i have a few friends that have recently jumped onto the blogging bandwagon, and i’d like to introduce you.
my dear friend maggie, one of my risd landscape architecture grad school co-horts, is finally (hallelujah!) blogging about her californian botanical and public design forays at slotharium. what’s a slotharium? what is a sloth but one of the cutest animals ever! what is an Agave stricta (mexican hedgehog agave) but one of the coolest cacti ever? with a penchant for romantic languages (botanical latin counts in our book) and all things well designed, you’ll be entertained and most likely come away with a fascinating tidbit to boot. head over to her west coast parterre and tell her i sent you.
my wonderfully talented friend jenny is blogging too! she is a printer, of the color-reduction wood type, and is a full-time, self-employed artist at JPOP studio. we are lucky enough to own two of her marvelous works about ecological migrations and disasters. she is a visual story teller that has a lot to say about the environment and how Homo sapiens think they’re helping things along… in a way that is both humorous and disturbing but always compelling. go visit her imaginative backyard in the finger lakes, and tell her i sent you.
ms. laura, another dear risd landscape architecture grad school friend, is venturing into the world of wheat- and dairy-free eating. not one to fear a baking challenge, she’s chronicling her recipe adventures on hey spelty! her posts have inspired me to try non-bleached flour alternatives (hello amaranth, sorghum, millet and quinoa), and so far it’s expanded my gourmet repertoire immensely. pull a chair up to her health-inducing counter in boston and tell her i sent you.
and last but not least, one of my longest-ever friends carolyn is now blogging about all things locally grown, prepared, and performed at manney.time. this gal has a wealth of experience in many realms, where intelligent and slightly sarcastic writing and beautifully detailed photography always stand out as highlights in my book. she’s passionate about what she does, dives in with her whole heart and isn’t afraid to admit when something’s got to change. swing on over to her place in nashville, and tell her i sent you.