October 21, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Stone, metal, wood, jute, cloth, and even manure are among the materials found in the goods at Dirt Couture, the cool new online shop featuring handcrafted artisan-produced products made in the USA.
Cindy McNatt, publisher of one of my favorite blogs, Dirt du Jour, the “Daily Candy of Gardening,” brings to Dirt Couture her talent for uncovering unusual and interesting things. Some of my favorites are:
Faux Bois Leaves
These hand-cast Farfugium ‘Giganteum’ leaves are each made individually and signed by artist Dustin Gimbel.
Same Leopard, New Spots
As the website declares, Hose Clothes are a “little slipcover for your garden hose.” Also available in a green print.
For the Birds
Created from high-fired porcelain and finished in a weathered bronze glaze, this bird house, hand-crafted by California artist Cheryl Wolff, hangs from a stainless steel wire.
Check out the range of home, garden, and other wonderful things…you may even be inspired to snap up something for Fido.