Monday, October 8, 2012

RePeek: A.T(ree).M.

It's that time of year again. . .

. . .the leaves are falling. . .

Don't miss this year's give-away!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are...

First there was The Cube...

. . . however, there are also lush planters

. . .strategically placed along the pedestrian plazas.

They provide a living, green curtain, separating

plaza visitors from the bustling mid-town, Broadway traffic.

Aaaahhhh....small delights!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Greenery: Cubed & Squared

Have we been invaded...!? 


It's a public art installation created by New York based environmental artists, Patricia Leighton and Del Geist.   

Earlier this summer, seven growing sculptures were placed in the pedestrian plazas along Broadway, between Times Square and 34th Street.  The sculptures vary in height between 10 and 12 feet and are propped up on three poles, in order to display each cube's growing greenery.

According to the artists:

"The raised cubes visually and contextually elevate nature, leading the eye upwards and creating a contemplative natural presence within the vibrant core of New York’s Fashion District. . ."


". . . We're elevating nature in relation to the vertical spaces in our city."

On display through November 2012. . .Check it out for yourself!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

RePeeks:* Paved Paradise


The whimsical little curbside garden is gone! (see The Curb Repurposed)

Although seemingly enduring, circumstance can often be quite fleeting.

Here one moment, gone the next. 

In some cases this is part of a natural cycle. . .

. . .In others, it can be an abrupt or unexpected change.

Whatever the case, enjoy your encounters with delight and whimsy, however long or brief!

*The "RePeeks" series, will occasionally revisit former Peeks that have disappeared or changed in some way.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Water Cooler

Just hangin' out. . .

 . . .shootin' the breeze!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Beantown Serenity

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days at a conference in Boston.

Respite. .  .

Amidst the Prudential Center's complex comprising of 3.2 million sf of office, retail, hotels and a ginormous convention center, was this wonderful little open air park and garden. Read more about it here.

click image to enlarge

In NYC, during a comparable weekday, a delightful place such as this would have been filled to the brim with people, but in Boston (at least while I was there), incredibly, it was almost always empty.  Go figure!
. . .Habitat

It combined both straight edges along with curvy, rounded ones. . .and had two fountains
(nice Feng Shui!), one in the shape of a spiral!

But what I found really exciting were the

         beautiful plantings

                           gently sloping grass area

                                                           winding gravel pathway

                                                                                      slate pavers

. . . Permeable Paradise!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

On the Fence

Plants growing on a 
fence. . .


. . .in addition to adding beauty. . .

. . .can also serve as a living, breathing curtain. . .

. . .filtering noise and pollution from enclosed outdoor spaces.