Category Design Spotlight

Anthony Paul Landscape Design

Anthony Paul is based in the UK, where he designs intimate garden all over the world. He features colorful masses of plantings to gain some pretty dramatic personal gardens. ‘Great planting is the key to all stunning gardens and arrangement, choice and setting are paramount to good design. My large groupings create the drama in […]

Chop Stick by Visiondivison

Visiondivision was commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an innovative concession stand for the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The design is based on the universal notion that you need to sacrifice something in order to make something new. Every product is a compound of different pieces […]

Chichu Art Museum

    a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people.   The museum has a large area and is deliberately labyrinthine. We go through dark corridors, we find ourselves in bright rooms, you climb the stairs in a skylight, it soon descends a slope obscure … It was designed by architect Tadao Ando and opened its doors […]

Diego Gravinese

Paintings by Diego Gravinese. Take a second to really wrap your mind around these first three images…

Kokedama Fever

The popularity of bonsai has spread to practically every corner of Earth. Now you often can find people selling truckloads of bonsai in parking lots and street corners. Bonsai lovers range from the masters who can sell pieces for thousands of dollars to the novices who can barely keep their store-bought plant alive. The new […]

A look into Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile-Block Houses

“What about the concrete block? It was the cheapest (and ugliest) thing in the building world. It lived mostly in the architectural gutter as an imitation of rock-faced stone. Why not see what could be done with that gutter rat? Steel rods cast inside the joints of the blocks themselves and the whole brought into some broad, practical scheme of general treatment, why would it not be fit for a new phase of our modern architecture? It might be permanent, noble beautiful.”

The 80-Ton Bird Nest

The Clemson Clay Nest was a public land art installation by Bavarian artist Nils-Udo that was constructed in the botanical gardens at Clemson University in South Carolina in 2005. The artist statement:  A steep grassy slope leads down to a hollow flanked by trees and located on the edge of a forest. Profound clay soil. The project reacts and works […]