garden

the garden house

the garden house by tham & videgård architects

the client wanted a garden, the actual reason why they decided to move from their duplex apartment in central stockholm to this country side location at lake mälaren. consequently we proposed a house conceived as an integrated vertical addition to the garden, where indoor and outdoor spaces gradually blend and interact.

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old nectar

Una van der Spuy is 98 years old and she just published another book about gardening – her own garden in fact, at Old Nectar in Stellenbosch. one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, and the only private garden to be declared a national monument. still working in your garden at 98, let alone writing a book about it, is just incredible – i would love to meet her & see her amazing garden one day. the book is Old Nectar: a garden for all seasons

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cact’aaaight

does anyone else extend words that end in i, and throw a gangster ‘aaaight’ on the end? well i do, and now you probably will too. cact’aaaight?! these cacti are throughly un-gangster, apart from the fact that they’re kind of dangerous (nay, prickly.) i’ve never been very partial to cacti, but i am now – the colours swayed me. photos by elly yap

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6×6

i was fiddling around with my parents’ old toyocaflex camera on sunday – looking through the viewfinder, focusing in and out and wishing it still worked (and that i had some film). instead i wandered around their garden shooting with my own camera and attempted to create the look i wanted in photoshop. some of these are a bit hit & miss, but i kind of like the way they turned out – more at my flickr.

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