It's a party for the planet and for just USD$25 you too can get in on the action at DC's First Annual Earth Ball. Mark your calendars for June 19, 2009 and be prepared to be amazed by all the green in the district. The event is
The Chelsea Flower Show is so big and so glorious that it can accommodate some silliness within its midst without losing its dignity. This year's absurdity, and controversy, was easily supplied by one of the infamous stars of Top Gear, James May. Top
The Chelsea Flower Show has a slight recession theme this year; with fewer gardens and more wild and natural plantings incorporated into the designs. Of course there will always be the over-the-top displays--garden porn--as it is known because
The Chelsea Garden Show, now in its 86th year, is a high point in the horticultural social scene, with the Queen and all sorts of celebrities attending on Opening Day. But amidst the glitter and glamour of the fabulous show gardens, there is a
The Chelsea Flower Show is the queen of all flower shows: the biggest, brightest and best gardens, designers and plants. But this year's show is reflecting the economy: there are fewer big show gardens, some sponsors have pulled out and ticket sales
In praise of the humble handkerchief, once ubiquitous and now ignored. It has had a long history--from high fashion to a way of flirting, from plain white to embroidered. And always more environmentally friendly than paper
The Festival SOS 4.8 in Spain runs under the theme SOStenibilidad (sustainability) and celebrates 48h non-stop of Music, Contemporary Art and Reflection. Their first line-up last year was already pretty impressive, but nothing compared to this year:
If you are an artist, chances are that you have gotten tired of chemical-based paints, thinners and other materials that may cause problems for the environment or your health. Some artists are exploring recycled stuff but that
The artists Helen Evans and Heike Hanson, who work together under the alias HeHe, give new meaning to the term "chemical sensitivity" by lighting up the smoke trailing from a tall smokestack which looms over the city of Helsinki. The
These chairs get around. We first saw them last year at ICFF in New York; now they are on display in Cambridge, Ontario at the Design at Riverside Gallery as part of a retrospective of the more than fifty years of work by Italian designer Enzo Mari.
We have shown entire galleries and slideshows where artists have started with garbage and turned it into art; James Carl does the opposite, and takes artists' traditional materials like marble and turns it into garbage, like this series of takeout
image from richardbunce.com
"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."
Blaise Pascal, the French philosopher, wrote it in the 17th century and it still has resonance today. In our busy urban lives, noise and sensory
Keep your eyes peeled if you happen to be wandering the streets of London. You might come across some little people. Some really little people. Doing things like hunting bumble bees, skateboarding inside orange peels, and