Why Did The Turkey Cross the Road?

November 27, 2013

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Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton for Urban Gardens.

Spotted last week after my son and I had just jaywalked across a Cambridge, Massachusetts street: a law-abiding wild turkey crossing at a crosswalk.

We did get a chuckle right before Thanksgiving as … Read More...

3-For-1: Combination Indoor-Outdoor Lantern, Flower Vase, and Votive Candle

November 26, 2013

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What began as a child’s game between 12-year-old Xavier Mañosa and his father, has today emerged as the Pussel, a multi-functional design that is at once an indoor-outdoor lantern, flower vase, and votive candle holder.

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The modular ceramic and glass … Read More...

12 Urban Style Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Pieces

November 21, 2013

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HomeMade Modern’s cool DIY Concrete Planter with spigot.

Concrete is the modern urban gardener’s muse. No surprise that for ages architects and designers alike have been drawn to concrete for its simplicity and range of textures. Indoor-outdoor concrete design options … Read More...

10 Cool DIY Home and Garden Projects You Can Make With a 3D Printer

November 20, 2013

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Pushpin birdhouse design spotted on MakerBot’s Thingiverse.

I’ve been seriously wowed lately by many of the inventive 3D printed objects I have found, like concrete planter bricks, a mini planter system with drip irrigation, and a modular vertical garden perfect Read More...

5 Cool Finds Made From Recycled Gutter Parts and More

November 15, 2013

 

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Photo via ScoutMob

We’re celebrating  America Recycles Day with five unique creations made from recycled everyday materials, like gutters and glass bottles.

These inventive ideas just scrape the surface when it comes to seeing what can happen when mixing … Read More...

Edible Lamps Grown With Magic Mushrooms

November 14, 2013

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While you and I can now 3D print our own products, Danish designer Jonas Edvard grows his own 3D edible lamps.

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Yep, Edvard cultivates the living lamps from a material he’s developed using the domestic waste of oyster mushroom leftovers … Read More...

Final Phase of High Line at Rail Yards Features Lush Sheltered Outdoor Room

November 13, 2013

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New York City’s High Line park has just announced plans for the addition of The Spur, the bowl-shaped gateway to the park’s third and final phase, the High Line at the Rail Yards.

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Accessed through a circular structure lined with … Read More...

Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013

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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and … Read More...

3 Wooly Woven Outdoor Swings and Cozy Hanging Urban Retreats

November 10, 2013

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When sheep hang outdoors, their fleece can withstand the elements, so I guess outdoor swings and garden seating made of natural wool can too, right?

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That’s what designer Pia Wüstenberg was thinking in handcrafting three different artisanal wool and cotton … Read More...

5 Acts of Guerrilla Gardening to Inspire Your Inner Urban Guerrilla Gardener

November 9, 2013

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Punched in Manchester.

Guerrilla gardeners around the world are planting political statements or small urban street art exhibitions, and some are just in it to encourage guerrilla gardening everywhere:

1. Guerrilla Gardener Plants Human Rights Statements
Driven by a … Read More...

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