Designer Brook Klausing of Brook Landscape talks about how to shop for outdoor furniture in unexpected places and shows off four of his recent projects.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is experiencing a growth spurt. This 52-acre urban Eden, located in the heart of the borough and separated by a parking lot from the Brooklyn Museum, opened a new visitors center in May that defies easy categorization.
Please welcome our new blogger Laura Harmon. She received a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and she currently designs and builds gardens and objects for the garden out of her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She'll be blogging for us about different landscape architecture stories throughout the year.
Everything about Flavor Paper is larger than life. The company’s origins are dramatic, its early years cataclysmic, its printed wallpaper—the result of dedicated craftsmanship and a mod (and sometimes post-mod) sensibility—dazzling.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been holding the Greenest Block contest for 17 years and this year, Lindsey Taylor, GARDEN DESIGN's Style Director, was a judge. Check out our photos of the winning block (and Brooklyn's best window box!) and of some of the other Brooklyn neighborhoods that participated!
Alexandra Abuza, a garden designer based in New York, first started designing gardens in Maine. This project, transforming a 25' x 21' garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was Abuza's first city undertaking and presented some significant challenges. The owner of the garden, Alan Oxman, a film editor, wanted immediate gratification in his small space; to fufill his vision, Abuza created a miniature landscape packed with plants, which includes a patio at one end and a bench at the other.
Florist-to-the-hipsters Kathleen Hyppolite of Kat Flower displays her gorgeous arrangements at the Brooklyn Flea, a flea market in Brooklyn, NY. In our slideshow, she shares some great tips about how to condition flowers before arranging and how to load your containers with textures and pops of color.