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Robin Horton
Works at Urban Gardens
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in New York City area
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Great kid's project!
Easy DIY mini concrete planters are great for succulents or DIY candles. Great kids project with Quikrete, some plastic cups, and just add water.
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Excited to be a part of this stylish #design community +Modenus look forward to some stylish shares +Veronika Miller !
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Experience the historically and culturally rich city of #Girona #Spain through its many legends. 
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Nice #DIY  vertical #garden  project by +Lynn Coulter for +Home Depot Garden Club. Have some of your own similar projects to share?
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How I Overcame My Fear of Bonsai Planting 
Writer takes beginner Bonsai workshop at Wolf Trap Nursery, in Vienna, Virginia and learns how to trim and care for a Bonsai plant.
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Loving the creativity showcased here!
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Blogger, Creative Director, Social Media Strategist, Coolspotter
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blogging, writing, social media, creative facilitation, graphic design
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  • Urban Gardens
    Founder, Creative Director, Coolspotter, present
    Robin Plaskoff Horton is Founder, Creative Director, and Coolspotter at Urban Gardens, a lifestyle and design blog that combines urban style, design, and nature. http://www.urbangardensweb.com/
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Creative Catalyst, Coolspotter, Writer. Founder/Creative Director of Urban Gardens (urbangardensweb.com)
Introduction

In my former life, I spent years in the corporate world as a creative director and designer, and principal of a boutique creative consulting firm, Robin Horton Design. I dreamt up Urban Gardens, the green lifestyle and design blog where I share my love affair with city life, design, and nature.

I was born in Tokyo, started kindergarden in Puerto Rico, grew up in Los Angeles beside the Pacific Ocean (no, I did not surf) and have lived for various periods of time in Berkeley, Paris, Boston, and New York. 

Back when green was just a color, I conceived of Urban Gardens as a print publication. After I presented the concept to a well-known creative director who'd launched a number of successful magazines, he asked, "who would want to read that?" Urban Gardens went into storage for a number of years, then in 2009, I resurfaced it as a blog. Every product, trend, and story I uncover here is filtered through my unique designer lens.

Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up. Literally. It's about the whole circle: from planting a seed, to cultivating a garden, to harvesting, cooking, and then serving it all up in style, on fabulous furniture and design objects in outdoor rooms and indoor gardens, entertaining in private and experiencing public spaces, and sharing it all with family and friends.

Travel with me as I scout the world for the latest and greatest design ideas and trends, visiting the global marketplace to uncover the amazing ideas, innovations, and wares of talented established and new designers. Escape with me as I explore the world for intriguing and visually captivating destinations, to see, taste, and experience multi-culturally, what the global creative universe is growing and serving up in their own particular style.

I'm really proud to share that Urban Gardens was one of only five blogs nominated (along with Epicurious and Mother Nature Network) in the Lifestyle category for a Webby Award–hailed by The New York Times as the "Internet's highest honor." And we've received some great validation from other writers: The Garden Writers Association awarded Urban Gardens both a Silver award for best electronic media design and a Gold award for best overall design across all media categories. Proud to add that Mashable named Urban Gardens "One of the Top 10 Must-Follow Home & Garden Twitter Accounts." In 2012, I was honored to be one of 14 international bloggers invited by Modenus for BlogTour London to cover The London Design Festival.

After a few years at blogging and social media, I now co-facilitate the Blog Workshops and have been invited to speak and present about storytelling for social media at various gigs including The Mother Nature News Fair, Women at Woodstock, The Garden Writers Association Annual Meeting, The Garden Bloggers Conference, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network. 

Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    French, 1976
  • Cooper Union
    Art & Design, 1980
  • The New School
    Writing
    Various writing courses.
  • University of Iowa
    Writing
    Writing course over two summers at The Iowa Summer Writers Festival
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Easy DIY Mini Concrete Planters for Succulents
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Easy DIY mini concrete planters are great for succulents or DIY candles. Great kids project with Quikrete, some plastic cups, and just add w

White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden
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Todd Porter and Diane Cu's home purchase included a backyard they turned into an edible garden and career: photography and writing.

Prototype Camera Uses Your Brainwaves To Snap Pics
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Neurocam is a clever idea wrapped in the weirdest wearable-tech product design possible.

How I Overcame My Fear of Bonsai Planting | Urban Gardens
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66 Square Feet: Tart with tamarind
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Afterwards in the street, she looks around the neighborhood. "Yes, it is certified now." She refers to a phenomenon of moviegoing which I ha

Project puts gardens on bus roofs to purify city air
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Green project Phyto Kinetic aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the air -- while adding a little color to concrete jung

Michael Bloomberg And Janette Sadik-Khan On The Future Of Walking, Bikin...
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New York City: From streets to parks to ubiquitous blue bikes the city that never sleeps has been reenergized by thoughtful--and controversi

Urban Gardens
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A creative mix of urban style, design, and nature filtered through a designer's lens.

From Our Garden Friends: Blog Posts We’re Loving | Everyday Gardeners
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There is so much garden goodness floating around the internet, I felt compelled to share! Here's my weekly round-up of blog posts I found in

Phyto Kinetic: Green Roofs for City Buses and Improved Urban Ecosystem |...
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Garden Baby Sitters: High Tech Garden Assistants
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What busy person can't use a little help to make life a bit easier? From soil humidity sensors, to computer-generated growing tips, to weath

4-acre urban farm is made up of multiple residents’ gardens
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Green City Acres makes use of existing city greenery, taking over residents' gardens to create a decentralized farm.

Announcing Our Mr. Steam & Urban Gardens Indoor-Outdoor Spa Sanctuar...
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Green Lit - Our Top 10 Garden Ideas
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Whether you enjoy getting dirt under your nails, like cool garden trends or simply want to soak in the outdoor ambiance, you are sure to fin

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality - A breath of fresh air
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In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilitie

Pics Of Silly Cell Towers Dressed Like Trees
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In many parts of the world, a cell phone tower is a necessary evil--a man-made eyesore in the middle of an otherwise relatively pristine nat

New Stylish and Simple Hydroponic Windowsill Planter | Urban Gardens
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