Category Archives: Retail

Tournesol Container Irrigation in the Frontgate catalog

Design for custom irrigation insert for Frontgate

It’s been some time since we’ve had a product other than our Flower Framer windowboxes sold in the retail arena. We were delighted to be approached by Frontgate (a division of Cinmar), who were looking for a container irrigation insert to sell along with an exclusive pot this year. They were able to fit our standard CWC-1300 and CWC-1600 irrigation inserts to several pots that they offer, but had something special in mind for their feature product this Spring. They wanted a custom size for a large, square woven planter.

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the new Nordstrom, Santa Monica Place

Wilshire Collection trash receptacle and ash tray at Nordstrom, Santa Monica

We supplied Wilshire Collection planters, trash receptacles and ash trays for the brand new Nordstrom store at the Santa Monica Place shopping center at the end of the Santa Monica 3rd St. Promenade. If you’ve ever been around the promenade, you’ll know the kind of foot traffic this gets – it is probably one of the higher-traffic locations we’ve ever done (and that includes 34th St. in NYC!). We worked with the Callison Partnership, who chose the FRP planters in our Iron Metal Matched Paint.  Continue reading the new Nordstrom, Santa Monica Place

Whole Foods Dining Patio, Huntington Beach, CA

Wilshire Collection Planters and VertiGreen Trellis

The Whole Foods Market, which is just opening today in Huntington Beach, CA, wanted an al fresco dining terrace in front of their store. The designer,  Courtney Le Architects, had a concept that replaced a simple fence to separate the outdoor patio from the walkway/parking area with a barrier using planters and trellis.  More images after the jump…

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5550 Wilshire, Los Angeles – Miracle Mile “Art Moderne”

A combination of square and rectangular Urban Pots

The work at 5550 Wilshire Blvd., in the heart of  Los Angele’s Miracle Mile district, was one of our largest projects of the year. With over 180 pots, in both GFRC and FRP fiberglass, as well as container irrigation for them all, it kept our manufacturing facility busy for some time.  The landscape design for this project was done by Valleycrest Design Group of Orange County (formerly HRP Studio)  for the developer Legacy Partners.  We worked closely with ParkWest Landscape, who handled the entire project. More info and images after the jump…

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Whole Foods Market, Lake Grove NY – VertiGreen Hybrid installation

Images taken 1 month after installation

For those of you who follow us, you probably saw a “First Look” posting about a month ago featuring our newest living wall product, the VertiGreen Hybrid.  The project, a Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove, NY,  is one of the first larger-scale installations of this product anywhere! More images and information after the break…

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Reinventing the Starbucks experience (with Tournesol Siteworks!)

University Village Starbucks is one of the busiest in Seattle

Most have heard of the problems Starbucks Coffee stores went through several years ago, leading to significant changes to their chain- retraining employees, shuttering underperforming stores (including one near us), re-emphasizing the coffee experience, etc.  We were excited to be contacted by Starbucks’ Seattle-based design team to work with them on their new store concept.

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First Look – VertiGreen Hybrid Living Wall at Whole Foods, Lake Grove, NY

All photos courtesy of Blondie's Treehouse

We’d been working on a living wall project for this new Whole Foods grocery store on Long Island for the past few months with Blondie’s Treehouse of Mamaroneck, NY.  The building had been approved with a living wall element as an integral part of the facade, so the store couldn’t open without it.

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More on Edible Living Walls featuring Tournesol…

© Caron Golden, www.sandiegofoodstuff.com, 2010

Greenscaped Buildings, our partner that is installing, among other things, edible living walls at Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles and another at Urban Core, a non-profit in San Diego, passed along this link to a San Diego foodie blog.

Caron Golden, of “To Market, To Market, with San Diego Foodstuff”, visited Jim Mumford and took the opportunity to review his edible wall work (much thanks for her permission to reprint the section shown below): Continue reading More on Edible Living Walls featuring Tournesol…