Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with a cure to Read More…

12 Urban Style Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Pieces

November 21, 2013

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HomeMade Modern’s cool DIY Concrete Planter with spigot.

Concrete is the modern urban gardener’s muse. No surprise that for ages architects and designers alike have been drawn to concrete for its simplicity and range of textures. Indoor-outdoor concrete design options … Read More…

How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013

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Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.

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ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction manual that teaches any … Read More…

Mini Indoor Allotment Gardens

May 18, 2013

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Joining a community garden project or tending an allotment is a great way to get your garden fix if you don’t have your own plot of land or outdoor space.

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To get yourself in the mood for participating in a … Read More…

Growing Up: A Guide to Great Gardens in Small Spaces

March 5, 2013

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Living in the middle of a bustling city doesn’t have to mean you can’t create a gorgeous garden space, no matter how tiny your outdoor area may be.

As long as you have a spot with a little … Read More…

Is This Feline Kennel and Planter the Cat’s Meow?

November 21, 2012


Pet abodes can take up precious space in small homes. So if you could house your cat (or small dog) and your plants at the same time in a single stylish combination kennel, container garden, and herb garden Read More…

Garden Therapy in a Box

June 23, 2010

Exploring the therapeutic aspects of gardening, students at Academy of Art San Francisco, under the tutelage of Michael Osborne, designed Bloom, a concept that utilizes plantable paper with a “prescriptive” text to communicate the product’s medical application.

Using … Read More…

Concrete Aglow in the Urban Garden

May 22, 2010

It’s hard as a rock, durable, frost, salt, fire, and UV resistant yet transparent enough for virtually all light, shadows and even colors to transmit through it.

Transparent concrete, made by Luccon, consists of a top layer of concrete … Read More…

Go Configure…

January 7, 2010

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A bit like the Legos or TinkerToys of our childhood, Barcelona designer, Dani Miras, has created a modular garden chaise/table/chair thingamajig that offers infinite possibilities for configuring to fit your particular urban garden space.

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Try it as a chaise … Read More…

Top 10 Urban Gardens Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009

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1. Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

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2. Honey I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers

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3. The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

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4. Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your Read More…

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