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CHAPARRAL STUDIO POP UP AT MADEWELL AT THE GROVE

August 21, 2015

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Hey y’all!! I’ve been working my butt off making some goodies for a POP UP I am hosting at the Madewell at the The Grove in LA!! It’s this SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd from 2-4pm!! They are offering 25% off when you spend $125+ and there will be sips and sweets! Stop by for some shopping and /or say hi! Hannah and I would love to see your faces!! ❤

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vertical succulent garden

September 26, 2014

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designing and planting someone’s garden is always a privilage and a pleasure. this was especially the case and then some when we worked on the garden owned by the wonderful couple behind the design company, multee project. there were many facets to the project but a major highlight was when the pair requested a vertical succulent wall piece.  in collaboration with carpenter and artist james melinat we installed this beautiful custom redwood frame that holds a colorful array of succulents amongst moss and hand picked foraged pieces for added texture. it felt like the old days making paintings except instead of acrylic the materials were living or natural. 🙂

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SHOP SMALL STORES
p.s. OUR STOCKISTS RULE!

November 30, 2013

we have an incredible collection of shops that sell chaparral studio wares and we want YOU to know about them! please visit their beautiful stores this holiday season to find our goods and many other lovely treasures this holiday season and beyond! tell them Bianca sent you! xoxo

in los angeles…

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individual medley
3176 glendale blvd
atwater village, ca 90039
323.665.5344
theindividualmedley.com

 

 

newstoneage
new stone age
8407 W 3rd st
los angeles, ca 90048
323.658.5969
newstoneagela.com

 

otherwild
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1932 echo park avenue
echo park, ca 90026
323.546.8437
otherwild.com

 

poketo
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820 east third street
los angeles, ca 90013
213.537.0751
poketo.com

 

pergolina
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10139 riverside drive
toluca lake, ca 91602
818.508.7708
pergolina.com

 

reformschool
reform school
3902 sunset blvd
silver lake, ca 90029
323.906-8660
reformschoolrules.com

 

shelterhalf
shelter half
161 south la brea
los angeles, 90036
323.936.0225
shelterhalf.com

 

epttm
826 LA / echo park time travel mart
1714 west sunset blvd.
los angeles, ca 90026
826la.org

 

PORTLAND

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alder & co.
616 SW 12th Ave
portland, or 97205
503.224.1647
alderandcoshop.com

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a book, friends, a dog, a shop…

November 13, 2013

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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

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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

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

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hang ’em high

November 5, 2013

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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!

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(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

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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

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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!

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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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joshua tree / 29 palms

September 6, 2013

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recently headed to joshua tree for an art event that i participated in along with my studio mates over at elephant. we built a stage that resembled our backyard. barb wire, cacti, hula hoops and all. on the stage many a performance by a friend or a stranger danced us / rocked us / took us… in to the night! the desert was littered in sculptures and survivors of the days sun rays.

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we had originally planned on camping but thanks to last minute heat fear we landed a sweet rental on air bnb in 29 palms. we shared a large house that as it turns out had quite the history in town, a pool that overlooked the basin and hills and was surrounded by native flora and other friendly plants. nights spent swimming in the salt water pool under a huge blanket of stars certainly makes it on my list of favorite things to do.

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the event ended with a much needed sound bath at the integratron, a meal at pappy & harriets and lucky for us, my man and i shared another night and day in the desert with swimming and some more art viewing. folks say that the sea heals. i agree, but they should also try the desert. nothing like a huge sky above you in the wild west.

 

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most photos taken by me – bianca. with a few exceptions… by bradney evans.

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l & j’s wedding / photos by polly antonia barrowman

August 23, 2013

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in april i had the great privilege of doing all the pretty flora details for my dear friends lia & jason’s wedding in palm springs.  and to add to the awesomeness of it all my super talented “scientist by day, photographer by day” friend polly antonia barrowman photographed the whole shebang from process to completion. while selecting which of the lovely photographs to show off on the blog i was reflecting back to that happy day of  bunching succulents with lia’s favorite flowers (peonies and chrysanthemum) in the kitchen excited knowing that soon my beautiful friend would be holding the concoctions of blooms down the aisle to marry her best friend.

lucky for me my best friend was there to help me with all running around. thanks again mr. evans (wink wink). again a huge thank to lia and jason for inviting me to be such a big part of their special day. and to polly thank you for gorgeous photos!!! folks – she is up for hire! check out her site here.

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