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Duncan Brine aka Garden Large | New York Botanical Garden Seminar

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Duncan Brine Instructor | New York Botanical Garden Seminar | Garden Large Discover a contextual approach to shaping landscape and garden space. A design method is outlined which bases decision-making on the characteristics of the site, not conventional style or structure. Topics include connecting spaces, the relationship between background and foreground, transparency, and framing views. […]

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Tags: Brine Garden · Classes/Tours · Design philosophy · Design Technique · Duncan Brine · Environment · Images · Landscape Inspiration · Native Plants · Naturalistic · Nature · New York NY · Private Gardens · Structured Naturalism · Tallamy

New Landscape Book to Love: Lauded by Louv and Tallamy

December 18th, 2011 · No Comments

UPNE – Integrated Landscaping: Lauren Chase-Rowell “A first-rate model for forward thinking landscapers everywhere. It’s time to bring nature back into our lives, and this book shows us how.”—Richard Louv, author, The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods “From initial design to plant choice to installation, this book will guide you in the […]

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Tags: Books · Design philosophy · Design Technique · Enlightening · Environment · Gardens · Landscape Inspiration · Naturalistic · Private Gardens · Public Gardens · Sustainability · Tallamy

Photography in the Style of Traditional Chinese Painting

December 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Photography in the Style of Traditional Chinese Painting by Don Hong-Oai | Retronaut Here, photography jumps into, and, dreamily, clarifies traditional Chinese painting. The effect is startling and unique; the images create a median between a far-off reality and a composed ideal. This series of images was brought to my attention by a college friend […]

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Tags: Art · Asia · Birds · Images · Landscape Inspiration · My editorial comment · Naturalistic · Nature · Parks · Private Gardens · Water · Wildlife

High Line Influences Singapore’s Green Corridor (Video)

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Preserving Singapore’s ‘Green Spine’ – Southeast Asia Real Time – WSJ …away from the crowds and noise is an unexpected sanctuary: a 26-kilometer, century-old defunct railway connecting Singapore to Malaysia, which environmental groups dream of turning into Singapore’s own version of New York’s High Line, the former elevated rail line that was converted into a […]

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Tags: Asia · Landscape Inspiration · My editorial comment · Public Gardens · The Wall Street Journal · Tropical · Wild

New England Moves to Preserve a More Recent Heritage

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

New England Moves to Preserve a More Recent Heritage – NYTimes.com While their creations might seem out of place here, they match the ideals of Thoreau, said Alexander Gorlin, an architect whose book with the photographer Geoffrey Gross, “Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism,” came out this year. Mr. Gorlin said the plain, functional style of […]

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Tags: Architecture · Cultural properties · Design philosophy · Enlightening · Nature · Northeast · The New York Times