Archive for November, 2012

NEW items in the shop

November 29, 2012


i have made so many new things for unique la but in an effort to keep those of you who can’t make it i have been stocking up  the shop with new necklaces made with gorgeous pieces of tourmalated quarts, real feathers, bottled treasure… and the most beautiful faceted zinc frame and glass terrarium… check it all out here!

please keep in mind we can also do custom work. just get in touch. contact(at)


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chaparral studio @ unique la!

November 27, 2012

be sure to stop by our booth – BOOTH #180!!

we are in the eco vendor area. yup. we are eco friendly!


the details…

This holiday, shop made-in-America…
The 5th Annual UNIQUE LA Holiday Show!
When: December 1 + 2 (Saturday & Sunday)  //   11am – 6pm both days
Where: The California Market Center’s Penthouse

Cost: $10 at the door, or buy online to reserve your free tote bag Kids 12 and under are free. 10% of all ticket sales go to the downtown Los Angeles non-profit organization Inner-City Arts.

Admission includes:
• An exclusive UNIQUE LA tote bag (by the amazing artist Brian Rea who recently collaborated with Marni and illustrates the New York Times “Modern Love” column every week in the Sunday Styles section)!
• Unlimited re-entry for both days
• Our UNIQUE directory & mini-magazine!
Free cocktails from our friends at Art in the Age, plus free drinks from IZZE, Honest Tea, GT’s Kombucha and more!
• Free DIY workshops + crafts all weekend long!
• Free photo booth portraits and a print at the Oh Snap Studios Photo Booth
• Our curated cafe featuring LA’s best restaurants and trucks, so you can enjoy lunch or dinner, snacks, coffee or a sweet treat

The largest independent design show in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA’s economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast. The products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA so you’re putting your dollars right back into our economy and local community! With fun for everyone plan to spend the day with us…

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thanksgiving custom centerpiece

November 25, 2012


i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! and are still munching away on those tasty leftovers… i am (thanks mom & dad!)
the custom planting above was made for a very special lady and her family as their centerpiece for their thanksgiving dinner. the planter is vintage california pottery loaded up with locally grown succulents and a dinner scene featuring the hosts and their guests… wine spill and all. take that norman rockwell!

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post martini party trunk show @ pergolina

November 22, 2012


it was the first time i represented myself as chaparral studio. felt damn good too.
i feel like i have been hiding some big secret.
it is out!

the event was lovely – hosted at the very place i was practically raised and taught SHOP 101 and beyond. it is owned for 22 years by the most wonderful woman, paulanna c. (i love this woman. the doors she has opened for me. metaphorically and then some).
i got to see lots of old friends – laugh alot (and i was martini free!)! and new friends.

the other exciting part of the night – showing off my new case a couple new props… squirrel fur pelt, new (old) crystals, antler brush, custom stained fabric… it is all in the details!

thank you to everyone who came out. i really appreciate your support. and thank you to the other designers who participated. i always love to be in your presence! xo

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and we begin again

November 14, 2012


welcome to my new blog! thank you to those of you who followed my past blogs and have now jumped on board for this new journey. and a hello to new visitors. i am so excited to begin blogging again and share with you…

as for things to expect on this new blog: more plant inspired posts as before, garden tours, home tours and studio tours! shout outs to dear friends and inspirations, behind the scenes on our adventures and process (above – wink)  and of course a disturbing amount of photos of my cats and dog…

it has been quite the journey prepping for the new site and blog. but i am thrilled i finally have a new platform from which i can showcase all the work that we are up to in the studio and on our many adventures.

yours truly