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…

Fourth of July in the Garden or On the Balcony

July 2, 2012








Banner made from vintage fabrics from ArtToGo.

For years we hosted a huge barbecue in the front garden of our Connecticut house next to the park where the town launches its Fourth of July fireworks display.

We’d provide the main … Read More…

Futuristic Greenhouse of Miniature Cold Frames

June 22, 2012







At the intersection of architecture, science, and art, The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils is a futuristic greenhouse “tunnel” with seating where, in in numerous portable and removable cold frames or mini-greenhouses, edible and ornamental plants are cultivated. The … Read More…

Sitting Pretty in Concrete Chesterfield Sofa

March 2, 2012







From the mold of a genuine Chesterfield sofa, a glass textile reinforced casting was created to produce this concrete rendition suitable and “sittable” for indoors or out.







Originally created by UK-based company Gray Concrete to demonstrate the company’s molding techniques … Read More…

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