Monday, October 26, 2009

one more karikomi

i am a great big fan of ouno design blog, and i am so very honoured
for ouno to
mention my recent post on karikomi.
i think one of the best things about conversations and comments via blog postings
is the way it encourages further reflection.
lindsay from ouno design's comments
triggered my memory that there was another topiary garden
outside of japan
that knocked my socks off.

it is the antwerp garden of belgian landscape deisgner jacques wirtz.
simply amazing asymmetrical forms.

it is perhaps reminiscent of the temple cloud shapes.
i saw it on the
around the world in 80 gardens BBC series
recently screened on ABC here in australia.

the above image is via
the below is via


  1. i feel ashamed, didn't knew this Wirtz-man, thanks for sharing.

  2. I come here and leave always in a state of relaxation and rejuvenation.

  3. so nice to be in this community of thoughtful bloggers... love reading your postings.

    all the best!
    david john

  4. thanks david! i totally agree, starting this blog has opened up so many new and great worlds.