Garden art that you can swim in? Pure bliss. The swimming pools above are new builds and retro fits – designed and constructed by Clear Water Revival in the UK. Clear Water Revival are specialists in converting swimming pools into wetlands. Wetlands are amazing systems – they can filter heavily polluted water and make it [...]
I think I would like to be typing this post in one of the hanging chairs above. Hand made from metal (mostly copper) Steve Myburgh’s sculptural chairs are for luxuriating. The Bubble Swing (1st Image) is currently being inserted into my imaginary city pad full of garden art. Made in Sussex, UK many of these [...]
Oppy jeppy …how grand is this!! Suzie Gutteridge is finding fun in recycling plastic bags and inserting it in the most traditional gardens. I really enjoy this contrast – for further details on Suzie her website is at http://www.suziegutteridge.com/recycling_b.html.
These photos were taken at the Australian Garden, Cranbourne Botanical Gardens in Melbourne Australia. This place is sheer joy for me. All the Aussie plants are name tagged – a great resource for any planting design project. Here is rusted corten steel used once again to great effect along the edge of the ‘mandatory botanical [...]
See that tree above? Look to the left. There is a tiny man sitting in an outdoor camping chair. That is Joe – the unsung public art installer of London. He climbs really scary heights to install Christmas lights on Oxford Street and umbrellas outside Channel Four. Thank god there are people like him in the world [...]
No money? Stuck for ideas on how to liven up your garden design? Arrangement of the most everyday items can create a striking effect. You have 30 minutes to liven up a drab garden. Lets apply the lessons being taught by artist Stephanie Imbeau outside London’s Channel Four. Repetition and Context. Grab some household items that have [...]
Home workers: would a rectangle of orange at the bottom of the garden help if you get caught in eeyore’s gloomy place?.
I had captain shite day yesterday in the world of internet business 1. Some dude tried to strike a ‘deal’ that was a total sham (I have waisted well respected suppliers and shippers time with organising the mother of all orders) 2. Some other dude rang me trying to convince me that I needed his [...]
Paula Hayes has me captured. What a wonderful contrast – grasses and silicon bulbous planters. The context of these planter pots in the wider landscape shots seems brilliant to me. Her website allows close inspection of each pot – there is more- she does necklaces, terrariums and is a highly sort after landscape designer. American (should [...]
Guerilla gardening is a type of gardening that involves planting in public spaces without any government endorsement. Its a war against ‘neglect and scarcity of public spaces to grow things be they beautiful, tasty (or both)’. UK based Richard has been operating The Guerrilla Gardening website since 2004 and documents a series of his and others guerilla gardening [...]
Sometimes the most dreary spaces can be lifted from depressedville to something that inspires. These weaved sculptures that were clasping onto the birches were so fantastic that my visit to St.George’s hospital was not all doom and gloom. So a big thank you to the artist. There was also some interesting paintings and metal wall art on the internal [...]