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I love gardens, and as a spatial designer I spend a lot of my time thinking about them. So few people have any green space. How are gardens relevant to the way we actually live? I wanted great ways to create a garden in any space.
HEDGE planters look great anywhere. It's hard to find planters that fit—and actually look good—in your home or on your patio or balcony. The modern design and clean geometry make them fashionable solo, but look equally as good as a pair, trio, or sextet.
HEDGE planters can be transformative. An apartment window can become a stunning green space. A kitchen wall can grow into an herb garden. A balcony can become an urban oasis. A patio can be transformed into a secret garden.
Each HEDGE planter is named after a pioneer woman of landscape and garden design: Gertrude Jekyll, Beatrix Farrand, Marian Cruger Coffin, and Florence Bell Robinson defied the male-dominated field and created garden spaces that continue to be celebrated today.
HEDGE planters are easy to hang or wall mount and come with matching hardware. The small and large pendants each come with a hook, a solid extender, and a chain link extender to help you get the height just right. The mini-pendants and wall trellis come with matching nails that give them a nicely finished feel.
HEDGE planters will be shaped, welded, polished, and powder-coated in the U.S. (all in the Los Angeles-area, to be precise) by skilled craftspeople with decades of experience under their belts.
See me working on a prototype here:
The frame and hardware are made out of powder-coated steel. The base, made with a sustainable coconut and latex material, is commonly used in hydroponics but is unique among home garden products. It provides great drainage for drought-tolerant succulents and cactus, herbs, ferns, and any plant that thrives in a small pot.
All Kickstarter pledge amounts are at least 10% less than the anticipated retail price, and the early bird specials are discounted even more. Plus, if you're in the U.S., shipping is included.
All HEDGE planters are available in one of SIX colors: the original Fig, Tangelo, and Marigold (pictured above and in the video), and the new Deep Sky, Natural Steel, and one color up for a vote from all backers. (See the stretch goals below for more info.)
International shipping is extra. And sorry, the plants aren't included.
choose your color
I need your help to move these planters into production and make HEDGE a reality. By pledging to this campaign, you are essentially pre-ordering one (or more) of the products from the collection. Your pre-order will help me to meet minimum orders for both production of the welded wire components as well as powder coat finishing.
WANT A COMBINATION THAT ISN'T LISTED?
Gladly! Please contact me with how many you'd like and I'll give you the proper amount to add to your pledge to get the additional planters that you want.
$15,000? Deep sky! UPDATE: DONE!
If we make it to $15,000, I will be able to offer an additional color option in deep sky.
$30,000? Backers Vote! UPDATE: DONE!
We passed $30,000! That means you all will be voting on the 6th color option!
How it works
I've created a poll (the link is available in the Updates) for all backers to vote for the next color. I'll tally them up, and then in the final Kickstarter survey you'll be able to choose either this new color or any of the five colors already available.
A GENERAL GUIDE TO WHAT SIZE PLANTS TO BUY FOR YOUR PLANTER
GERTRUDE pendant: two to three 3" pots
BEATRIX pendant: one 3” pot (shallow rooted)
MARIAN mini planter pair: two 1” pots per planter
FLORENCE wall trellis: one 3” pot per clip-on planter
PLANTING & WATERING
I'll be providing a guide (made with local nurseries) to help you select the right plants and learn how best to care for them. The guide will be available as a free downloadable PDF for backers.
I'm also working on a downloadable template to help you hang your FLORENCE wall trellis and MARIAN mini planters with precision! There's nothing worse than buying a cool wall mounted object and then hanging it crooked (and ending up with a ton of unnecessary holes in your wall).
Join the HEDGE campaign and get your garden off the ground!
All HEDGE planters and the HEDGE logo are copyright 2014, Cora Neil Design, LLC. "Hedge" and the HEDGE logo are trademarks of Cora Neil Design, LLC. HEDGE is fun to type in all caps, no? HEDGE HEDGE HEDGEY HEDGE.
The video was shot by the incredible Stella Kalinina.
Music in the video is:
"Cafe Connection" by Travis J. Morgan featuring Morusque
“Backed Vibes Clean” by Kevin MacLeod
"Shiro (Kirkoid Mix)" by Kirkoid
“Whispering Through” by Asura
“Waterbeat” by DJ Lengua
“Menehune Dance” by James Pants
All music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
Found through ccMixter & Free Music Archive.
Risks and challenges
I've built a great relationship with the fabrication shop and I'm confident in our production process, however there’s always a chance we'll have to make manufacturing changes which could result in small differences in the design and color.
Based on the planters we've already manufactured, I'm confident that what you see here is what you’re going to get.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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