Happy Firday! I have the most busy day and weekend ahead of me, so I am not sure I will be back for another post today. Instead I will make this one big fat one with lots of links to intereesting and inspiring places and in case I am not back, we can call it good.
I have two places that I love to stop in at for a taste of European Garden Inspiration. Both of these sites provide images with endless inspiration. Here are some of the best things that I found at each over the last few weeks.
First is French blogger Delphine of Paradis Express….
What inspires me in each of these gardens?…?
Stone and Wood Pillars….big plants…even bigger vases
Outdoor Kitchen. Orange and stainless steel, nice. Simple yellow lanterns with simple yellow flowers.
Budget hay bales for seating seems very ‘of the moment’. Love the straw on straw color scheme. Very sophisticated rustic. I guess poly-tunnels can look kinda pretty.
Reminds me of Tivoli Gardens. Glamorous draping, girlie pink color, and twinkle lights. I want to have an evening with friends in that tent.
Charming chair from Fermob.
All above images from paradis epress.
and the second is lovely Italian Dana of Dana Garden Design
Such a nice option for balcony kitchen gardens….use baskets.
I have a big blank wall over my sofa that I am building up the courage to paint something for myself. But now I see this and think this would be lovely to try. Weeping Willows are one of my sentimental favorites. www.timknowles.co.uk
via marieclairemaison. I love that this rill is not all modern and slick. Rather aged, but still so interesting and would provide endless hours of entertainment for little people.
Street art and graffiti at it’s finest. Such a conflicting practice…Shepard Fairey was recently arrested in Boston and somehow the event also managed to drag in issues between Mayor Menino and the Boston Police. I really enjoy watching Boston politics and controversial artists.
I think this is beautiful, but I also understand that a property owner might not want to play host to this art. I guess if it weren’t subversive it wouldn’t have such an attraction. From banksy.co.uk.
A temporary Installation on Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany created by MSK7. I don’t totally get the cultural meaning behind it but it has something to do with Germans adopting French words. I think I just like the way the existing paving pattern was looked at in a new way and transformed into a giant crossword puzzle.