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Escape from winter - an update

Back in 2012 I published this post that featured some outdoor spaces by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture which included some photos of the Santa Barbara backyard of interior stylist Elizabeth Burns. Elizabeth had the plans from Jeffrey for the remainder of her yard and finally implemented them this year. The result is so freaking gorgeous! GAWD how I wish I lived WAY more south in order to be able to grow such beautiful plants and enjoy such a wonderful backyard all year round. Congrats Elizabeth - I bet Jeffrey is very pleased with what you have done. 

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Mill Valley dreaming

Blogging about incredible design is a hazardous pursuit. I kid you not. Hazardous to your peace of mind. How can I erase from my mind's eye the wondrous sight of these cabins settled within a glorious garden on the slopes of Mill Valley, California? I can't. I'll spend the day dreaming about how and why and when and what I'd do if they were mine and I'll fall asleep with that roof garden slowly intruding my nocturnal revelries. Mill Valley Cabins, home to an artist and a gardener/yoga enthusiast by San Francisco based Feldman Architects.

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Dogwood dreams

Oh so pretty. A dogwood canopy for a dreamy backyard in North Slope, Brooklyn. By Brook Klausing and his team at Brook Landscape.


In my dreams

A little piece of paradise to fill my dreams tonight. Another stunning garden by São Paulo landscape designer Alex Hanazaki.


Bridging Boyd

Jolson's renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd's 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to resolve site difficulties by spanning a dry creek bed that ran through the lot. The Melbourne-based studio's additions address the iconic shape, extrapolating Boyd's exploration of geometry with circles and tangents. The new glances the old, meets, embraces, pulls away all the time celebrating the interplay of house and landscape.

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