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Weekly round-up

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So much good stuff this week, it was hard to pick. But I have to say my favorite is the above video, which illustrates exactly how an engineer’s mind differs from the rest of ours. What would happen if we took that racing bike and put it inside that riding mower? To the shop!

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July 26th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Easy design delegation

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One of the best things about working at L&L is our crack design team. They win lots of awards and make the stories we write come alive on the page (and in our app).

Landscapers don’t often hire graphic designers, but they need them more than you might think. Great logos, truck decals and business cards and the like help build a brand and make you stand out in the minds of prospective customers.

So how do you get great design without hiring a whole designer?

I was talking with Jim McCutcheon the other day, and he recommended Design Outpost. It’s a sort of crowdsourced design site that lets you submit your idea or request for a logo, say, and have it picked up by freelance designers from around the world.

It’s how Jim got a logo for his KnowWater program (above) in just a few days for a couple hundred bucks.

It’s definitely worth looking at if you need something designed fast and cheap, and don’t have the time or resources to keep a design team on retainer.

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March 7th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Winter reading

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For your winter reading list and gift-giving pleasure, here’s a comprehensive list of 100 books on landscape architecture and design.

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November 30th, 2012 at 3:42 am

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Weekly round-up

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Here’s the latest cool stuff we found online this week. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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February 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Are you on Tumblr?

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If you are, you should totally follow Leaf Magazine. They focus more on home and garden stuff, and would be a great resource for new products at high-end homes and design ideas.

They also have this photo of the Duke of Windsor working in his gardens in wing tips. So there’s that.

The magazine’s founders, landscape designers Rochelle Greayer and Susan Cohen, are on the vowel-challenged blogging platform as well.

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December 1st, 2011 at 9:38 am