Sneak Peek: Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tour

March 30, 2015

Art-Gray-Westside-Dawnsknoll-4319-MasterAXDawnsknoll House, Photo: Art Gray

After many years on the east coast, I’m lucky to be back in Southern California (aka the left coast) where I grew up. I’m not missing winter one bit, and if I have a yen for snow, Read More…

Mobile Garden “Thrones” Reign in Paris

March 27, 2015

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Perched atop rolling mobile gardens adorned with plants, insect hotels, branches, shells and more, a group of spirited young women and girls–Princesses of the Earth and Climate–paraded recently down Paris’s rue du Chemin Vert (which happens to translate to Read More…

Spotted at Ambiente: The Rise of Balloon-Inspired Designs

March 14, 2015

artinthecity-balloon-dog-candyArt in the City’s 16 inch balloon dog figurines.

On my recent trip to the Ambiente design fair, I spotted some balloon-inspired designs–furniture and objects which brought back fond memories of those iconic balloon sculptures of my childhood. Looks like the range of these products is expanding in Read More…

Glam Up the Garden: Fashion-Forward Garden Hoses

March 6, 2015

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Never before have garden hoses been this glamorous. 

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Swedish company, Garden Glory, brings high style into the garden with their colorful fashion-forward garden hoses that hang out on whimsical antler-shaped wall mounts. Put them in your garden and you’ll soon be asking, “do these hoses make my … Read More…

Going Whole Log at Ambiente 2015 in Frankfurt

March 3, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

America Goes to Frankfurt: Ambiente 2015

February 2, 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.

henderson_pots_ambienteAmerican designer Scott Henderson’s Bud Vase for Mint.

Brooklyn, Read More…

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