Outdoor Hanging Glass Sculpture Functions As a Sustainable Fly Repellent

August 7, 2013

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Spotted this cool glass object from from designer José de la O in my inbox today, but wasn’t sure what it was.

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Inspired by the traditional hanging plastic bags of water used to scare away flies at food markets and taco … Read More…

Living Art Blends Ceramics and Horticulture

April 30, 2013

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Inspired by his own landscape designs and a trip to his native Japan, Brooklyn-based artist and landscape designer Mineo Mizuno integrates ceramics and horticulture in Coexistence, an installation of living art forms.

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Mizuno leverages his expertise in glazes to work … Read More…

New York Botanical Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair

April 27, 2013

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French Country Living Antiques had some charming displays.

At Thursday night’s New York Botanical Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale sponsored by 1st Dibs, Martha Stewart and a large representation of socialites brushed shoulders with me (a rare privilege

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Crocheted Chairs and Planters Emulate Nature

February 7, 2013

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Designer Ruth Fore artistically crochets wire into stunning one of a kind chairs, planters, and garden sculptures.

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In a process similar to biomimicry, where design emulates patterns in nature, Fore examines the characteristics and possibilities of raw materials, handcrafting unique … Read More…

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012

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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More…

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