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When Landscape Eclipsed the Garden | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Morel, Jean-Marie. La Théorie des Jardins (Paris 1776). Bibliothèque Nationale de France</i><p>Joseph Disponzio, ASLA, wants us landscape architects to know …

Everyday Surrealism: Chuck Anderson’s Skillshare Class About Creating Art from Photos - The Fox Is Black

Lately I’ve been really impressed with the creative photography that Chuck Anderson has been posting to his Instagram lately. The aesthetic blends …

Art

Garden-to-Table Recipe: Butternut Squash Lasagne

We’re delighted to feature a winning recipe from our first-ever reader recipe contest: a squash lasagne adapted from Epicurious by Martha …

Before and After: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan on Shelter Island

Every few years design gurus Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan either move house or latch onto a new one. They call it upward mobility syndrome, but if …

Landscaping

Why Every Founder Should Work for Someone Else ASAP

<i>Daria Shualy is Don Draper/product marketer at daPulse.</i><p>All entrepreneurs are serial entrepreneurs. It’s a personality trait, some might even call it a condition. Serial entrepreneurs don’t like to stop. They sell one startup (or more likely shut it down) and shortly after, they’re telling you how …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

The dynamic designs of Piet Oudolf at Bury Court

Prairie-style planting was a gamble that has paid off handsomely for John Coke in Hampshire<p>In the mid-1980s, when I was starting to get serious about gardening, John Coke’s Green Farm Plants in Hampshire was one of the hottest nurseries in the country. The garden world was small and intimate then, …

How does your garden grow: the old-fashioned gardener, Chepstow

Bertie Bainbridge: 'I like to wear tweeds. It is aesthetically satisfying but it's also insanely practical'<p>I've just moved from London to Wales for a head gardener's job, and we did two van trips. My possessions took up half the van; the other one and a half loads were plants. I was in a student …

Seedcell: an invention that means perfect seeds in every slice

Seedcell looks like a pizza, but is actually a clever, sustainable way to sow your plants<p>It could be the easiest form of seed-sowing yet invented. Simply tear off a piece of cardboard, pop it in the ground and wait for your plant to grow.<p>Seedcell looks like a pizza, with seeds inserted into each …

Discarded marble tiles form products by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti

Italian designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti have created a collection of prototype products made from unwanted marble tiles.<p>All seven items in …

Weight loss - The Running Bug

Weight Loss

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

The Garden Designer Is In: A Deer-Proof Edible Garden, East Coast Edition

When garden designer Andrea Filippone was studying architecture at Harvard, she focused on modern style: She loved clean lines and rectangular …

11-Year-Old Makes An Unbreakable, Spill-Proof Cup For Her Ailing Grandfather

When Lily Born noticed her grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s, was spilling his drinks, she decided to design him a better cup. The young entrepreneur is now selling her product on Kickstarter.<p>While most 11-year-olds are watching <i>Hunger Games</i> or doing other typically pre-teen things, Lily …

A 4-In-1 Sitting, Standing, and Draft Desk, Plus Easel!

Four months ago, I had a vision. I looked at a drafting table purchased for my wife–too shaky to ever draw on. I considered its adjustable height and surface angle. And I realized, this piece of crap drafting table would make the perfect, budget standing desk. Two hastily placed screws later, I …

Outbuilding of the Week: A Shipping Container Transformed Into the Ultimate Holiday House

Sometimes when I’m awake in the middle of the night, I obsess about the zillions of shipping containers in the world. (That is, when I am not …

Shipping Containers

Herbal Essence: Just Add Water

I’m not good at remembering to drink water. The number of glasses I drink on a daily basis often doesn’t move beyond two–never mind the recommended …

Alternative Medicine

16 Great New Books To Read This Summer

It's (almost officially) summertime! You may not miss the days of required reading, but if you're looking for a quick and compelling book to sink your teeth into, we strongly suggest one of the following.<p>There's a wealth of great titles debuting this season, including the next installments in a …

This House Was Purchased for $1

Is this the biggest real estate steal ever?<p>Here's a makeover you won't believe: A historic house in Memphis was sold for a buck and turned into a bed and breakfast within a year. Jose and Jennifer Velázquez had dreams of opening their own B&B, and after 24 years they found the perfect place — The …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

Books

11 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us To Be Better Women

"I'm a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."<p>Maya Angelou, the beloved author, poet and activist who passed away on Wednesday May 28, was even more "phenomenal" than the words of one of her most famous poems can express.<p>During her 86 years, she wrote seven autobiographies, was active in …

The Best Of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, writer and civil rights activist died on Wednesday, in her home in Winston-Salem, NC. She was 86.<p>Angelou wrote lyrical prose of her childhood in the Jim Crow South, including her autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.” Reading her life story feels like you’re …

Invisible Kitchen by i29 interior architects

Just because it’s a kitchen doesn’t mean everything have to be out and on display all the time. i29 interior architects designed a kitchen that feels …

DIY: Instant Indoor Herb Garden

Your duty, as a summer guest, is to admire your hosts’ overflowing herb garden without betraying envy. Instead ask sweetly if they would like to …

Gardening

The Fitness Lies We're All Taught — And Need To Forget

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>Are you killing it in the gym but not seeing results? You may have fallen victim to bad advice. That's easy to do these …

Vietnamese Landscapes Painted by Phan Thu Trang | Colossal

<p>Born in Hanoi, artist Phan Thu Trang paints decorative landscapes inspired by images of the city and Northern villages of Vietnam. In her colorful …

7 Ways to Rethink Cheesecake

Whether rich and dense or silky and light or somewhere in between, cheesecakes come in many different styles<p>Whether rich and dense or silky and light …