Posts Tagged ‘Design inspiration’

Canary Wharf Part Two – Black & White

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Nov 2016 in Inspiration


I don’t normally take pictures in black and white, but I think sometimes they can be more dramatic than colour photographs, especially when the architecture is strong.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with some of the results so I hope you’ll forgive me the indulgence of sharing some of them with you.


I always look up in cities, often some of the best architecture is above head height, especially in London streets where old meets new.  It amazes me how often people don’t look up.


I think these were probably some of the better pictures I took all day.  Some really interesting angles and combination of shapes.


I showed you some amazing reflections in my previous post, but the still water of the South dock actually made me feel slightly strange because the reflection played tricked my mind.



Amazingly some of the pictures I took on the Cross Rail roof garden came out really well.  I’ll be sharing my colour photographs of the gardens later this week, but for now here are a couple in black and white.


We noticed a couple of these pianos – open to the public to sit and play.  We weren’t tempted (all I can play is chopsticks!) and sadly no-one else was either.


This is a view looking our from the garden, and the image below shows the outside of the building – it almost looks like a quilt.


This reflection caught my eye.  A guy enjoying the sunshine during his lunch break, with The O2 in the background.


And the sunlight on the steps here looks quite dramatic I think.


But it wasn’t all about the buildings.  We spent some time in Jubilee Park and the light was pretty perfect for taking photographs.  Generally, the colour pictures are better, but I do think the two below are quite interesting with the light catching the pennisetum through the trees.



I’ll leave you with a couple of images at Blackwall Basin and I’ll be back later this week to share my pictures of the gardens.




(Images: Lisa Cox)

A trip to Canary Wharf with my camera

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Nov 2016 in Inspiration


I’ve never been to Canary Wharf before, quite amazing really considering that I lived in London for 8 years and worked in the City for most of that time. Read more

RHS Hampton 2016: A couple of the main show gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

Paved pathway Squires Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

Today I’ve decided to share some pictures of two of the main show gardens with you.  The first is Squire’s 80th Anniversary Garden designed by Catherine MacDonald. Read more

RHS Hampton Court 2016 – A bit of wild inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

All The World's Stage Garden RHS Hampton 2016

Since we moved to South Wales last year I seem to be drawn to much more wild gardens.  I’ve always felt tuned in to nature, but at RHS Chelsea and at Hampton Court today, I was instantly drawn the to the wild feel of the All The World’s Stage Garden. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Senri-Sentei Garage Garden Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love the Artisan Gardens at Chelsea – I sometimes think they’re more inspiring, probably because they’re so small and full of detail. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – The Telegraph Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 24th May 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Chelsea 2016 The Telegraph Garden Lisa Cox

Andy Sturgeon returned to Chelsea this year to design The Telegraph Garden. Read more

It’s show time!

0 Written by Lisa on 11th May 2016 in Inspiration

The M&G Garden 2015 RHS Chelsea Lisa Cox

The mammoth build started last week for the RHS Chelsea flower show.  In fact they’re roughly half way through the main show gardens already. Read more

Inspiration from Lyme Regis

0 Written by Lisa on 19th Nov 2014 in Inspiration

Lyme Regis bay Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I spent a few glorious hours in Lyme Regis yesterday so I thought I’d share some of the photographs I took whilst I was there. Read more

Where do you get your inspiration from?

4 Written by Lisa on 12th Nov 2014 in Inspiration

The South Downs Way Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Everyone needs a bit of inspiration now and again and for me it’s not only integral for keeping my design work interesting, but it’s also part of keeping myself energised, positive and happy. Read more

A walk to find some inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Nov 2014 in Inspiration

Perovskia at St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox

I was feeling in need of a bit of inspiration yesterday so I took my camera with me for a blast of fresh air.  Leatherhead has some lovely and interesting architecture and St Mary’s Church is really interesting with its flint walls and public garden which always looks great in late summer and early autumn. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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