“Everything’s Better with Glitter!” That’s what I said when I first saw the Glass Cathedrals diorama wall sculptures by Lisa Swerling in NYC last week.  Lisa Swerling is a UK born artist currently living near San Francisco with her family, and she was in New York to participate in the Crafts on Columbus show in Manhattan’s West Side. Lisa Swerling has...
It’s Mango Season!!!! ~ Aren’t you craving a fresh mango lassi?
Hooray! It’s mango season!!! In the northern hemisphere mango season runs from April through September and that, happy mango lovers and soon to be mango lovers, that is now! This means many months of mango lassis lie ahead. To take advantage of this bounty I have included three different mango lassi recipes. Actually, the mango lassi such an easy recipe that...
Butterfly by lant
If you are in Atlanta between now and October 31, take some time out to explore the largest living plant sculpture exhibition every displayed in the United States! She, alone, is made up of 18,000 annuals. “Each sculpture is a living, sophisticated evolution of the traditional ‘stuffed topiary technique,” states the Garden. “Thousands of meticulously groomed annuals are planted into soil-and-sphagnum moss...
The Man Who Planted Trees
The sculptures are created using steel or aluminum forms that are wrapped in metal mesh, filled with earth and planted with flowers, ivies and grasses whose foliage provides texture and color. Interior watering systems and growing medium were added so that the flowers could last all through the summer. The Tree of Birds: Four-meter-long parrots, owls and woodpeckers, all of...
Jason Gamrath look his glass flower
For 10+ years I did art & craft shows and, I always ended up making friends with the jewelers & the glass blowers, because I love jewelry and I love glass. Given how much I love flowers, I KNOW I would have become friends with Jason Gamrath, the master glassblower who creates these masterpieces. Based in Seattle, Jason Gamrath creates enormous...
Unexpected Beauty on the Australian Road – Noise Walls as Installation Art
A few years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few months living in and traveling around Australia, and people always ask me what my favorite part of the trip was. I went diving off the Great Barrier Reef. I saw the sun set over the Indian Ocean and stayed at a crocodile shaped hotel in the middle of Kakadu...
Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth. The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the...
Hyundai’s Kitchen Nano Garden
For all you vegetarians, locavores, and frustrated city-dwelling would be gardeners out there, does Hyundai have a product for you! (I would say “for Us”, but my apartment is so small I hardly have room for a potted plant, let alone this AMAZING advance in home-scaled hydroponic agriculture.) Hyundai & Korean design firm Gromo teamed up to create the...
Hassle-Free Hydroponic Systems
If, like me, you love fresh herbs, and fell in love with the concept of the Hyundai Kitchen Nano Garden, have I got a product for you!  The Urban Cultivator™ brings organic hydroponic herbs and veggies to your own in-kitchen garden, and you can buy one right now! Hooray for Green Design! This Canadian company developed the Urban Cultivator with the intention to...
Mango Lassi Recipe For Ataulfo Mango Champagne Mango
Hooray! It’s mango season!!! In the northern hemisphere mango season runs from April through September and that, happy mango lovers and soon to be mango lovers, that is now! This means many months of mango lassis lie ahead. To take advantage of this bounty I have included three different mango lassi recipes. Actually, the mango lassi such an easy recipe that...