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mardi 4 octobre 2011

RHS London Autumn Harvest Show

Like every year, to celebrate autumn, the Royal Horticultural Society hold the RHS London Autumn Harvest Show, in Lindley Hall and Lawrence Hall.
Flowers and crops are the focus of this event but this year there are also a "Giant Mushroom" competition, book readings, talks, books signing ...

And now, the pictures ...

First, Lindley Hall is the place to go for crops extravaganza : huge leeks, colossal onions, very long parsnips, beautiful apples, pears and quinces, beans displayed as jewels on dark velvet ...

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Pretty impressive, ins't it?

 And then, Lawrence Hall, for flowers displays : dahlias, lys, ferns, heucheras, grasses, gladiolis, carnations, bonzaïs, ...

This show is held on 4-5 October 2011, so hurry up!

Further informations :

Venue : 
RHS Lindley and Lawrence Halls, Greycoat Street and Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE.

Opening times :
Tuesday 4 October: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 5 October: 10am - 5pm

Admission :

FREE for RHS members, £5 for non-members (£3 on Wednesday).

Cliquez ici pour la version française ...

dimanche 26 juin 2011

New edible business cards

The new business cards looks yummy, aren't they ?! :)
And totally environmentally friendly !

mercredi 22 juin 2011

Pragmatical & aesthetical.

When pragmatism meets aesthetics, you can find lovely ideas.

Here's an example of a building mixing pragmatism (the need to collect rainwater and to use it) and aesthetics, in a really simple way. The water butt is substitued to a serie of watering cans fixed on the wall. You can then use directly these watering cans on your garden.

 I know, it may not be that practical when the watering cans are full and flood the floor but still, I think it's a pretty nice idea that you can use to collect rainwater on a shed for example.

The architect, Max Levy, always put nature and space in the center of his work. He uses aspects of nature like sunlight and shadows to help feel the "timelessness" of time. In all his projects, you can feel a sense of unity between the building and environnemental requirements, like collecting rainwater.

Here's another example : 
On this rather simple building, hundreds of steel leaves are fixed. With the course of the sun, these leaves form a giant sundial. The moving shadows are there more to display the passage of time than to tell you the time of the day. The architect thinks it soothing, and I join him on that point.

Have a look at his website : in an introduction video Max Levy presents his work and the meaning of it. Look until the end to watch him explain the columbarium project. For me, it's just beautiful, in terms of feelings and forms. And it's really nice to see a project on this kind of place, so meaningful but too often neglected in term of architecture and landscaping.

All pictures : Max Levy's website.