Will Paris Go Bananas for This Urban Vertical Plantation?

August 10, 2012

Urbanana is a cool urban vertical banana plantation concept dreamed up by creative minds at The Agricultural Urbanism Lab, part of the Parisian firm SOA Architects, as a means of redefining and invigorating urban agriculture in cities like ParisRead More...

Vive La France! Urban Gardens Paris Roundup

July 14, 2012

Paris florist and garden shop. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

In honor of Bastille Day, here’s a roundup of my favorite Urban Gardens posts about Paris gardens, happenings, shops, designers and follies…

Trellised arbor on the Promenade Plantée. Photo:

Green Roofed Paris Shelter Offers WiFi and City Guides

June 29, 2012

Who isn’t looking for a small peaceful urban haven at which to chill out, check email, figure out what’s next?

For an urban development project commissioned by the city of Paris, JCDecaux, inventor of the “street furniture” concept of … Read More...

Trending From Paris: Chic Combo Composter, Cutting Board, and Planter

May 31, 2012

The trend-setting Paris urban garden and exterior design fair, Jardins Jardin, opens tomorrow in the Tuilerie Gardens outside the Louvre.  I will share with you in a series of posts some of my favorite picks from among the cool … Read More...

Planted Stone Trophy Grows in Paris Streets

April 8, 2012

Here’s a living, growing, trophy that continues to salute winners long after it has been awarded. To illustrate the theme “naturally curious” for Paris’s 2006 edition of The Incredible Rally, a giant treasure hunt through Paris’s 11th district, the design … Read More...

Off the Beaten Path to Paris Garden Shop

September 18, 2011

Cool idea: love the geometric pattern of the tiles on planted wall in the shop’s parking area.

When I am in a foreign city, I like to do exactly what a tourist might not do..  So when I was in Read More...

From Paris: What’s Trending Indoors and Out

September 11, 2011

Bacsac’s gorgeous displays of its new soft garden container designs. They now offer bright colors.

Oo La La, I’m in Paris, and here is some of what’s trending from the international design fair, Maison et Objet Outdoor/Indoor: The boundaries continue … Read More...

On Loan: Paris Pied-à-Terre With Garden

September 9, 2011

Someone I’d never met offered me her stylish little Paris apartment and who was I to refuse. We were “friends” only on Twitter. The experience proved to me that social media isn’t always impersonal, especially when you take it offline … 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...

Paris: City of Lights and Plants

June 1, 2010

In 1828, when Paris lit the Champs Elysées with gas lamps earning the nickname La Ville-Lumière, or City of Lights, had it instead lined the street with plants, it might have become known as The City of Plants. During … Read More...

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