Archive for the ‘Spring 2010’ Category

Tips On Buying An Apartment With Outdor Space

They New York Times tell us: “For those who want their own place in the sun, apartments with private patios, terraces, balconies and roof decks are to be found all over the city. But the supply is, like summer itself, on the short side, and brokers say that buyers should expect to pay a premium.” For advice on what it takes to get illusive outdoor space, read the full article.

Here’s the listing for this one bedroom with a roof garden in Chelsea.

Images: NY Times (top), Corcoran (lower)

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I Hope Your Hose Isn’t Nude!


Don’t let your hose hang out in the all together. Cover up that dirty old thing with new Hose Clothes from Dirt Couture. I’m loving the leopard (“add a bit of grrrrr to your garden”).

(Thanks for sharing the news, AA!)

Sophisticated Brooklyn Window Box … with Amaryllis

We couldn’t believe this brownstone window box on the Fort Green house and garden tour last June! To me, Amaryllis is a Christmas bulb rooted inside. We thought the paring with the big tropical leaves was sophisticated and fresh.

Do you think this Brooklyn window box could have lasted a few days or even a few weeks, or was it a one-day fancy the owner put out for the garden show?

Check out more of my favorite window boxes.

Outdoor Furniture Sale at John Derian

If you’re looking to invest in colorful, quality outdoor furniture at a great price, check out the weekend sale at John Derian. These sold pieces are in the ~$200 range.

New York City Roof Gardens from Goode Green

Header over to Remodelista for a stunning collection of roof garden photos from Goode Green. This roof garden is in Little Italy, NYC.

Image: Goode Greene via Remodelista

Loll Designs Sale @ Gilt Home

We’d love to upgrade our roof garden furniture. We’d swap out the plastic Adirondacks a la Target to these beauties from Loll. They are on sale until tomorrow night at Gilt Home: $365, marked down from $520. Loll’s outdoor garden furniture is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic.

ICFF: Stunning Succulent Garden from Green NYC

I spent Sunday morning nursing my sad succulents. Then, I went to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in the afternoon. The very first thing I saw were these stunning succulent garden centerpieces in the press room. They are from Brooklyn’s own Alive Structures. The containers are hand made in New York from recycled shredded paper and mixed with cement.

The good news is that you can buy these at the Alive Structures office.

Images: top, mine from ICFF; lower Alive Structures