Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, one of the world’s great display gardens, has commissioned UK light artist Bruce Munro to present a debut, garden-wide exhibition, which will be shown from June 9th to September 29th. This is Munro’s first garden installation in the US and will showcase never-before-seen views of Longwood at night.
Light features seven large-scale outdoor installations, two installations within Longwood’s grand 4-acre Conservatory, and a small collection of illuminated sculptures in Longwood’s historic Music Room.
Installation highlights include Forest of Light, which invites guests to wander through a serene forest of 20,000 illuminated stems reminiscent of blooming flowers. Longwood’s undulating Meadow plays host to the Water Towers, a collection of 69 symmetric towers that create a glowing maze of light that changes hues to music. In Waterlilies in Bloom, Munro pays homage to Longwood’s iconic waterlily platters and sets his shimmering interpretations to float on the Large Lake. Nearby, the 6,000 stem installation Field of Light beckons visitors toward its enchanting glow. Arrow Spring artfully mixes horticultural splendor and bees wax candles to create a meandering hillside stream.
Inside the Conservatory, the Orangery is adorned with six grand Snowball Chandeliers suspended from the towering ceiling. Each chandelier is …
Broken Hill in New South Wales recently woke up to a surprise, with a life-sized LEGO Forest rising from the red soil to create a colourful contrast against the vibrant landscape.
The concept for the forest was developed by One Green Bean and Host Sydney, and was designed by Rocket Science. Appearing in Broken Hill from July 2 to July 12, it consists of 15 of the iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees scaling four metres in height and 15 flower sets. The LEGO Forest trees and flowers are 1:1 in ratio replicas of the original iconic pieces, but over 66 times bigger in size.
In April 2012, the trees stood in Sydney’s Martin Place, where office workers were delighted by the colour and fun on their way to work. The LEGO Forest has however hit the road and headed straight to the red dust plains and blue skies of far-western NSW. It will be on display at the Living Desert, a 2400ha reserve with views and numerous walking trails allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the Forest.
The Forest is part of LEGO Festival of Play, a nine month-schedule of events and creations to celebrate the 50th anniversary …
For a special feature in French culinary magazine FRICOTE, French food designer Emilie de Griottes developed dessert tarts that recreate pantone colour swatches.
Berries, carrots, lemon, candies, and other foods are arranged upon a tart base, whose bottom is iced in white and marked with the pantone colour represented. recipes for making the tarts are available in fricote issue number 6.