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Crazy Plant Trend of the Day: Grass-Covered Cathedral Nave

June 15, 2012
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On June 8, 2012, as part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, the York Minister Cathedral held a dinner inside the cathedral.

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Crazy Plant Trend of the Day: Japanese Wisteria Tunnel

April 10, 2011
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Here in the United States, many of us are familiar with sakura matsuri, or the cherry blossom festival that occur around the world during this time of year. But after the cherry blossoms fall, Japan has another beautiful floral celebration fuji matsuri, or the wisteria festival. Here are some photographs of the amazing wisteria tunnels that bloom in Japan, generally flowering from mid-April to mid-May.

Ultramodern Asia: Philippe Starck on the Tip of a Trend

August 04, 2010
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I have been working on my new site tracking designs and can't help but notice how many designers are modernizing classic Asian designs. The design pictured here is just one of the new variations on the Asian theme and I love the vision behind it.

Outdoor Cooking: Trends to Watch

June 08, 2010
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Electrolux's latest design (pictured), a collaboration with landscape designer Jamie Durie, is a poster child for the amazing revolution outdoor cooking and entertaining is experiencing. It is a complete countertop, mimicking the ones we know indoors, with a space to cook and a space for guests.

HD Expo Showcases New Outdoor Trends

May 24, 2010
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Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The 2010 Hospitality Design Expo took place May 19 – 21 in Las Vegas, and it featured so many new outdoor products from fabric to umbrellas to new furniture frames, that it’s impossible not to talk about it. Exciting new color combinations and innovative product solutions were around every corner making this THE show for serious designers, architects and specifiers.