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Hobbiton, or the Shire, where the Hobbits lived in Lord of the Rings, is one way of creating a terraced landscape—a landscape filled with hobbit holes for cinematic hobbits, which is now a tourist attraction and popular with the local sheep. 
Related Topics: Ideas | Green | films | hobbits | movies | sheep | terraced landscapes
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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.
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An architectually elegant garden shed/greenhouse (above); Urbanized, by Gary Hustwit (whose earlier films include Helvetica and Objectified), opens this weekend; a Google Earth view of well-known gardens, including the High Line, Kensington Gardens, and Koganei Park; and answers to all the mushroom questions you wanted to ask in this week's Links We Love.
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As we head into these early days of fall and hold on to the last days of summer, there's still time to do some outdoor entertaining. Here are some of our tips for hosting an alfresco movie night, including what types of movies to play and what projectors to use.
Related Topics: Entertaining | Black | White | Backyard | films | kids | movies
Did you know that some of the plants in Harry Potter are based on real plants? We take a look at some of the crazy plants that Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the rest of the Hogwarts gang have come across in their seven volumes (and eight films) of adventures!
Related Topics: Ideas | Green | Purple | books | films | Harry Potter | literature | medieval | movies
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A documentary about the house and furnishings of Yves Saint Laurent turns out to be a moving and elegiac meditation on life and love, and is available on demand, starting today.