Mobile Log Bench and Planter

November 15, 2012

Designer Stefano Sciullo was certainly on a roll in his creation of the Log Bench. Kinda reminds me of Rogier Martens’s Wheelbarrow Bench

Born from Sciullo’s desire to create easily transportable and sleek seating that would fit well in … 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...

Urban Gardens Curates New Social Personal Shopping Magazine for iPad and Web

November 13, 2012

So you’re looking for a vertical garden for your apartment, or a great gift for a gardener. Who do you turn to? The people you trust. You might ask a personal friend…look to a blogger whose opinions you trust!…find something … Read More...

Five Post-Hurricane Urban Garden Food Safety Tips

November 12, 2012


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

Many New York City gardens were flooded and/or damaged by Hurricane Sandy. In an effort to aid recovery efforts in and around the city, Green Thumb NYC, in consultation with the Healthy Soils, … Read More...

New York City Urban Farms After Hurricane Sandy


Battery Urban Farm. Photo via the Battery Conservancy.

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath caused the damage and demise of a number of New York City urban gardens and farms, some less fortunate than others. 

Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms
Brooklyn Grange lost … Read More...

When Hurricane Sandy Hits Home

November 11, 2012


Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images.

It’s a beautiful day today, clear skies with temps in the high 60s–so different from two weeks ago when Hurricane Sandy slammed our New York Metropolitan and outlying areas. It seems like a heartbeat ago … Read More...

London’s Design Center Brings the Outdoors Inside

November 8, 2012

Each of the London Chelsea Harbour Design Centre’s three glass domes houses interior design showrooms which circulate around a planted ground floor café and gathering area. Ambient light filters in through the glass panels, illuminating textiles, furniture, bath fixtures and … Read More...

Stylish Dresses to Wear Then Compost

November 7, 2012

Call it a veggie fashion statement, garden garb, sustainable style, or compostable couture–these 100% organic botanical garments are just naturally gorgeous forms of horticouture. Based on the classic shift dress first introduced in the 1960’s by Coco … Read More...

Five Ideas for Creating a Colorful Fall Garden

November 6, 2012


Radiant fall colors. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

With autumn in full swing and trees and plants ablaze with a burnished rainbow of gold, bronze, copper and ruby, nature has handed us a glorious palette of molten metal shades Read More...

Grow a Fence

November 5, 2012

Piantalà is a grow-your-own fence, a plant trellis, a partition, a privacy screen, a place to hang stuff and a super versatile concept for growing both vertically and horizontally.

Created from a metal rod that graphically mimics the … Read More...

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