My friend Joe has an incredible talent for culling the web, and I greatly enjoy following his well-curated collection of interesting, beautiful, and amazing imagery. Given that his field is anthropology, I suppose it should come as no surprise that he can dig endlessly for treasures, both online and in the ground. A recent addition to his collection is a tumblr site called Foliate, where he features images of trees and interiors combined in interesting ways.
It seems like landscape and floral design have been headed in very interesting directions in recent years, as more people try to push the boundaries of design. I’m thrilled to see trends like vertical planting, urban farms, and guerrilla gardening becoming so widespread. Will the integration of large-scale foliage and trees into the architecture of homes be next? I certainly hope so.
Joe’s collection of images has also inspired me to start doing focused curating of my own, and I would love some input from readers as well. If you’d like to share an image or an idea that you find inspiring, please send it to me here. I will use submissions as a starting point for a mini online exhibition of sorts. Stay tuned for my first collection in coming weeks!