High above the madding crowds of Manhattan, spring blooms year-round in an Arcadian state of euphoria. While the streets below succumb to the summer heat and winter snow, more and more rooftops across New York City remain evergreen. In recent years, private gardens have become an increasingly desirable luxury. For those with a terrace, cultivating a bespoke outdoor area can be just as rewarding as growing an art collection. “Rooftop gardens are not only important for the environment but also for individual wellbeing, and they have the flow-on effect of increasing property value,” says Damien Harrison, principal at landscape architecture firm Harrison Green. “We are very lucky to be at the forefront of the movement.”
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DAYS OF HEAVEN
A new build in the Adelaide Hills presents the opportunity to create an interior befitting the home’s glorious surrounds.
CHERRY ON TOP
Set against neutral tones, the final flourish on this newly renovated heritage home in Melbourne is a bright pop of powerfully accented red.
Two in one has a special significance for this home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. One of a pair by the same practice, it also has both public and private personas.
An elevated platform in the warehouse office of Studio Prineas creates a dedicated zone for staff to congregate and collaborate.
Embraced by its bushy hinterland habitat, a newly built family home radiates an aura of peace and harmony.
An elegant layering of lush patterns, rich colours and bespoke pieces has enveloped this home in warmth and created a welcoming ambience for a large extended family.
This lofty retreat presented fertile potential but also posed some tricky challenges for its enterprising designer.
Contemporary artwork and new openings have lightened the mood at this renovated 1930s family home in Melbourne.
With a look of maturity that belies its youth, an additional wing to a humble cottage, plus inspired makeovers inside and out, have transported this property to another realm.
WHITER SHADE of PALE
A neutral palette promotes a calm and elegant mood in this expansive Sydney home that is furnished with a judicious selection of antiques juxtaposed against contemporary art.
Life in the Country American Picker
A former travel writer puts down roots-and a whole lot of flowers-on a 10-acre farm nestled on Washington's Bainbridge Island.
Why Leaves Change Colour in Autumn
Have you ever wondered why certain trees change leaf colour in autumn, and why some leaves are more red or yellow than others? Let's explore this interesting topic.
MEDIA MEASURING COMPANY NIELSEN TO BE ACQUIRED IN $16B DEAL
Nielsen is being acquired for $16 billion, including debt, about a week after the media measurement company rejected a smaller offer earlier this month.
The Sky's the Limit
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Legends often prophesize a chosen one who will rise from nothing to rescue the masses. Many times the chosen one will bear a mark or symbol, a way to reveal their true identity. Aaron Birdsall carries one such mark on his back. Non-believers may say it’s merely a tattoo procured in an impetuous moment, but it may very well be a sign Birdsall will become the rocker who was prophesied, destined for greatness.
"Choose the right things to plant to benefit wildlife and yourself"
Demand for SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet Pushes Wait Times to 2023
Demand for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband system may push wait times into 2023.
World’s most famous private collectors, the art aristocrats whose patronage keeps the finest expressions of sensibilities intact.
They're off! Island gardeners compete to grow the biggest squash
DEER ISLE—A contest to grow the biggest Blue Hubbard squash on Deer Isle began in early June as a collaboration among the Healthy Island Project, the Evergreen Garden Club and the Deer Isle-Stonington schools.
Garden Club maintains ‘secluded gem'
Mariners Park in its 59th year