Spotted at Ambiente: The Rise of Balloon-Inspired Designs

March 14, 2015

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On my recent trip to the Ambiente design fair, I spotted some balloon-inspired designs–furniture and objects which brought back fond memories of those iconic balloon sculptures of my childhood. Looks like Read More...

This Year’s Best Home and Garden Book Gifts

December 20, 2020

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A memorable gift that may grace a coffee table or bookshelf as a home accent or expand a personal library, beautiful books will also broaden the recipient’s field of vision while offering years of inspiration and pleasure.

 

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How to Keep Your Garden Hydrated To Survive Summer Heat Waves

July 29, 2019

How to Keep Garden Hydrated to Survive Heat Wave

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Scorching summer heat waves are setting record high temperatures throughout much of the country and will continue in many regions for the rest of the season. Despite the weather, you can help your lawn and garden thrive in Read More...

How to Design a Contemporary Bohemian Garden

April 18, 2019

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As a traveler with lifelong wanderlust, I can really appreciate the Bohemian or “Boho chic” style, a carefree and spirited aesthetic adopted from the Romanis (as self-described), a nomadic ethnic group most refer to as “gypsies.” 

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Minimalist Plant Stand and Support System Grows With Your Plants

December 5, 2018

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Say hello to Liana, a minimalist plant stand and support system that grows along with your plants.

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Brain child of Swiss design company Superlife, the Liana plant stand allows users to add sections to support plants as they mature.

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London’s Little Venice: More Cheerio Than Ciao

November 2, 2018

London's Little Venice cruise on the canal.

It was an unseasonably warm autumn day as I strolled along the water’s edge shaded by a canopy of trees. I took my place in line (or “queued up” as the Brits say) to board the 55 minute London Waterbus Read More...

A Tiny Secret Garden in London

September 30, 2018

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You won’t accidentally stumble onto Gibbons Rent, a tiny narrow cut through between Magdalen and Bermondsey Streets in London SE1. Tucked away in the shadow of the towering spire-like skyscraper known as The Shard and close to the busy London Read More...

How To Bring a Dull Dorm Room to Life With Plants

July 30, 2018

College dorm move-in day is around the corner. You’ve snagged colorful bedding, a rug, and some cool wall decor. Integrate an indoor garden into the room design and bring your dull dorm room to life with some potted plants.

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Before and After: My Connecticut Home and Garden Makeover

April 3, 2018

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“I wish it were ours,” I thought when I spotted the ugly brown house on the hill overlooking a pond in the park. Six years later, it was our ugly house. Slowly over the years, the ugly house got Read More...

10 Best Gardening Subscription Boxes for Urban Gardeners

August 7, 2017

For busy city dwellers, a monthly or quarterly gardening subscription box is an effortless way to get in the gardening groove to jump-start or maintain any size urban garden.

Perfect for those with limited time and space, these boxes arrive … Read More...

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