Friday, December 29, 2006

Water Water Water

All I do is water. Really. Thankfully I came across this really great watering can that has evidently been around for a mere 1000+ years. Wish I'd found about it sooner.

Balancing Act

What a great childrens toy in the form of a cactus. Wish my mom would have found stuff like this for me...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Cacti Pillow

Found this really nice pillow with a cacti motif on it. Nice.

Koko Crater Botanical Garden

Sorry there has been such a gap between blogs. Kara and I just got back from an amazing trip to Oahu with her family and we were without any computer stuff.... thank goodness.

Beyond having an incredible time with family, I actually got a chance to fill my plant needs by visiting a few botanical gardens and the awe inspiring garden of Angel Ramos, a member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii and new friend.
Above are some of the plants we encountered at Koko Crater Botanical Garden and more photos of Angel's collection are soon to come.


For all of you early birds here on the Central Coast, GROW is going to be featured on AM 920 at 6:10 am Wednesday morning.

Tune in early if you dare... or catch it later via pod cast.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


So I'm talking to my friend Ben and he says,"Hey Nick, have you seen that Labour and Wait site?" So I check it out and find A TON of really, really, really, nice garden stuff. This one's surely for the bookmark bar.

Small de Stump.

Small Stump is a great new site full of cool stuff. I didn't think I would ever find someone that likes junk as much as I do. From vintage to the handmade, it's here. Check it.

Ceramic Corner

For the past few days, Richard Rowe and I have been putting together an entire section in GROW for a few of our favorite ceramic artists. Here are some photos of the first arrivals... More to come.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Studio 04

Studio 04 Los Angeles is a new site for me that is full of well designed stuff for around the home and garden. These are some of my favorites.

California Carnivores

Its been a while since we've mentioned much about the wide world of Carnivorous plants so I thought I would pass on a great site for all those into bug-eaters. California Carnivores is a world class nursery specializing in Carnivores from around the world. Great educational site and they even have cool carnivorous related things for sale like these hand painted totes and tees. The book featured above is the one to own on the subject. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Grow Tee #2

Cody Hudson of STRUGGLE INCcame up with this beautiful design for his GROW tee. This is the second t-shirt in the GROW artist series and they are now available at the GROW shop in Cambria. Soon to be available online. Gary Benzel is up next so keep your eyes peeled for that one.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


December 6th-10th
Our goodest buddies, Ben Loiz, Carolina Chaves and Cody Hudson are in a group show at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, CA. Some of the $$$ benefits Reaching to Embrace Arts (RTEA), a non-profit organization to support art education in public schools. If you have a sec and are in LA, check it out quick. The show runs through this weekend.

X-mas is here... almost

In anticipation of Christmas, Kara and I got going on making up some cards for the holiday to send out to friends and familia. It's amazing what you can do with some card stock and a potato. Keep your eyes peeled for more cards coming soon to the GROW shop.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


This is the piece that I will be showing at the 111 Minna Gallery this next week. The exhibit opens Dec 7th and runs through Jan 28th. The reception will be on Dec 7th from 5-late. 111 artists will be on display. If your in SF check it out.

111 Minna Street
SF CA 94105

Pretty in Pink

In keeping with the holiday spirit we went out and found some really great Poinsettias for the shop. Checkout the flourescent pink one!

Falcon Feast

This is a Peregrine falcon that comes everyday and tries to eat the doves that are kept just behind the nursery. Crazy.