Art & Design

‘I don’t paint nature. I am nature.’ – Jackson Pollock

The natural world has inspired artists and designers since the beginning of time. Here we share the work of talented painters, landscape designers, architects, photographers, sculptors and more who design, make and create work inspired by plants and the natural world.

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Natural Desires: The Olmsted Brothers & the Greening of Seattle

Art & DesignAn exploration of the lasting legacy of landscape architects the Olmstead Brothers in greening the city of Seattle.

Shona Wilson: Collaborations with Nature

Art & DesignArtist Shona Wilson's chief collaborator is nature. They're a match made in heaven!

Brooke Holm: Canada

Art & DesignGorgeous landscape photography of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in winter.

(Botanical) Tattoos: Art or Craft?

Art & Design, CultureA musing on the question of tattoos as art. And a whole bunch of botanical tattoos. Just because.

Samorn Saxinay Dyes with Compost!

Art & Design, CultureSamorn Saxinay is a weaver and designer who stumbled across the the idea of dyeing with food scraps, thanks to a hug from her grubby daughter.

Death, Decay & Flowers

Art & DesignWhat could be truer than death? Writer and photographer Annabelle Hickson explores the beauty and truth found in decay.

Emerging, Decaying

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of the temporal nature of existence by Peter Whyte.

True Indigo Dyeing: The Fermented Vat

Art & Design, CultureAboubakar Fofana is a master natural indigo dyer dedicated to sharing his passion for ancestral growing, weaving and dyeing skills throughout the world.

Botanical Inquiry: An Exhibition by Daniel Shipp

Art & DesignA hauntingly beautiful body of work exploring the dialogue between humans and plants. And a video!

Studio Profile: Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Art & DesignAn interview with Kate Cullity, director of award winning Australian landscape architecture firm, Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Saffron: The Priciest Spice

Art & Design, BotanicaDid you know saffron is more expensive than gold? Check out these stunning images (and a time-lapse video) by Peter Whyte of the most precious spice.

Weed Life: The Paintings of Matilda Julian

Art & DesignArtist Matilda Julian loves weeds. So much so, that she has produced a body of work featuring them. It's beautiful.

Luis Barragán’s Universal Garden

Art & Design, GardensSally Wilson visits the garden of famed Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán.

The Cool Conundrum

Art & DesignGarden designer Michael McCoy ponders the perils of designing a garden for himself.

Design is not the Answer

Art & DesignA musing on the limited (but important) role of design in the creation of a garden.

Studio Profile: Terremoto

Art & DesignAn interview with David Godshall, principal of Terremoto, a landscape architecture studio in California, USA.

Plant Geometry: A Design Study

Art & DesignA series of images exploring the transient nature of plants (and humans) through the momentary recording of plant geometry. Images and words by Karina Sharpe.

Alchemy & Lego: Connecting to the Unknown

Art & DesignPhillippa Carnemolla explores the interconnectedness between plant, animal and celestial worlds.