Modern Sustainable Living Showcased at Dwell on Design

June 30, 2011


The Modern Living Showhouse at Dwell on Design.

I spent a good part of last week in Los Angeles, absorbing the best of green innovation and design at Dwell on Design. Much of my time I perused a section of … Read More...

Gone Fishin’ in Los Angeles

June 27, 2011


My dad’s patio, where I had breakfast this morning listening to the birds and a little traffic.

I’ve gone fishin’…not for fish, but for ideas. I’m here in Los Angeles, where I attended Dwell on Design, tasted lasagne cupcakes … Read More...

Urban Farm in a Shop

June 22, 2011


Launched in March, FARM:shop hopes to bring the countryside to the city. Photo: London Permaculture.

“People will think you’re crazy, then they’ll love it” commented Jamie Oliver on a recent visit to the FARM:shop, a once derelict London shop Read More...

Garden Voyeur Inside New York City Private Gardens

June 20, 2011


Vines climbing the trellis-clad brick wall of Greenwich Village backyard.

I got seduced four times in one day last week. The first time was in a Chinese Garden on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Then I was swept away by the … Read More...

Plant Lust

June 17, 2011


Calandrinia grandiflora, contributed by Cactus Jungle. Photo: Stan Shebs.

Novice and experienced gardeners alike can now, without ever leaving home, indulge their plant lust by finding the nurseries and garden centers to satisfy their botanical yearnings. Plant Lust is a … Read More...

The Design Therapist Is Here to Help

June 15, 2011


Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan speaking at ABC Home in New York City.

“Home is a path, not a place” was the mantra at Apartment Therapy’s recent Design Evening in New York. “Home is something you do, not something you … Read More...

Garden Shed Turned Into Cinema

June 14, 2011


Photo: Caters News Agency

There are a lot of creative things one can do with even a small outdoor space. Some people have even abandoned their gardens altogether, turning the area into a home office using a “pod” or other Read More...

New Electronic Field Guide Identifies Leaves in a Snap

June 13, 2011

Leafsnap, the new electronic field guide available for iPhone, iPad, and Android, aims to build an ever-greater awareness of and appreciation for biodiversity, by engaging users as citizen scientists, allowing them to automatically share images, species identifications, and geo-coded … Read More...

Urban Gardens Launches New Column at VENÜ Magazine

June 10, 2011


Urban Gardens (yup, that’s me, Robin Plaskoff Horton) is excited to be the creator of Exterior Motivesa new bi-monthly column for VENÜ Magazine, a vibrant and colorful print publication in Connecticut and New York. VENÜ offers … Read More...

Feeling Thorny: Cactus Themed Designs

June 9, 2011

It’s hot outside! Let’s bring the the outdoors inside. I’ve stumbled upon quite a few cactus-inspired designs that prick my funny bone.

Sitting on thorns? Maurizio Galante’s Canapé Cactus for Cerruti Baleri, above, is a grouping of cactuses that … Read More...

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