Getting Into the Sling of It

December 15, 2014 by

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I think it’s time for a nap. After gazing at the following gang of glorious hammocks, I’m already dreaming. I can’t resist the allure of lounging somewhere that envelops my shape and suspends me in midair. Imagine yourself relaxing in one of these Read More…

Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014 by

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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that can Read More…

Urban Gardens 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2014 by

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Drumroll! It’s that time of year and we’re excited to present our 2014 holiday gift guide, a curated list of 12 fun, functional, and fashionable items for home and garden. Have you been naughty or nice? No matter, we’re not judging. Go ahead, treat yourself Read More…

Hydroponic Vertical Gardens and Heliostats Flourish on Sustainable Skyscraper

November 19, 2014 by

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When iconic French architect Jean Nouvel and his botanist and landscape “artist” colleague and friend Patrick Blanc collaborate, you can expect a novel and cutting edge statement combining the best of their respective talents with the latest in green technologies, aka a work of Read More…

Back to Basics: Chic Multitasking Easy-to-Assemble Plant-Loving Furniture

November 4, 2014 by

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Having recently downsized from a 3800 sq. foot house to a 680 sq. foot apartment, I am now the poster girl for small space living. As I optimize every square inch in my new place, double or even triple-duty designs are becoming Read More…

Climbing Up: 10 Innovative Vertical Garden Ideas

September 18, 2014 by

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I often think of vertical gardens as the utilitarian cousin of the decorative container garden. You’d love a vegetable garden, but your studio apartment in the city didn’t come with an acre of land. Enter the vertical garden. Focusing only Read More…

Urban Playground From Repurposed Shipping Containers at Container Park

September 6, 2014 by

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When was the last time you sped down a slide, wind in your hair? If it’s been awhile, do you remember the exhilaration? I am here to tell you it’s time to play. And I’m not talking about being a player.Read More…

The Ins and Outs of Working From An Indoor-Outdoor Home Office

September 3, 2014 by

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Ah, the elusive dream of working from home. No more commuting, no more “business casual,” no more over-priced lunches scarfed down in ten minutes standing up. The freedom to make your own schedule, wake up when you want, work in Read More…

A Plug and Play Modern Outbuilding

August 18, 2014 by

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Sometimes you see a product, structure, or piece of technology that makes you realize you are living in the future you imagined as a child. The Tetra Shed is one of those things.

Hailing from the UK, this modular garden outbuildingRead More…

Clever Storage Ideas That Include a Kitchen Garden

August 11, 2014 by

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I am still unpacking my mental treasure trove of the beautiful designs I spied while on the Modenus BlogTour to Italy for Milan Design Week. While the hub of Design Week is Salone del Mobile (or Milan Furniture Fair for Read More…

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