Originally built for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, these rolling grass hills stood in for the Shire in the three movies. Thirty-seven hobbit holes were constructed, and 400 people planted trees, bushes, and other flora to create this part of Middle Earth.
November is a bonanza month for design films buffs! Here's the trailer for Eames: The Architect and The Painter about the husband-and-wife team of Ray and Charles Eames, opening around the country, starting next week. (Random fact: The film is narrated by James Franco.)
-Check out this garden shed/greenhouse, designed by Finnish architects Avanto Architects, by Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden’s Home & Garden collection. It is a pre-fab shed, combined with a greenhouse, that can be assembled with just a screwdriver. This particular model is designer Linda Bergroth's summer cottage, on a distant island is eastern Finland.
In 1933, Richard M. Hollingshead, a sales manager at Whiz Auto Products in Camden, New Jersey, propped a Kodak projector on his car hood, hung a sheet from trees, placed a radio behind the sheet for sound—and thusly invented the drive-in movie.
Though drive-ins, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s, have faded away, today's projectors allow homeowners like Renée and Bob Asher to revive the magic of Hollingshead's invention in their own yards. For the past four years during warmer months, the Ashers have screened films in their Kansas City, Missouri, driveway.
Neville Longbottom, Herbology's star student.
Yves Saint Laurent standing in his garden in Morocco.