Design Within Reach
You may or may not be familiar with the retailer or its online presence Design Within Reach. It sells merchandise which may be seen as necessary by some and not-so-necessary by others.
While I have enjoyed the store and appreciate many of the offerings that can be found there, this is not a solicitation for holiday gift-giving for me.
I would rather focus on the gifts that we can present to ourselves(and others too) each and every day. I enjoy design when it comes to architecture, the planning of cities and objects which I have explored here from time to time.
But today, my attention turns to landscape design. It can also be explored in many ways. Obviously, there are examples that are unique. In flowers and plants. Trees. Bushes and shrubs. The names are often forgotten by me almost as quickly as they are learned. And then it comes together in a design.
I have observed various gardens over the years. Gardens large and quite small. Carefully imagined as well as those that exist rather randomly. Almost like a respite from formality.
Such designs can be reassuring. And then there are times when they startle and surprise. It's all good. That is nice and that's within reach. So many aspects of design are within reach.
The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.