Aitch is an illustrator originally from Romania, now living in Portugal. Her work is influenced by nature and folklore and reminds me of the ancient Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.
Check out her website here.
I am very excited to properly introduce our latest contributor. Géraldine Mahé is the founder and editor of a great french garden, landscape and architecture blog BUD UP. It’s awesome to have a contributor all the way from Paris.
Hermès Rooftop Garden by Géraldine Mahé
The perfumer of the house of Hermès, Jean-Claude Ellena, has a long relationship with gardens. He has chosen four special gardens to inspire the creation of four special perfumes. The first a secret Mediterranean garden hints of orange and fig trees. The second, inspired by a garden on the nile of Egypt smells of roses and mangoes. The third comes from the idea of a garden in India after the monsoon – fresh, lemon-scented and spicy.
The final perfume is inspired by the Hermès garden itself. The garden is located sur le toit – on the roof – of the Hermes head office on rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. The perfume reflects the three main trees of this garden, magnolia, pear and apple. In the video below the head gardener Yasmine and Jean-Claude give a little tour of this special space (in French!).
All photographs by Quetin Bertoux, translation by Sophia Kaplan. Be sure to check out BUD UP!
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All images by Sophia Kaplan
The Garden Edit is great website founded by English gardener John Tebbs which sells gardening tools, artwork, pots, books, bath products, magazines, and vases. And they ship internationally.
All images via The Garden Edit.
Thanks to Deborah Sfez of Papier Mache magazine for sharing this with me.