Real Simple Magazine provided some crafty ideas on how to reuse planters after plants die. And Ariculture artrepreneur Monique Capanelli was featured for two of them. (Though, we’re still not sure why “put another plant in it” wasn’t allowed as an option.)
We love this description of the Articulture boutique: “it’s soothing—a zen-like temple to considered composition. Every hexagonal wall planter, painted pod mural and Buddha head is thoughtfully placed, by an expert eye.” We love it so much, we don’t even care that our artrepreneur fonder’s name is misspelled.
Thanks to the editors of Austin Monthly for including Articulture's series of hands-on classes in their what-to-do-in-Austin list. You can see why our guest reviews include "the coolest thing I've ever done in Austin," at one of our upcoming classes.
We're honored and thrilled to earn an Austin Chronicle Critic's Pick in shopping category. Says the experts: "Articulture has tons of accents to instantaneously and affordably upgrade your most humdrum rooms."
KXAN's Amanda Tatom invites Monique to demonstrate how to make a signature Articulture mini-living-wall. And thanks Amanda for the super kind words: "Articulture takes house plants to a whole new -- and very cool -- level."
Gotta admit, I was a little starstruck with Tom Spencer. And quickly blushed with his comments, "...incredible interior plant designs that will blow you away." And when he called me an "avant gardener" I immediately thought, "t-shirt!"
"...every project, be it a floating garden, a large living wall, or a small succulent terrarium, exudes innovation and individuality, structure and substance — and a unique reverence for Mother Nature’s boundless beauty..."
"...vibrant moss walls and other large permanent installations breathe welcome green life into spaces for residential and commercial clients like Whole Foods Market and Shake Shack..."
Modern Luxury Interiors
Featured next to Restoration Hardware in the prestigious Modern Luxury Magazine? We'll take it! "...Articulture Designs' living furniture is part planter, part artful home decor...and are completely customizable..."
One of our favorite Q&As! This interview explores the nuances of combining art and business, and turning creative visions into reality. "...No one tells you in school, 'Hey, you could actually go and do this crazy, weird, niche thing and be successful.' I had to make it up. You have to make up your life. Ask yourself what you want to do and find a way to do it..."
"....unlike many mainstream artists and modern designers, Capanelli follows no consistent, strict style—each of her meticulous pieces is rooted in its own identity and thoughtfully brought to life by the scrupulous designer..."
Hey, the critics made up a category for us. We'll take it! "Best Organic Reliefs: It's difficult to distill the essence of walking, observing, and meditating on the natural world, but Capanelli does so with aplomb..."
"...her living walls defy gravity with alien-like plants potted on a vertical horizon. For her centerpieces, Monique carefully combines color, texture, and live plants to create lasting decorations that put cut flower arrangements to shame..."