Arc de Triomphe Wrapped in Long-Awaited Christo Installation

July 20, 2021

In a posthumous tribute to the environmental artist Christo who died in 2020, approximately 150 workers began wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday–the realization of an installation whose concept the artist conceived 60 years ago.

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Hope Floats This Year For Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 16, 2021

For Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year, I donned a pair of gold lamé pants, a feathered hat encrusted with shiny sequins and a colorful mask (not the kind we’re all wearing today), then joined my neighbors and other Read More...

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

July 30, 2020

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

Hidden within a 6.4-acre botanical garden in Mexico City’s Santa Marîa la Ribera district lies an abandoned factory transformed into as a vast greenhouse garden filled with aromatic native plants.

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

The disused space is on the grounds of the botanical … Read 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...

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