Rock Gardens

Accidental heroes: a Mexican concrete master mix

‘Emotional architecture,’ muses Emmanuel Picault, enveloped in a cloud of cigarette smoke at his flat in the trendy Roma district of Mexico City, ‘is one we cannot plan.’ He is referring to the term coined by the German-born Mexican artist Mathias Goéritz in 1953, which describes an architecture …

Architecture

“The private estate was far enough away from the explosion so that its bamboos, pines, laurel, and maples were still alive, and the green place invited refugees — partly because they believed that if the Americans came back, they would bomb only buildings;  partly because the foliage seemed a center of coolness and life, and the estate’s exquisitely precise rock gardens, with their quiet pools and arching bridges, were very Japanese, normal, secure;  and also partly (according to some who were there) because of an irresistible, atavistic urge to hide under leaves.”

<b>Why is it great?</b> Great writers fear not the long sentence, and here is proof. If a short sentence speaks a gospel truth, then a long one takes us on …

Japan

Manitou forks get Stikrd with custom and replacement decal kits

Do you carefully choose each component to make sure they match your ride? Did you order carbon wheels just to get the decals that are color matched? …

Mountains

Plant These Irises to Grow Florist-Style Blooms

Though shorter than their bearded and beardless iris cousins, bulbous irises shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to planning your spring bulb …

Flowers

Eigent House / Fabian Tan Architect

<i>From the architect.</i> Nestled in a high-end enclave at Kuala Lumpur, this bungalow is an ancestral residence that is home to a young family. Their …

Architecture

Mounting Biking = A Triathlete’s Secret Strength Training Weapon

<i>More speed and power lie beyond the pavement</i>At the end of the race season, Peter Park’s clients—who include Tour de France winners and professional …

Mountains

LOOK: Cat finds zen in Japanese rock garden

A cat living in a Japanese shrine discovered the best place to take a nap.The post LOOK: Cat finds zen in Japanese rock garden appeared first on …

Philippines

Five Visually-Stunning New York City Fashion-Related Art Experiences: From a serene, pink rock garden to a Spike Jonze play with wild choreography and so many more inspired events

Fashion month has commenced and with it a cross-cultural, cross-pollinated series of art events. As always, it's more than clothes on display. Sculptures, illustrations and even theatrical performances are underway. Refinery29's 29Rooms certainly leads the art pack from the scope and scale …

Vivienne Westwood

Liss Ard Estate

Set on 163 acres, the idyllic <b>Liss Ard Estate</b> in County Cork offers everything from a private lake to 10 interconnected gardens that showcase native …

Architecture

Gardening: Late summer border blues

Here it is, the beginning of September, and in spite of a stressful summer in terms of hail, a few of weeks of extreme heat and little rain, the …

Canadian News

Check out this awesome techincolor rock garden coming to the Cadillac House

Need to find some Zen? You might find some at Cadillac House, as its free-entry art gallery is currently being transformed into a vibrant, Japanese …

New York City

19 DIY Craft Ideas Your Kids Should Try This Spring!

So, it’s that time of the year again and you’re wondering how to keep your kids busy at home. Spring break usually lasts for a week or two and if …

Crafting

EnduroCross Is Basically Dirt Bikes Racing Through Boot Camp

You know how every army movie has a montage where dudes crawl, claw and climb their way through what looks like the most miserable gym class ever? …

Boot Camp

Places to Visit and Things to Experience along Malvan coast

<i>Nestled in the southern strip of Maharashtra, Malvan coast is known for its long sandy beaches, glorious sea forts, numerous water sport activities</i> …

Beaches

This bamboo keyboard combo adds a touch of tranquility to your workspace

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Looking to add a touch of tranquility to your …

Bamboo

Top 10 Michigan bike trails for novice, expert riders this summer

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>250 Catholics descended upon downtown Detroit on Sunday, June 25, 2017, for a bike ride and tour of the city's Catholic …

Adventure Travel

Some Inspiring Ideas You Can Use When Designing A Rock Garden

A garden without rocks is definitely missing something. We encourage everyone to design their own rock garden. This is actually a pretty broad …

Landscaping

Why a Faridabad businessman joined a global army of guerrilla gardeners – and you should too

If India wants to replenish its water tables, clean the air and reclaim its natural beauty, it will have to reclaim public land from concrete.<p>A new, …

Gardening

Chandigarh: the city beautiful

With green spaces and 1950s-futuristic concrete buildings, planned city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site last year.

Canadian News

The Obstacles | The Rock Garden | Part 2 | EnduroCross

Making it through the rock garden cleanly lap after lap takes grit, determination, and technique. Watch this video as riders try to possess all three …

Gardening

Are we letting HOAs rule our lives?

In 2015, my family and I purchased a beautiful new home in Wilson Grove in Gambrills. While we thought we were buying our dream home in a dream …

Gardening

The Obstacles | The Rock Garden | Part 1 | EnduroCross

The rock garden is one of the most iconic parts of an EnduroCross track. If anyone has an advantage in this area, most would agree it would be the …

Gardening

Q & A with Jan Johnsen, author of ‘Spirit of Stone’

Jan Johnsen is a well-regarded landscape designer, author and teacher with a passion for plants, rocks and beautiful gardens. She is an award-winning …

Landscaping

Midnight Blooms

Louis Vuitton

Find A Secret Rock Garden Inside This Alleyway Japanese Restaurant

fullscreen<p><i>Secret Garden</i> the novel (and film), "Secret Garden" the song, and now a secret garden in a restaurant. It's summer and I'll write the ledes …

New York City

10 things to do in Edinburgh

With a dramatically beautiful Old Town and stylishly modern New Town, it’s little wonder Edinburgh is enticing increasing numbers of visitors each …

Scotland

How to float through rock gardens at incredible speed

Rock gardens can be an intimidating trail feature for beginners so — back on the <i>BikeRadar</i> YouTube channel by popular demand — we called in Anna …

Gardening

LaPierre Zesty Trail 29er Full Suspension Reviews

Submitted by <b>madriverman a All Mountain Rider</b><p><b>Date Reviewed:</b> July 20, 2015<p><b>Strengths:</b> This bike is unlike any bike you'll ever ride. The geometry is …

Mountains

Vittoria ESC - Pats Peak Race Recap and Video

Summer arrived in full force over the weekend as hazy, hot and humid conditions greeted Vittoria Eastern States Cup downhill racers in southern New …

Mountains

Review: Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race Eagle

Hold on, drop in, go fast<p>It’s almost as if Commencal doesn’t want anyone to know about its new Meta AM. Despite a host of changes, the new model …

Mountains