November 1, 2012
With Halloween almost under our belt and several more holidays on their way, we in the Lila B. studio got to thinking…How do you ‘dress up’ your plants with out being…shall we say, Hokey?
With a few tweaks- we adorned this terrarium with just enough ‘Spook’ to make its spectators turn their heads twice. Next up: we’ll add Autumnal spirit to make one Thanksgiving ready…stay tuned.
Until then here are a two quick tips on how to get your houseplants into the holiday spirit. We condone: evoke the feeling without going overboard with cuteness.
1) Add plants that evoke the season- here we’ve used Kalanchoe ‘Oak Leaf’- with its silvery undulating leaves we thought it had a ghostly appeal. Perhaps it could double next as a snow covered tree?
2) In our book, a tiny bit of store bought silly fun is just fine- especially if it makes you or your friends smile…real BIG. This tiny web & spider came straight from the five & dime as did our Owl friend…Our concept: make those sweet touches accessories (yes just accessories) to the scene. Let your fabulous Botanicals shine…
photo by Sophie de Lignerolles
October 17, 2012
Earlier this Spring- had a grand time working on the Google campus. Google asked us to come in for one month to dress up three of their main entries- including the ‘bigwigs’ welcome area…We called this project ‘Google Up!’
Our goal: create plant designs that capture the look & feel that the company projects to the outside world on the inside of their offices. Innovative, Curious, and Whimsical- just what we love to do at Lila B.
When working with them, we came up with several ideas- including the above sketch. Our other ideas are still under wraps. Maybe they’ll come to life with them or another client in the future? …keep following and we’ll let you know…
How does our brainstorming work you ask? We gather in our studio- and chose unique & curious plant & design choices- what would make you stop & look? What is fun, intelligent, and whimsical?
Sadly, we’ve not any ‘fantabulous’ photos- to share with you but here are just a few to…
October 2, 2012
As the sun was setting- and with little time to spare before the camera started clicking- we busily worked to set the scene on this lovely San Francisco deck. Starting with all but 2 lounge chairs and a backdrop of an exquisite view, a top 3 flights of stairs of this lovely Potrero Hill home, we carried up our botanical & deck props and got to work.
Gorgeous tables available at San Francisco’s eclectic Living Green. Custom metal planters by Joe Chambers Art & filled by Lila B. with flowing grasses & poignant Succulents.
Just as we arranged the last faux concrete planter, Treve from, Treve Johnson Photography, began clicking and captured the work of Gast Architects & Podesta Construction over-time as the sun set over San Francisco. We waited as he worked his magic before…