Out with the Tool Shed!
June 2nd, 2008
Thanks to Jane Berger of Garden Design Online for an endorsement in her blog today. The sublime shed is the new alternative to a plastic backyard storage unit, and Jane makes this point for her readers:
Once you’ve taken a quick look at this book, you’ll never again recommend a lean-to potting or tool shed or one of those abominations that they sell in the big-time lumber and hardware stores.
Sunni Rudd’s delightful backyard getaway
Filled with timeless character, John Barham’s potting place is at home in his sculpture garden
She singles out some of her favorite shed destinations featured in the pages of Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, including our friend Sunni Rudd’s rustic but feminine hideaway in Seattle and the gracious John Barham’s weathered shed in the Hamptons, inspired by a historic fisherman’s shack. Each is unique and highly personal. And that’s the point of using this tiny architecture to make a big design statement in the landscape. Adds Jane:
Prinzing paves the way for an entirely new way to think about garden structures — to make them very special places that fit the owner’s personality and add a touch in the garden that no one else can duplicate.
This book belongs on every designer’s bookshelf for inspiration … easily gained from the scores of photos by William Wright that illustrate every project.
Thank you, Jane!