support summer tomatoes in a raised modern potager garden by Elow Landscape Design in Los Angeles.
Above: Our Mira Garden Trellis Sr. does double time as a trellis and work of art in a California summer garden. Edible and ornamental plants include Distictus 'Buccinatoria' (Blood Red Trumpet Vine), artichokes and Rosemary.
Above: Our sculptural new Bird Cafe birdfeeder sits atop the Akoris Garden Tuteur Sr. in a southern California landscape. Plants in this edible/ornamental summer garden include raspberry vine, succulents, Rosemary and Wisteria Sinensis.
Above: A Gracie Modern Arbor supports Distictus 'Rivers' (Royal Trumpet Vine) and frames a birdbath, creating a stunning modern composition in a California front yard.
Posted by Terra Trellis on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Integrating a TerraTrellis provides artistic license to the home gardener to create a living work of art in the landscape. In this case: a garden wall. This is simply achieved by the thoughtful pairing of plant + trellis, with the TerraTrellis acting as a canvas. Leslie, a garden-visionary client, sent us these photos of her latest inspired pairing: a stunningly beautiful Passion Flower (Passiflora) with our Ina Wall Trellis Sr. in Leaf color. Purple and chartreuse. We love how Leslie allows the vine grow wild playing with the trellis, twining as it may and meandering around the trellis frames. Exquisite.
Posted by Terra Trellis on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
It was an amazing week at Dwell on Design 2013! This annual week-long event, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, showcases the most innovative and sustainable ideas in modern design, art and architecture. This year's show was by far the best we've seen and we were thrilled to be a part of it again. It also takes place in our own hometown of Los Angeles! How lucky is that?
We chose Dwell Magazine's event to debut our new collection of sculptural wildlife habitats. AND we are proud to be chosen in the list of Dwell Editor's Picks from the show!
Below: Our new Sculptural Habitat Collection was unveiled at Dwell on Design. The Bee Bungalow, The Bird Cafe and the Bird Bungalow were all on display in the spectacular Dwell Outdoor space designed by Sausalito-based Shades of Green Landscape Architecture and installed by FormLA Landscaping.
Below: We were honored to have our sculptural habitats and trellises debut alongside the stunning meadows, grasses and plants from famed landscape visionary John Greenlee.
Below: Closeup of our new Bee Bungalow Habitat atop our aubergine colored Akoris Garden Tuteur (photo courtesy of Rob Wilson of Silas Tom-- extraordinary cards and paper goods!)
Below: Closeup of our new Bird Bungalow and Akoris Trellis (photo by talented Los Angeles photographer Lauren Devon).
Below: Closeup of our new Bird Cafe and Akoris Garden Tuteur in oxide (photo by Lauren Devon)
Below: A collection of our Lazio Vase and Toki Bubble Trellises integrate with honeysuckle and heirloom varieties of raspberry alongside vibrant blooms from Mountain States Nursery.
Below: Our Gracie Modern Arbor supports flowering Solanum Jasminoides (Potato Vine in the west!) surrounded by lovely mini meadows of salvia and blue fescues courtesy of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture. We think this aubergine Gracie Modern Arbor had a little fling with the cool Airstream trailer as they nuzzled up during Dwell on Design!
And thank you to the following blogs for the trade-show love!
MIDCENTURY MODERN REMODEL