Hilgard Garden is a stunning work by Mary Barensfeld's architecture and landscape firm in San Francisco. Full of modernist slices and rich cliffs of foliage it juxtaposes modern architectural elements like raw concrete and steel with garden green and rich woods. What's most impressive is how luxurious and spacious it feels but the neighbors are quite close. Here is just a taste, for more info checkout Hilgard Garden on the Barensfeld website. Original article can be read at Knoll.
Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto decided to build a green house over top of their home for added warmth, more usable square footage and the ability to grow food year round in Stockholm. They even took the roof off and made the space into a terrace.
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Who said flowers and coffee don't belong in the same store? In Honolulu, Paiko is home to Brue Cafe and Flower Boutique. Paiko offers hands-on workshops, locally sourced flora, hand crafted plant vessels and gifts. The fresh interior matches the company's brand which is both tropical and urban. Even the graphics and website follow though on their concept. The interior design was done by Nikole Nelson, of BLKCORAL. Paiko’s blog has a great article on Nikole’s process for remodeling Paiko. Check it out here.
The 63rd Annual Hilo Orchid Show and Sale was hosted by the Hilo Orchid Society August 7-9. It is the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawai`i. The show took place at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 323 Manono St., Hilo, HI 96720.
Orchid Growers of Hawaii (OGOH) http://www.ogoh.org/
Hilo Orchid Society http://www.hiloorchidsociety.org/
Carmela Orchids http://www.carmelaorchids.net/
Kalapana Tropicals http://www.kalapanatropicals.com/index.php