Thursday, September 30, 2010

Heirloom Beans from Rancho Gordo

Even if we consider ourselves fairly adept at growing vegetables in our SR Raised Gardens and SR Patio Gardens, there will always be things that are best left for the professionals.  Heirloom beans definitely falls into this category.

We recently discovered the motherlode of fresh heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo, based out of Napa California.  Their vast selection of beans is incredible, showcasing a variety of colors, flavors, and sizes that will surely change your ideas about plain ole beans.  All of their beans are grown in small quantities to ensure quality, and are picked fresh within 2 years, making them taste like no other bean you've ever eaten. The beans you get from the grocery have generally been shelved for up to 10 years- yikes! Thomas Keller of French Laundry is a fan, and I love to think that he and I now source our beans from the same place.  The Santa Maria Pinquitos are my favorite so far, but I'm super excited to try the Vaqueros and Rio Zapes.  Bon Apetit!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Made to Order Production Tags

We're always looking for ways to communicate information about our products through interesting, clear, and well designed means.  In addition to product postcards, we now have Production Tags for our made to order furniture, including the latest release of our SR Bookcase.

The Production Tags allow us to provide customers with some information about their made to order Scout Regalia piece, and also helps us keep track of important information including custom color choices and finishes.  Be on the lookout for these tags with your SR Outdoor Table Set and SR Bookcase orders!

Friday, September 17, 2010

SR Bookcase at Specific Merchandise

We are so excited to debut the SR Bookcase, which is the latest addition to our catalogue of products and our first venture into indoor furniture.  The SR Bookcase is currently part of "Autumn Suite", the fall show at Specific Merchandise, and is available through the Specific Merchandise online store on 1st Dibs.

Made of domestic hardwood and handcrafted in Los Angeles, the SR Bookcase is made to order and available as a 1, 2 or 3 bay system.  Each bookcase is hand finished with low gloss, non toxic wood sealer and paints in your choice of 210 custom colors.  Standing 7'-8" tall, the SR Bookcase will surely be a signature piece in any living space or office.

Check out the SR Bookcase in person over at Specific Merchandise through October 2nd.  Lots of amazing new work from a variety of talented designers on display as well!

Sept 4- Oct 2
Specific Merchandise
7374 Beverly Blvd