Claire Lui

Claire Lui
philadelphia flower show
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Joy Mackinney kisses her trophy as the horticultural sweepstakes winner of the 1970 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's show, with the theme of "Springtime in Paris," opens this weekend. Read More »
wood vases
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These vases are sculpted out of pieces of found wood and look almost like giant sharpened pencils. Their organic shapes would be perfect to cluster on a table as a mini-forest for a dinner party. Read More »
Garden Design
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We're totally lured by these freestanding Dutch outdoor hot tubs heated by a fire pit that's attached to the tub. We have to admit that some of the photos from the Weltevree site remind us of Viagra ads, but still, we want one. Check out all the photos of people relaxing in their garden, in the desert, and on the road (!), in these hot tubs, which... Read More »
edie rose birds
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Actress Rachel Bilson (a.k.a. Summer from The O.C.) has designed a new line of super-cute dishware for Macy's, featuring sculpted plates and dishes in the shape of roses, as well as these avian salt and pepper shakers. With a vintage flair, these plates and accessories would be so sweet to use at a garden party. Read More »
Garden Design
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If you're curious about how people develop snowdrop mania, we've compiled a list of articles about the people, the societies, and the culture behind the madness. Links include a first-person tale from the man who sold a snowdrop for almost $600 this year (on eBay, natch), a gathering of the 'Immortals' among the snowdrop collectors, and photos of... Read More »
moss knuckle duster
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These moss knuckle dusters can't decide whether they're tough or soft—real moss grows on top of this four knuckle ring. Read More »
BAK arquitectos
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Afternoon inspiration: This summer house in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina, was built by BAK architects. The house wraps around the trees that grow on the property, integrating nature into a very modern house structure. Read More »
bus roots
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The bio bus, a mobile science laboratory that travels around New York and the Midwest, providing science education to schoolchildren, also has a living, growing roof that is both aesthetically and functionally green—reclaiming common urban space and transforming it into a moveable garden. Created by Marco Castro Cosio, this living bus roof (his... Read More »
Weiner garden
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Artist Lawrence Weiner's house in New York's West Village has windows and a penthouse (which overlooks a rooftop garden) built with truck containers. The penthouse is part of a beautiful renovation by architects LOT-EK. Read More »
cherry blossoms in DC
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Photos from this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival, with a bit of history of the festival in D.C., hanami's origins, and a list of 11 cherry blossom festivals around the country. Plus: Photos of other spring blooms in our nation's capital. Read More »
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