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The Best Secret Garden in Barcelona by Michelle Slatalla

Twenty four years ago, Spanish artist and animator Javier Mariscal discovered an abandoned leather factory on Barcelona's rundown east side. The cavernous complex had crumbling buildings, a smokestack, and an inauspicious location down the block from the local Hell's Angels clubhouse. Mariscal, …


10 Tips for a Simplified Garden, to Grow More With Less by Michelle Slatalla

It has been more than three years since I last wrote about My Neighbor Bea, a person who has persuaded her family (including her husband, Scott, her two sons and a tiny dog) to live with less stuff than the average monk—and to produce no garbage. She tried to train me, too, for awhile, and I have …


10 Easy Pieces

When I bought my Cape Cod cottage by the bay, I dreamed of an English country-style garden, all lush and wild. And so for years I fertilized and watered, and replanted, and fertilized and watered some more, only to wind up with a few scraggly scraps of green. Which is why one day, I found myself at …


Design Sleuth

When it comes to improvement projects, a first step for many renovators is to try to remove invasive vines, but for Act Romegialli Architects in Italy, the goal was just the opposite.

For the renovation of a dilapidated garage in the Rhaetian Alps, the hope was to cover the structure with as much …


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Wisteria: A Dangerous Beauty (Are You Tempted?)

The charms of wisteria are almost impossible to resist. Lounging languorously over a fence or pergola, she will beckon to you with her heady perfume. Before you know it, her nodding, pendulous blooms have hypnotized you. Soon you are rushing to the nearest garden center, determined to own her, but …


Share Your Recipe to Win a Vertical Garden by Stacey Lindsay

To celebrate the arrival of spring and cap off a month of giveaway contests, this week we're awarding a grand prize from William-Sonoma Agrarian's spring catalog: a Freestanding Vertical Garden with a value of $400.

With a Freestanding Vertical Garden, you can plant a year round "living wall" of …


Hanging Garden Lamps Green Up Interiors

One of my favorite Brooklyn artisan-makers is the collaborative design studio, Autumn Workshop, whose Scrap Ecology lighting we featured a while

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano …