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Imprinted with weeds collected in London's inner boroughs, Studio Glithero's Blueware series of ceramics is an homage to local plants, analog technologies, and traditional styles.

 

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).
A botanic illustrator and erstwhile music photographer, Frances Perlzman Liscio designs and photographs floral compositions that are a little Victorian, and a little rock star. 
Jenny Lee Fowler's paper cuttings are distinctly modern, meanwhile honoring the legacy of early American portraiture, and the natural elements that are her media.
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A small agricultural town in Costa Rica's mountain highlands, Zacero is known for organic farming, fruit preserves, and, for the last 50 years, its topiary garden. 
At age 72, 18th-century British artist Mary Delany began her floral collages. In an age of decoupage and floral paintings, her intricate paper art was a nod to both, and a new style of botanic art. 
It's a bonanza month for design films buffs! We have the trailer for Eames: The Architect and The Painter about the husband-and-wife team of Ray and Charles Eames (above). Plus: Women in the Dirtabout seven landscape designers.
A dramatic accent to modern-day gardens, Acanthus plants were also the inspiration for Corinthian columns, the art of William Morris, and mid-century motifs. 
Is "authenticity" over, as The New York Times says, or are we just all sick of the oh-so-sweet and lovely rustic style? My rant about how we've become beaten down by charm. Plus: I take a look at some of the new magazines and websites that have crossed our desks—including Wilder Quarterly and Co.Exist—and ponder what's next for design, now that "tweemo" (yes, that's our term!) may have finally reached its peak.
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With sculptor Marie Khouri's series of concrete planters, the container is reimagined as contemporary art. 
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