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At the stroke of noon, the California Tower chimes a clever a rendition of the Turtles’ “So Happy Together.” And this certainly feels fitting, because we’re here standing inside the newly renovated May S Marcy Sculpture Garden, watching steel, aluminum and bronze harmonize with trees,...

Until Sunday’s party for Super Bowl XLVIII, it’d been quite a few moons since we hosted a gathering of friends and favorites for a sporting event. (The Benoit/Gordon World Cup Fiesta of 2010 was heaven on concrete, to the tune of a million vuvuzelas…) And how...

They’re disarming, they’re emotionally satisfying, and they aren’t just for 14th-century artists anymore. We’re talking, naturally, about diptychs. Images paired for a compelling effect, the diptych is in the midst of an internet-fueled revival. And the new Plants & People photo series by Woolly Pocket is our favorite...

It’s official: One half of this blog is going back to school. I've just started my first semester of the MFA program at Warren Wilson College just outside Asheville, NC. A mountain town with a full-bodied musical presence, Asheville boasts an interesting roster of residents...

Over the last nine months, we’ve toured a variety of gardens — from L.A. to Montauk to right down the street — in which we ask people about their VIPs (Very Important Plants), design solutions, and how they entertain outdoors. But when it came to...