From dressy boxwoods to perfect peonies, there are so many ways to add a touch of green (and pink, and lilac and…) to your lawn, patio, or even that eeny weeny balcony attached to your urban nest.
No outdoor space to plant?
Try a window box or add some fresh flowers to your living room in a sunny pot, like the ones I spotted over at Anthropologie. They also sell this great pot with basins around it called the Strawberry Pot. It’s perfect for indoors because you can plant something pretty in the center and plant herbs and vines in the basins.
Another way to enjoy an indoor garden is to find something to display your garden on the wall, like this rouen plant holder (I love it in sage). Pretty and simple!
Windowbox – Great selection of windowboxes and other garden items.
Grandin Road – Lots of pretty coir mats and Savannah planters (above).
Ballard Designs – Their plaques are beautiful to mount over a door. I love the monogrammed palais plaque (shown above) don’t you? Their garden haute couture gloves and clogs (below) are another favorite.
(images from grandin road, ballard designs and anthropologie)
Is your garden looking good? Or evil? You can change that in a cinch with the help of your local garden shop and an afternoon devoted to tending to the green stuff. There are also lots of green websites out there that can assist you.
With Earth Day celebrations happening all weekend long, it’s a good time to consider removing the tumbleweeds in your rock garden and spruce things up a bit. We focus so much on interior decorating, let’s take it outside and do a little exterior design, shall we?
Oh, and if you’re looking for an Earth Day celebration to attend this weekend after you’ve cultivated your green thumb, visit Earth Day online.
I’ll be posting a bunch of garden posts for the rest of the afternoon so meet me back here in a moment for fun in the garden.
(image from anthropologie)
I am so jealous of you London peeps. You have the bridge, the posh accent, Bridget Jones, Notting Hill, the Beckham’s… And now, the glorious new Cabbages and Frocks Sunday Market. Seriously, you guys are so spoiled rotten. Your city downright rocks.
I read about the Cabbages and Frocks Sunday Market today in Daily Candy London (yeah, I subscribe to all the DC editions, okay) and it sounds lovely. It’s a brand new market with 70+ kiosks with retro fashion, super healthy organic bites and household goods. If you’re in London, it’s every Sunday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. starting this Sunday, April 23 until Autumn 2006 at St. Stephens on the corner of Rosslyn Hill + Pond Street in Hampstead. Refer to their website for more information.
On May 6th, Cabbages and Frocks will also be in Chelsea on Saturdays until December 2006. See what I mean, you guys have it all over there. Sheesh.
All green envy aside, I truly hope you are able to check it out, and if you do, please bring your camera and snap some photos for us.
psst: If you are visiting London this year, print this out and be sure to tuck it into your travel binder.
(image from cabbages + frocks)
After much dishing about Japanese design yesterday, I my friends, have found the holy grail website for purchasing magazines and books. It’s called Fujisan and they stock Japanese home + garden (like Elle Decor Japan called Elle Deco), fashion magazines (including Elle Japan – yum!), lifestyle magazines (including Cotton Time) and books, cosmetics, music, and more all at reasonable prices.
I felt guilty putting you in front of so many beautiful things yesterday without also giving you a few good sources in English where you could purchase some of them. I was super determined to find one good resource for you in English! With that being said, I hope you enjoy Fujisan.
(images from fujisan)
I was sitting here wondering where the May Domino issue is and found a link to this great editorial calendar on the Conde Nast website. It tells us when each issue hits the newstands. Yes, I know that I seriously need to get a life but whatever. Looks like Domino is due out on April 25 a week from today and it will focus on outdoor living, yippee!
Nothing’s sweeter than pretty stationery arriving from someone that you admire. Why not turn the table and be the happy giver this time? If you need help, turn to the The Paper Princess, purveyor of all things charming, vintage-inspired and most definitely influenced by Japanese design. Enjoy!
Psst: Interested in raising your overall cuteness factor to absolute off the charts cuteness? Try these bottle toppers on your next bottled water. Prepare to be noticed even more than you already are, you stylish thing!
(images from the paper princess)