DC Redemption: Meridian Hill Park

When I first arrived in DC I found myself bemoaning the fact that I’d yet to discover a suitable sylvan surrogate to compensate for my much-loved and much-needed daily forays into Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Without question every person in DC with whom I had this conversation had the identical response: “You really need to…

Drawing Upon Landscapes (Van Gogh)

Some years ago, when I was working on the design of an urban park in Korea, I needed to develop a number of quick vignette sketches for various proposed design concepts. More to the point I needed to develop a ‘representational method’ that could be utilized to generate such vignettes for the duration of the…

Garden Blog Of The Month

YOU GROW GIRL was launched by Gayla Trail in February 2000 and has grown into a thriving project that speaks to a new kind of gardener, seeking to redefine the modern world relationship to plants. This contemporary, laid-back approach to organic gardening places equal importance on environmentalism, style, affordability, art, and humour. The project’s aim…

DC Redemption: The Roosevelt Memorial

About a month ago I relocated to Washington DC. I’m actually embarrassed to confess that I used to seriously pooh-pooh DC as a ‘shell of a city’—citing the vast empty spaces and low density of its urban fabric as failing to constitute a ‘true city’. Furthermore, my perception of the  National Mall with it’s collection…

Keeping Current…

Ants Of The Prairie BAT CLOUD is a hanging canopy of vessels that is designed and constructed to support bat habitation. From afar, the piece appears like a cloud, hovering in the trees. Closer up, viewers from below would be able to see plants hanging from each vessel. At dusk, onlookers would hopefully be able…

Garden Blog Of The Month

My City Is A Garden has become one of my favorite blogs. Between all of the awesome travelogues and the sumptuous photography, this is a blog that will keep you coming back month after month…

What Does It Mean?

Latin Refresher III Gymno – Naked Lepto – Slender Lati – Wide Angusti – Narrow

Misc Musings

Despite an inherent disregard for monocultures, this story of West 8’s experience working with Schipol airport, from the latest issue of the journal Scenario, is really, really interesting! Click Here To Read The Article

Keeping Current…

LA•LA•Palloosa  (Landscape Architecture in Los Angeles) Click Here For More From Blasen Landscape Architecture