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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Cool Firehouse Fence

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The title says it all. Check out this awesome custom iron fence in Boston’s Dudley Square neighborhood, outside the firehouse. Details on the firemen, such as their helmets, are historically accurate .While it doesn’t look too hard to breach this thing, it sure if fun to look at!

Learn more about the Dudley Square improvements.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Inspiration Monday: Funky Stuff Around Town

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I was just chatting with my friend Christina who said she’d bought MORE yard art at the Inman Park Festival this weekend. She was worried she’d become that crazy old lady whose yard looks more like a junkyard than a sculpture garden. I assured her that it was a very Southern thing to do, and that she should go for it (one crazy old lady to another). Anyway, I thought I’d share just a few funky things I’ve spied around town lately.

What kind of funky stuff have you seen around your town lately? Have you put any of the funk in your own yard?

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Maya Lin to Receive Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture

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My alma mater always gives The Thomas Jefferson Medal of Honor in Architecture to the most amazing designers in the world (and they always do it on my birthday, since TJ and I share a birthday), and this year it is one of my favorite architects/artists of all time, Maya Lin. And I cannot go. I’m extremely bitter about missing it. But way to go UVA and Maya Lin. I’m so sorry to miss this!

This image is of Lin’s Storm King Wavefield. Awhile back, The New York Times featured photographs by Librado Romero, where he documented this landscape at different times of day through the seasons. They still have the slideshow up on their site – I recommend checking it out.

Photo by Librado Romero for The New York Times

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Monday, September 20th, 2010

Inspiration Monday: The ASLA Awards

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Fall is a great time to start planting and making plans for your yard, and the American Society of Landscape Architects site is a great place to find inspiring images. I love to look through all of the awards, whether they are large ecological projects, small residential projects, or student work. Click here to find them. In the meantime, here is an image from a winning project from Rumsey Farber in Southampton:

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Friday, August 13th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Color in the Garden

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Oh this picture that flickr member lakbdesigns/fergusandme submitted to our Fresh New Spaces Group makes me feel exhilarated – LOVE the yellow and turquoise together, the POM POMS and the fun mix of vintage furniture, the lanterns, the flowers, the stone patio – Love Love Love!

To learn more about lakbdesign, check out this website.

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