EMAIL ANGELA: email@example.com
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business: I am a former corporate HR executive turned garden designer, tiny terrarium artist, and hen keeper. Eden Condensed creates beautiful, bountiful, and intimate gardens that inspire people with small urban and suburban spaces to step outside and dream. We specialize in organic kitchen gardens, and gardens for patios, balconies, and small yards.
As an artist, I create miniature, hand blown (in America!) glass scenic terrariums, vintage and reclaimed wood container gardens.
I am also a gardening 'how-to' expert and have created over 200 how-to videos for Demand Media.
Q: What are your favorite materials to work with? Plants! Succulents, miniature people (train figures, not real miniature people), crystals, shells. Tiny things inspire me.
Q: Who inspires you? My husband and children,my friends,my animals (3 cats, 3 chickens & a corgi), too many landscape designers to mention, botanists who create new plants and preserve heritage varieties, English gardeners.
Q: Name three guilty pleasures of yours: Shoes- Just because I wear clogs in the garden doesn't mean I want to wear them all the time. I worked at Neiman Marcus for a long time, so I became spoiled.
Real paper magazines-- I am trying to keep the art of print alive!
Good wine and fancy cocktails. Don't drink crap.
Q: What is your favorite part of being a maker? Delighting my clients!
Q: As a professional in the booming handmade economy, what part of your work do you find most difficult? Time management! I have my garden design business, my terrarium/containers gardens, and a small boutique.
Q: What drives your creative process? Every day the garden is amazing, magical and different. I am inspired by miniatures (my dollhouse was my favorite toy), design, beautiful food, antiques, travel.
Q: Where can people find your stuff?
Eden Condensed, the boutique:
3320 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Mindful Nest on Magnolia