Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time

Tom Stuart-Smith private London Garden

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

It’s May

For those of you in the profession that’s all I would have to write: It’s May Is it ever, things are alway like this(thankfully) in the Northern climates this time of year. That great sense of “May” urgency. The average client procrastinates calling the contractor as do many, many others-everyone calls all at once. Screaming.… Continue reading It’s May

What’s a landing, without some Steps . . . and a Deck

OK listen up; it’s follow-up time. Remember way back when in the previous post we were talking about what type of landing I was thinking about for this particular project? Well now we are getting down to the nitty-gritty. The real deal, it’s now for all the marbles. Now we got a deck, and some… Continue reading What’s a landing, without some Steps . . . and a Deck

Practice that Sketching

A few examples of different stages of doodling to quick sketches for a job. Keep practicing, and keep drawing to sharpen the hand/eye co-ordination. Also to pick up speed, speed comes from practice and confidence. Speed comes from practice and confidence, the training leads you to trust your skills. [Some quick line to get the… Continue reading Practice that Sketching

Steps; Design to Build

I have decided that yesterday’s addendum deserved a stand alone post. I have also added 4 links at the bottom that will send you to older post that also deal with this same subject matter. Yesterday: Addendum: Here again we are dealing with the steps in the design process. I can’t seem to get past… Continue reading Steps; Design to Build

A link kind of day

Some old Doodle A interesting article from Southern California about ripping out the yard and filling it full of plants. Katie Campbell has written a book called Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design, here’s an excerpt: In her book, Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design, Campbell explores 29 sites, from Parc Guell, Gaudi’s Art Nouveau extravaganza in… Continue reading A link kind of day

The Importance of Hardscape Design (6)

posted, 11/06/06 Single water falls, and tan sandstone walkways More on the previous post. This was the 1st plan view color drawing that was shown to clients. Take notice that in this conceptual drawing there is only one waterfall, and the walkway is tan in color. the homeowners looked at this drawing and were very… Continue reading The Importance of Hardscape Design (6)

The Importance of Hardscape Design (4)

posted, 11/00/06 Color Landscape Rendering (This drawing goes with last weeks photos) This was the plan view drawing that was shown to the client. to help finalize how the design would work, and how we could make the patio space work with the new kitchen addition. The hardscape is so overwhelming here it was really… Continue reading The Importance of Hardscape Design (4)