Sunday, November 29, 2015

Virtual Flowers and Pollinator

Some cheer for late November days: classic Swedish linen...

...and WF mural.

NY Times Magazine 11.29.15 "Domains"

Here are a few other photos I took two months ago at the client job that is featured in today's NY Times Magazine, "Domains" Feature pp 20 and 21.
"At Home with the Wildlife of Industrial Chicago"

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving: Guatemala on my Chicago mind

While we experienced early snow, setting a 120-yr record here in Chicago (client palette highlighted above by white ground), my mind is on the recent photo (below) sent to SSG from our Guatemalan friends in AFOPADI.

I am sharing gratitude for the bounty of the harvest and everything else.

Today is a big day in Chicago with the release of the police video. May we all move towards Justice.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Work like being in a candy shop...

Above: View from wholesale shopping cart...

...Views of client installations, below.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Adam & Ezra Siegel: Works

Oldies but goodies. So nice to live with art over time.

Top one by Adam, full and with detail.

Bottom one by Ezra, full and with detail.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pure Joy: Children in the garden

Imagine my delight and satisfaction to hear from a client that: the day after we installed this walkway... of their children spent her morning running back and forth on the path. This reminds me of a garden I designed years ago. The budget did not permit a literal water feature, so I designed a little triangle of blue blue recycled glass. Soon after it was installed, that client contacted me. He sent a photo of their son playing with a toy dump truck in the triangle, moving the glass back and forth. I love when kids manifest their inherent sense of play in the garden.

P.S. Don't worry: that downspout is moving soon!