Nesting Inside an Indoor-Outdoor Luxury Cocoon

January 28, 2015

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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

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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…

Project Orange Thumb Seeds Community Gardens

January 15, 2015

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Community gardens offer an opportunity to grow food collectively–great for those without their own land, and especially vital in areas where fresh produce may not be plentiful. But more importantly: community gardens improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Beyond Sowing and Growing
While they promote sustainable living … Read More…

Killer High Heels That Plant Seeds

January 8, 2015

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Imagine gardening in high heels. Sexy and dangerous, totally impractical, right?

While at the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, I spotted among the studded and bejeweled platforms, stilettos, wedges–and creations that could only be described as works of … Read More…

A Novel Idea: Undercover Planter Goes Incognito

January 3, 2015

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The Life of Plants is proof that you can’t tell a book by its cover. Flip it open to reveal the soil from which sprouts a living, breathing, narrative.

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Designer Yasuko Furukawa’s planter/flower pot thrives incognito, at home among the other books in your library.

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Indeed a book … Read More…

Best of 2014: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 30, 2014

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With the snap of the finger and the blink of an eye, another year comes to an end. What were a few of your favorite things? These ten blog posts apparently.

Here’s a glimpse of what your Urban Gardens community loved … Read More…

Seasons Greenings!

December 23, 2014

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We love our Urban Gardens community! Thank you so much for all of your support this year. Urban Gardens traveled the world in 2014–to palace gardens in Venice and to Milan Design Week in search of cool things to share. More … Read More…

Ten Cool and Creative Upcycling Ideas

December 20, 2014

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Upcycling is not just an admirable play on words, it’s also a creative way to produce less waste while contributing to the increasingly important effort towards sustainability. But besides all that, it can just be a lot of fun. Once you start Read More…

Getting Into the Sling of It

December 15, 2014

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I think it’s time for a nap. After gazing at the following gang of glorious hammocks, I’m already dreaming. I can’t resist the allure of lounging somewhere that envelops my shape and suspends me in midair. Imagine yourself relaxing in one of these Read More…

Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014

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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that can Read More…

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