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06 12 2016| Florals

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of it all and just hang nothing…but then, inevitably,  I see beautiful creations like these and suddenly I’m trying to find billy buttons in the middle December. (I actually just one-clicked...

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After Garden Makeover - Colonial House in Yucatan Mexico.
05 12 2016| Central America

There are so many ideas to steal from this interesting hospitality project in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The building that received a garden makeover is a historical monument. Because of this designation, the renovation to make it into a bar disallowed changes that would drastically alter the structure and site. Before: The...

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The Petrified Carpet collection by Studio ossidiana - concrete garden art.

Sight Unseen has a great writeup about Dutch Design Week (October 21-29, 2016). There were many interesting items, but a couple caught my eye.  Created by Studio Ossidiana, these concrete pieces are really special. I love how they elevated this simple material to become beautiful art objects. The first thing that caught my eye was this ombre...

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04 12 2016| Plants

Noticing yesterday that the tips of daffodils and spring bulbs are just beginning to poke through the ground, the branches of the willows have yellowed and the forsythia stems have swollen its obvious that the fresh yellows of spring are on their way.  But a lesser known and even earlier...

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Kitchen Countertop herb garden bonsai planting recipe. How To DIY.
01 12 2016| Container Gardens

As most of my gardening attention shifts to houseplants and things I can grow inside, I wanted to share one of my favorite container gardens.  It is a countertop bonsai garden made with herbs that I created last year for the Summer 2015 Issue of PITH + VIGOR. The stems of...

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I spotted Phillip Nixon’s Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an “Indiana Jones Oasis”.  (oddly, IMO, because nothing about this makes me think of Indian Jones – is it just me?). The home and garden was inspired by Morocco but it lives in Venice Beach,...

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