Old & Board yet so fresh & stylin’
Collaboration is what makes us swoon here at Lila B. and we feel so lucky to have teamed up with several San Francisco talents to make our business ooze with creativity.
We’ll be featuring a few of our local artisans in following blogs…and to start off..we’ve got a doozy! Old & Board.
Our recent chat with Old & Board…
Lila B.: We love the tiny accents you add in. A twisted nail, a hammered metal piece, a rusty bit- Where do you find these?
Old & Board: We find all of our accents/details from salvage yards. Our motto is, if something can be used for its actual use then we don’t want to re-purpose it but if it’s most likely just “junk” then that is where we can turn it into something cool and unique. By adding these points of detail, it turns our chair, planter box, etc. into some more than just a piece of furniture; it takes on a personality of its own.
LB: Why #7?
O&B: #7 is one of our lucky numbers and we are superstitious.
LB: What inspires you?
O&B: We hate wasting anything and that’s where we get a lot of our ideas. One might see a piece of wood or metal, etc. as scrap while we see it as the center piece of a unique chair.
LB: The gutters are still under wraps (to be unveiled at Sunset Celebration) but tell us more about those!
O&B: The gutters were found at a salvage yard (of course) – we were actually thinking of using them as a center piece for our dining room table. When we started brainstorming for you, we thought they’d be the perfect twist on a wall installation.
LB: Here’s another thing we loved collaborating with you on about your planters: The sizes! We can pop plants in/out on a whim. Change it up – fast! You planters are meant to ‘hold’ gallons, 2 gallons, and 6″ containers. Go to the nursery, come home, plop the whole plant (container and all) and Voila! Beauteous!
LB: Thank you Old & Board. We think you are fresh & stylin’-
Catch Carolyn form Old & Board in our booth on Saturday, June 2nd, at Sunset Celebration in Menlo Park, California. Got a hankering for Food, Wine, Travel, Gardening- you will find it all there all day Saturday and Sunday!
Join Lila B.’s founder: Baylor Chapman for a talk on Big Ideas for Small Spaces- on the Garden Stage at 12:45 pm June 3rd. She’ll be showing off Old & Board’s wares and a whole lot more!
Photos by Sophie de Lignerolles