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

 

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

 

pergolina
pergolina
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

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

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LOS ANGELES TIMES
No.7 Holiday Gift Guide

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check it out! We are No. 7 of the LA TIMES HANDMADE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
can’t stop smiling / jumping up and down / dancing in place etc.

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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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la i’m yours

November 6, 2013

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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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custom terrariums

September 11, 2013

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i am very backed up on posting images of the custom work i’ve done recently. but lets begin with these two custom terrariums. both involved depicting the ocean so it seemed appropriate to pair ’em up! although one terrarium is of anartica. the other of carpenteria, ca. always fun to be given a challenge like “can you make a zodiac inflatable boat?” or a beach! never a dull moment when i get to dig around our my crazy collection of materials and make a person’s story come to life in a miniature scene under glass.

stay tuned for more soon…

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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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custom terrariums

January 16, 2013

 

 

we’ve been cooking up custom terrariums like mad. here are just a few favorites… ferns, air plants, succulents, miniatures, bikes, dogs, cats… oh my!

and if you were wondering. yes, it is true. the middle terrarium is of a sneak attack / dude on dude wrestling action. yup. like i always say, anything is possible! hit us up with a challenge!

 

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custom terrarium installation

December 13, 2012

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it is projects like these where i am faced with new challenges and exciting environments that are the reason i do what i do. this particular installation was set in a gorgeous home in the hills. it was very rewarding to know that my terrarium tucked inside of the planter, acting as an observatory of sorts depicting the children and dog in residence was amongst an abundance of good art, architecture and overlooked a lovely landscape… heres to more adventures in planting / making! i raise my glass! bottoms up!

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NEW items in the shop

November 29, 2012

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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)chaparral-studio.com

 

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