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 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
Posted by Terra Trellis on April 01, 2013 0 Comments
Our Gracie Modern Arbor is gracing the pages of this month's Sunset Magazine and we couldn't be more thrilled!
"Anything but ordinary, this circular trellis is a sculpture you can walk through. In Sunset’s test garden, our “moon gate” entrance to veggie beds is also an ideal support for scarlet runner beans. Vine-covered or bare, it makes a big statement. The rustproof steel hoop measures 80 inches across and comes in seven vivid colors (we chose Kumquat). Each structure is handcrafted in Los Angeles by a sculpture and design studio."
Sunset garden editor Johanna Silver brilliantly planted scarlet runner bean seeds at the base of the arbor. Within two months she had a stunning masterpiece and a new gateway to the edible gardens in the magazine's California headquarters. A true work of living, functional art in the garden.
Before: Designer and garden writer Rebecca Sweet of Gossip in the Garden posted this "before" photo of the Gracie when she recently visited Sunset's test gardens. With or without scarlet runner beans, the Gracie makes quite a statement!
Any climbing plant will grow in harmony with the Gracie Modern Arbor, but here are just a few more ideas for pairings:
Posted by Terra Trellis on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
This just in: an innovative idea from our client Leslie Ford. Leslie artistically trained cherry tomatoes on the left and passion flower on the right of her kumquat Gracie Modern Arbor to create a very striking piece of visual (and edible!) modern art. Beautiful and functional composition. Brava, Leslie!