"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Garden Fresh: Terra Trellis


 Walking through the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles last month, I came across the fun, fresh and whimsical garden structures of TerraTrellis -a collection of colorful steel tuteurs, arbors and wall trellises.

 In case, like myself, you may be thinking, A 'tuteur', I'm pretty sure I need one of those...what is it exactly...it is pictured in the photo above. Ah, yes...of course, we nod knowingly. Those cool looking garden pyramids perfect for climbing vines...just what I thought. And yes, I definitely want one.

In fact, Los Angeles-based landscape designer and artist, Jennifer Gilbert Asher has designed many completely covetable items.

Originally from San Francisco, Asher studied landscape architecture after switching channels from a 12-year career as a documentary television producer. In her impressive second act,  Asher teamed up with Guadalajara architect and metal artist, Mario Lopez, to form TerraSculpture -designing and creating elegant sculpture for the minimalist landscape. 

TerraTrellis is a natural extension of that experience incorporating function with artistic form and design.

 Garden tuteurs with globe-like metal finials, circular arbors and shapely trellises range in price from $279 - $840 (the large tubular trellis pictured below) and are available in bursts of color that include: petal, kumquat, berry, leaf, aubergine, cloud and oxide.

Created with sturdy steel frames, stainless steel wire and colorful zero-VOC powdercoat finishes the garden goodies can be purchased via the TerraTrellis website.


Black and white photos of the artist at work are courtesy of the TerraTrellis website. All other photos are by Bonnie McCarthy for This American Home.

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