Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013

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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and decorative … 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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Create Ambience With Glowing Cube Table or Seat

February 25, 2011

Set your patio, balcony, or other outdoor space aglow with this River Rock filled ambient light “sculpture”, table, or seat.

Designed by Canadian artist, Zac Ridgely, the Hudson Cube is created with natural river stones that function as the … Read More…

Good Old Stuff Repurposed Into Garden Art

July 10, 2010

Say you just happen to have a couple of extra old Magnavox and other old record player “horns” lying around. Why not transform them into planters like these? That’s what the folks at Fine Garden Art have done with them Read More…

A New Urban Garden Gnomenclature

May 23, 2010

Vitamin’s Urban Creature Gnomes, standing just under 8.5 inches, don’t wear the pointy hats of their ancestor figurines, those who hailed from 19th century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerg or “garden dwarf,” then in the 1930s became known as garden “gnomes” in English.… Read More…

Artistic Nesting for Urban Garden Birds

May 9, 2010


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If I were small enough, I’d move into one of these really cool houses St.Louis artist Joe Papendick builds for birds and other living things. All crafted by hand from a variety of metals, the artist works … Read More…

Solar Sunflowers Light Up Electric Garden

January 11, 2010

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Photo courtesy Harries & Héder

When the city required Austin developers Catellus to mask an unsightly expanse of store-back loading docks in order for a large retail lot to receive a green light, they hired Massachusetts-based public art firm Harries Read More…

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