Monthly Archives: November 2008

Kitsch and Pop Culture in the Garden

Manohla Dargis’ review of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia‘ in the 11/26 issue of The New York Times has got me thinking. In her discussion of the director’s style, she contrasted his work with “art world jesters like Jeff Koons and Takashi … Read more

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Landscape Design as a Second Language

Years ago I lived in France. When I moved there I thought that my high school French would be good enough—until I tried to buy something from a local merchant. I soon discovered that I didn’t speak French at all … Read more

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Current Project Update

Another work in progress—probably the final one until the thaw. The plan, originally included in my 8/27 post, is below and is largely unchanged from the presentation drawing you see below. I used Dynascape color for a down and dirty … Read more

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After the Fall…

It seems an appropriate title for today’s musings. Leaves and the past few days’ temperature have fallen as rapidly as the collective psyche’s confidence in consumer spending. Now that the depressing news has been dispatched, I’m moving on to proactive … Read more

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Thoughts, ideas and Web 2.0

Like many others, I’m wondering what is next for my small design studio. Although we’re successful, I wonder how many people will be wanting new or renovated landscapes next spring. Well, I’ve never been one to wait for the other … Read more

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Project Updates…almost…

It’s been a while again…actual 3D flesh and blood life takes precedence over blogging… I’ve been working on the project I last blogged about. It will be the last one that gets built before the deep freeze. I’ve been lax … Read more

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