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

October 16, 2013

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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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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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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 … Read More...

Vive La France! Urban Gardens Paris Roundup

July 14, 2012


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


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The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

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