Green Developments of the Future

I am captivated by the  design of a dense city center for the municipality of Gwanggyo near Seoul, Korea.   The…

Innovative ‘Lifestyle Centers’ – Let’s challenge ourselves

An interesting White Paper has been written by Karl Kalcher of MindFolio, a marketing strategy firm and published by Cornell’s…

Rose Bowl Parade Float Details.

Rose Bowl Parade Float Details.

Today is the last day before the big parade.  I can only imagine the last minute rush that is ensuing…

Weekly Wanderlust –  The Vann Hotel in Sweden

Weekly Wanderlust – The Vann Hotel in Sweden

The Vann Hotel near Goteberg, Sweden sits on the edge of a fjord (easily one of the most spectacular natural…

The View Hotel – Lodging Inside the Monument Valley Landscape

The View Hotel – Lodging Inside the Monument Valley Landscape

It is with hesitation that I write this post.  While I want to celebrate The View Hotel, which is opening…

Badlands – Intriguing Exhibit at MASS MoCA

Badlands – Intriguing Exhibit at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA has a very interesting exhibit running.  Titled Badlands,  the exhibit addresses “contemporary ideas of…

Modern Masters: Bruce Munro and Eden Project Lights

Bruce Munro does amazing things with lights.  Consider this, his current exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK covers…

Coso Small Works

This week was busy! I hosted an event on Thursday night at the Copley Society of Art with some colleagues….

Undies in the garden

This post goes out to Amanda at Kiss my aster…(thong, gardening) The legendary Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach has re-opened. …

Why Hospitality and Hotel landscapes?

I always notice the landscape.  I have lived all over the place and the landscape or the products of it…

Inhospitable Hospitality

Inhospitable Hospitality

I am intrigued by the desire to build vacation places where conditions are considered unmelcoming. Is this, by necessity, the…

Landscape Hotel

Is it me, or on 99.9% of commercial and hospitality construction projects, the landscape is the last thing to be…

What is Charbagh Landscape fashion?

What is Charbagh Landscape fashion?

I came across this term in reference to a garden (Mehtab Bagh) situated across the way from the Taj Mahal….with…

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

….and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble,…

Terrain

I pride myself on going off the road of predictability….shunning ubiquity and liking things sometimes just because other don’t. I…

Sensational Pools

I just discovered a great blog and website called the Kiwi Jetsetter. They have tremendous amount of information on hotels…

Tree Spa?

Tom Chudleigh has a personal goal…” My personal goal is to produce 10 – 15 spheres and hang them all…

The Sagamore Hotel

Last week the Sagamore Hotel was sold and will presumably undergo extensive renovations to bring it up to the vision…

Mother Nature’s Spa Garden

Mother Nature’s Spa Garden

To design something so perfect for it’s place is a true work of art. Sami Rintala and a group of…

Canada Garden Restaurants

Local, homegrown, real food is my thing. In my spare time, I helped create a farmers market in my town…

Tivoli Outdoor Lighting

I found them!….the pictures of the unique landscape lights at Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen. The posting the other day about…

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