July 9, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
City Planters, which debuted at the recent show, Dwell on Design and were named in the LA Times Top 11 of the show, are the latest in contemporary outdoor living creations from the design team at one of my favorite Los Angeles shops, Potted.
The 14-gauge steel planters have a unique hand-applied rust patina sealed with a matte lacquer finish and appear to “float” a half inch off the wall–ensuring that the planter drains forward to keep water off buildings.
City Planters available in two sizes, either vertical or horizontal orientation: 12″ x 20″ (or 20″ x 12), and the large 20″ x 30″ (or 30″ x 20″) and include an aluminum cleat for easy hanging.
Magnetic Planters: On the Fence or Off the Wall?
Here’s a quirky idea that might take hold…Designer Kyung-Eun Oh has created a planter fashioned after a traditional garden container, but this one is split in two with one magnetized side on each half that that can attach to any metal surface. Think metal fence, glass balcony wall, or even hang just half of one on the fridge door…any place where placing a plater on the floor just won’t do.
If you placed several of these in a vertical row, you could create a cool vertical garden.
Hang On, There’s More
Kind of reminiscent of the Urbio planters which we profiled last year when they were trying to get off the ground via Kickstarter, this magnetic and modular system, below, allows you to change up the pattern of your pots. If you are the DIY type, you may be able to make one of these on your own. If not, UK manufacturer, Metallicus, offers this metal vertical wall design, below, consisting of a steel back panel that holds any combination of their bright red planters in place with powerful small magnets.