Good Privacy Trees Make Good Neighbors

December 21, 2017

Privacy bushes from Garden Goods Direct

We’ve all heard the aphorism, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” The phrase comes from Robert Frost’s 1915 poem Mending Wall. In the poem, two neighbors disagree about a stone wall separating their properties, one with pine trees, the other apple Read More...

An Elegant Clash of Old and Nouveau in New Orleans

December 18, 2017


Some say New Orleans is the only foreign city Americans can go to without a passport. A melting pot of various cultures formed the city’s unique identity, which may appear foreign, but that in itself makes it distinctly American. No Read More...

Let’s Talk Turkey About Gratitude

November 23, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

This Thanksgiving morning I’m pondering all the things in my life for which I am grateful.

I am blessed with two great children and many dear friends. I’m grateful for you loyal readers and followers who … Read More...

This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

I viewed the chandelier on a private guided tour … Read More...

You Will Flip For These Tabletop Vases

July 9, 2017

If you are the kind of person who likes to reserve the option to change your mind, or you have difficulty choosing things, then you will flip over this Flip Vase.

You simply flip the pages of this whimsical tabletop … Read More...

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