Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ornaments in the Garden, Cornerstone Sonoma


















Boulder planters and bowls carved from river rocks - Strangler fig vine form, peeled and sanded -  Interior of store: vine form & machine formed steel spheres, Thai shrine & scroll trunk.
Artefact Design & Salvage  (Photos courtesy Artefact)
at
Cornerstone Sonoma
In July 2004 Cornerstone opened as the Festival of Gardens, drawing inspiration from the yearly garden event at Chaumont, in the Loire Valley, France.

BayAreaTendrils will feature Cornerstone's garden installations in the weeks to come:
Gardens created by Topher Delaney, Pamela Burton, & Van Sweden & Associates
....along with updates on The Late Show Gardens, taking place at Cornerstone in September.

For now.... a sampling of items available at Artefact Design & Salvage,
a capacious enterprise located on the 9-acre Cornerstone property, where visitors also find wine tasting rooms, and a cafe to enjoy a delightful meal. 

Galleries & shops offer sculpture, glazed & terra cotta planters, books & furnishings for interiors and outdoor spaces. 
Look for future posts to highlight tantalizing objects fit for a variety of design styles & sensibilities.  

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Now that is pretty interesting. How neat.

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  2. Beautiful combination of textures and form. the vine form is very art nouveau :)

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  3. I so love the vine holding the spheres. What an amazing piece for anyone's garden. My husband would polish the spheres all the time. He likes mechanical looking things.

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  4. Really like them, natural but creative. Good stuff.

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  5. Being a rock head I like the stone bowls best. I wish I had the means to 'carve' out rock for planters. (a moss covered cinder block is still a cinder block)

    The vines also make me drool over my keyboard. Think I'll start walking the Cedar woods and see if I can find anything similar. I've had the urge to make something 'rustic' for a while. I have a couple stools/tables made from multi-trunk stumps but need a good clematis trellis.

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  6. Nice blog, educative as well as feast to the eyes. My appreciations.

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  7. Stunning! I love art in the garden!

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  8. I like the driftwood. I'm always bringing home rocks and whatnot from my hiking trips for my garden. I think turning found objects into art is so pure and a natural thing for gardens. Glad I found you on blotanical!

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  9. It's interesting to see the wood of the strangling fig without the tree that was its victim. The void in the center of the branches and root mass is striking, and makes you think a bit about how such an amazing structure was formed...

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  10. very pretty - all are wonderful, but I especially like the arrangement with the moss-covered cinder block and containers - nice form and texture, and the moss turns ordinary cinder blocks into something special.

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  11. I love seeing all the objects in the garden. I want to do more of that this year. Beautiful blog! --Jackie

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  12. I did some stonework in a garden designed by Topher Delaney, noteworthy as the first garden I ever worked in that had been given a name other than "--- Residence" or the address. An interesting gig.

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  13. Normally I am not a huge fan of garden art but I totally want that scroll trunk! The amazing sculptural aspect of nature, what could be better?!

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