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...

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...

Guided Instagram Tour of the Global Urban Garden

June 12, 2017

Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, Brooklyn, Winston-Salem, Los Angeles…In my visits across the country and abroad, I’ve experienced some compelling imagery and special moments that have captured my soul with their intriguing visual details.

The New Nordic Cuisine
The luscious beet, perched … Read More...

A Los Angeles Landscape Designer’s Moroccan Style Urban Garden

May 9, 2017

Entering the central courtyard of Casa Nancina, garden designer Nancy Goslee Power’s Santa Monica, California urban garden, I was instantly transported away from city traffic, noise and congestion into a bucolic and dreamy space inspired by Power’s travels to Brazil Read More...

Sunday, May 7: Visit Seven Extraordinary Los Angeles Private Gardens

May 3, 2017

Moyer-Savage Garden. Photo by Tom Rau.

In the Los Angeles area on Sunday, May 7? If so, don’t miss The Garden Conservancy’s annual Open Days tour of seven extraordinary Los Angeles private gardens.

Since 1995, the non-profit Garden Conservancy has Read More...

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