The Storied History and Enduring Life of Terra Cotta

February 26, 2018

 Contemporary terra cotta pot from Eye of the Day Garden Center.


You’ve likely strolled through garden centers stocked with hundreds of ubiquitous terra cotta nursery flower pots in the usual shapes and sizes. 
But did you know that this simple Read More...

20 Best Urban Gardens Stories of 2015

December 22, 2015

PicMonkey Collage

Have we told you lately that we love you? Well we do. And here’s what you loved in 2015.

Your favorite stories of the year included plants growing up walls and on countertops. You loved hydroponic and aquaponic gardens and, Read More...

Voltasol Sun Chasing Planters

August 2, 2015

 

voltasol sun chasing planters

How cool would it be if your potted plants could chase the sun all by themselves? Welcome Voltasol, a flowerpot that turns on the axis of its semi-conical base to follow the trajectory of the sun and attract more Read More...

Azuma Makoto’s Frozen Botanical Sculptures

June 26, 2015

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For his installation, Iced Flowers, botanical artist Makota Azuma encapsulated flowers within large blocks of ice, as if they were frozen in time. When the ice melted, the preserved flowers in a way bloomed again, a nod to nature’s life Read More...

Spotted at Ambiente: The Rise of Balloon-Inspired Designs

March 14, 2015

artinthecity-balloon-dog-candy Art in the City’s 16 inch balloon dog figurines.

On my recent trip to the Ambiente design fair, I spotted some balloon-inspired designs–furniture and objects which brought back fond memories of those iconic balloon sculptures of my childhood. Looks like Read More...

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