I love the sleek steel planters from Oregon based company Steel Life. They’re perfect for a dense planting that still allows for a lot of visual space, especially since it eliminates the need to have a piece of furniture upon which to sit a potted plant. There is a pluggable drainage hole so you can grow wet or dry plants indoors or outdoors and be able to water thoroughly knowing you can always unplug it and let excess run out. Here is […]
I was happily toiling away most of 2013 to complete this project-A comprehensive guide to caring for and designing with Tillandsias (aka air plants) for Timber Press. In addition to providing in-depth knowledge about care, I was thrilled to actualize a series of creations and stylings that was made possible by an amazing partner and photographer, Caitlin Atkinson as well as a loving supportive staff at Flora Grubb Gardens. The book will enable you to feel confident about knowing how and when […]
I created this tillandsia garden (air plant frame) to be like a canvas-a very contained, geometric block of artwork, with watercolor like gradients. It was featured in the New York Times in an article about outdoor bathing in an outdoor bath here designed by collaboration of Flora Grubb Gardens and architect Seth Boor. Living bedside art for Mary Kate Meyerhoffer Taken from Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias© Copyright 2014 by Zenaida Sengo. Photos by Caitlin Atkinson. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights […]
Thrilled that we’re now carrying BKB ceramics at the nursery, and that it’s made in Joshua Tree, perhaps one of my favorite places of all time. My Rebutia cactus look gorgeous in it; the perfect combo, but I wish I knew the correct species name. Drop a line if you know. I matched the top dressing to the pot by using white aquarium sand. I can’t wait to see the next shipment of pots. The art of ceramics is in serious upswing and I couldn’t be […]
I’ve started collecting a substantial number of ceramics, along with some furniture I’m wanting to keep nice- I needed to protect my table surfaces from my scratchier pottery. I love fashioning things out of leather, and salvaged leather can be found at plenty of fabric stores or swap meets. Leather is beautiful, nice to touch, and durable. Creating ways to reuse enjoyable material around the home is so much nicer than buying plastic nubs or felt stickers with all the unneccessary packaging. I cut appropriately sized […]
I needed more small surfaces. I discovered at work today that these minimal steel cube sculptures were strong enough to hold a little bit of weight. I fastened two together, connecting corners with black wire. Threw a little wood burl on it The hardware store was closed so i had to be a little creative. steel and wood always makes me happy..