-Enjoy a free read outdoors in St. Peter’s Abbey in Belgium. Artist Massimo Bartolini planted rows of green bookshelves to mimic the abbey’s grapevines. [Architizer]
-Even the blackest of thumbs can keep a plant alive with this ingenious design: a terracotta planter that self-waters! [Gardenista]
-Katherine Anderson, of Mint and Marigold, one of our contributors, has a show up of 500 hanging temptress poppies at the Lori Warner Studio in Chester, Connecticut, through the end of June. (above)
Sheds, sheds, sheds:
- Furniture chain store West Elm will be offering pop-up floral stores for three consecutive weekends around the country, starting in late April. They've chosen some of the hippest and most popular florists from each area (including our contributor, Marigold & Mint!), so it's definitely worth stopping in to check out the stores. Single stems and arrangements will be sold. The complete list of florists includes:
-Above: Zara opened their new New York City flagship store today. The front of the store featured amazing arches of flowering branches, which were echoed inside the store, where walls of flowering branches were installed. The outside of the store was decorated with cherry tree branches, and the inside used cherry, quince, and apple blossom branches.