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Monthly Archives: February 2012
A pair of orange planters…
Ever since Tangerine Tango was named 2012 color of the year, orange is just everywhere. I figure it’s okay to add to that conversation…from a retro perspective. Aren’t these fiberglass Danish 60s planters cool? Alas, they’re in London. They’re at Sigmar … Read more
I’m trying to nail down some of the details for the show house garden and I’ve narrowed my print/pattern choices down to what I think I want to use. I’ve also experimented with some combinations. These are the details that … Read more
Late Winter Plants in glorious bloom!
Earlier this week I walked around The New York Botanical Gardens with landscape designer Naomi Brooks of Verdant Landscapes. The two of us were like kids released into the sunshine after a day too long in school. Our walk was … Read more
Garden Portrait: Boat’s End, Australia
Since the local bookstore with a great selection of foreign magazines closed I have missed leafing through (and buying) stacks of international design magazines. Now, unless I’m making a trip to NYC where I now buy and browse, I look … Read more
I was looking for something really fun for a client’s garden wall. They want something surprising, contemporary and humorous. These safari ‘trophies’ from Bend certainly fit the bill. Bend also makes some beautifully designed garden tables and chairs. All photos from … Read more
There’s a fantastic article in today’s New York Times about Arcosanti. What’s that you ask? In my mind, it is/was the first eco-concious city of the future. In other’s it’s the mad idea of architectural genius Paolo Soleri. Before there … Read more
Antique Cart Wheels
Last week I was scouring Michaelian and Kohlberg’s warehouse for pieces to use in the Mansion in May show house terrace and I fell totally in love with a group of cart wheels. They had amazing iron detail which I … Read more
Garden Color Inspiration: Navy Blue
It’s winter and so I’m thinking a lot about color. Lately blue, specifically navy blue, looks fresh to me. I’m thinking about how to incorporate it into a garden scheme–with paint and accessories since there are no true navy blue … Read more
During the summer months, the busy corner where these grasses are on the street side of the fence is nothing special. In midwinter, however, they made me stop, look and shoot some photos. This bold color palette would be just … Read more
Under the Big Top…Tuesday’s Find!
I haven’t posted a find in a few weeks. My question this week is why wouldn’t you want this? It’s happy, nostalgic and contemporary all at the same time. In a garden it would be a remarkable temporary ‘building’ with … Read more
Sticks without stones in the garden…
Winter is all about branches or sticks if you will. I like to make things out of sticks although what I construct doesn’t always stay together. Stick projects always end up looking slightly quirky, which I like. These aren’t the … Read more
I’ve been working on the Mansion in May designer showhouse concept. I’ve titled the space The Voyager’s Lounge. I have to have sketches in color done in about two weeks so in advance of that I developed the preliminary color … Read more