Indian Islamic Morrocan and Persian

The Petrified Carpet collection by Studio ossidiana - concrete garden art.
Posted by Rochelle |

Sight Unseen has a great writeup about Dutch Design Week (October 21-29, 2016). There were many interesting items, but a couple caught my eye.  Created by Studio Ossidiana, these concrete pieces...

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Posted by Rochelle |

I spotted Phillip Nixon's Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an "Indiana Jones Oasis".  (oddly, IMO, because nothing about this...

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Le Riad Jasmine pool marrakech morocco islamic pool garden
Posted by Rochelle |

I've got to scratch an itch - my travel itch.  Today Marrakech, Morocco is enticing today... tomorrow it might be Sweden - it doesn't matter...

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How to build a better deck - tips on style and materials.
Posted by Rochelle |

Decks do not have to be boring and the living space they create can and should be imbued with a sense of style that looks...

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patterned pieces for outdoor living persian inspired via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week put my just-go-with-it mentality to...

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the magic gamala pot
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I don't know about you but I find composting hard.  It is a statement that is frustrating given that I count myself among the hardcore,...

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tennis court handrails at chanticleer garden via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

In case you missed the other posts (here and here), each week I am writing about one of my favorite gardens for their use of...

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mandalas explained www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Mandalas have been used since ancient times to represent spirit and life's journey.    A symbol of wholeness and unity, the word 'mandala' is a Sanskrit...

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holi festival of colors via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

We have finally made it. We have endured the grey skies of Winter and are stepping into this miraculous time of renewal, fertility, and regeneration,...

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moroccan tray plant tables via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Watering plants is really the only downside (to me) to growing lots of things.  If you don't find it meditative, it can really be a...

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egyptian gardens www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Given current events, and the way my mind works, I typed "Egyptian Gardens" into google this morning.  Interestingly I discovered something I was previously unaware...

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outdoor tandoori oven www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

by ATouchOfWhimsy I have some married friends who are Italian (the wife) and Indian (the husband)  -- we were chatting about family food and theirs...

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indian persian morrocan design inspirationf or the garden www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Ok - so I am coming clean, I lost track of this series somewhere around part 5.....and to be honest, I am not sure I...

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majorelle garden via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

As I put together my 'Spanish Blue - Can you make this into a garden' piece,  I came across, again and again,  the Jardin du...

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indian garden inspiration from maharaja tent company via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Tents are so handy.  They can be impromptu party places, pool hangouts, spa treatment rooms, living quarters, shopping venues, ball rooms and play houses to...

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chrabaugh landscape design www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I came across this term in reference to a garden (Mehtab Bagh) situated across the way from the Taj Mahal....with no idea what it meant,...

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