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Dwell on Design 2013

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

So this year’s Dwell on Design is off to a great start.  We have teamed with our favorite furniture company Fermob to co-host a booth with them in the outdoor area along with the  Southern California Chapter of the APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) whom Fermob so generously lent their beautiful furniture to for their free landscape design consultations.  Here are some highlights of the show:

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This started off a little shaky since we weren’t able to even begin decorating our booth until after 3pm on Thursday.


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But by 5pm we had really made some headway. The tile pavers from Concrete Collaborative were what held us up, but they were so pretty we had to forgive them.


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We finished around 9pm and were very pleased with ourselves (okay, sounds a little cocky but at that point we were so exhausted we had to be). Because not only had we done our booth, we had also decorated the outdoor patio for Living Home’s absolutely stunning C6 Prefab Home but we weren’t allowed to start that until 4:30pm!!!!!


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Here’s the main seating area with a vintage bench and two Sixties Chairs from Fermob.


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A Sixties Table with a new “Midnight” Nantucket Series from Petersen Pottery.


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And here we used a Rust City Planter by the front door with our Plexi Numbers.


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Also for the show we used the plexi idea for these letters on a Limited Edition White City Planter in our Booth.  Thought it was cute.  What do you think?


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But for us the biggest thing has been the introduction of our newest color on the Circle Pot…Chartreuse!  And the giant rebar tree we put it in was kind of a show stopper too.


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Besides our booths, other favorites were BKB Ceramics from Joshua Tree who have also ventured out into the amazing blue tile seen above (and their pots are the photos above that).


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These super cute Seedling “Boats” by Orta Kitchen Garden.


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Lisa Neimeth Ceramics…which we’ve carried and loved.


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These gorgeous vases by Sara Paloma.


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The super sexy, textured work of Josh Herman Ceramics who we fell in love with last year.


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Sunbrella was there promoting their beautiful colors and lines.  My cushions have been out for over 5 years now and I never bring them in and they are still going strong.  Rock on, Sunbrella!


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These chairs were stunning and we hope to be carrying them soon.  Super comfortable!


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Modfire had some great new additions including this amazing riveted Modfire and their new Astrofire.


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The center outdoor area was great, designed by Shades of Green and built by Form LA.


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And these beautiful “Meadows” created by John Greenlee.

There is so much to see and do, I have to stop.  Dwell on Design goes through tomorrow so there’s still time to go.  Get over there!

“That’s So Potted” Week 3 Entries

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Here are the entries for Week 3 for our “That’s So Potted” Contest.  If you have an entry that you’re dying to get in, the last chance to do so will be June 27th.  For all the rules and information check out our blog post here.


Week 3 1

1. Linda


Week 3 2

2. Candice


Week 3 4

3. Brad


Week 3 5

4. Nanda


Week 3 3

5. Susanna


“That’s So Potted” Week 2 Entries

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Here are the Week 2 entries in no particular order.  Please go to our Facebook Page and “like” your favorite and help them get on their way to being a finalist in our “That’s So Potted” Contest where they could win a $500 shopping spree at Potted.  If you’d like to enter, please check out all the rules and deadlines here.


Week 2 Entries 1

1. Guida

Week 2 Entries 2

2. Candy

Week 2 Entries 3

3. Andrew

Week 2 Entries 4

4. Timothy

Week 2 Entries 5

5. Cindy

“That’s So Potted” 2013 Week 1 Entries

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Very excited about the first week of entries for the 2013 “That’s So Potted” Contest. Here are this week’s entries in no particular order. Please click on the photo you like best and cast your “Like” if you feel so inclined. Deadline to submit for next week is June 13 at 6pm PST.


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1. From Irene


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2. From Barbara


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3. From Nancy


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4. From Javier


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5. From Loree


“That’s So Potted” Contest 2013 Facebook Edition!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

It’s Spring here at Potted and many of you have been asking about our annual “That’s So Potted” Contest. You’ve got succulents on the brain and you’re just dying to find a weird place to plant them. Okay, we understand. We have similar issues.


