Small Portable Garden House Connects With Nature

June 30, 2010

Inspired by and named after Walden, Henry David Thoreau’s declaration of self-reliance and living simply with nature, German architect Nils Holger Moormann interpreted the concept to create a tiny footprint complete with most of life’s necessities in a space Read More...

Urban Birds Offered New Nests in London

June 29, 2010

London has built something eco-friendly for the birds–the urban birds of the Bankside neighborhood, famous for the Tate Modern museum.  The architectural firm, 51% studios, has designed for the London Festival of Architecture, incorporating the theme of


Mobile Urban Gardens in Upcycled Parcels

June 28, 2010

Welcome the itinerant gardener, not the one who travels from plot to plot, but the one whose community gardens travel from spot to spot. We’ve written about mobile gardens before, but these self-contained gardens go beyond being simply plant-growing mobile … Read More...

Fresh Bike Market Baskets for the Urban Cyclist

June 26, 2010

Carrie Bike Basket by  Marie-Louise Gustafsson

We buy local, not just in support of small farmers and to ensure the freshness of our food, but also to preserve the environment, strengthen our communities, and just to know where out food Read More...

Vertical Vegetable Garden Rises in Style

June 25, 2010

Vertical gardening is on the rise. French designer, Germain Bourré, has created a stunning green wall solution with his Etagères Potagères, a vegetable garden system composed of stacking coated steel shelving modules that offers great placement and design … 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.… Read More...

Do Creative Fences Make Good Neighbors?

June 21, 2010

It’s interesting that, in its archaic spelling, the word offence contains both off and fence, since fences are often erected to keep people and things off the owner’s property and can sometimes be offensive. Here are some strange and … Read More...

Dutch Artists Plant Public Mobile Vertical Gardens

June 20, 2010

A group of Dutch artists have made Amsterdam a little greener with the launch in March of the Mobile Gardens, an initiative to promote vertical gardening with citizens of Amsterdam New West.

The mobile garden project, created by artists Jair

Get Your Garden in the Mood

June 19, 2010

What mood is you garden in? Consider adding some subtle lighting to your outdoor space. Although they vary in design, quality, and price, there are a number of garden containers on the market that do double duty–functioning as plant pots … Read More...

Outdoor Garden Pot with Sense of Humor

June 18, 2010

Instead of a cachepot, you might think of this one a crashpot. Soon to be released from one of my favorite vendors, AK47, the Crash Pot offers a bit of whimsy to any urban garden willing to take itself … Read More...

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