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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From August 26 to September … Read More…

Announcing Our Mr. Steam & Urban Gardens Indoor-Outdoor Spa Sanctuary Pinterest Contest Winner!

July 3, 2013

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We received many wonderful entries to the Indoor-Outdoor Spa Sanctuaries Pinterest Contest we hosted with Mr. Steam–and we’re excited to announce the winner!

Our guest judge, Veronika Miller, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) of interior design networking platform and resource catalog, ModenusRead More…

New York City Rooftop Garden Offers Views and Privacy

February 4, 2013

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Pulltab Design, whose indoor green wall I featured a few years ago, designed this beautiful urban garden for a client in New York City’s East Village, incorporating a novel custom water feature and space defining canvas privacy screens made by … Read More…

Fluidity Between Indoors and Out: Al Fresco Spa

September 11, 2012

Victoria+Albert’s Amalfi tub.

If I were to design my fantasy home, it would be one with very fluid architecture, each space flowing into the other, the indoor areas spilling seamlessly onto the outdoors.

With the boundaries between indoors and outdoors … Read More…

Residence Harmoniously Blends Landscape With Interior

October 4, 2011

On one of the highest points in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest and most populated urban center, the residence of Venezuelan born architect/designer Pedro Useche sits perched on a hilltop enjoying panoramic views of the elegant surrounding Morumbi neighborhood.

At approximately 1,000 … Read More…

The Outdoor Living Room: P. Allen Smith Style

May 12, 2011


Intimate covered outdoor dining cabana beside pool at Brockington residence.

Not many marriages are truly sustainable these days. But the kind that P. Allen Smith creates are. The award-winning garden and lifestyle design specialist aims to “blur the lines between Read More…

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