September 11, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
We’re down to the wire setting up Conversing With Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat, the eco-friendly design and garden show house installation we are creating with partner, Victoria Lyon Interiors. We’ll be previewing it to the press on September 22 and it opens to the public on September 26.
My garage has become the staging ground for all the wonderful consigned, contributed, or loaned materials and products we’ll be showcasing. We’ll be hanging our upside down terra cotta pots repurposed into pendant lamps, plugging in the live lamp by LA artist Kara Bartelt, placing the doggie topiary from Dig in Brooklyn, hanging and planting the vertical garden system provided by Plants on Walls.
The green wall, seen above before in it’s raw, undressed parts, will bring the outdoors inside and provide a focal point leading show house visitors to the adjoining greenhouse where they will enjoy tropical plants and a stunning metal sculpture by my friend, artist Danielle Mailer.
Stay tuned for more details, photos, and videos of this exciting event.
Shippan Designer Show House
422 Ocean Avenue, Stamford, CT
September 26-October 31
Tickets $30, may be purchased a the door
Proceeds to benefit the Stamford Museum and Nature Center