The Living Room ... Organic Mechanics
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 2010
James Pettigrew and Sean Stout, designers ... aka Organic Mechanics
create consistently fresh and innovative designs.
The Organic Mechanics 2010 show garden is no exception:
The Living Room seems calculated to captivate the senses, and in the manner of visionary work, provokes discourse. The elements came together in ways that challenged me to consider the scope and language of modern garden design. An experience I celebrate in design that looks forward, not back.
A detail of the building's circular watery surround, enlivened by shiny blue glass spheres - The Living Room is a garden folly that takes the the form of a cube, with exterior walls outfitted in a panoply of richly textural succulents. You're drawn to enter across a small circular moat, accessed via large stepping stones (repurposed aged griding wheels, if I'm right).
Tongue-in-cheek, the designers suggest thinking outside the box in their description of the design. Thinking, rather, "around the box." The entryway presents an inviting contrast, with the warm tones of natural wood
outlining the doorway.
A peek inside, where the table setting presents an inviting tableau,
and the impact of a stunning chandelier is enhanced by its mirror image.
Notice the pop of turquoise showing up on the right.....?
Detail showing a corner of the folly & shallow circular watery surround.
An engaging shade of turquoise makes the rectangular window cut-outs pop!
Gold Meadow Award Winning Garden
2010 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Link to cool youtube video:
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show & The Living Room