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Monday
Oct072013

Up on the roof

We have established that it is Monday. We have also established that I dream of escaping the drudgery of the work day. Perhaps the workplace wouldn't be so bad if I could spend my lunch breaks up on the roof, in a secret work garden. Get away from the everyday. Head for the hill. A green roof installation in the Melbourne CBD by BENT Architecture. Photography by Dianna Snape.

 

 

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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