Forget the Grocery Store, Your Neighbor has Produce!

August 31, 2011

Fresh limes on the tree. Photo:

Guest post by, Lori Barudoni, Founder, Lemon for Limes, an online trading platform for gardeners to connect with other gardeners for the purpose of sharing the bounty of their harvest.

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Life’s a Bench, of Concrete

August 30, 2011

Block is an outdoor modular seating system consisting of a concrete base and two laser cut steel modules available in any color or in plain Corten steel.

Designed by architects Marco Lana and Alberto Savettiere of the Italian firm Lana Read More...

On the High Line: The Lull Before the Storm

August 27, 2011

Toddler poses for us on The High Line. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

With cloudless cobalt blue skies above and people coming out of the woodwork, you wouldn’t have known yesterday that Hurricane Irene’s wrath was predicted to hit New York Read More...

An Urban Garden Cocktail Party

August 25, 2011

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

In 2006, Chicago resident LaManda Joy and her husband Peter purchased “a yard with a house attached to it.” The couple explain that they did this “for the sole, myopic, obsessive purpose of growing a … Read More...

Design Inspiration From Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago

August 20, 2011

I’ve just returned very fired up from several days at the Independent Garden Center Show. I brought back with me so many new ideas and so much cool product information that it’s going to take me a while to Read More...

Mini-Gardens Grow on Parisian No-Parking Poles

August 14, 2011

The poles lining the streets in the 2nd district of Paris are there to restrict parking, but not planting.

When I received an email from Paule Kingleur of Paris Label about her POTOGREEN project, I knew I had to post … Read More...

Farm-to-Table Furniture

August 12, 2011

From their rural Pennsylvania hilltop farm, the Gatski family gives new meaning to the term “farm-to-table.” They make tables from reclaimed farm materials. Ben Gatski, a welder and farmer, and his wife Kate, collaborate in the design and fabrication of … Read More...

Open Air Garden Cabana Studio and Hangout

August 10, 2011

It’s a garden lounging space, a workshop, a sunbathing and moonbathing perch. A creative retreat, a sanctuary…

By day the small al fresco garden habitat is a place to relax, create, or dine, and then, once the sun sets, … Read More...

Lighten Up Hardscaping With Glow in the Dark Leaves

August 9, 2011

For a little lighthearted fun on your patio, terrace, or balcony: Designed by Marta Laudani & Marco Romanelli for Plust, these luminous polyethylene Moon Leaves absorb sunlight during the day then offer a soft glow at night, illuminating hardscaping … Read More...

Upcycled and Recycled into Outdoor Living Room

August 8, 2011

For The Common Place, known as an “autonomous, radical social center” in Leeds, England, designers Donna Walker and Sarah Barrett created Home Sweet Home, a project sprung out of the desire to craft a cozy outdoor social gathering Read More...

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