Sleek Angle On a Community Garden Shed

February 7, 2014

Woodlands Community Garden Shed designed by UBC architecture students in Vancouver

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “garden shed,” I don’t immediately picture a gorgeous, sleek and impossibly well-designed structure.

So I thought it was pretty great that for the Woodlands Community Garden Club in Vancouver, … Read More…

Design Journey: 10 Fab Pinterest Indoor and Outdoor Garden Finds

February 3, 2014

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I took a virtual design tour of visual discovery to see what Pinterest indoor and outdoor garden finds offered unique ideas and inspiration. Join me Read More…

Coolspottings: 10 Indoor-Outdoor Home and Garden Pieces With Sense of Humor

January 31, 2014

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Italian designer and artist, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, echos my feelings exactly when he says (my translation), “I never give up irony; irony is a serious matter. If a good idea is also fun, I cannot resist bringing it to life.”

I agree. … Read More…

Biodegradable Utensils: Sustainably Grown Carrot Spoons, Celery Forks, and Leek Knives

January 21, 2014

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You may not get your kids to eat their veggies, but you may get them to eat with their veggies. No, the knives above are not edible. They are part of a collection of biodegradable Read More…

Five Ways to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Urban Garden in 2014

January 16, 2014

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It’s easy to spend the entirety of winter dreaming of gardens. Envision candlelit dinners outdoors veiled in the fragrance of flowers, sunny afternoons gathering flavorful herbs, the delicacy of home grown fruit and vegetables in Read More…

Historical Roots: 6 Types of Hydroponic Gardening Systems and Countertop Planters

January 14, 2014

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When my kids were little, they enjoyed a family hydroponic gardening project conducted on the kitchen counter. You may have done the same experiment with your kids. We put a few plant clippings into a clear glass of water so they could watch … Read More…

Magnetic Indoor-Outdoor Planter Adheres to Both Sides of Glass

January 11, 2014

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If there were ever a design that was truly indoor-outdoor, it’s this one. Bliss is a magnetic planter that couldn’t decide if it was an indoor or outdoor container. So it decided to be both, and then some.

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Made of … Read More…

New York City’s Intervale Green Rooftop Urban Farm Cultivates More Than Food

January 10, 2014

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When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New York Botanical Garden. But what about farming?

Up above one of the neighborhood’s residential buildings, Read More…

Guerrilla Gardening By Bicycle in Holland

January 7, 2014

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The Dutch love gardening as much as they love cycling. So it makes sense that friends Mathieu Halkes and Olaf Lemmers combined their mutual passions for the two, blending urban gardening and cycling with another of their interests: guerrilla gardening.

The two began … Read More…

How to Make a Habitat for Urban Wildlife With Bee Houses, Birdhouses, Insect Hotels, and Planter Boxes

January 4, 2014

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Here’s an idea I love that’s at the intersection of urbanization, design, and nature.

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Brike is series of modular bricks that together serve as a habitat for urban wildlife. The collection includes bee houses, birdhouses, insect hotels, and planters that work in harmony to … Read More…

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