Fashion Wednesdays: Lotus Flower Fabric

July 27, 2011
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The Lotus flower, or Nelumbo nucifera, has long been a revered plant in Asia, where it serves as a divine symbol for both Buddhists and Hindus. (The name "Padma," like the moniker for Top Chef hostess Padma Lakshmi, actually means "lotus.") Revered for its unsullied beauty rising out of the mud, lotus flowers are also popular for water gardens and can be grown from seed.

Textile in the Trees: Weaver Bird Nests

January 03, 2008
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To weave a home, to woo the girl, to start a family in the trees: This is the life of a male weaver bird—champion textile designers and indefatigable courters.