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…

Landscape Sporting Big Statements

November 4, 2010

If you were wandering through Belgium’s Parc de Chaudfontaine, you might become awestruck by a giant clothespin “pinching” the grass landscape. Artist Uysal Mehmet Ali’s Pinching Earth plays with our perception of scale: the clothespin is 20 times greater than the … Read More…

Garden Sculpture Makes Environmental Statement

July 11, 2010

Off the coast of Rhode Island, on a hill overlooking Block Island harbor, Brown University student Emily Alvarez has created an anti-butt campaign. Not a commentary on nudity, but rather one about preserving an island’s natural surroundings: Cigarette Butts Are Litter.

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When Form Follows Fiction

January 16, 2010

bench-unfolded

Ever want to sit down with, I mean, on a good book? Bill Woodrow’s Sitting on History I allows for just that. His idea was to create a sculpture that was only completed conceptually and formally once a person sat … Read More…

Urban Garden Eye Candy

December 21, 2009

denver_sculpture

While visiting my friend Andrea in her Cherry Creek, Denver neighborhood, we walked past a house we both decided was our personal favorite. No front lawn for this contemporary specimen. Instead they had laid gravel and grasses which served as … Read More…

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