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First Lady’s White House Garden

In the latest issue of O magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah that she will embark on a garden-planting project that she hopes will educate the American people about healthy eating and the gratification of being able to eat your own fresh foods. (The partial...
Urban Renewal at its Finest

Urban Renewal at its Finest

The New York Times has an interesting report on the construction involved in converting a defunct elevated rail line into a pedestrian walkway. When completed, the line running from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street will be a green walkway providing amazing views of...
Urban Renewal at its Finest

Creative designs for a simple object

When it comes to glamour and excitement, the world of drain covers is pretty low on the list. I have to admit that when this promotional package came to our office here, I initially said “Oh WOW, drain covers!” But now that I have looked their material...
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Living Furniture

Here’s a novel idea—instead of chopping down a tree to make way for patio furniture, how about shaping the trees in your backyard to be chairs? Artist Richard Reames of Oregon has been practicing this art which he calls “arborsculpting” for several...
Night Orbs

Night Orbs

I love nighttime lighting, especially outdoors. I would love to create a nightscape with lights twinkling, glowing, or swaying along landscaped paths. Then again, I worry about Dark Sky lighting. Shouldn’t it be compatible with nature? I surely don’t want...