TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK

  Tucson Modernism Week 2014 Celebrating our 3rd year here in Tucson, Tucson Modernism Week has now grown to 2 full weeks of events. We decided to do an inspiration board for Modernism week, for 3 Story magazine for their Ground Floor section, check out the article their garden writer Darbi wrote about mid-century gardens. For more…

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Let’s Have a Picnic!

  There’s something about the idea of a picnic that feels so nostalgic.  As a child, the idea of eating lunch at somewhere other than the kitchen table inspired wide-eyed excitement in all of us.  Mom would get the old, family quilt out of the closet.  We would scramble to gather beach balls, toys, Frisbees,…

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Palm Springs Modernism Week

Greetings, Modernistas!  LIVE OUTSIDE has just returned from one of our favorite annual events — the fabulously retro Palm Springs Modernism Week! The entire country is having a love affair with Mid-Century Modern, and we are no exception!  Give us your Atomic, your Tiki…your Danish Modern, yearning to be free!  We had a blast celebrating…

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Sticks and Stones – Cement Outdoor Decor

There’s something about this time of year that makes us long for the beauty and stillness of a secluded beach.  Perhaps it’s because the hustle and bustle of the holidays are finally behind us.  We entertained family, we cooked feast after feast…there were presents, and music, and laughter, and cheer.  We clinked our glasses to…

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Outdoor Finds at ICFF in NYC 2013

Last week we took a trip to NYC and stayed with my colleague / friend Susan Cohan of Susan Cohan Garden Design (thanks Suz). We headed to ICFF to scout the all the latest and greatest outdoor fabulous products that are being just released to the design world. Here are some of our favorites finds…

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Garden Conservancy

 

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I love those who embrace history,who hold the past precious and know the significance of a piece of art, architecture and the importance of what it means for the future. Those that know its okay for things to stay the same sometimes, there is something so safe about something that stays true to itself, its grounding. Something that can pull its weight year after year and still show up and withstand the current trending of the latest and most fashionable. It holds an air about itsself, the way the old money looks at new money, that is how strong architecture looks at the frivolously latest trend and still stands tall against it.

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Welcome Garden Writers Association !

” Guess who is in Tucson? GWA, not to be confused with NWA ( late 80’s early 90’s rap band). Quite the opposite in fact – GWA stands for  Garden Writers Association,  a great organization for garden writers, speakers and photographers.  I felt lucky to be included in tonight’s little soirée by Garden Media Group, where…

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Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Backyard Roots

They say the first step of recovery is admitting your addiction. This is really difficult for me to say, but I’m addicted to a very toxic force, also known as The Real Housewives of New Jersey. My in-laws are New Jersey natives and get me hooked on these shows, so they can clear up the stereotypes – such as Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious.They claim that these ladies in the RHNJ do not represent the garden state the way it should, but who cares?!

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Goodbye APLD!

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Well folks, we’re finally back home from an amazing week in San Francisco. We met some of the world’s best designers, architects, writers, gardners, and friends and we got to experience it in one of the most beautiful cities in the WORLD.

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Day 3: Palo Alto Garden Tour Photos

We spent our day in the tech capital of the world, Palo Alto, California. Tech powerhouses such as Google, Facebook, and Skype are all headquartered in the area, along with the prestigious Stanford University.  Palo Alto also has incredible weather year-round with the some of the richest soil in the world.

Today, we toured all over town, visiting homes in the area and we were absolutely amazed by the beautiful and versatile design with every home. We have provided photos of each of our stops, but we will be writing stories on every home individually later this week, so stay tuned!

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