Honeycomb Gardening System

January 11, 2013



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I love this modular and stacking HoneyComb Gardening System designed by Audrey Lea Lucardi of Brooklyn-based StudioTJOA.

Perfect for small urban spaces, the entire honeycomb structure collapses flat for shipping or storing. When assembled, it can be connected to an … Read More…

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012



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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together 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…

“Fogponic” Vertical Garden System

November 20, 2012







The Fogger is Hamburg-based studio, Vakant Design’s concept for a highly efficient, indoor-outdoor vertical garden “fogponic” planting system. A nearly self-sustainable alternative to the traditional edible garden and great for those with small urban spaces, the design compliments almost any … Read More…

Post-Hurricane New York City Park and Garden Update

November 14, 2012








Prospect Park volunteers cleaning up after the storm. Photo via Prospect Conservancy.

Since Hurricane Sandy blew in and out, many people have asked about the city’s green areas–the parks and gardens. Many of the city’s parks and public gardens suffered … Read More…

500 Person Pop-Up Picnic Garden in London

July 13, 2012







Around 500 visitors braved London rain showers over the weekend for The King’s Cross Picnic, a pop-up picnic garden installed in a neglected cut-through in King’s Cross for the London Festival of Architecture.













Local architects Squire and Partners in … Read More…

Oil Drum Upcycled Into Outdoor Public Bench

June 21, 2012







For Perches and Pews, a student competition to design public benches for the London Architecture Festival 2012, designer Robert Johnson recycled an old oil drum into a rotating outdoor bench. To keep the seat steady when not in

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Touring Los Angeles Modern Homes and Gardens

July 7, 2011








Passing a yin-yang floor mosaic that leads to the front door. Photo: Robin Horton.

On a warm Saturday at the end of June, armed with a GPS, I navigated around the labyrinth of Los Angeles freeways and surface streets for Read More…

Melbourne Rooftop Garden Offers Urban Oasis

May 31, 2011







The rooftop garden of the Boldiston apartment in Melbourne, Australia, is an urban oasis filled with the homeowners’s collective finds, including an outdoor lamp sourced from Stockroom in Kyneton, “a birthday present from my lovely wife,”says Mark Boldiston.

The three … Read More…

Garden Up! Take Your Landcape to the Next Level

March 17, 2011







Talented landscape design duo Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet’s new book Garden Up! is out and you’ve seriously gotta get your hands on one.

A fan of vertical gardening, I love how these gals have packaged their combined creativity with … Read More…

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