Among the heartaches of landscape design is that most any given front yard must contain a big slab of heat-sinking, water-collecting pavement upon which homeowners drive and park. But one possible solution has been under our feet all along.
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey use grass to make pictures—"living" photographs. Wielding the traditional tools of the artist and the gardener to harness a plant's natural photosynthesis, their process is a nice synthesis of art and science. Harvey describes their natural medium, saying, "The grass has a certain importance because of the simplicity of the blade.
For Toronto-based floral designer Bruno Duarte, a bouquet doesn’t need a lot of flowers to be spectacular. Since opening his shop Fresh Floral Creations five years ago — which accommodates everything from single-arrangement walk-ins to big events — he has kept his focus on the structural qualities of plants, often deftly bending and shaping them with the skill of a sculptor. Duarte’s style draws inspiration from nature as well as high fashion and home décor, believing that all these things are closely married.