Tough Love: 9 Corten Steel Outdoor Pieces

March 16, 2014

Steel Vertical Garden

Bring your love of industry-chic to any outdoor space with the addition of Corten Steel. It looks rough and rugged and… totally fabulous. As time goes on, the weathering only adds character, making each piece unique.

Yes, the steel looks … Read More…

Plant Trellis System as Modular Living Sculpture

March 6, 2013

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Gardening meets architecture and art in Tumbleweed, a modular plant trellis system composed of folded epoxy painted steel and aluminum strips which interact in space as a living work of art, a sculpture that supports the cultivation of indoor plants.

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Architect Jean-Jaques Hubert of Paris-based … Read More…

Ephemeral Garden of Decomposing Books

February 12, 2013

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In 2010, for an installation in a forested area at the Jardin de la Connaissance in Quebec, artist Rodney LaTourelle and landscape architect Thilo Folkerts of 100 Landschaftsarchitektur collaborated to create Garden of Cognition, a temporary garden space using approximately 40,000 Read More…

Vegetable Lover Tattoos

June 29, 2012

You might enjoy growing your own vegetables, or maybe just wearing them.

Design your own wearable salad with this healthy set of eight tasty temporary vegetable tattoos created by Julia Rothman for Tattly™.

Set includes Broccoli, Corn, Tomato, Green Beans, Carrot, Eggplant, … Read More…

Touring Los Angeles Modern Homes and Gardens

July 7, 2011


Passing a yin-yang floor mosaic that leads to the front door. Photo: Robin Horton.

On a warm Saturday at the end of June, armed with a GPS, I navigated around the labyrinth of Los Angeles freeways and surface streets for Read More…

Off the Wall Gardening

October 22, 2010

Although I am intrigued by these little wall hanging planters, by UK design firm, Thelermont Hupton, I’m not sure how they drain. My email inquiry to the designers bounced back, so I will assume from the photo that they … Read More…

Artistic Nesting for Urban Garden Birds

May 9, 2010


Cubist Bird House

If I were small enough, I’d move into one of these really cool houses St.Louis artist Joe Papendick builds for birds and other living things. All crafted by hand from a variety of metals, the artist works … Read More…

Green Wall is Breath of Fresh Air

March 10, 2010

It lies at the intersections of wall art, vertical garden, and air purification system–if I understand it correctly. Elements of Nature, a student project submitted to the James Dyson Design competition by Hamit Kuralkan of Monash University, is a … Read More…

When Form Follows Fiction

January 16, 2010

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Ever want to sit down with, I mean, on a good book? Bill Woodrow’s Sitting on History I allows for just that. His idea was to create a sculpture that was only completed conceptually and formally once a person sat … Read More…

Artful Garden Tools Perform in Your Garden

December 23, 2009

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Green Piece, art installation, Michael Johansson, 2009

Function may follow form in this case, but who cares. I don’t know if all of the component garden tools and equipment of this piece actually work, but I think the idea is Read More…

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