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.
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.
Links we love include Menagerie, a new book of photographer Sharon Montrose's animal portraits (above), Chez Panisse menus, a tour of a green home in San Francisco, DIY chalkboard lamps made from old plastic planters, and an Art Nouveau poster of...Natalie Portman!