Anamorphic Frog from the Warped Mind of Jonty Hurwitz

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Anamorphic Frog from the Warped Mind of Jonty Hurwitz, which forms part of an inspiring collection of bizarre sculpture work. Or is it just a point of view, mind the pun. See the rest on Colossal.

Top 10+ Hidden Secret Gardens to Grow Your Curiosity

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A couple of years ago, I wrote a post entitled 15 Stunning Urban Gardens that Inspire. Well, now I have another round-up for you, but this time showing some stunning secret gardens from across the globe. Over the past couple of weeks, I have visited 2 massive mansions with even bigger gardens here in England, and both of these had hidden gardens too. So—I felt inspired to write a post showcasing some impressive examples…

Chestnut Street Secret Garden

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Image of Labyrinth Style Secret Garden

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1 // Secret Garden with Table and Chairs

Image of Garden with Table and Chairs

2 // Hidden Garden with Tables and Log Structure

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3 // Hidden Garden shows Chequered Grass Squares

Image of Hidden Garden shows Chequered Grass Squares

4 // Secret Garden Sanctuary that is Surrounded by Colorful Plants

Image of a Secret Garden Sanctuary that is Surrounded by Colorful Plants

5 // Secretive Garden Swimming Pool Nested within Large Buildings

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6 // Gate that leads to a Tunnel of Trees and Secret Place?

Image of a Gate that leads to a Tunnel of Trees and Secret Place

7 // Flooded Stairway with Stone Arch Overhead in Secret Garden near Cliff

Image of Flooded Stairway with Stone Arch Overhead in Secret Garden

8 // Secret Rail Road Garden Tunnel reveals Tracks

Image of a Secret Rail Road Garden Tunnel reveals Tracks

9 // Chateau Gourden Hidden Garden in the south of France

Image of Chateau Gourden in the south of France.

Entrance to a Secret Garden in Portland, Oregon

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Create a Secret Garden

What is a secret garden? It’s a little spot tucked away in the back corner of the yard. It’s a place where you’ll be able to retreat, to sit in the quietude of the summer evenings undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of daily life. You don’t need a lot of room for a secret garden; you can still leave the lawn open and still have flower beds in front of the house. Mostly, you’ll need a place where you can tuck a chair, a few plants, and, if possible, a couple of hedges… [read more here].

Hide and seek: Alan Titchmarsh’s tips on creating a secret garden

Some parts of the garden are for the rest of the world to admire. Others are for you to disappear to when you don’t want to be found. Of course, that’s easy enough to arrange when you have lots of land with space for the kids to run round and a few bijou Hidcote or Sissinghurst-style “garden rooms” for the adults to enjoy. But when your garden is on the small side, you might think it’s a tall order. Well, you’re wrong. The mistake a lot of people make is to surround a small garden with high fences then plonk a lawn in the middle and borders round the edge. Far from making the most of the area, that just makes it look a lot smaller and more boring… [read more here].

Creating a Secret Garden

On a corner lot in the city, with an alley running along the back, it can be quite a challenge to create private outdoor space. Holly Fliniau knows, because that’s exactly the situation she faced when she moved into this Denver home, in 1993. She didn’t really have a plan when she started landscaping the property, but what evolved could be a textbook example of good garden design. She created a series of “rooms” that flow into one another and yet each have a distinct sense of place… [read more here].

Lego Cupcakes and 3D Printed Prosthetic Legs: Design Inspiration #4

In this post filled with design inspiration, there’s a French braid, green-hue facade (oh yes), Lego cupcakes with green icing (yum) and also globe made out of Lego blocks, a table made up of hundreds of different coloured pencils, the best treehouse ever been made, bananas dipped in chocolate for children …and, finally, a revolutionary 3-D printed prosthetic leg. There’s some more stuff, too! Enjoy…

This is some stunning line art of a French braid

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This is a really cool wall green hue facade

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Ask Me About My T-Rex

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I thought this T-shirt design was an excellent idea. So does my little kid, who wants one!

“Ask Me About My T-Rex” Tee

Tshirt Design: Ask Me About My T-Rex

I’m sure there will be variations on this type of Tee out for sale somewhere, but I discovered this via Droold.

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Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble! This advertising project is called “A Superhero in Every Aisle” created bu talented designer, Guy Seese. They were produced as part of a campaign for the US store, Target. I love the way that you can see more detail and different toys every time you see the designs. My favourite is the Iron Man head which is made with pencils and Lego, amongst chocolate bars. I also think the green Hulk hands are pretty neat, too…

Hulk hands