Healing, Swank, and Urban

Axonometric conceptual
A few things have crossed my path this morning and I thought I’d share them with the rest of you. We go 1st to the sub-continent of Asia, then travel to the digs of the rich and famous in the Hamptons, and the back to Ohio all from the comfort of the chair that you are now sitting on. I hope it is a comfortable one.


  • A perspective on healing garden; “Gardens that heal” from the Deccan Herald in Bangalore, India. Notice how much is similar as opposed to different. Biggest difference to me; the discussion on colors(having meaning), and the power of fragrance.
  • It’s that time of year again the Hamptons Home and Garden Show 2007. May 4th, 5th, and 6th. So put on your finest garden party clothes, your best sun hat, and head on over. Leave your pick-up truck at home though.
    • In the Hamptons, green is the new red, white and blue
    • The Hamptons(dot)com Lounge (booths 132/133, 163/164) presents free coffee provided by the Golden Pear Cafe’ in the morning and wine tasting provided by Barefoot Wine in the afternoon.
    • Be amazed as you explore the spectacular 32,000 sq. ft. tent. Tour another 32,000 sq. ft. of vendor-filled Outdoor Expo.
    • Spot the most unique products and services found anywhere.
    • Lunch in the Moroccan Cafe’, and drinks in the Beer Garden hosted by Southampton Ales and Lagers.
    • Estate Furniture Silent Auction benefiting The No Place Like Home Foundation, hosted by actress Lorraine Bracco, . . . She will auction off a magnum of her best 2005 wine signed by the entire cast of The Sopranos.
  • Finally what could be better than reading about Urban Design than from an up and coming critic who is sitting at an outdoor cafe getting plowed. Salud!


Addendum: The thumbnail is the 1st of several sketches for a new entryway. I believe some call this type of drawing axonometric. My guess is that those who do final presentation drawings in axonometric would hat what I have done.

I actually like it. The style is a good way for me to hash out spatial relationships to scale in a way a client could relate. I would not hesitate to show this to a client to get the dialogue moving in the right direction.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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