North Shore News – Look Magazine Shoot

3533020758_af7dc1851b.jpgHere’s a bit of our set up for the North Shore News photoshoot for their Look Magazine special summer issue (June 17) that will include a “summer outdoor party.” This will feature three of Mediatonic’s clients:  Atlas Pots, Aloe Designs, and Staging Etc

It was so cold! We were freezing trying to make it look like summer on a chillier day. Props to Layne Christensen and crew who made it less painful than it could have been.

3533022378_e3e15756d5.jpgWe recreated a picnic area, the most amazing table setting, the perfect BBQ, and a cocktail area. All with the magic of the designer eye, some amazing contemporary pots, and the right foliage. Here’s a bit of the behind the scenes at a gorgeous West Van mansion that was our setting for the day. For more of the story check out the Staging Girls blog.

Lesson of the day – next time we’re NOT using faux mojitos or warm beer! What were we thinking.

Aloe Design and Worm Poo

IMG_1324.JPGA star in the making – Caitlin from Aloe Designs has been on the TV circuit talking about Garden Design on CBC, Urban Rush and Breakfast Television.

Caitlin got to appreciate that for CBC and Breakfast TV that means early o clock tapings.  And convo on Urban Rush would have to linger on a product Caitlin was describing, aptly called “Worm Poo.”

Fiona Forbes: It is what it is. It’s worm poo people. Stop calling it ‘compost tea’. I couldn’t have said it better myself, Fiona.