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Current Obsessions: The New Zen

January 21, 2017

Iconic art, nationally recognized gardens and a sleek self-watering planter: here’s a look at what we’ve had our eye on this week.

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Above: Environmental artist Sam Van Aken has unveiled a Tree of 40 Fruit, his ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees, on the west coast at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. It grows more than 40 types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries. Aken has sculpted the trees through the process of grafting, ultimately designing them to blossom in variegated colors and to bear a multitude of fruit.

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Above: Don’t let the sleek lines of the Chromo planter fool you. A stealth channel runs down the side allowing for the vessel to be self-watering. Photo via Light + Ladder.

Ai Wei Wei exhibit

Above: Many have said there is a special magic to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, a premier botanic and sculpture experience in Michigan. Now the park will soon be hosting the work of internationally renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Opening January 27, Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State will feature than 30 of the artist’s works through the gardens’ galleries, conservatories, public spaces, and auditorium.

Looking for more botanical inspiration? If so, consider our posts Brooklyn on a Budget, a roundup of our recent Current Obsessions and Gardening 101: String of Pearls.

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