Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015


Photo: © Javier García

Part of a plan to promote biodiversity and protect the surrounding environment in the South American city of Cali. Colombia, the multi-use Host and Nectar Garden Building also seeks to establish a network of gardeners Read More…

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

June 18, 2015



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…

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015


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.


The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is … Read More…

Going Whole Log at Ambiente 2015 in Frankfurt

March 3, 2015


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…

Design-Centric Indoor Plant Lights For Urban Living

February 12, 2015


I continue to be enamoured with Italian lighting design brand Bulbo, whose fashionably functional pieces I featured during my last BlogTour to Milan Design Week in April 2014.


Bulbo will be exhibiting their design-centric LED-powered vegetable garden systems at LOFT,Read More…

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