The Daily Blend for Monday, August 25, 2013

The Daily Blend for Monday, August 25, 2013

Playscapes looks at the work of Jeppe Hein, a Danish artist famous for reimagining the bench as a social and play sculpture. (playscapes)




  • Hoerr Schaudt recaps six quick tips for designing a successful shade garden from Doug Hoerr’s recent article for Organic Gardening Magazine. (Hoerr Schaudt)


  • The AGILE Landscape Project develops the CHAIR>bench, a type of secure moveable site furniture embedded with sensors to collect data on how much the space is used and the patterns in which users reconfigure the furniture. (AGILE Landscape)


  • Designed by LandDesign landscape architects, Charlotte’s Romare Bearden Park is set to open over Labor Day as part of the city’s 2020 Vision Plan for downtown revitalization. (Arch Paper)

  • Design Boom reminds us of Charles Jencks’ ‘Cells of Life,’ a massive land art installation completed in 2011 for the outdoor sculpture park Jupiter Artland. The configuration of the landscape draws inspiration from the cell cycle, particularly the process of mitosis. (Design Boom)




  • California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency for San Francisco as the massive Rim Fire continues to burn out of control in Yosemite National Park. According to the Fire Tracker, over 130,000 acres of land has been destroyed so far with only 7% contained. (NPR)


  • One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. After Barcelona banned graffiti, artist Francisco de Pajaro decided to get his fix for street art by rearranging and dressing up street trash into strange, otherworldly creatures. (Atlantic Cities)


  • A 383-year old Endicott pear tree–one of the first fruit trees in America–is still alive and bearing fruit to this day. (Treehugger)

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