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…

Best of 2013: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 29, 2013

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Urban Gardens readers and followers have spoken.  In 2013, vertical gardens continued to reign in popularity, as did outdoor and indoor edible gardens, some of which were climbing the walls.

You loved concrete as much as I did, and the … Read More…

Holiday Greenings!

December 24, 2013

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Sculpiture: Brooklyn Made Sustainable Design Blends Art, Architecture, Furniture, and Sculpture

December 23, 2013

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When I met Ashira Israel exhibiting her Micro-Orb collection of concrete vessels at Wanted Design, I knew I’d spotted an artist on the cutting edge of Brooklyn made sustainable design.

Israel is the owner and lead designer/fabricator for the industrial design/build company, … Read More…

Fashion Designer Creates Horticouture Dresses from Flower Petals and Leaves

December 22, 2013

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Tasmanian fashion designer Sandra Alcorn’s studio looks out onto “a slightly unkempt but enchanting garden.” Each season serves as new inspiration for Alcorn’s horticouture collection of tiny dresses and gowns she fashions from the garden’s flowers Read More…

How to Get a Free Bicycle

December 20, 2013

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Two years ago my husband gave me a shiny new bike for Christmas. I’m embarrassed to confess that I have not yet ridden it. He put it under the tree again last year, and if I Read More…

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…

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