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Eye On Design: The Hive at Kew Gardens

the hive at kew garden phot by gail worley
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Contrary to what one might assume, there are no actual living bees inside The Hive; a unique world-class installation and experience on view at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London. Created by artist Wolfgang Buttress, The Hive uses sound to provide nature enthusiasts with a way to consider the life and work of bees from a new and profound angle. Let’s take a look inside this mammoth structure.
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All The Flowers Are For Me By Anila Quayyum Agha

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“Often, my goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic, by relying on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, and the interpretation of the cast shadows in both the sculptural installations, and the flat work.” — Anila Quayyum Agha

Suspended and lit from within, All The Flowers Are For Me (2017) by Pakistana-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha is an intricately-detailed, 1.5M square floating steel cube that casts elaborate floor-to-ceiling shadows, transforming the surrounding space of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at London’s Kew Gardens. Entering the installation provided us with an “Oh, Wow!” moment, for sure. Continue reading All The Flowers Are For Me By Anila Quayyum Agha

Ten Summer Blooms From English Gardens

orange ruffled begonia photo by gail worley
Orange Ruffled Begonia (All Photos By Gail)

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I was recently in London enjoying a fabulous ten day vacation. Each day brought a new adventure of museums, galleries, cultural sites, scenic walks, shopping, eating and, of course, people watching. And just about everywhere we went, there were beautiful gardens giving me a reason to pull out my iPhone and immortalize its unique beauty. As summer comes out an end, please enjoy this selection of ten (plus one bonus) favorite random blossoms spotted in various areas of beautiful London!
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