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,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.



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American designer Scott Henderson’s Bud Vase for Read More…

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 … 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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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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 Read More…

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