This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

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Guided Instagram Tour of the Global Urban Garden

June 12, 2017

Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, Brooklyn, Winston-Salem, Los Angeles…In my visits across the country and abroad, I’ve experienced some compelling imagery and special moments that have captured my soul with their intriguing visual details.

The New Nordic Cuisine
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Girona, Spain’s Temps de Flors Festival Blends Horticulture and Art

September 4, 2016

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temps-de-flors-eiffel-bridge-side-hanging-plants-urbangardensweb Gustav Eiffel’s Pont de le Peixateries Velles over Onyar river. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

The history of Girona, Spain is as colorful as are the ochre and coral-toned buildings lining the banks of the Onyar river that flows through it. 

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Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015

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Part of a plan to promote biodiversity and protect the surrounding environment in the South American city of Cali. Colombia, the multi-use Host and Nectar Garden Building also seeks to establish a network of gardeners Read More...

Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015

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pig-trail-drive-crescent-hotel Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More...

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