How Doing the Hula Makes Plants Happy and Healthy

December 19, 2013

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If you’ve ever wanted your container gardening efforts to be less about labor, more about love, here’s your chance.

The new space-saving Hula Perfect Planter folds flat for storage, but in addition to saving valuable space, it saves you time … Read More…

Son of a Beech! Artisan-Crafted Slingshot

December 18, 2013

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UK maker and friend, Geoff Fisher, has just announced two new additions to his popular artisan-crafted Trook family of hand whittled hooks.

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Fisher makes his new artisan-crafted Slingshot and Brush from the same local Beech and other woods he uses for … Read More…

Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Milan Features Emerging Designers From SaloneSatellite

December 11, 2013

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I’m not in Milan right now, but if I were I’d be heading to Design Supermarket. It’s an über cool holiday pop-up shop featuring the works of eleven emerging designers who exhibited their work at SaloneSatellite 2013, part of the Salone Read More…

8 Trend-Setting European Urban Garden Designers and Horticulturalists

December 5, 2013

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Luciano Giobbilei project in Barcelona.

Urban gardening is on the increase.  And no more so than in Europe, where some remarkable talents are driving many of the world’s urban gardening trends.

Urban Gardens sponsor, Elspeth Briscoe, founder of MyGardenSchool (formerly Read More…

Concrete Indoor-Outdoor Modular Green Wall Tiles From France

December 2, 2013

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Oh how j’adore the verdant marriage of design and horticulture in French designer Benjamin Pawlica’s Deltaflore plantable concrete green wall tiles. (You may have noticed that I’m a little obsessed with indoor-outdoor concrete everything these days.)

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Just think about … Read More…

A Vertical Succulent Garden With Integrated Outdoor Shower

December 1, 2013

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Well known for Phytokinetic, the über cool green roof system he designed for city buses, Spanish landscape designer and friend Marc Grañèn also creates beautiful and functional botanical works of art.

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When I visited Spain last summer, Marc shared with me … Read More…

Why Did The Turkey Cross the Road?

November 27, 2013

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Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton for Urban Gardens.

Spotted last week after my son and I had just jaywalked across a Cambridge, Massachusetts street: a law-abiding wild turkey crossing at a crosswalk.

We did get a chuckle right before Thanksgiving as we the bird … Read More…

3-For-1: Combination Indoor-Outdoor Lantern, Flower Vase, and Votive Candle

November 26, 2013

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What began as a child’s game between 12-year-old Xavier Mañosa and his father, has today emerged as the Pussel, a multi-functional design that is at once an indoor-outdoor lantern, flower vase, and votive candle holder.

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The modular ceramic and glass Pussel encourages … Read More…

12 Urban Style Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Pieces

November 21, 2013

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HomeMade Modern’s cool DIY Concrete Planter with spigot.

Concrete is the modern urban gardener’s muse. No surprise that for ages architects and designers alike have been drawn to concrete for its simplicity and range of textures. Indoor-outdoor concrete design options … Read More…

10 Cool DIY Home and Garden Projects You Can Make With a 3D Printer

November 20, 2013

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Pushpin birdhouse design spotted on MakerBot’s Thingiverse.

I’ve been seriously wowed lately by many of the inventive 3D printed objects I have found, like concrete planter bricks, a mini planter system with drip irrigation, and a modular vertical garden perfect Read More…

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