Our Favorite Things Volume 9

by Maggie Flickinger

Our Favorite Things Volume 9On March 1st, the Center for Resource Conservation released their Garden in a Box kits.  Designed by an experienced local horticulturalist, each kit contains hardy, water sipping grasses & flowers and is accompanied by a handy planting & care diagram.  Perfect for those without a bona fide green thumb, who are nonetheless looking to establish a thriving water-wise garden, these affordable and popular kits typically sell out FAST, so order yours soon!

Our Favorite Things Volume 9

This lovely gem of a pendant light from Eleek simply makes our associate, Nicole, smile.  Interpretable as rustic or industrial, we enjoy its stripped down aesthetic, void of excessive ornamentation.  This fixture could be at home in multiples over a cozy kitchen island or as a singular spotlight for a piece of art. The fixture gets green points for high recycled content and LED lamping.

 

Our Favorite Things Volume 9Spending more time up at New Belgium saddles me with the enviable task of trying all their beers.  My current favorite is the Sahti, hailing from their exotic Lips of Faith series.  Flavored with juniper boughs & berries, and lemon & orange peel, the resulting ale is particularly bright and quaffable.  Rather than hitting you over the head with those pine boughs, Sahti is subtly evocative of icy mountain air fringed with snow-laced pine forest.  In short…the perfect companion to your next hut trip or high altitude winter outing!

Our Favorite Things Volume 9Our Interiors maven, Laura, introduced me to Caba Company’s Barkskin, a hand formed & pounded bark product manufactured in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We’re especially enamored with their Woven collection, which, when applied over a brightly hued wall, provides stunning organic texture & depth.  Another application that takes advantage of the woven texture is lighting, where wrapping a large drum pendant would bring a lilting interplay between opacity & luminosity.

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