A Japanese Garden Hidden Behind LA’s Dodger Stadium

April 9, 2015



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Who knew? I grew up in Los Angeles, went to many baseball games, but never knew that there was a Japanese garden hidden behind Dodger Stadium.

Yep, the story goes that back in 1962 when the ballpark opened, the team … Read More…

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015



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You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.



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The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is … Read More…

Hanging Ceramic Pots Inspired by Mexican Jicama Plant

April 3, 2015



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Crece Jicama is a collection of hanging ceramic pots inspired by the shape and texture of Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), a native Mexican climbing vine and root vegetable popular in Mexican cuisine. 



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The handcrafted pots hang from long rust-hued leather straps, … Read More…

Sneak Peek: Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tour

March 30, 2015



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Dawnsknoll House, Photo: Art Gray

After many years on the east coast, I’m lucky to be back in Southern California (aka the left coast) where I grew up. I’m not missing winter one bit, and if I have a yen Read More…

Mobile Garden “Thrones” Reign in Paris

March 27, 2015



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Perched atop rolling mobile gardens adorned with plants, insect hotels, branches, shells and more, a group of spirited young women and girls–Princesses of the Earth and Climate–paraded recently down Paris’s rue du Chemin Vert (which happens to translate Read More…

Spotted at Ambiente: The Rise of Balloon-Inspired Designs

March 14, 2015



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Art in the City’s 16 inch balloon dog figurines.

On my recent trip to the Ambiente design fair, I spotted some balloon-inspired designs–furniture and objects which brought back fond memories of those iconic balloon sculptures of my childhood. Looks like Read More…

Glam Up the Garden: Fashion-Forward Garden Hoses

March 6, 2015



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Never before have garden hoses been this glamorous. 



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Swedish company, Garden Glory, brings high style into the garden with their colorful fashion-forward garden hoses that hang out on whimsical antler-shaped wall mounts. Put them in your garden and you’ll soon … Read More…

Going Whole Log at Ambiente 2015 in Frankfurt

March 3, 2015



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Distilling down the top trends and themes from an international design fair the size of 60 football fields (that’s 1300 tennis courts) is not a simple endeavor. Nonetheless, as I trekked in Frankfurt mid-February through the massive designfest otherwise known Read More…

Fiskars Announces Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 2, 2015



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Now in its 13th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I was honored to accept their invitation to be on their editorial board where I helped select Read More…

Bike-Powered Coffee Shops Serving the Mobile Generation and the Environment

February 28, 2015



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Step aside Starbucks. There’s a new caffeinated kid on the block and she’s on a roll. With 50 cafés sold to 12 countries in nine months, the world’s smallest but fastest growing coffee chain is coming to a corner, or Read More…

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