Top 10 Gardening Bloggers

Steel Life Founder and Designer, Shannon Lester, has been recognized as one of the TOP 10 Gardening Bloggers of 2016 by Toolversed.  Shannon’s garden blog, Blooming Desert’s Daily Dirt, reflects her personal experiences as a product and landscape designer in Central Oregon.



Small Batch Originals

Steel Life is THRILLED to announce our first ‘Small Batch Original’, the Boho Modern hanging planter!  Steel Life’s Small Batch collection allows us to create limited-edition products with other local artists and designers, with the focus of keeping overhead at a minimum to extend that savings onto our customer base.  Maya Moon Designs is a local, handmade leather bag company in Bend, Oregon.  Owner and artist, Maya Bauer, joined Steel Life to create the Boho Modern hanger by dipping into her unique and luscious leather collection.  We are honored to have her talents showcased with our work.

mayaSteel Life’s Small Batches will only be sold through our Facebook, Instagram and Etsy sites.

The Designer

We are thrilled to be featured in the Makers section of The Designer’s Summer Issue!  The Designer is a quarterly magazine put together by the internationally recognized, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).  The publication provides designers and design enthusiasts with inspiration, ideas, and information about all aspects of landscape design.  Click HERE to read the entire article (pg. 60-62).


Photo Shoot with Zenaida Sengo


The lovely San Francisco artist, author and horticulturalist Zenaida Sengo recently brought her talents to Steel Life.  Zenaida styles interiors of Flora Grubb Gardens, and authored/art directed Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias. We are thrilled  with her photos of the Jack planter and hope to collaborate with the West Coast talent again soon!