Made Us Look: Bright Geometric Gem Planters
Imagine someone asks us, “Brit, Brit, quite contrary… how does your garden grow?” That’s an interesting question in our case. By “garden” do they they mean the overwatered herbs on the kitchen counter or the dust bowl was once a tomato plant on the balcony? No, they must mean the succulents, which are still alive… we think. Needless to say, some of us need all the help we can get to create a beautiful garden, and luckily the HEDGE line of planters by Cora Neil Design is there to lend a hand. At least our future plants will die in something as stunning as these bright, geometric gems.
Jokes aside, how gorgeous are these planters?! Unlike the ubiquitous terra cotta planters or eyesore plastic ones, HEDGE planters have a colorful, modern design. They look like they belong in the 21st century, which is why hundreds of backers have pledged to fund their Kickstarter campaign (they’ve already reached their goal and still have weeks left to go!). HEDGE brings the garden off the ground, so the planters are especially well-suited to small-space living — though we can’t imagine any room or outdoor space they wouldn’t brighten.
It was important to Neil to support other American makers (girl after our own heart), so each HEDGE planter will be manufactured by Smith + Company, a family-owned business in Los Angeles that’s been around since 1933. They’ll come in a few different styles, and we’re already clearing a spot for a collection in our living room. The mini Marian pendants mount on the wall in just two shakes, while the Beatrix and Gertrude planters prefer to hang around from an overhang or ceiling hook. There’s also good ol’ Florence, which is a cool wall trellis system that will allow you to build a green wall without as much dirty work.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this California-made magic. How about you?
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)