Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
this is very late in the game to post but in my defense the pictures were taken on erick's iphone and we just uploaded his photos only to discover these photos of carl pomposelli's studio. i heart all the colors and STUFF. everywhere things. call me superficial but there is nothing wrong with getting a visual boner when you see neon.
we had lots of fun at sea and space in highland park on friday. i was like a kid in a candy store.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
my back garden has been in dier need of a makeover and finally gave it to her. the beginning of it that is. we expanded the borders! we had planned on spending some dough on river rock, however we began our project by leveling some of the planting areas and were lucky to find a ton of broken concrete right under our feet! we also found toy arms, weird metal bits, broken vintage glass and misc. bits of plastic. it was so much fun to find what we needed (and then some) right their in our yard.
please keep in mind that although the borders are now looking sexy, we are still brainstorming our game plan for the center area where grass would typically grow. no lawns! i was thinking maybe some slate flat pieces with yarrow in between? not sure yet.
speaking of yarrow, i went over to the theodore payne foundation and purchased some beautiful native plants that not only love my clay soil but love some shade and attract insects! it has been a couples weeks in since the big change and the plants are thriving. taking the time to research what i plant has been the wisest investment of my time. i used to just read "drought tolerant and sun" and then be done with it. there is so much more information that is important to know when planting a successful garden. before and after photos coming soon!
Monday, June 1, 2009
target just came out with their new MIO designed eco friendly snazzy looking outdoor treasures. i really want the gorgeous green compost and some of those coffee cup looking solar lights.
Here’s the press release:
Target + MIO Showcase Remarkable Value and Design with Introduction of Eco-Friendly Outdoor Living Collection
Exclusive, limited-edition collection features recycled and recyclable products
MINNEAPOLIS (April 12, 2009) - This spring, Target® introduces MIO® for Target, an innovative collection of environmentally responsible outdoor living products. MIO, known for its focus on green design, infuses sustainability into practical, functional items for Target. The assortment will be available on April 12 for a limited time at Target stores with select items available on Target.com.
“The beautifully designed MIO for Target collection makes ‘going green’ accessible to all Target guests,” said Gina Sprenger, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. “We’ve worked closely with the MIO team to ensure this eco-friendly collection is an easy and affordable starting point for our guests to lead greener lives.”
The product assortment includes eight outdoor items made from recycled and renewable materials at an unbeatable value including a watering can, trowel, cultivator, weeder, mini herb garden, solar lights, hammock and composter ranging from $6.99 for the trowel to $99.99 for the composter.
For MIO founders and brothers Isaac and Jaime Salm, sustainability is more than just a buzzword - it’s a mission. MIO products aren’t green because it’s trendy; they are green because it’s responsible and efficient. Minding the impact of materials, processes, and the complete life cycle of every product, MIO strives for sustainability at every level. The company’s unique green solutions have been embraced by boutiques, designers, museums and more.
“We encourage our customers to grow greener, healthier and happier in their everyday lives,” said Jaime Salm. “Through our partnership with Target, our designs are available to a larger audience, making it easy for anyone to live green and live well.”
For more information about MIO for Target visit http://www.target.com/.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,699 stores in 48 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.