Urbanature Garden Planter Unfolds Like Scissors

September 27, 2013

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Urbanature’s folding garden planter and stand takes urban gardening to new heights. I’m always on the hunt for small space garden products that an urban gardener can easily store out of place when not in use, then unfolds to fit … Read More...

Stylish Outdoor Grill Inspired by Ancient Caldrons

September 26, 2013

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Although you can’t cast any magic spells from this outdoor BBQ grill, Druida’s sizzling design has cast a spell on me. Inspired by the caldrons of the ancient Druids, the Druida is centuries ahead in contemporary style.

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A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013

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As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours … Read More...

Fun DIY Raised Bed Gardens From Interlocking Blocks

September 15, 2013

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Here’s how to create an urban garden in a snap. A couple of friends, a designer and two “produce evangelists” from Portland, Oregon (where else, right?) have joined forces to develop a Lego-like modular system for making easy-to-assemble raised bedsRead More...

Végétagère Modular Container Gardening System by Frédéric Malphettes

September 14, 2013

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Végétagère, a hybrid plant trellis shelving system composed of modular wood shelves with openings to accept stackable vegetable fiber pots, debuted at last spring’s Jardins Jardin, the edgy urban garden design show in Paris’s Tuilleries Gardens.

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Picnic in the Round for Twelve

September 12, 2013

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Comfortably seating 8-12 people at a picnic table generally means combining two long tables leaving guests confined to chatting with whomever is to either side of them, and passing food and libations down from one end to the other.

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Experiencing Girona Through Its Legends

September 11, 2013

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What I love about travel is that it is about more than place, it’s about storytelling. Through stories, we visitors begin to absorb the essence of where we are, both historically and in the moment, and … Read More...

10 Symbolic Rosh Hashanah Foods From the Garden

September 4, 2013

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A time for family gathering and feasting, Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year, marks the beginning the High Holy Days, the ten days between it and Yom Kippur, in which people of the Jewish faith make Read More...

Found it! Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Using Repurposed Household Objects

September 3, 2013

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We were intrigued with the fun and unique lighting ideas out there all made from upcycled household objects. For the crafty out there, here are some creative DIY instructions as well as ready-to-go designs you can purchase.

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Voilà! Modular Planter System From France

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I love how French brand Booa’s modular cube planters let container gardeners do for outdoor space what fashion designers have always done so well: combine a number of elements to create a complete cohesive look.

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Booa low planters feature hidden … Read More...

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