East Coast Recap: Garden Edition

New York has become my second home - and 104th Street Garden my sanctuary. The project has picked up pace and it was a pleasure to meet the resident gardeners and other green-fingered creatives in the such a short space of time. As you can see the garden looks far from the snow-covered patch in the Manhattan Valley the last time I was there. It was great to see it in bloom just before the Autumn kicked in and we were able to discuss the location for my wallpaper design, which we hope to install in several parts throughout the enclosure.

Over the summer, the much anticipated High Line, opened to the public. The High Line park is a section of the former elevated freight railroad located in the heart of Chelsea - paired with the natural growth on the disused tracks, soft planting shapes the landscape with height coming from mixed-species of birch. The project was inspiring and although initial plans were met with controversy, it is great to see green-schemes being supported by Mayor Bloomberg's administration and brings a whole new meaning to walking the line...

While in Chelsea, follow the line to 22nd St and be immersed in the god-like spaces of PaceWildenstein with works by Maya Lin (below) as well as one of my favourite shows I saw by Anselm Reyle - Monochrome Age - at Gagosian Gallery on 24th St. When in Brooklyn, check out the current large-scale organic installation at DAC and Smack Mellon, where artists compete with not only the beauty of the space but the views onto Brooklyn Bridge (above).