worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Home page: http://www.exploraculture.blogspot.com
Designer, trend hunter and horticulturist Matt Mattus is
the author of Beyond Trend, How to innovate in an over
designed world (July 2008), published by How Design
Books, an imprint of F&W Publications. He is also the
Creative Director of Entertainment and Intellectual
Property Development for toy maker Hasbro. Matt lives
and gardens in Worcester, Massachusetts. Matt also
publishes the popular gardening blog, Growing with
Plants. (www.exploraculture.blogspot.com), and is editor
for the Journal of the American Primula Society.
Matt speaks about both of his specialties, first on design
and lifestyle trends at many leading design and business
conferences, (World Trends Miami, HOW Design
Conferences), and on his other passionvrare plants and
collectable plants, where he shares his botanizing
adventures about the alpine flora of the high Alps,the
bulbs of South Africa and the collectable plants of Japan.
(New York Botanic Garden 2008, American Rock Garden
Society, American Primula Society, to name a few.)."
"My wish, of course, is the obvious.... to combine these
dual passions of mine - gardening and visual design - to
create the ultimate plant book experience – a project
which would inspire all gardeners to grow, no matter what
level their interest in plants or gardening is". “a well-
designed, achievable yet aspirational gardening book that
can inspire both the suburban lifestyle maven and the
intellect of the horticulturist”.
“In a world hungry for experience and individuality,
gardening is destined to take the same path that food and
self-expression has. Gardening deserves a make-over
Matt Mattus is author of Beyond Trend, How To innovate
in an over designed world, published by How Design
Books, an imprint of F&W Publications. He is Creative
Director of Entertainment and Intellectual Property
Development for toy maker Hasbro, and lives and gardens
in Worcester, Massachusetts. He publishes the popular
gardening blog, Growing with Plants.
Interests: Design, trends, gardening, horticulture
Published writer: Yes