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London Design Festival's art installation is a breath of fresh air

London Design Festival’s art installation is a breath of fresh air

The London Design Festival is currently in motion until Sunday 22nd September, celebrating design in London and with the international creative community. Another thing in motion is the beautiful art installation “The Wind Portal” created by Lebanese designer Najla El Zein for the event. “The Wind Portal” is made up of 5,000 paper windmills installed...
Pondering about a pond?

Pondering about a pond?

Water features and ponds in particular have greatly improved in the last 10 years. Improvement in UV stable pond liners, pumping and filtering systems, waterproofing membranes and composite materials have all helped ameliorate and increase the design possibilities. Ponds have an aesthetic value, a cooling effect and the sound of water helps reduce background noise....
Child's Play

Child’s Play

Most adults understand the very important educational role that playing has in the physical and mental development of our children. Schools, public playgrounds and private gardens are an integral part of the play setting in the maturing processes of children. The ability to explore, discover and imagine in a natural, or at least outdoor, setting...
Bringing Art In The Garden

Bringing Art In The Garden

When we think of art, we imagine galleries, museums, grand houses, and paintings on walls. Rarely do we think of art as having its place in the garden. I am not talking of the bronze statues we see in public parks, nor am I talking of garden ornaments, I am thinking of the place of...
Inner City Country Living

Inner City Country Living

Being country born and bred, I’m showing my support and unbridled enthusiasm for Sydney City Farm and Sustainable Living Centre, our first working farm which is currently operating at Sydney Park in St Peters. The idea behind this initiative is to create a green sanctuary to showcase an eco-friendly future and a place where the community...
When 2 become 1: The Landscape Australia Expo and the Spring Green Expo Unite!

When 2 become 1: The Landscape Australia Expo and the Spring Green Expo Unite!

For the first time, The Landscape Australia Expo Queensland will be held alongside the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of Queensland’s annual Spring Green Expo on the 30th and 31st of July 2013 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Both events cater to the professional nursery and landscaping industries so there will a much greater range...
Great Crate at Green Square

Great Crate at Green Square

We’ve all heard of Green Roofs and Green Walls, but how often do you hear of a Green Square? And where would you find such a thing? Green Square of course!  From 21 September – 21 October as part of the Art & About Festival, Green Square station is home to The Great Crate. Measuring 10m²...
Smart Art

Smart Art

Architecture is no longer just a beauty contest; some of our best international designs are making headway due to their intelligent and daring design and personality. Who can discuss contemporary architecture without mentioning the Centre Pompidou, France’s infamous modern art museum? The Centre Pompidou was built in 1977 by Sir Richard Rogers and has remained...
Art & About in Sydney

Art & About in Sydney

While many world cities enchant us with their classical architecture, their boulevards, monuments and historic buildings, Sydney expresses itself in exciting contemporary design, making it a creative and colourful place to live, work and visit. No other time reveals this more than “Art & About,” which reinvents some of the city’s busiest public squares and...