Hello and welcome! My name is Ananda. I am a landscape designer and artist living in coastal southern California with my wonderful husband, who never ceases to amaze me everyday with his sweetness and generosity.
I am inspired by the gorgeous nature around me, and the amazing people I encounter on and off the infinite internet. This blog is my little place to connect with like-minded people, and to celebrate life, beauty and creativity.
I spent six fun-filled years in art school, exploring nature and painting. When I got my MFA, my only career ambition was “What kind of job allows one to be outside?” ( To be honest, this ambition has not changed.) Through some fool’s luck and synchronicity, I met my mentor, a visionary designer who guided me to find my passion in green design and landscape architecture.
I see our universe as a connected web of life. Our role as designers is to create places and objects of beauty and harmony, to enhance the well-being of not only humans, but all species of life.
Among all the design projects I have worked on from unique residences to international resorts, I find myself most inspired by creations that are spontaneous, fresh, and coming from hearts of individuals living their unique life experiences.
This blog is dedicated to all lovers and explorers of life. We are all artists and designers, only the medium differs. When we embrace our creativity, and fly on the wings of imagination, we fill our individual homes with joy, and we make our planet Earth the beautiful place that it is meant to be.
A few good places to start exploring if you are new here-
Our DIY projects gallery.