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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Spring Awakening | Dwell

A really great article in Dwell about this really well designed space in San Francisco, it worth a look for a few more pics and the res of the short article. Really well done. SPRING AWAKENING A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own […]

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Dumbarton Oaks Symposium in May

May 8th and 9th Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC is hosting their Spring symposium entitled: The Interlacing of Words and Things in Gardens and Landscapes: Beyond Nature and Culture There is a lot of talk in the opening description about how this idea of nature an culture have been discussed by a lot of different […]

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LEED 100K House, more!

Yesterday I wrote about a comment thread at the 100K Leed house. Interesting commentary thread over at this website about building a $100,000 house, following LEED requirements, and the landscaping, or lack of landscaping. So a couple of folks have dropped over and added their opinion, and the debate goes on. Builders—-I’m speaking in generalities […]

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Pierre Boitard

A interesting looking book just sold on e-bay for $1.031.00 Not bad for a 1834 book on Garden Architecture. Here’s a blurb on the listing: Pierre Boitard’s 1834 Manuel de L’Architecte des Jardins. Handsomely bound in red morocco, this very rare volume presents an unparalleled picture of every aspect of garden landscaping and garden architecture […]

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Robert Marvin

Every so often I have been fortunate enough to meet the man whose work I have come to respect and study. In this field of Landscape Design this had/has happened to me several times. Robert Marvin was one of those people. Mr. Marvin died in 2001 after getting along to the age of age 81, […]

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Martha Schwartz interview

I just ran across this interview in Metropolismag.com. I was hoping to read a good in-depth, insightful interview. Let’s just say I was disappointed. it comes across a one of those 20 pop questions type of interviews. Not quite what’s your favorite color, instead we get . . . bookmarks? Bookmarks? Martha doesn’t have any […]

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