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D.I.Y. Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen

July 22, 2012
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So it's twenty degrees here in New York, but we're still dreaming of warmer days to come. And we are digging these free PDF plans to build your own portable outdoor kitchen from Studiomama—we can see this being the perfect companion to an outdoor pizza grill.

Faux Fleur

June 27, 2012
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There are those who sniff at the idea of fake flora, and there are those who don’t. But even folks in the former camp will find that New York City-based event designer and floral stylist Livia Cetti captures something deeply real in her paper flowers and foliage. With the gesture of each plant, the nod of its head, and the swirl of its leaves, she manages to locate an essential truth about its being. “I’m not looking to copy an exact stamen or flower,” says Cetti.

Easter Crafts and Decoration

April 02, 2012
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We've put together a lot of Easter content on the site. If you haven't had a chance to read all of it, here's a compilation:

-Decorating with herbs and daffodils for your Easter table.

-How to make floral crowns with lilies and lily-of-the-valley.

-Making Easter baskets with peat pots.

Crazy Plant Trend of the Day: Window Box Car Bumper

June 24, 2011
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Over at The Improvised Life, writer Matt Sumell sent in a photo of his car from his youth (from the photo, it looks like maybe the late 1970s or 1980s), when he turned the bumper of his car into a traveling window box.

At the time, he worked at Home Depot's gardening center, and he planted daisies and wildflowers in his custom bumper. Pretty cool!

[Related: The green bus roof.]

A Year of Dressing Locally

June 01, 2011
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Members of Fibershed plant indigo plants, commonly used to dye fabric and yarn.

Harvesting Color

June 01, 2011
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When Rebecca Burgess was majoring in art history at the University of California, Davis, she had a disturbing epiphany: The synthetically produced materials she used in studio art classes were often detrimental to their inspiration—nature. She began exploring more positive, holistic links between art and the natural world, studying Native American basketry and the work of Southeast Asian textile cooperatives.

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