Anthropologie retail store in London
This entry is not so much design as it is gardening. Considering I have the "black thumb of death" (seriously, I managed to kill a catctus), it's a little surprising for me to write about gardening type issues. But one trend that I've noticed in both retail design and backyard design is vertical gardens.
Display at AD Home Show
It's unusual and I'm guessing only certain types of plants can survive this way. Do you water it with a hose? Even in a store? Okay, probably not. I guess Anthropologie figured a wall of English Ivy in their new London location would have been a bit too "expected". Like most trends, if the public doesn't get it, and fast, it will be out almost as quickly as it came in.
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