Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

I'm looking forward to checking out the documentary of garden designer and artist, Piet Oudolf.  His stunning, internationally acclaimed designs have graced the High Line in Manhattan, the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, which was home to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Looking at his thoughtful works, I feel transported to a dreamy, breathy place where everyone speaks in hushed tones and floats from place to place, almost like waking up in the middle of a Monet painting.

The landscapes he creates are sensitively tuned to the seasonal changes and nothing feels forced, although everything is carefully planned and plotted, it appears very organic, wild and wonderful.

Take a look and float away with this inspiring glimpse into his world....

Piet Oudolf documentary teaser from Thomas Piper on Vimeo.

Friday, 29 August 2014


I'm loving this photography collaboration between photographer Parker Fitzgerald and floral designer Riley Messina. 

Their full collection can be viewed here:

I'm pretty sure I'm clinging to the hopes that summer won't disappear, I'm really not ready for it. 

There were cottage trips, holidays out east, late night dinners on the patio, the sun filtering through the giant tree beside my patio, lake swimming in the early mornings, after studio patio drinks with pals...but I'm feeling like it's not enough (is it ever enough?). 

I'm not ready for the obligations of the fall, the tighter schedules, the shoulders creeping back up to reside in my ears for months.

For now blissful escape. 

Image of Overgrowth 18 Print

Image of Overgrowth 19 Print

Image of Overgrowth 10 Print

Image of Overgrowth 07 Print

Image of Overgrowth 04 Print

Image of Overgrowth 11 Print

Image of Overgrowth 02 Print

Image of Overgrowth 15 Print