Fourth of July Garden-to-Glass Cocktails On London Rooftop Garden

July 2, 2015



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Our American friends in London–and our British friends too, because without you we wouldn’t be celebrating–can fête the Fourth of July sitting around the fire pit at the Midnight Apothecary, a cool pop-up cocktail bar in the secret rooftopRead More…

Spiral Staircase for Trees

June 30, 2015



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Tapping into nostalgic childhood memories of treehouses and summer days exploring, climbing, and trespassing, 2015 Royal College of Art graduates Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre conceived of CanopyStair,staircase which wraps around a tree trunk to offer an Read More…

A Living Staircase as Floating Indoor Garden

June 26, 2015



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Rising 41 feet up and four floors high, designer Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase floats within the space like a soaring indoor garden.



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The steel and American white oak spiral staircase forms the internal nucleus of London’s Ampersand building in the … Read More…

Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015



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Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More…

Some Good Eggs Supporting Urban Local Food Systems

June 11, 2015



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There are some good eggs in the local food movement. One has established a network of locally owned farms, small food purveyors, commercial kitchens, warehouses, grocers, all involved in feeding people in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Read More…

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