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LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream

In 2007, Lauren Dolinsky left her marketing position at LePorte Modern Doors to focus full-time on her true passion: botanical arranging. She moved to Austin, Texas, and founded LD Designs, a sustainable design store specializing in modern botanical design. The following year she made a lifelong dream of owning an Airstream trailer come true by purchasing one used and renovating it to house her budding business. We spoke with Dolinsky about trailer park retail, the success of succulents, and why Austin is a great place to be an entrepreneur.
February 13, 2009
Part artist, part botanist, Paula Hayes creates terrariums, vessels, and landscapes that truly are earthly delights.

Terra Ephemera

Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and beholder.
January 23, 2009
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Landshare: Networked Gardening

Not since the days of post-WWII victory gardens have so many people been motivated to supplement their grocery purchases with homegrown food. But this back-to-the-land revival is distinct from it predecessors in one important way: this time, we have the Internet. Tapping the power of networked devices and online mapping, a UK-based effort called Landshare is helping aspiring home gardeners connect with neighbors who have arable ground to spare.
January 13, 2009