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January 28, 2008

Deck the Urban Garden

Ann_robert When I lived in New York, most apartment rooftops were fondly called "tar beach." People would schlepp up folding chairs, towels, water bottles, and voila! Outdoor urban style. No more. Blogger Anne Robert (pictured) (prononced Ro-bear) has created a wonderful site My Urban Garden Deco Guide to inspire if not coax urbanites to expand their living space by embracing the outdoors.Planters_2

The genesis to her site is similar to Pure Contemporary's story: wanting to furnish her fabulous Parisian rooftop -- she scoured zillions of sites to find nothing but tired and kitchy designs. Compromise on design doesn't sit well with daughters of designers! As she searched she saw a revolution in outdoor design going on. "It's no longer just about 'eliminating the in-out deco divide' as magazines say," Robert explained to me. "It reaches far deaper into the way we live in the city. Architects and designers are making outdoor space one for a whole new set of targets not just the green fingured." Gourmet lovers have options for fabulous outdoor kitchens; Techies and Revelers can find great outdoor stereo , TV and cinema set ups, exciting lighting; the artful are sculpting gardens, potting sculptures and even including photography outdoors.

Not a city dweller? Don't fret. These objets de sa désiree -- will fit right into your backyard.


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Nice link it's a very nice blog with a wealth of information on it and some stunning images, great stuff.

Posted by: Richard Boyd | Jan 28, 2008 11:36:00 AM

great site - she has a really good eye for edgy and luxurious design! she gave me some amazing content for a newsletter i did quite a while ago now - check it out :
take care

Posted by: marie | Jan 28, 2008 6:07:07 PM

Wow! This blog has masses of stuff that i can't wait to use in the next garden I design! Good work Anne Ro-bear!

Posted by: Jonathan | Jan 29, 2008 4:21:22 AM

Wow! thanks for all these and Diane for the post !
I love Behind the curtains - love being inspired by the before after sections and your interviews.
Thank you !

Posted by: Anne Robert | Jan 29, 2008 5:51:02 AM

Hi there. Great blog. Where are those planters from in the pic? I checked out the blog, but couldn't find them...

Posted by: todd holloway | Mar 10, 2009 3:54:05 PM

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