Clocks going back, cold October nights and the first early frosts. Generally for me that signals time for hibernation at home with the woodburner blazing and a bottle of red. We won't mention X Factor. However, I found these cocktail recipes and thought, what better way to use up the last of this year's herbs? Dust your cocktail shaker off, get out your martini glasses and settle down in front of the telly with a Bond and Lovage (my personal favourite). Yes, I've tried them all.
Monday, 24 October 2011
I was taken with this fully functioning lego greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne installed in Covent Garden's North Piazza for london design week 2011. Designed to 'bridge the gap between toy and usable construction for the real world' the greenhouse was illuminated at night by LED strip lights and the plants inside literally breathed life into the concept. Unique, quirky and, I have to admit, I would quite like one to grow my chillies in. Images courtesy of designboom
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Images courtesy of the artist's website. To a garden designer/builder with a long-standing interest in public art and sculpture, Konstantin Dimopolous' work and his use of the landscape ticks a lot of boxes for me. A comment on the environmental state of our planet certainly but also a challenge to public perception of natural form, colour and place. More of his projects to follow another day.