Reclaimed Bicycle Repurposed As Outdoor Fountain in Public Art Installation

August 22, 2013

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When an abandoned rusted bicycle had outlived its usefulness as trustworthy transportation, American born and Berlin-based artist, Brad Downey, mounted it on an equally rusty bike rack then transformed it into a working fountain.

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With an established a reputation for … Read More…

Paris Hidden Garden With History

May 26, 2013

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Photo: Adrian Leeds.

Hidden within the walls surrounding Paris’s National Archives, there lies a quiet haven of tranquil gardens perfect for a quiet city escape. Located in the heart of the Marais, one of the city’s most stylish neighborhoods, the Read More…

Outdoor & Indoor Oasis in London’s Bankside District

August 30, 2012


A walk in one of Bankside’s urban forests.

One of my favorite London neighborhoods is Bankside, a district in the city’s South Side, on the southern bank of the River Thames. As I’m always looking for a great urban outdoor oasis, Bankside … Read More…

Vive La France! Urban Gardens Paris Roundup

July 14, 2012


Paris florist and garden shop. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

In honor of Bastille Day, here’s a roundup of my favorite Urban Gardens posts about Paris gardens, happenings, shops, designers and follies…


Trellised arbor on the Promenade Plantée. Photo: Read More…

Historic Queens Farm in New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture

May 19, 2012


The Adriance Farmhouse is in need of restoration. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

A working farm dating back to 1697, The Queens County Farm Museum’s 47-acres constitute the longest continuously farmed parcel of land in New York State–farmed … Read More…

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