Monthly Archives: February 2011

In my Reader…my book!

This was ‘leaked’ yesterday by a friend on Facebook…it was supposed to be a surprise… Over the winter I created a look book of built work.  It’s a hybrid between a coffee table book of garden eye candy and more … Read more

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LABELS: books, Design, Garden Styles, Gardens, landscape designer, Marketing 5 Comments

Trend Watch: Belgian Beige for Garden Rooms

For the past few years, a major interior design trend has been slowly trickling down from the high end to the mass market.  ‘Belgian Beige’ is perfect for translation in garden rooms.  Upscale mass merchants like Restoration Hardware and Pottery … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, Design, Garden Styles, inspiration 8 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…a Clock

This clock has some edible garden chops…in a roundabout way.  It hung outside and over the vendors at the Los Angeles produce market for more than 80 years.  It’s for sale now and available from Off the Wall Antiques.  I … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, Design, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 1 Comment

In my Reader…Madagascar Trailer

I am often blown away by the way landscapes are rendered in animation.  Madagascar, carnet de voyage by Bastien Dubois took four years to make and is one of five short animated films nominated for an Oscar this year.  In … Read more

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LABELS: Film, Garden Styles, inspiration Leave a comment

House & Garden (British)

The February 2011 issue of House & Garden almost got it right.  I’m talking about the mix of articles–not the gardens they chose to profile.  There are three features on gardens…two about designers and an additional monthly feature on products. … Read more

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LABELS: Design, Garden Design, Garden Styles, Gardens, magazines 5 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…a birdcage

I’m not sure I’d actually confine a bird in this cement birdcage, but I’d love to have it in my garden…wouldn’t you?  From Fleur in Mt. Kisco, NY.

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LABELS: Antiques, faux bois, Garden Styles, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 4 Comments

In my Reader…Nowness

Just reading this uber-chic blog makes me feel cool.  Impossibly hip, Nowness is the daily blog from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.  Well written and beautifully documented, its exclusive content comes from a wide range of contributors and is definitely … Read more

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LABELS: Design, fashion, Garden Styles, Trends 1 Comment

A Garden Renovation

It’s an interesting turn of events when a client calls and wants me to renovate a garden I designed for them years ago.  Several months ago, that’s exactly what happened.  One of my clients is planning a 2nd story master … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Design, Garden Styles, Landscape Design 3 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…Modernist planters

Modernist and geometric elements for the garden can be so clean lined that they lack visual power beyond their form.  This beautiful set of highly detailed planters found at Gordon Watson Ltd goes against that idea.  Made of  perspex, bronze … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, Containers, Design, Garden Styles, Gardens 1 Comment

Monday 52 | A Year of Mondays

There was a finality to typing the number 52.  I’ll admit to feeling a bit wistful.  When I embarked on this journey of discovery, it was to explore what I might  learn about inspiration and creativity by regular and frequent … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Styles, Year of Mondays 5 Comments

In my Reader…Planterworx

Brooklyn based Planterworx fabricates steel planters and features for landscapes.  A friend sent me a photo via a Tweet from the New York Gift Show earlier in the week.  When they deviate from the ‘box’ planters, their work is interesting … Read more

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LABELS: Containers, earthworks, Ironwork, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories, sculpture 1 Comment

A Chanel Inspired Garden

Rochelle from StudioG and I are having a garden inspiration throw down.  She frequently uses fashion as a muse for garden inspiration.  I am a hardcore fan of fashion, so when she posted a Hippie fashion inspired post, I challenged … Read more

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LABELS: couture, Design, fashion, Garden Design, Garden Styles, Gardens, inspiration 3 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…a portable greenhouse

This small portable greenhouse from The Elemental Garden struck my fancy.   I don’t have enough space or sun for something more permanent–even a cold frame.  This could also be interpreted as a somewhat easy DIY project with found casement windows … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, architectural salvage, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 7 Comments