Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” for its many iconic facades made of richly hued sandstone. The Hawa Mahal is one of the city’s most impressive attractions. Built in the late 1800′s as an extension of the city’s Palace, mainly to incorporate the zenana, or women’s quarters, the Hawa Mahal is a magnificent architectural […]
Recently while I was working on new designs for Wooster & Prince, my friend and frequent collaborator, John McDonald, shared with me some of his own research on Jean-Baptiste Pillement, the French godfather of Rococo chinoiserie. Pillement’s designs and etchings from the late 1700′s often featured fantastical drawings of what Europeans imagined “the Orient” to be like. […]
The variety of pinks that are emerging in my garden this week are magnificent. From the soft cashmere of the Rhododendrons … to the vibrant carpets of Alyssums … to the bold faces of Sweet Williams, the pinks are on parade. Whether it’s sophisticated and subtle or loud and playful, the full spectrum of pinks in […]
In the middle of winter it can be a little difficult to imagine a garden full of summery blooms – yet in just a few weeks, once the snow melts and the temperatures soften, we’ll be planning and planting again! Can’t wait. In the meantime Tessesq’s photo stream on flickr is endlessly inspiring. Loaded with macro shots of roses, buds, bugs, and more the vivid colors alone will brighten the day. Here are a few favorites!