One thing I’ve learned after almost a decade in Sweden is this: Under no circumstances should you move here in November. I did. I left New York, a city that glitters year-round and where there’s almost always some green in Central Park, and moved to Stockholm. Life went from Technicolor to black and white. If you’ve seen Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, in which a man plays chess with Death, that’s how I feel as I walk around the house switching on lights at 3 o’clock on a November afternoon. 

This article was first published in Garden Design January/February 2012

Art + Botany: Linnaeus's Tribute Album

September 15, 2011
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Modern-day admirers of Carl Linneaus (1707-1778) know enough about the renowned 18th-century botanist to imagine the young man traversing Swedish lands, plucking flowers and devising a system of binomial nomenclature.

Prefab Mirror Cube Treehotel

November 15, 2008
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So I have been wanting to visit the Treehotel's Mirror Cube since I first saw a photo floating around the internet last year, but I've just discovered that the Treehotel has other tree house rooms—including the Bird's Nest and the UFO.