Plantscaping With Modular Urban Planters

December 21, 2015

Borrowing stylistically from post-Soviet architecture, Russian industrial designer Maxim Scherbakov’s modular Plantscape explores the concept of plants surviving in environments unsuitable for plant life.

Created with Alexey Galkin, co-designer at their St. Petersburg studio Plan-S23, Plantscape is a nod to … Read More...

Got Designs on Paris: What’s Trending at Maison & Objet 2016

December 15, 2015

paris_eiffel-tower Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

I’ve spent a good amount of time in Paris, one of my favorite cities. Paris just oozes style and even a casual stroll through the streets provides an abundance of impromptu design inspiration.

window_shopping_paris_dress Window shopping by Read More...

Counter Culture: Back to The Roots Growing Kit

sponsored-ideas-badge

back-to-the-roots-DeluxeGrowingSet

This holiday season turn your kitchen counter into an indoor farm.

The Growing Gift Set from Back to the Roots, whose aquaponic Water Garden we previously featured, contains their Organic Mushroom Farm, Water Garden fish tank, and Garden-in-a-Can for growing Read More...

30 Fish Swim Inside New SeaGlass Carousel in New York’s Battery Park

December 11, 2015

battery_park_seaglass_carousel_urbangardensweb

Thirty grand luminescent fish “swimming” in a monumental nautilus shell glow from the SeaGlass Carousel, the new permanent cultural attraction at The Battery, a 25-acre public park at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City.

batter-park-nyc-carousel-interior-urbangardensweb

After more than Read More...

A Floating Island Made of Fat

December 6, 2015

fatberg_fat_photo

While most people think too much fat isn’t a good thing, a couple of ecological artists/designers are hard at work trying to accumulate a lot of it so they can construct and grow a giant floating island made of fat.Read More...

The Garden Harvesting and Clearing Bag You Wear

December 3, 2015

sponsored-ideas-badge

gardeners_hollow_leg_urbangardensweb

The perfect gardener’s companion, The Gardener’s Hollow Leg is a hands-free debris and garden harvesting bag you wear so gardening doesn’t wear you out.

gardeners_hollow_leg-Bag-w-Belt_urbangardensweb

Always at your side, it quickly and easily straps to your waist enabling you to carry … Read More...

Urban Gardens 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2015

sponsored-ideas-badge holiday_gift_guide_montage_2015

It’s that time of year again and we’re excited to present our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, a curated list of 15 fun, functional, and fashionable items for the home and garden! Have you been naughty or nice? We’re not judging. Read More...

Complete Kit For Growing Herbs Indoors That You Only Water Once

November 21, 2015

Clud Farm Amphora 6

Many city dwellers picture themselves cooking gorgeous gourmet meals seasoned with fresh herbs plucked just moments before from the windowsill. But the time between deciding to grow herbs and actually cooking with them can be less inspiring.

Cloud Farm Amphora

Watering the herbs … Read More...

Fiskars Kicks Off 2015 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Initiative

November 18, 2015

kid_planting__fiskars_POT_urbangardensweb

Community gardening cultivates many things: creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown foods and sustainable living.

end_of_day_from_middle_of_garden_fiskars_urbangardensw3b

As a leader in the garden industry celebrating and supporting community gardening, Fiskars launched Project Orange Thumb, a community garden … Read More...

Revisit Some of Our Most Popular Urban Gardens Facebook Posts

November 17, 2015

facebook-italian-rooftop-garden-urbangardensweb-viral-post

Sometimes our Facebook page followers just love a post so much, it goes viral and the sharing just continues. Check it out–this post featuring photographer Simon Metz’s Italian rooftop garden photo, above, reached 996,352 people, received 79,637 likes, comments, and Read More...

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

Visit Robin Horton @UrbanGardens's profile on Pinterest.