Entry from last year's contest.

Entry from last year’s contest.


But we have also been saddened by so many of you who have said you don’t want to participate any longer because you don’t feel the voting is fair…WELL WE THINK WE HAVE THE ANSWER–FACEBOOK!!! By voting on Facebook, only one “Like” can be cast per person and the voting pool will be opened up to many more of our Facebook followers. So to that end, please welcome…

“That’s So Potted” Contest 2013 Facebook Edition!

As before, the winner will receive a $500 shopping spree at Potted to purchase absolutely anything they want in our store and because we have an online store as well as our Los Angeles location, the prize is open to anyone in the Continental US.

Here’s basically how the contest will work…

Each Friday starting June 7th, five of that week’s entries will be individually posted on Potted’s Facebook Page where people can “Like” their favorite entry.  Whoever has the most “Likes” by 6pm on the following Thursday wins the round. Each weekly round winner will be eligible for the final round which determines the Grand Prize $500 gift certificate to Potted. There will be 4 rounds and then the final round with the winner being announced on July 9th, 2013.


So please get planting and send us your most imaginative creations…



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Lots of ideas from our Pinterest Boards.

Here are all the rules and deadlines:

1. Take a photo of your most creative container planting. You must have created the planting yourself and have the rights to submit any pictures. ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON FOR THE ENTIRE CONTEST. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering you agree to all rules and decisions of the contest as decided by Potted and agree to have your photo and name used in any promotions for this or future contests without claims to royalties or remunerations for such use.

2. Email your photo along with your name and contact info to A medium or high resolution is preferred. No thumbnail photos PLEASE! Potted reserves the right to choose not to run any photo in the contest for any reason and will not run more than 5 photos each week. Potted reserves the right to run an earlier entry in a later week.



(Note: JUNE 27th is the last day to submit a photo to the contest)

3. Send your friends to our Facebook Page to “Like” your entry. “Liking” tabulations END AT 6PM PST THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY (except for Fourth Week which ends Wednesday 7/3 at 6pm due to the July 4th Holiday). Voting for the Final will begin on July 3rd immediately after the last week’s winner is announced and end at 6pm PST on TUESDAY JULY 9TH with the winner being announced immediately thereafter.

4. You don’t need to live in the Los Angeles area to participate. We ship throughout the Continental United States and anyone who lives there is eligible to enter and win.

SO GET PLANTING!!! Remember Week One Photo Deadline is June 6th. It could be you who walks away with the $500 Shopping Spree at Potted.

ModPod Birdhouses by Heather Rosenman

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

So freakin’ excited. We have been wanting some amazing birdhouses but none have floated our boat…too expensive, too cheap, too “I’ve seen it every where.” So imagine our delight and happiness when Mary met ceramic artist Heather Rosenman. And now they are here at Potted…ModPod Birdhouses.

A New York native, Heather graduated The Cooper Union with a BFA in Design and received a postgraduate-level degree from the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. After achieving creative director in the world of branding design, she decided to escape. Fascinated by the flexible construction and surface techniques inherent to ceramics, her functional work pays homage to mid-century concepts and ideas. Heather’s sculptures have shown nationally, most recently in The International Cone Box Show, a travelling show that concluded at NCECA in Houston, Texas (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).

“Clay is an art medium made from the elements of nature. My hand-thrown birdhouses are the result of a desire to create functional, ceramic design for nature. Clay deeply resonates with me; I love the way it feels in my hands, driving me to cultivate dynamic form, surface texture, color and usability. Where will it take me next?”

Besides being beautiful aesthetically, Heather has done her research to ensure the entry hole on her birdhouses will attract finch, chickadees, wrens and smaller birds, keeping sparrows out. Welcome more birds into your garden with a place to hatch their young so you can watch the wonder!

No two are the same, each one more beautiful than the next. ModPod Birdhouses available now at Potted.

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