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Tools of Inspiration

Landscape architect and designer Ken Smith talks about some things that inspire him, such as William H. Whyte's classic book The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces.
March 26, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Fast Company profiles Smith and highlights some of his favorite things:

"Ken Smith is not one to blend in. The New York -- based designer moves beyond earth and stone in his work, often employing surprising elements such as bright synthetic flowers and plastic rocks. "Landscapes are made up of all sorts of synthetic things, and most people try to hide it," he says. "I don't.""

Other items on Smith's list include a photograph of him with Lawrence Halprin and a Tumi travel bag.

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Published on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Fast Company
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