Sunday, May 19, 2013


The focus of my visit to New York  last week was the FLOWER DISTRICT on West 28th between 6th and 7th Avenues . I needed a strong dose of visual inspiration for myself and the shop.  Even though this area has been shrinking  over the years it continues to be an oasis in a city dominated by vast expanses of  cement and stone. The visual contrast between the rather harsh surfaces and angles of the high-rise architecture with the extraordinary natural beauty of the flowers is quite powerful. After taking hundreds of photos of  flowers and greenery I decided to use them along with architectural images (that I did not take but selected from Pinterest) to demonstrate the rather obvious differences between the man-made and the natural world.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Spring has arrived at Dumbarton Oaks Washington DC's most beautiful garden. This is my second post on Dumbarton Oaks and there will certainly be more to follow. Once again I focused my camera on the garden ornamentation as well as the grounds. There are so many details to catch the eye and capture the imagination. I've also included photos of the 'Cloud Terrace' installation by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot.