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Up North: A visit to our favorite Cornerstone

February 23, 2010
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Are you moved by landscape architecture?  Do you like considering possibilities for what to make of land and gardens?  Nestled between Sonoma and Napa Valleys is one of our favorite gardens for meandering and pondering- called Cornerstone Sonoma. Cornerstone is a series of 1,800 square foot garden parcels that have been commissioned to some of the best landscape architects and designers from near and far- all surrounding shops and a fabulous wine bar.

The designers were given free reign to play- resulting in traditional gardens, conceptual installations, and everything in between.  While each of the parcels stands strong on it’s own, the conversation that is created by their proximity to one another is worth a special trip- and special consideration.  We especially appreciate the work of Planet Horticulture and John Greenlee.

So go on, grab a friend and a glass of wine and see what is new in the world of landscape design.  The gardens are open from 10 am to 4 pm and they are available for special events.  Here…

Love

February 8, 2010
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 “Work is love made visible.” Khalil Gibran

That is how we feel here at Lila B. Design.  Each and every time we green urban spaces and adorn life’s celebrations with blooms, we articulate our love. 

And in celebration of this season of love we, and a talented team of artists, created this Valentine. Not only was the project super fun, it offers up a sneak preview of our recent styling project with Holly Stewart Photography.  It is true, we have been waiting for a reason to spread the news (and the love!) about our new collaboration.
And finally, Lila B. Design would like to thank each of you dearly for allowing us to create and share our passion–work is truly love made visible!

Succulents and fine-crafted metal? Organically-green and blacksmithing? We think so.

February 4, 2010
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Come out February 3rd-February 5th to Design San Francisco, an event with speakers, discussions, and showrooms waiting to invigorate and inspire the design-inclined.  Bonus: Visit Murray’s Iron Works and you can admire how some crafty Lila B. Design arrangements partner with custom furniture designs!

We were given the liberty to enliven the old world elegance of Murray’s Iron Works (known for producing some of the finest custom-made iron furniture and lighting available anywhere in the world) with succulent landscapes and select local blooms. Join us there at 3pm on Thursday to learn about custom furniture design from Gil Mendez, an accomplished designer with Murray’s Iron Works that we love.  Mendez will lead a lively discussion tracing the design process from conceptual sketch to fabrication drawing from many years of experience.

Let the blacksmithing begin!

Making beautiful statements with living things