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Friday
Oct042013

Green with envy

After a long dry winter, faced with the prospect of failed summer rains and a dying garden, I sit and stare at my computer screen green with envy. Two small courtyards by Sawyer Berson. Both in New York. Both lush, moist, marvellous. I can feel a faint mist in the air, a soft breeze ruffles the leaves in the trees while cool water naps carved stone. (You may recognise the second courtyard as Julianne Moore's.)

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Monday
Sep162013

Dancing grass

If this garden was mine? As the day aged into late afternoon you'd find me, glass of wine in hand, listening to the wind in the trees and watching the grass dance. Peter Fudge Gardens.

Friday
Apr192013

Water from stone

I have always loved the idea of a dry stream bed winding its way through a garden. I plan one in my own future backyard jungle. One just like this stone creek by b.e architecture. Love the movement, the "water" ripples conjured up by clever stone placement. A lot of work in the laying but definitely worth it.

Thursday
Apr042013

Ottmanngut

Take me away to an historic family home. Fill it full of cherished antiques, some Biedermeier, some Jugendstil with a mix of modern and some rustic stone. Surround it with working vineyards and place it on the slopes of the South Tyrol in Italy and quite frankly I'd be in heaven. For when your hotel needs that personal touch, like staying with family friends ... the Ottmanngut.

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Wednesday
Mar272013

André Luque

Like the greenest of green ponds in the jungle sits this gorgeous pool and its pavilions. Busca Vida House by Brazilian architect André Luque sits lightly in the existing vegetation with clearly defined private and public areas contained within two white boxes whose glass walls open to allow for cross ventilation and to let in the natural light. A beautiful home, a clever design solution, stunning surrounds and a seriously sexy pool.

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