Tom Stuart-Smith Takes the English Garden Global The designer works everywhere from Wisconsin to India’s Kerala. When a landscape designer gets a write-up in the Wall Street Journal you know they’ve hit the big time. This is the kind of publicity you just can’t buy. So it is the time for Tom Stuart-Smith the English… Continue reading Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time
Month: August 2013
Drac Meeting Space by Gilles Clement
Take a look at this interesting courtyard space and the center focus of the design. So you can partially cover or completely cover the center elemet, uh, okay. I understand the complete covering to make the space accessible to seating but why the partial covering then? PLus if you cover for evening event, how is… Continue reading Drac Meeting Space by Gilles Clement
Deer Resistance, is there Hope?
American Nurseryman chimes in on deer resistant plants. It’s not like we haven’t seen a list very similar to this before-we have, but that doesn’t mean we can’t run the list again, and again. Why, well people forget, or lose that list, or link to that list. Personally I have had a lot of experience… Continue reading Deer Resistance, is there Hope?
Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy
Five very different articles in this post. Starting with a global competition for all things sketchy, a big renovation for the Eastcote House Gardens in England due to a big money influx and great news for vegetable gardeners in Los Angeles. But there’s more. A proposal for a 27 acre botanical garden in Delaware, I’ve… Continue reading Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy
Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?
Key arts panel approves Eisenhower Memorial Big memorial in Washington DC gets built without a lot of controversy. Not a chance. Nope, no different this time for the planned/proposed memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President who led America through the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s and was in charge of the “Greatest Generation” during… Continue reading Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?
Coffee, I Need Coffee
The lifeblood of designers everywhere isn’t tequila, a good champagne or a nice micro-brew, no, of course not, uh, right? Well we suppose not, at least for the sake of this post. No the lifeblood for those early morning hours, or those hours that go into the middle of the night(or early morning), when the… Continue reading Coffee, I Need Coffee
The Singing Ringing Tree
The things I come across The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill (Crown Point) overlooking Burnley, UK. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist. The tree is constructed of stacked pipes of varying lengths, orientated to lean into… Continue reading The Singing Ringing Tree
The Passing of Elmore Leonard
I’d like to think that what I share here is more than what are interests of mine, with that strong focus on all things green, but, more than that, a look at the creative world, the world of all design and the creative arts. After all, they are all connected. It’s the great glory of… Continue reading The Passing of Elmore Leonard
30 Flowers for the Honeybee
Top 30 Flowers for bees, or is it? List originates at this posting at RealFarmacy.com as a disclaimer I know nothing about this website, their research on this article, how the list was developed or where they sourced this list. There was a link at the bottom of the list and it leads to a… Continue reading 30 Flowers for the Honeybee