Category Archives: Design Outdoor

Belgian Inspiration

We are getting back into the swing of things with another school year. Wow, the summer has flown by!  It was a great and inspirational summer, though, and Doug and I had a chance to visit Flanders for ten days. … Continue reading

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Bioswale Update

The San Marco Library Bioswale, a Coca-Cola Company demonstration project with the St. Johns Riverkeeper, is both beautiful and effective two years after installation.   The Bald Cypress, Spartina Grass, Muhly Grass, and Dwarf Yaupon Holly drain and filter the … Continue reading

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Inflatable giant plum anyone?

Ark Nova is the world’s first inflatable concert venue and a doppelgänger for a very large plum.  Created by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and sculptor Anish Kapoor, (no stranger to crazy structures, inflatable or otherwise) the bulbous purple creation takes just two hours to blow up, and fits … Continue reading

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Floating Coffee Shop

We always say Jax needs to capitalize on its river more.    Here are a few creative ideas. A winding pedestrian bridge.  This one leads to a minimalist gathering space.  What interesting floating space could ours lead to?   Or … Continue reading

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Music to my ears

A true symphony of art, fun design, and function, the Dresden Court of Water was designed by Heike Bottcher in 1999. A series of funnel and tubes turns an ordinary shower into a melody while capturing the rainwater. Click the … Continue reading

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