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Current Obsessions: Gardens in the Sky

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Current Obsessions: Gardens in the Sky

April 8, 2017

From rooftop gardens to a hanging botanical masterpiece, our inspirations have us gazing upwards. Join us for a look.

Design for conscious living: British car maker Mini has collaborated with New York architects SO-IL to unveil the installation Mini Living &#8\2\1\1; Breathe at Milan Design Week. The concept house offers a look at low-impact living, plant-covered roof included. Photograph courtesy of Mini.
Above: Design for conscious living: British car maker Mini has collaborated with New York architects SO-IL to unveil the installation Mini Living – Breathe at Milan Design Week. The concept house offers a look at low-impact living, plant-covered roof included. Photograph courtesy of Mini.
Calling all East Coast readers: Join Michelle, chef Joshua McFadden, and our friends at Terrain as we celebrate spring at two events this month. Details here.
Above: Calling all East Coast readers: Join Michelle, chef Joshua McFadden, and our friends at Terrain as we celebrate spring at two events this month. Details here.
  • Tribal shapes: eyeing this bold collection of vases inspired by African colors and textiles.
  • Tickets for Ravenwood’s barn dinners in the Hudson Valley are now on sale. Details here, and check out our post on their fete-worthy outdoor table over on Remodelista.
Early spring in a bowl: We&#8\2\17;re planning to make this Simple Asparagus Soup with chives and olive oil. Photograph courtesy of Heidi Swanson via \10\1 Cookbooks.
Above: Early spring in a bowl: We’re planning to make this Simple Asparagus Soup with chives and olive oil. Photograph courtesy of Heidi Swanson via 101 Cookbooks.
  • Currently reading Susan Brownmiller’s new book, My City Highrise Garden, about her 35-plus years of raising plants on on a rooftop terrace above the bustling streets of Manhattan.
  • Garnering inspiration from the Women Who Farm Instagram feed (@womenwhofarm).
  • Inspired by this gypsy farmer working to improve the planet.

Our Latest Instagram Inspiration

This week in Milan we&#8\2\17;re following Italian design studio Piuarch&#8\2\17;s Facades, The Skin of Architecture, a garden installation in collaboration with landscape architect Cornelius Gavril that covers a building in a curtain of more than \2000 roses, lilies, carnations, and sprigs of sage and lavender. See more at @piuarch.
Above: This week in Milan we’re following Italian design studio Piuarch’s Facades, The Skin of Architecture, a garden installation in collaboration with landscape architect Cornelius Gavril that covers a building in a curtain of more than 2000 roses, lilies, carnations, and sprigs of sage and lavender. See more at @piuarch.

Did a garden object, bouquet, or landscape inspire you this week? Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GDfinds.

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