The Garden Edit
The depths of January might not be the best time of year for gardening, but it is the perfect time to gather inspiration and plan for the year ahead from the comfort of your favourite armchair.
With many of his working days held hostage to the winter weather, English gardener John Tebbs recently launched The Garden Edit, a carefully curated collection of beautiful, timeless and functional objects for, and inspired by, the garden. Each item reflects John's own personal aesthetic - "minimal, well designed products from craftspeople, artists, publishing houses and family run businesses."
Alongside a carefully chosen selection of books, art prints, handcrafted stoneware planters and porcelain vases, you'll also find a range of practical but well-considered tools for the garden and gardening.
I'm coveting the exquisite brass watering cans by Bauhaus trained designer Carl Auböck - a perfectly proportioned design that would certainly take the everyday task of watering the plants to another level!
"I set up the The Garden Edit largely because I saw a real gap in the market for it," says John. "There are many websites and shops with great curations of furniture, clothes, homewares etc. Often these places have a very clear, strong aesthetic.I could find nothing comparable for the garden world. So I set about creating something very clean and simple in design and gathered a collection of products that echoed this ethos.
"I hope The Garden Edit will appeal to a broad range of people, hopefully tapping in to a new generation of people that are maybe just beginning to take an interest in gardens. The Garden Edit is very much for the armchair gardener too or maybe I should say those who like to bring the outside in! In the future I will be aiming to evolve the product lines, I like to collaborate with makers and artists. I think this helps give the store it's uniqueness. Maybe one day I will be able to have a physical space, I like the idea of The Garden Edit growing!"
Above: Faceted vases by Matthias Kaiser.
Above: Rough textured stoneware Meteor planters by Pilar Wiley.
Above: Green hanging cacti print by Alicia Galer.
Above: Ivy vase and watering cans by Carl Auböck.
Above: Birchwood doormat with stiff nylon bristols.
Above: Botanical inspired bath products handmade in Sweden by L:A Bruket.