As long as you’re spending your hard-earned cash, you may as well spend it on something that’s good not only for your mood but for the earth, independent artists and the community. I love the symbolism and irony behind Plant the Piece, a shotgun-shaped seed bomb blasting annual and perennial wildflowers such as cornflower, Shasta […]
It’s Retail Therapy week at Heavy Petal, and today we’re coveting the paper cut work of artist Peter Callesen. With painstaking craftsmanship Callesen creates intricate, fragile beauty – out of basic A4 paper, 2D becomes 3D, ordinary becomes extraordinary. I’m already taking liberties with my editorial – because this isn’t exactly retail. But look at […]
To combat the January Blahs, I hereby declare this Retail Therapy week at Heavy Petal. I’ll profile a mood-boosting, drool-worthy purchase each day. Today, I’m loving dwarf citrus trees like this meyer lemon. One of the hardiest, most productive citrus trees, it can be brought indoors in winter where it’s sure to brighten your day. […]
I found this on a site called Objects of Design, but it should be called Objects of Desire because I’m totally coveting this sweet little Penguin Deck Chair. Based on the classic Penguin book covers, the chairs come in a number of your favourite titles. Great for the gardener/bookworm. Also available: mugs.
There’s lots of great stuff in the December/January issue of Dwell magazine for gardeners. Here’s the low down. First up, there’s the Terradome Terrarium from ModernPast. I love this. It kind of reminds me of the Eames version but cleaner. Maybe I’d keep my indoor plants alive (I know, *shame*) if I had this. Then […]
Stocking stuffer alert! The Matchstick Garden, available at the Curiosity Shoppe, is a cute invention that may even be useful for those who don’t have a lot – or any – room to store gardening equipment or tools. Each of these “matches” holds a few seeds. Rip it out, insert it into a pot of […]
I know I’m not the only gardener who knits (or knitter who gardens, for that matter). If, like me, you’re gearing up for Prime Knitting Season, check out these adorable felted flower kits from Pick Up Sticks. Packaged to look like real bulbs, each kit contains everything you need to create a bouquet – minus […]
Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner! It’s time to get shopping, so to save you some stress, here’s my list of the most desirable garden gifts: The Lucca Adjustable Lounge Armchair, from Design Within Reach would look fabulous on the third-floor deck of our townhouse. It’s nerdy, but I’ve always wanted to get […]