Going Whole Log at Ambiente 2015 in Frankfurt

March 3, 2015 by

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Distilling down the top trends and themes from an international design fair the size of 60 football fields (that’s 1300 tennis courts) is not a simple endeavor. Nonetheless, as I trekked in Frankfurt mid-February through the massive designfest otherwise known as Ambiente,Read More…

Fiskars Announces Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 2, 2015 by

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Now in its 13th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I was honored to accept their invitation to be on their editorial board where I helped Read More…

Bike-Powered Coffee Shops Serving the Mobile Generation and the Environment

February 28, 2015 by

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Step aside Starbucks. There’s a new caffeinated kid on the block and she’s on a roll. With 50 cafés sold to 12 countries in nine months, the world’s smallest but fastest growing coffee chain is coming to a corner, or a curb, near Read More…

Better Homes and Gardens Names Urban Gardens One of Top Ten Gardening Blogs

February 25, 2015 by

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We’re thrilled to announce that Urban Gardens is a top ten finalist in the Gardening category for the Better Homes and Gardens 2015 Blogger Awards.

Editors received over 3,000 BHG reader nominations from which they selected ten finalists based on creativity, quality of … Read More…

Design-Centric Indoor Plant Lights For Urban Living

February 12, 2015 by

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I continue to be enamoured with Italian lighting design brand Bulbo, whose fashionably functional pieces I featured during my last BlogTour to Milan Design Week in April 2014.

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Bulbo will be exhibiting their design-centric LED-powered vegetable garden systems at LOFT, the future-oriented … Read More…

Crazy In Love With These 10 Valentines Day Gifts

February 11, 2015 by

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Did the most romantic person on Earth swoop into a bathroom and create this swoon-worthy scene for the object of their adoration? Personally, I don’t care what the circumstances were. This is such a gorgeous idea, and it should get just … Read More…

Elegant DIY Petal Vase From Plastic Spoons

February 2, 2015 by

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Have a ton of left over plastic spoons from your last barbecue? Use them to make this chic petal vase! I was inspired by a ceramic  vase I saw at Zara and thought I’d give it a whirl using plastic Read More…

America Goes to Frankfurt: Ambiente 2015

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The United States will soon be exporting a bit of America to Frankfurt, Germany where it is this year’s partner country at Ambiente, one of the world’s most important design trade shows.

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Brooklyn, Read More…

Nesting Inside an Indoor-Outdoor Luxury Cocoon

January 28, 2015 by

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One way to tolerate winter is to view it as a type of cocoon from which we emerge in the spring more beautiful and full of life. Another approach would be to hide under blankets in flannel pajamas until you find yourself … Read More…

Five Tabletop Edible Gardens to Make You Swoon

January 17, 2015 by

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Brown thumbs beware, you may be in for an identity crisis. Growing indoor gardens has never been easier.

With the advancements in the technology and design for hydroponic and aquaponic gardening systems, we can take our pick of edible … Read More…

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