From Street Soccer Balls to Seating: Fábrica Preview From Wanted Design

April 29, 2014

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What is this impossibly interesting object? It is the Street Football Seat Ball designed by Guatemala’s FÁBRICA, made from repurposed soccer balls. Of course it looks extremely cool– but I promise you, the aesthetics are only the beginning of … Read More...

Easy DIY Mini Concrete Planters Great For Succulents

April 25, 2014

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Note: This post was contributed by Olivia Glendale.

When I was first dating my husband, I had no idea he was a gardener and worked at a garden center during the day. I met him when he was playing in Read More...

Falling in Love With Sexy, Stylish Dekton at Salone del Mobile in Milan

April 22, 2014

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I ran my hands across its smooth, solid surface, and fell instantly in love. Dekton at Salone del Mobile welcomed my touch as I embraced its strength and sheer brawn, its steadfast tolerance of anything under the sun, including the Read More...

Private Tour of Secret Venetian Palazzo and Garden

April 21, 2014

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If I’d ever imagined a sumptuous antique-filled palace with verdant gardens spilling onto Venice’s Grand Canal, the Countess Anna Barnabò’s Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò would be this vision. And so I found myself absorbing it all Read More...

Garden Design’s New Perennial Movement

Trentham Estate by Piet Oudolf Tod Mangreen An example of the New Perennial Movement style the Trentham Estate was designed by Piet Oudolf. Photo by Tod Mangreen

Have you been to the High Line in New York City? Or the Lurie Garden in Chicago? Have you admired Read More...

Three Orchids You Can Grow In Your Garden

April 18, 2014

Bletilla striata Takashi HososhimaBletilla striata. One of the many terrestrial orchids you can grow in your garden. Photo by Takashi Hososhima.

Beautiful. Ephemeral. Elusive. Fickle. Tantalizing. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of orchids. Long … Read More...

From an Insect’s-Eye View: The Ceramic Gardener

April 8, 2014

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Frances Doherty, The Ceramic Gardener, sold her restaurant to instead feast on ceramics, something she got hooked on after evening classes. Her work comes from the flowers and plants that we see around us, even in the cracks in the Read More...

The High Line: Manhattan’s Elevated Garden Park

April 7, 2014

High Line CU Mixed Border Steven Severinghaus A perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, Read More...

Milan Design Week 2014 Preview: Angelo Grassi Grows Vegetables on Furniture

April 2, 2014

fuorisalone-garden Fuorisalone is where Angelo Grassi’s Ortofabricca will be on view.

I’m packing for my trip to Milan Design Week where I will be joining a stellar team of eleven design bloggers on the Modenus BlogTour. From Milan, I’ll report back Read More...

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