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Up North: A visit to our favorite Cornerstone February 23, 2010

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Honeycomb Installation by Shirley Watts

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 is a photo from a magical wedding we helped with there last summer.

After dark at Cornerstone Sonoma- Photo by Andi Hatch


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!

Fine designs brought alive with living landscapes

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!

On the Tables of Saison: Bountiful-Local February 1, 2010

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If you were to wander to the side of Stable Cafe, just past a shipping container topped with a garden grown by yours truly, you will find Saison.  Saison (French for season) is a reservations-only restaurant that opens its doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Saison Floral Centerpiece

 evenings to serve the locally sourced menu of Executive Chef Joshua Skenes with the discerning and cultivated wine pairings of Sommelier Mark Bright. The feel is secret supper club meets informed elegance.  The experience is one of both intimacy and invitation: the tables are small and candle-lit while the kitchen is open and guests can be a part of the culinary magic with wine in hand.