Green Living Walls Line Pavilion Made From Recycled Milk Crates

March 10, 2014

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Think of it as a sort of inverted green roof. For their low-tech, low-impact installation, Ann Ha and Behrang Behin used recycled milk crates as a framework for growing the planted surface of Living Pavilion–a curvatious environment whose interior … Read More…

Green Walls and Living Sculpture Blend Art and Fashion

March 24, 2013

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Complex and intricate living art arrangements composed of thousands of plants climb the interior walls of of Isetan Shinjuku, one of Japan’s oldest department stores.

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For a recent unveiling of the store’s “Fashion Museum” botanical artist Makota Azuma’s The Read More…

Organic Concrete For Living Green Facades

January 10, 2013

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Spanish researchers have developed a living concrete that may define a new method for creating vertical gardens and living walls on building facades.  Capturing rainwater, the multilayered cement encourages and sustains the growth and viability of specific mosses and lichens directly on … Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012

We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

Woolly Pockets Introduces New Living Wall Planter

August 23, 2012

I spotted the the new Living Wall vertical planter from Woolly Pockets unveiled yesterday at The Independent Garden Center show–one the many new vertical systems on exhibit at the show and evidence of the steady increase in popularity of vertical gardensRead More…

H2O My Goodness! Beautiful Designs for Outdoor Spaces

February 6, 2012

Oh how I love the work of H2O Designsa Melbourne company that specializes in the custom design and production of dynamically designed water features, planter boxes, and outdoor seating for rooftop gardens, balconies, and courtyards.


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Urban Parking Lot Doubles as Green Exhibition Space

December 30, 2011


At the intersection of architecture and art, architects Cheung and Vogl have designed a concept for a two-story concrete combination parking lot, street art museum, and public green space.

Shinjuku Gardens, in Tokyo, would feature layered soft-clad grass walls to function … Read More…

Modular Vertical Garden Brings Green to Urban Walls

April 2, 2011

Urbio is a new magnetic-backed and modular vertical garden system that easily enables you to bring green to empty urban walls. As urban dwellers, or those who live and work in small spaces, it can be difficult to find … Read More…

Ten Fave Features From Our Creative Garden Retreat

November 18, 2010


Back room of the garden retreat. Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

Urban Gardens was honored to be invited by friend and blog follower, Victoria Lyon of Victoria Lyon Interiors, to design Conversing With Nature: A Creative Garden RetreatRead More…

I Scream for Green Screens

July 17, 2009

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Separetor by Fabio Bortali for Teracrea

With these beautiful and functional screen/planter boxes, you can screen for privacy, create intimate spaces within your garden, or establish a green focal point to define your outdoor space. They’re portable, so you … Read More…

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