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Paul Keyes, a member of our Garden Design Advisory Board and a landscape architect, writes about how a PBS documentary about Philip Johnson ended up serving as a lifelong inspiration for him in his work. (Above, Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.)

It's that's easy to forget are so many things derived from trees. A new design in an Indiana park is a reminder: a treehouse & recreation structure called "Chop Stick," made almost entirely from a single yellow poplar tree, which also happens to be the state's tree. 
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Located in a residential neighborhood near Singapore's main shopping street, the Elok House is a mirage. Leaves sprout from walls, floors yield to tall trees, and falling leaves collect on the kitchen floor, while the house's glass façade further dissolves the barrier between indoors and outdoors, urban and natural.
As inspiration during the winter months while your garden sleeps and you prepare for spring, here are photos from the 2012 RHS Chelsea Garden Show's exhibit of "Artisan Retreats"—gorgeous garden sheds that bring the outside in, without even leaving the garden.
Looking for a gift idea for the arborist who has everything? Three years after its popular debut, a birdcage-shaped treehouse in a remote New Zealand redwood forest is for sale.
Today's links include an ingenious planter that self-waters, tips for throwing an outdoor party, and the Freedom Garden in Louisiana. 
When Tom Armstrong's house burned down, the only thing left was the garden. Rebuilding was his chance to let the landscape come first. 
The greenhouse makes a comeback in some surprising places.
Thistles on the fireplace, poppies atop the columns, lilies in the windows—these are the organic designs that defined the style of Chicago architect George Washington Maher (1864-1926).
Igloo hotels, a malt factory transforms into an urban roof farm in Berlin, a mountain retreat in New Mexico, Apple's new campus, DIY Christmas decorations, a wild tree house with a drawbridge, and a proposed floating garden park for Taiwan.
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