Monday, February 6, 2017

Introducing The Point Pot "A Modern Planter for Modern Times" — from Potted


You know I love me a great container and I've been watching this one take shape on Instagram — via the feeds of Potted, as well as that of the designer, Dustin Gimbel.

Naturally when Annette, at Potted, emailed me info on the official release, well I pounced! I missed visiting Potted when I was in L.A. (so sad, but I have been there several times before...2012, 2014, 2015), but I happen to know this very cool pot is made right here in Portland (keeping it West Coast local!) and Annette hooked me up...

Even better I learned it's pre-drilled to be hung. I mean I like the tabletop use, but I'm always on the lookout for a clever hanging design...

From the official press release: "Dustin walked into our shop 11 years ago with a laptop full of his amazing gardens and an enthusiasm for his craft that was infectious," says Annette from Potted. "Then when he started experimenting with ceramics, we knew he was on to something. So over a very good Italian dinner we all played with the prototype he had brought Mary and I of The Point Pot. As we talked (and drank) our enthusiasm over all the ways it could be displayed got so boisterous it carried over to the table next door. But instead of being annoyed, our neighbors were soon also convinced that this was the coolest planter they'd ever seen." Can't you just picture it?

And don't you love the speckles in the Vanilla Bean color option? (it also comes in Pacific Blue and Sea Spray Green)

I must admit though I was a bit stumped when I paused and thought about the fact it is still winter. A very cold and windy winter. This baby ain't gonna be hanging outside anytime soon and there's no way the other owner of this house is going to let me put a hook in the ceiling. Where to put it? Ah, bedroom window corner to the rescue!

Fancy! (it's temporary right?)

Initially I wanted to plant it up with some nice bright "sticks on fire" (Euphorbia tirucalli, to play nice with the orange bed linens) but of course I couldn't find any locally. I settled on Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier'...

I think it was a good choice.

It was ridiculously difficult to take a photo into the bright outdoor light and not have the room itself be a dark cave. I tried.

I like this view of the Point Pot, with Clifford's (the Magnolia macrophylla) bare branches just outside the window. Especially since that's where it will be hanging in a few short months. And since the only drainage hole is located roughly 8" up from the point at the bottom that means this can become a hanging vase too. I'm very excited about the possibilities.

Want to know more? Here's the listing on Potted's website (while you're there be sure to check out this sneak peek of their new book from Timber Press). If you're curious to see more of Dustin Gimbel's work click on over to these posts on A Growing Obsession: here and here, hmmm, maybe next time I visit Los Angeles I can get a tour of his garden...

Weather Diary, February 5: Hi 46, Low 34/ Precip 2.04" rain

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30 comments:

  1. Love the picture of the pot with Clifford in the background. The Kalanchoe seems to be looking out the window, longing for summer.

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    1. That's why I thought too, then I realized that was me looking out the window and longing for summer.

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  2. The pot is perfect in that corner. Clever use of rebar too. This goes in the book.

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  3. Very nice!

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  4. Brilliant solution to hanging it indoors. Agree on the color and speckles and how it looks with the branches outside the window. But what I love most are the photos with it on the bed linens. I thought those must be pix from the supplier with that cool fabric in the background. Just fabulous and with those gray walls!! Mark has medium gray walls in his "office" from Benjamin Moore called "woodcut." Had to get it because that was his medium for many years.

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    1. I love that wall color as much as I did the day I painted it back in 2005. The bedroom had been painted to match the bright blue hydrangea that used to be just outside the window. I'm not a blue fan, and that was definitely not a restful color. Now it's sort of green/grey and changes with the light.

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  5. It looks great planted with the Kalanchoe. I love this pot. I've pinned a photo so, when my husband asks me what I want from my b-day, I have a link to send him.

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    1. Smart lady! That's how I got my first Circle Pot from Potted. Andrew definitely knew just what was going to make my birthday special.

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  6. I follow him on Instagram, so I've seen something about this pot there. It's pretty cool. So smart how you rigged a way to hang it in the corner.

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    1. I knew those corner windows, which make it hard to see into the back garden, would come in handy someday.

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  7. Great planter BUT please again when you get a chance with E. tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'. I think it would be a killer combo.

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    1. Deal! (I found the right size at Garden Fever on Sunday, sadly they were all green...as are the ones I already own. Stupid winter).

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  8. I have just the spot for one! In fact, just the corner.

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  9. The pot and plant are great, but your solution for using the rebar on the window moulding is so smart. I need more inspiration in how to hang indoor plants without drilling hooks into the ceilings.

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    1. It's tough isn't it? And ceiling hooks are so 1970's macrame...

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  10. Looks so amazing, Loree! I have the blue one hanging in my bedroom too!!! Thanks for your great post.
    xo

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    1. I love that photo of the blue one in the window, I figured it must be someone's home...it was just so perfectly styled.

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  11. Potted always comes out with very, very nice things! Some of the lines they carry do sometimes make it here but you only spot them randomly at different places.

    Do I spy an Orla Kiely there??

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    1. Good eye! Yes, Orla for Target (!!!) a couple of years ago...

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  12. Looks great in that corner. The rebar is a very clever hanging solution. Looking forward to seeing it's outdoor home when the weather warms up! Cheers, maryfrompotted

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    1. Thanks Mary...I can't wait to get it, and me, outdoors...

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  13. It looks made to order for you! I was wondering about the drainage hole...

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    1. Me too, nice to see it was considered.

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