New Green Urban Park Designed For Social Distancing

July 9, 2020

How will the pandemic change the design of public parks and gardens? Many of these much-loved spaces around the world are closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and officials continue to grapple with how to safely reopenRead More...

Barcelona Opera Reopens to Audience of 2,292 Plants

June 28, 2020

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This puts the culture in horticulture: After a three month shutdown, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened with an audience of 2,292 plants.

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During the theater’s Concierto Para el Bioceno (Concert for the Biocene), those planted in their … Read More...

Lawn Mowed Into Checkerboard Becomes Natural Social Distancing Space

June 26, 2020

The novel Cornavirus has inspired some novel ideas. From personal glass greenhouses at an Amsterdam restaurant, stuffed pandas occupying chairs in a Bangkok eatery, to pool noodle hats at a cafe in Germany, people are exercising their collective creativity to Read More...

Mourning in America and What We Can Do Together

June 3, 2020

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I write about design, living and places for everyone from all walks of life. Right now people all over the world are mourning. They’re angry. They Read More...

Amsterdam Restaurant To Serve Guests in Individual Glass Greenhouses

May 8, 2020

As the world braces itself for the reopening’s new normal and wonders what that will look like, a waterside Amsterdam restaurant will be serving guests candlelit plant-based meals in the safety of individual glass greenhouses.

To maintain minimal physical contact … Read More...

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