Designing with Mums?

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Chrysanthemums, those stalwart flowering potted plants of fall, seem terribly staid and boring until you encounter the hybrids being perfected by expert gardeners.  Brookside Gardens in Maryland held its juried annual chrysanthemum show… Continue reading

Mule Deer Walked Here

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At the new City Creek Mall in Salt Lake, the stone pavers include the hoofprints of mule deer and other wildlife native to the region (plus the irregular stone paving is beautifully laid).

Historic Fountain Continues to Beautify Street

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In 1875, Lotta Crabtree gave this incredibly ornate fountain to the “citizens of San Francisco,” who continue to enjoy it to the present day on Market Street in San Francisco.  Overflowing with details,… Continue reading

Historic Power Plant Re-energized

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The historic Jessie Street Power Substation is re-energized by a stunning remodeling by architect Daniel Libeskind to become the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.  Tucked into a courtyard between busy Market Street… Continue reading

Keeping Streets Safe and Beautiful

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San Francisco’s busy Powell Street is safer thanks to this beautifully designed stainless steel planter.  Powell Street is crowded with tourists but to keep them from easily crossing the street and perhaps getting… Continue reading