PRAIRIEFORM

Everyday excursions in the urban landscape

We’ve moved!

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Prairieform Landscape and Urban Design has moved to Oakland, California. Here is a photo of our new neighborhood.

We have moved to Oakland! Above is a view from the new office. It inspires daydreaming and calls forth nothing but possibilities.

John Kamp

Tragic Topiary: Then and Now, 3

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Mega topiary buns in Alhambra, California, in 2010. Photo taken by John Kamp.
Golden mega-buns 2010

Mega topiary buns in Alhambra, California, in 2015. Photo taken by John Kamp.
Golden mega-buns 2015

The grass is looking brown, but the buns are still green!

John Kamp

Tragic Topiary: Then And Now, 2

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UFO topes in 2010, taken by John Kamp of Prairieform, in Alhambra, CA
UFO-on-Stick Topes 2010

UFO topes from 2015, taken by John Kamp of Prairieform, in Alhambra, CA
UFO-on-Stick Topes 2015

Despite a mega recession, and a mega drought, these UFO topes certainly haven’t skimped on products, haircuts, or panache. Still looking fabulous, and spacey!

John Kamp

Tragic Topiary: Then and Now

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People constantly wonder what those stars of yore – Kate Bush, Corey Feldman, Pauly Shore, the entire band Cinderella – now look like (Have they aged well? Gracefully? Tragically?). So it should come as no surprise that the more botanically minded of you out there have also asked and wondered how the tragic topiary of yore has aged through the years, including during times of drought. Well, we recently had a chance to revisit some of our favorite tragic topiary, and our answer: quite well. In fact, the topiary has neither grown nor evolved, its signs of aging wholly imperceptible. Let us start with the Cousin It Topes from sunny Alhambra, CA:

Tragic topiary from 2009 taken by John Kamp of Prairieform, in Alhambra, California

Cousin It topes from 2015, taken by John Kamp of Prairieform, in Alhambra, CA

Graceful aging at its finest, and not a tuft out of place.

Stay tuned for more.

John Kamp

New DJ set by Johnnycakes

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New DJ set by prairieform dj alter-ego, Johnnycakes; deep house and techno in the mix

Prairieform’s DJ alter-ego, Johnnycakes, has a new set up for your listening enjoyment. It has a bit of a planning/landscape/city theme this time around, at least as far as the samples go but probably as far as the music goes as well, as, well, this was crafted and mixed right here in the big bad city on September 15, 2015. To listen on the Prairieform site, click here, or to listen on Soundcloud, click here. Original cover art by yours truly.

John Kamp

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