Last weekend we put our first tree in the yard (Crimson century maple) and it got me thinking that I hadn’t done a post on modern landscaping for quite some time. Melbourne based Taylor. Cullity. Lethlean. has a great portfolio with some very creative residential landscapes. I love that lighter colored crushed or small stone that is used in some of these pictures, does anyone know what that might be. The first picture = almost perfect!
I have always loved the art of Bonsai, the exactness and the organics create an amazing living pieces of art. The concept of a Bonsai in water or a tank is pretty cool. Make sure to check out the video to see hoe the “tree” moves in the water.
A beautifully curved deadwood of Sabina chinesis is attached to java moss resembling leaves. Different trunk and leaves are combined to form Bonsai, which now rests in a new environment with water.
I don’t really have landscaping on my mind due to the fact that we are in the middle of winter but when I came across the work of D•CRAIN, I got all excited again. The steel work that is prevalent throughout their portfolio is stunning and some of the best I have seen. I plan on doing some steel edging this spring but nothing to this level. I really like the long concrete steeping paths that run through their designs, amazing work all around.
It has been a while since my last all modern landscaping post, maybe because I haven’t been thinking about it. Within the next couple of weeks I need to get my sprinklers, sod and edging in, other elements will be done in the spring. SQLA Inc has some really nice projects that we can all draw inspiration from. I really like the exteriors that have an Asian feel.
I am getting ready to do the basics on my back yard, sprinklers, some square curbing mixed with steel. As a result I have been looking at a lot of yards and modern landscaping. These Grass Tiles by Causas Externas Studio are a pretty cool idea although the functionality made me think a little. These tiles are so high off the ground it made me think of them as stools, if you really wanted to sit on grass you could with these.
Spring is here and I have already found myself in the yard fixing sprinklers, mowing the lawn and planning my next modern landscaping project. I have always loved the minimal and sculptural qualities of Japanese landscaping. WA-SO design has a killer portfolio full of such projects. What is on your “to do list” for landscaping this year?