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A Year on the Road: Frozen Garden

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An English garden locked under snow and ice

England is one of my favorite places to photograph and wander through, and also happens to be my homeland. Nothing quite compares to an English garden in the summertime... armfuls of flowers, gooseberries, strawberries, the green trees under which blankets of daisies and buttercups lay.  So to shoot a sprawling English garden in the dead of winter was absoultely surreal. What I saw......read more

Dedon NestRest

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Hanging pod transforms the garden sofa into a small piece of architecture.

Like an outdoor cradle for grown-ups, Dedon's new NestRest may be the ultimate spot for an afternoon nap, rocking gently as you laze in the sun. Designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety, the hanging pod is made of super-sized strands of Dedon Fiber, a patented industrial textile that's both non-toxic and fully recyclable. The thick, sturdy weave is open, breathable and private, so that......read more

Urban Air: Stephen Glassman's Green Kickstarter

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Project aims to transform LA billboards into aerial gardens

Wit the popularlty of New York City's High Line, other cities are looking for ways to incorporate elevated green spaces into public infrastructure. Recently a Los Angeles developer announced plans for "High Line West" in Hollywood. With "Urban Air," LA-based designer and SHFT compadre Stephen Glassman introduces a new twist on the aerial garden rage. The plan involves converting LA billboards......read more

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram

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Whimsical project in Finnish capital combines urban gardening, sustainable design and public transit

A British Council project in Helsinki is bringing some unusual cargo to tram lines in the Finnish capital. Passengers on public transport are being invited to donate living plants for inclusion in a whimsical, amusement-park-themed urban garden built in a disused industrial site. The Plant Tram Urban Garden was conceived by the London-based landscape practice Wayward......read more

Wisteria Madness at Kawachi Fuji Garden

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Purple haze! Crazy Japanese flower park features tunnel of hanging wisteria

You're probably familiar with sakura matsuri, the cherry blossom festival that takes over Japan every spring. But did you know about fuji matsuri, its wisteria counterpart that happens around the same time? Well, we didn't, but now that we do, we're much happier thank you very much.  These photos were shot at the Kawachi Fuji Garden, about a four hour drive from Tokyo, which......read more

Johnson's Backyard Garden

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Austin-based urban farm serves up organic delights

The locavore/organic food movement is alive and well in Austin, TX, and Johnson's Backyard Garden is right in the middle of it. Located in East Austin, the Johnson garden has been producing organic veggies since 2004. Today, the city farm stays active supplying local eateries, selling at local farmers' markets, and packing CSA boxes for hungry locals with an interest in fresh, local, organic......read more

Pertaining to Things Natural

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Art and environment connect in exhibition at London's Chelsea Physic Garden

Founded waaaay back in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden, a place that today plays host to over 5,000 edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants. That, at least for garden nerds like us, is sufficient reason to visit the place. With Pertaining to Things Natural..., a big sculpture show currently underway on the garden's grounds,......read more

Forest of Woods 2

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Celebrate spring with this scrap wood Japanese Tree Garden. $300.00

Forest of Woods 2 is a handmade, scrap wood forest world from Pen Pencil Stencil, the personal studio of Oakland-based graphic designer Mark Giglio. This is the second of Giglio's popular, limited edition Forest of Woods series. The happy little Japanese Tree Garden, created as a celebration of Spring, is a perfect inspiration piece for the corner of your desk. ...read more

NYC's First-Ever LEED Platinum Project

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A 3,600-square-foot rooftop garden caps this office space retrofit by Cook+Fox Architects

At the edge of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood sits a nondescript, seven-floor office building built in the early 20th century. Inside, however, the plainness explodes with a modern office interior that is New York City's first-ever LEED Platinum project. Designed by Cook+Fox Architects in 2007, the office at 641 Avenue of the Americas was inspired by the desire to create a healthy and......read more

Light: LED Installations by Bruce Munro

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British artist trips the light fantastic at Longwood Gardens

If these pictures are any indication, Bruce Munro's first-ever large-scale solo show won't be his last. In "Light," the British artist fills 23 acres of Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens with six outdoor installations, two interior projects, and a collection of illuminated of illuminated sculptural works. Subtle environmental commentary informs the entire project, from the "Waterlilies" piece......read more

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