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Monthly Archives: February 2014
I’m taking sides with Andre le Notre. Four hundred years ago he was practicing a type of landscape design that is still valid and revered today. It’s handmade, skillfully practiced, and incredibly beautiful. It is the antithesis of today’s trend … Read more
Garden Visit: Jardin Majorelle
I first read about Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh, Morocco in the early 1980s in a fashion magazine story about Yves St. Laurent. YSL and his partner Pierre Berge had bought the property, saved it from demolition, and set about restoring … Read more
How many green walls can boast about looking this good at nine years old…in January? Easily found about two blocks from the Eiffel Tower, Patrick Blanc’s green wall, completed in 2005, on a Jean Nouvel designed museum, has held up … Read more