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Have you heard of Patrick Blanc?  He’s considered to be the inventor of the vertical garden.  The before and after photos above are in Paris.  In January work should be finished on the worlds tallest vertical garden in Sydney.  There was an uproar a couple of years ago in Auckland when the Council proposed banning bill boards in the central city.  Imagine if we’d replaced advertising with gardens….

This home took my breath away!  The NS House in São Paulo designed by Gabio Galezaao is a visual extravaganza.  I’ve linked to Gossiprocks for photos – the images are a decent size and you can really see what they’ve achieved.  It’s one of my two favourite interiors for 2013.  The other is in Paris – I linked to it in February.