Scout Regalia, echo park and beyond...
"celebrating the inherent design of everyday living."

These DIY planters are from local design visionaries, SCOUT REGALIA , also known as Benjamin and Makoto. With summer around the corner, and gardens being planted, these are perfect for the urban city dweller. After crossing paths with Ben and Makoto for the past year, we finally made plans to grab a beer at a new downtown beer garden, and followed it with some izakaya from Honda Ya. It's necessary to have conversations with architects and designers about their practice and motivations.

What motivates us to work?

Why do we do the work we do as designers?
Where do we want our work to take us?

All good questions, I think, to consider.... Scout Regalia has made a decision to have their work fabricated in Los Angeles, keeping it local and supporting local workers. Their practice inspires the way I think about design, and I look forward to seeing how they carve out their practice....

Want to see more of what they do? Go here......


is a Los Angeles based, multitasking design practice obsessed with the design and fabrication of space, furniture, home products, graphic identities, material processes, and sustainable living. Established in 2006 with Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, the design studio is dedicated to supporting local fabricators, and aspires to embody innovation, discipline, and inquisitiveness in all the work that is produced.


"The SR Patio Garden Kit (DIY) is now available in a web exclusive color: Charcoal. This color brings to mind wrought iron structures with timeless industrial influences. Charcoal brackets will also complement the grey tones of aging wood in your SR Patio Garden.

This kit includes everything you need, less wood, to construct a patio friendly garden of various sizes and lengths. The SR Patio Garden Kit (DIY) comes with baked enamel heavy gauge steel brackets and a drainage textile made of 40% post industrial recycled content to help drain soil. Brackets are locally manufactured in Los Angeles and designed to minimize waste and maximize material. Our SR Patio Garden Kit is also available in our classic SR Green. "

keep up with them on their blog here....