Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild

“We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more information!” says – Greg Wittstock- (Owner-CEO) I first met Greg Wittstock in the late 90’s and we kinda hit it off […]

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Peter Schaudt Favorite Chicago Places

Checking my Google alerts for landscape architecture I came across this article in Chicago Business about Landscape Architect Peter Schaudt and his favorite designed spaces in the great city of Chiccago. It’s a terrific list with great information and insight into these spaces and this now makes this list sort of a must-see for any of us […]

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Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time

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 […]

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Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Noel Kingsbury the famous English author is doing a multi-part posting on his blog about Japanese Gardens. I’ve decided to link to this because Mr. Kingsbury doesn’t do the usual and fawn all over every little aspect and detail of the Japanese Garden and, and YEAH!!! he acknowledges the real difference between Japanese and Chinese […]

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Green Architecture by Vo Trong Nghia

With all the emphasis on the building green movement it was really great to find this article at Dezeen about an architect in Vietnam who was going all out in green friendly housing. Borrowing on old city philosophy but using modern architecture, technology, and materials Vo Trong Nghia built Stacking Green. I Thought  I’d throw […]

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Cardok the Unusual Driveway

CARDOK ||| via UNCRATE Whether you want to repurpose your existing garage, or just make more room in your off-street parking area, you can safely stow your car underground with the Cardok ($TBA). This galvanized steel, electro-hydraulic lift system can store two cars — one underneath, and one on top — thanks to a lift […]

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They call it . . . Plant Chair

Ok gang as I was searching around I stumbled across this “chair“. Thoughts? Opinions? Here’s the promo line: Plants growing around your bum? Yes! This wooden chair by Kinokoto is designed to be a stress-free zone with wells for plants in the seat back. The above is a close-up of the chair and below is the big […]

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Design Principles (07)

Let’s move a little further along my list of what I consider The 10 Basic Principles of Design. Remember this list? Ten Building Blocks to Design-Design at it’s Most Primitive 7 physical and 3 Sensory Elements=The 10 Basics of  Design Physical Elements: Point: where everything starts. Line: the connection of two points. Plane: connection of […]

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