Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category


June 6, 2014

individual medley was one of the first shops that i sold my goods at. to this day they have been incredibly loyal and lovely. and the cherry on top was being invited to participate in this video that features a handful of the designers that they carry. the piece was made by my dear friend and super talent WADE! along with the dudes of sharkpig.

be sure to check it out! but most of all when you happen to be in atwater village, ca and need a gift for someone or yourself – this shop is really a treat. shop local y’all! we all win!

here is another video WADE! did from the footage from the makers video of just us – chaparral studio! enjoy!

Chaparral Studio for Individual Medley / by WADE! from Chaparral Studio on Vimeo.

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a book, friends, a dog, a shop…

November 13, 2013


my super talented friend emma has recently released her book on knitting titled knitting by design and it is awesome! to celebrate one of my favorite stores in all the lands, individual medley hosted a party that was tops! never a dull moment when you have a smilebooth to be goofy in with babe-a-licious friends like miss emma  or miss justina… oh yeah, and that fluffy gal i spend lots of time with… hannah dog!

(the lovely garland behind us was made by none other than the one and only yasmine.)

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upcoming event:
pergolina martini party / trunk show

November 8, 2013


i’m super excited about this event – and not just because i get to sell my wares at one of my favorite places but because i will be surrounded by some majorly talented designers that i have admired for YEARS! if you love jewelry this is the event not to be missed! additionally there will be other treasures in pewter, leather, and more…
chaparral studio will be selling a variety of crowd pleasers and one of a kind surprises (perhaps i will show some sneak peeks soon…)!
so come and get a head start on your holiday shopping or personal shopping! have a martini! a bite to eat! and visit me!

xo b

pergolina martini party / trunk show
thursday, november 14th
5 – 9 pm
10139 riverside drive
toluca lake, ca 91602

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la i’m yours

November 6, 2013


anyone who knows me is well aware that i am a proud angeleno, so its no surprise when kyle of LA I’M YOURS  hit me up for an interview i was pretty excited. also kyle independent of his blog is a pretty fantastic person to spend time with. and when laure offered to shoot my studio… i was all smiles! (and so was hannah. she is obsessed with miss joliet.)

unlike most interviews i have done that focus on the product in this particular story kyle really emphasized questions regarding the cross over between art and commerce. he had me asking myself questions i knew the answers to in my head but hadn’t really spent a lot of time communicating to a larger audience – and thank you kyle for that challenge. often times the chaparral studio “image” is limited to pretty pictures of succulents and crystals so its great to be able to engage and share my relationship and history with art and what business has done to me along with the influence my town, los angeles.

the photos of the studio are all by the amazing laure joliet. she came just in time, as my studio mate quinn built these beautiful custom shelves. hire him! he is amazing!

you can read the full post here. xo b


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hang ’em high

November 5, 2013


i have 3 cats. two of which (the girls) are naughty little plant munchers. with that in mind my house plant selection has had to consist of poison free and hardy greens (and of course all the other considerations such as light conditions also weigh in on the decision making). that said i rarely put a plant at cats reach. in fact 99% of my house plants are hanging high.

i like this solution for displaying plants not only because it protects them from feline teeth but it feeds my bohemian fantasy of cascading ferns and long limbered cacti. while i own many plant hangers and have even made a few, i recently have come across two locally handmade designs that have certainly made my wish list. they are too good not to share with you my fellow green thumbs…

the leather number is by makesmith. the craftsmanship and details are perfection. the other planter hanger that has won my affection is Jo Abellera of KKIBO‘s organic shaped air plant hanger. these little guys are my idea of hippie chic.

do you have a favorite source or plant hanger designer? please share! i personally can never have too many!


(the guilty ladies are the two on the left… yup.)

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disco ball planters for air bnb’s pop up home designed by justina blakeney

October 4, 2013


you better believe i was tickled pink when designer extraordinaire justina blakeney asked to showcase our disco ball planters in her interior design project for air bnb‘s pop up home. the space she designed was with actress lake bell in mind. it was booming with color and pattern as most of justina’s arrangements are. our planters were in good company amongst all the textures and vegetation and we are so thankful that she invited us to be a part of the visual feast!

the disco ball planters are now available on our online shop! each one is made to order by hand!

photos by the super talented laure joliet. to see more visit this link.

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flowers for kate

September 18, 2013


my dear friend kate miss is getting married this month! (woohoo! wave the flags! and do a little dance – i really like her husband to be! and kate. duh.)

the lovely bride to be was celebrated recently at a bridal shower hosted at laura’s magical house overlooking the city. creative ladies katie and lisa made amazing treats (both edible and keepsake). i was asked to provide the flora. planted arrangements are my regular gig so any chance i get to work with flowers is very exciting. i picked up a romantic little collection for the occasion that consisted of soft beauties like queen anne’s lace, chamomile and ombre white to pink to lavender dahlias. naturally the bunch had to have some succulents from my garden added to the mix.

i also made a crown for the babe of the hour. was tempted to make collars of flowers for the dogs too… maybe next time!

to see more photos of the sweet lady date and the fine looking details visit kate’s blog post here.

all photos by me, except the awesome shot of the patio. that one is by none other than my dog walking partner in crime… laura.

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