Farm Kitchen Blends Micro-Agriculture and Design at London’s 100% Design

August 30, 2013

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Mood board by The Farm Kitchen’s designers, Mette.

As a testament to the prevailing interest in countertop gardening and indoor farming, a conceptual kitchen environment showcasing micro-agriculture will be a key feature at this year’s 100% Design 2013 during the … Read More...

Eat, Play, Learn: Landscape Dinnerware for Kids

August 29, 2013

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Designers, Elodie and Jaime of Barcelona-based DOIY think it’s ok for kids to play with their food and at the same time learn how to set the table.

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Inspired by typical children’s drawings, the dishwasher-safe melamine Landscape Dinner Set brings … Read More...

Environmental Art at Seattle’s Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant

August 28, 2013

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The city of Seattle incorporates artists into the planning phases of every public works project, including the (seemingly) unsavory issue of waste disposal. This admirable philosophy often results in surprising collaborations between architects, engineers, and creatives.

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Cemetery’s Garden Mausoleum Connects Spiritual and Physical Spaces

August 27, 2013

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Created for the departed but experienced by the living, cemeteries are bucolic spaces for remembrance and quiet contemplation. 

For the historic Lakewood Cemetery, which dates back to 1871, HGA Architects and Engineers designed a garden mausoleum that, in their words, … Read More...

Tent With a View: Camping on a New York City Rooftop

August 26, 2013

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Photo: Mark Roemisch

If you can bear to unplug for one night and forego a shower till the next day, want to meet new friends and enjoy panoramic sunrise and sunset skyline views, then consider camping out with Bivouac, a Read More...

Landscape of New Media at Garden Bloggers Conference

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Garden bloggers, brands, and leaders from the garden and landscape design industry will be descending on Atlanta September 22-24 for first annual Garden Bloggers Conferenceand I am honored to have been invited to speak on a panel with … Read More...

Reclaimed Bicycle Repurposed As Outdoor Fountain in Public Art Installation

August 22, 2013

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When an abandoned rusted bicycle had outlived its usefulness as trustworthy transportation, American born and Berlin-based artist, Brad Downey, mounted it on an equally rusty bike rack then transformed it into a working fountain.

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With an established a reputation … Read More...

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013

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Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More...

Floating Gardens, Giant Chalkboards, and Climbing Walls on Banks of Seine in Paris

August 12, 2013

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Photo: Mairie de Paris.

Paris is transforming an utterly urban area along the River Seine to a cleaner, greener space. A new Left Bank promenade called the Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine) was unveiled last month, and is … Read More...

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013

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Though I have been there several times, it’s a new experience each time I visit Stone Barns, a year-round working farm, living classroom, and laboratory set on a six acre parcel of the former Rockefeller estate, 80 acres in Pocantico Read More...

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