Outdoor Kitchen Roundup: Sharing the Magic al Fresco

October 18, 2013

Outdoor communal kitchen in the eco-resort at Onar on the Greek island of Andros. Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway.
Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway. From Gardenista

The temperate nights are waning, but the weather where I am is still toasty enough for cooking and sharing meals outdoors. And when it cools down, we can still dream about amazing al … Read More…

Combo Bike Park and Urban Garden Rolls Out For DesignPhiladelphia

October 16, 2013

Bike Park Philadelphia Bike Racks Double as Small Urban Gardens

I love stylish and sustainable multi-functional design. So does SHIFT_DESIGN who’s teamed up with their friends at Shake Shack Philadelphia to plant a permanent Bike Park directly outside the restaurant on the corner of 20th Street and Sansom Street.

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Outdoor Grass Rooms Transform Historic Gdansk Public Square Into Interactive Urban Park

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When the city of  Gdansk, Poland removed parking from its historic Targ Weglowy Square, the absence of cars presented a new urban planning and design opportunity that could simultaneously test public interaction within the square.

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From August 26 to September … Read More…

A Connecticut Couple’s Pastoral Rental Home and Farm

October 1, 2013

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The first time my friend Leigh Scott and her partner Paul Hallgren drove up the driveway of their current Stamford, Connecticut rental property, they felt immediately at home.

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When they met 3 1/2 years ago, Leigh and Paul discovered that … Read More…

A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013

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As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours from … Read More…

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