In the Garden… tree peonies

You have heard of peonies for sure. You know, the usual ones that are white, pink or red. Do you know tree peonies? There are peonies, and then there are peonies. Specifically, these are known as Chinese tree peonies. I had never heard of a tree peony a few years ago, until introduced to them…

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Verdigris About Town

A favorite architectural feature here at Design Culture Cleveland is verdigris patina. When driving the streets of Cleveland, we are always on the lookout for that unique coloration of copper, bronze or brass that has mixed with the elements.  Verdigris (vert-de-gris in French) is a layer of oxidation that forms over the metal to form…

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Those blue doors…

are found in Lakeview Cemetery, one of Cleveland’s outdoor treasures. Here are the second set of doors on the Garfield Monument: Have you seen the gorgeous patinas throughout the cemetery, too?

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The Blue Doors

An Eye for Detail: The Blue Doors Do you know where these blue doors are located in Cleveland? This door, along with the beautiful stone, sure make for a statement entrance. Country in the city.   The blue color of this door and its patina are amazing.    Any guesses? The answer will follow shortly….

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Screw Factory Artists’ Open Studios

For those who might be curious about what an artist’s studio looks like (x thirty), you might want to visit the Screw Factory Artists’ Open Studio in the Lake Erie Screw Building today from 12 noon to 7 p.m. You will find that there are as many studio variations as there are artists. There is…

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