Terminating The High Line

Back in the mid 1990’s when I turned my back on a career as a Landscape Architect, it was partly because of a lack of visionary external design projects in the UK. Happily our attitude towards commercial and municipal landscaping has moved forward, resulting in triumphs such as the restoration of Trentham in Staffordshire, The […]

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Good Enough to Eat

No trip to New York is complete without a browse around one of the world’s most appetising shops, Dean & DeLuca on Broadway.  Here one can find the finest foods from all around the world in dazzling variety.  I dare you not to salivate within seconds of crossing the threshold. This week, mingling with the […]

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Manhattan Ghandi

In a corner of Union Square, New York City, a bronze sculpture depicting Mohandas Gandhi strides confidently through a sunlit grove of Magnolias, underplanted with grasses and variegated Liriope.

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Charley Harper’s Backyard Birds

Charley Harper was a genius of a graphic artist. His cheerful, highly-stylised wildlife prints always make me smile inside. So I was very happy to find his festive “Backyard Birds” print on Christmas cards when I went to New York earlier this month. I had to have them! It’s a crisp and wholly fantastic scene, […]

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