I’m so proud of my little brother Wyatt for making it into this month’s Martha Stewart Living (Nov 2012). His name isn’t credited but his sculpture in unmistakable in the Flora Grubb Gardens spread on page 161.
Here are the giant grass sculptures featured on his Wyatt Studio website.
Now Buck, Bobby and I have to work extra hard to get Martha to notice us and give Wyatt his own feature. Maybe an Ellison sibling spread?
How amazing are these sculptures by brother Wyatt just unveiled?
I’ve never seen metal with so much motion and fluidity, almost like they are waving in the current at the bottom of the ocean. You can find these creations plus many more at WyattStudio.com.
Most of you have heard me brag about the creativity of my brothers. Wyatt’s incredible metal work at Wyatt Studio and Buck of the famed Deck Towel, the original linen beach towel. I have one more talented brother to introduce, Bob Ellison. Wood is his medium and he sculpts decorative bowls and planters, builds wood panels and frames and makes table tops and benches from reclaimed wood.
Drew received this hand carved bowl for a Christmas gift and I was delighted to find this plant box under the tree with my name on it. So impressed by our gifts we set up a family workshop between Christmas brunch and Hanukkah dinner to launch Bob’s career. Mom styled the shots, Buck photographed the pieces and Drew built Bob a website.
Now you can follow his career over at BobEllisonWoodwork.com. If you live in the Bay Area and are looking for custom wood or metal pieces for your home or garden then contact Bob or Wyatt. They also collaborate, like on this blond walnut table top and metal base they made for my mom.
Last year my Mom did a stark, modern take on Holiday decor for her home. Growing up our house looked more like this during December but my mom is the QUEEN of mixing it up. I love that about her. For her Christmas “tree” she wrapped a garden sculpture made by my brother Wyatt in white LED lights that glow an eerie blue shade of the future.
Gifts took on a preppy uniformity by using 2 complimentary wrapping papers (plaid and stripes) and an assortment of bows and ribbons.
Wyatt had just made this metal fireplace front for her home.
Across the room the fire was captured by a trio of Thai crystal mirrors. Those stools are from my Grandparent’s house in the 70’s, such a timeless style.
Only one pup is willing to wear the Santa costume, sad.
Happy California Christmas! Next week I’ll have snaps from my mother-in-law’s traditional Southern Holiday house, not to be missed.
Hi friends, what you do you have planned for this weekend?
Drew and I are up in Marin visiting my family for the weekend. Sarah is attending a baby shower and then her and Angus are going “glamping” to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary SL and AF!
For a first wedding Anniversary the traditional gift is paper, I bet Sarah would love this Kate Spade for Crane “Garden Bough” set.
Or maybe this more jaunty set for the both of them.
The Peniston social stationary from Mr. Boddington’s Studio might be just right, his and hers envelope liners!
We’ve mentioned my baby brother’s linen towel company Deck Towel featured in the New York Times Style section, here and here, but not my brother Wyatt’s incredible furniture.
This Bear Head is for sale in his showroom in the SF Design Center or you can see more at WyattStudio.com
This Cluster Sculpture is really beautiful…
and this Slat Bench is the chicest outdoor furniture I’ve ever seen!
Happy Weekend y’all from our families to yours.
by Lydia Ellison
This is a recent creation of mine which immediately became a staple for Drew and I as a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. It was inspired by the Avocado Smoothie at our favorite local vegan restaurant Flore, Gwyneth Paltrow’s body and our friend Will Greenberg (to you, The Food Dude) who makes healthy smoothies every morning for breakfast.
Organic Green Smoothie-
1 cup cucumber, chopped (about half of an English cucumber with the skin on)
1 ripe avocado
2 cups chopped nectarines or peaches (can substitute organic frozen peach slices)
2 cups chopped kale, tightly packed (remove the stems and ribs first)
1 cup lemonade (or 1 cup fresh squeezed lemons and oranges)
1/2 cup of ice
Puree in a blender until very smooth and bright green. Make sure to blend well as chunks of kale are not so appealing.
PS- The bud vases are by Heath Ceramics and Jonathan Adler. Table by my brothers Wyatt and Bobby and my Dad.