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Case Study: Retail Embracing Green Space –Starbucks Downtown Disney

In early November, I traveled down to Orlando for the APLD 2014 International Design Conference (working on a recap post). On my last day I killed time walking around Downtown Disney before my flight home. The area is going through a phased redesign to become Disney Springs with completion in 2016. One of the new spaces already opened included Starbucks. The … READ MORE

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Annual trip to Detroit

Last weekend I made my semi-annual trip up to the northern suburbs of Detroit for work and inspiration reboot (there are lots of photos to share). I have posted about this trip before, but I find new inspiration each time I go. Detroit is in the news mainly about the post apocalyptic state and mass exodus of the city proper residents. … READ MORE

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Favorite Garden Stores – Terrain at Styers

The next great garden store is Terrain at Styers. Almost all bloggers know about Terrain and frequently post of their visits and how they have been inspired by the merchandising. Terrain has made visiting a garden center an experience and whole afternoon affair. I have not been able to make the trek to Philly myself to visit, and my last … READ MORE

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Favorite Garden Stores – Detroit Garden Works

I thought I would share with you my favorite garden stores. These are my favorite stores for a few reasons, The unique merchandise, inspirational the shop environment, and impact on the gardening world. For the first post, I am focusing on Detroit Garden Works. Located outside Detroit, MI in Sylvan Lake, Detroit Garden Works is the creation of Deborah Silver. Deborah is a gifted landscape designer … READ MORE