From our features editor Jenny Andrews reporting from New York: "I visited with Rebecca Cole
at her new store at 214 West 30th Street, which had a soft opening on May 21 (stay tuned for the grand opening to come). I was there pre-opening and it was a beehive of activity--painting, hammering, unpacking, arranging and rearranging. But I could already see what an exciting space it will be—lots of wood and stone and industrial-chic concrete, in a color palette of citron and gray, rust, red and silver. Featured prominently is the work of California artist John Lamos, who designed many of the pieces for Rebecca’s winning gardens at both the Seattle Flower & Garden Show and the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Exhausted as they were, Rebecca and her staff were bubbling over about their new space, and stopped their preparations long enough to toast its undoubted success with me. For more of Rebecca’s work, watch for the feature article on her rooftop garden in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in our upcoming Sept/Oct issue."