Our methods MAY be slightly unusual (you’ll just have to visit and observe) but they work for us. It begins with Brent. We’ll call him “The Visionary”. He is the person from whom all ideas flow. Fearless, bold, going where most men have never even considered going. But go he does. Tuscany for a collection of old terracotta oil jars? Done. Signed, sealed, delivered. Greece to demonstrate how to load a container of traditional style pottery? Are they ready for him tomorrow? He’s booked. Next, he’s off to France for a visit to the antique fairs. Without his lead, Eye of the Day could NOT lead. And, Eye of the Day IS a trailblazing design center, after all, constantly growing and changing with The Vision.
Brent inspecting pottery in Greece.
Recently The Visionary and his sidekick, Julia trekked to Washington D.C. to the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Annual Meeting & Expo 2010 themed “Earth, Air, Water Fire” just for the experience of the show; should we display at the next one? (It’ll be on our home turf – San Diego, CA.) They shared ideas with others, toured beautiful garden gems in Georgetown, found some exciting new products and, by the by, took on the larger challenge of touring the city (with local wisdom offered by Julia’s pal Cathryn Kingsbury) and sampling D.C.’s fine cuisine (Try everything at Zaytinya). The conclusion as to exhibiting in San Diego? We want as many people as possible to see our treasures, especially the variety of terracotta, so YES! Off we’ll go…
Cool Find at the Expo: The Porter Garden Telescope
This marvelous telescope, first designed in the 1920s, is newly improved with suburb optics. You’ll easily gaze upon the remarkable detail of Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s moons. AND, you can remove the optics creating an elegant bronze garden sculpture. Each limited heirloom is handmade in Vermont and given a serial number. The company that makes them, Telescopes of Vermont, was a very cool find at the ASLA 2010 EXPO.