Made of New York salvages timber from old Manhattan buildings and repurposes it in this collection of handmade home furnishings. The weathered wood, finished in natural tones or primary color stains, manages to look both urban and rustic.
While botanic fashion has yet to see urban streets and Bill Cunningham's lens, the concept has been flourishing on the runway and the artist's studio. Here are three designers who have culled their materials from the plants that inspire them.
The Miller House, designed by Eero Saarinen, has a landmark Modernist garden designed by Dan Kiley. This month, May 2011, the house and garden are opening to the public for tours for the first time in 50 years, allowing visitors to walk through this triumph of mid-century Modern design.
Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows how he created a shade garden and a bit of woodland reverie in his garden, complete with an outdoor "dining room," and edged with three seasons of flowering plants.
The Growing Home Incentive Program, in New Orleans, gives residents a $10,000 discount off of neighboring lots—provided that they turn it into a garden. Landscape architect Abigail Feldman, the director of the program, talks about some of the amazing changes made in the city through the program.