London’s Serpentine Pavilion

August 3, 2015 by

London's Serpentine Pavilion

What makes pop-up, temporary, and experimental installations so intriguing? Maybe it’s that they are by nature ephemeral, to be experienced for a limited period, and often constructed of unusual materials as longevity isn’t a concern. London’s Serpentine Pavilion is one Read More…

Voltasol Sun Chasing Planters

August 2, 2015 by

 

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How cool would it be if your potted plants could chase the sun all by themselves? Welcome Voltasol, a flowerpot that turns on the axis of its semi-conical base to follow the trajectory of the sun and attract more Read More…

Take a Riverfront Seat at DC’s Yards Park

July 31, 2015 by

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On a former wharf and industrial site along the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, the 5.5 acre waterfront Yards Park is the new centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood just south of Capitol Hill.

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Replete with a riverfront boardwalk, public … Read More…

Five Designs That Put the Fun in Functional

July 23, 2015 by

With designs that put the fun in functional, some designers are creating works which elicit both an aha and a haha. Here are five pieces with a sense of humor:

Killing Time Clock

1. Killing Time
I met designer Weng Xinyu at Ambiente Read More…

Plantus Please: Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens

July 17, 2015 by

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Budapest-based designer Judit Zita Boros designed Plantus Planters, a system of modular indoor vertical gardens, with indoor urban gardeners in mind.

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Planted Walls and Living Curtains

These modular indoor vertical gardens are double-duty systems which not only offers the … Read More…

In Harmony With Nature: Francis Benincà’s Environmental Sculptures

July 14, 2015 by

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You might say that French sculptor Francis Benincà was ahead of the curve. As a teenager Benincà worked alongside his father building sculptural “bubble houses” which strongly influenced the designs of the environmental sculptures Benincà creates today. 

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His father, Antonio Read More…

Five Lust-Worthy Rooftop Gardens

July 10, 2015 by

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Summer is here and that means plenty of barbecuing and cocktail sipping out in the back yard! Or, if you’re very lucky, you have a rooftop garden to lounge on. We’ve rounded up some Read More…

How to Grow a Book Into a Tree

July 6, 2015 by

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Even a single child can contribute to saving the planet. After reading a book from the Tree Book Tree program, a child can plant it and watch it to grow into a tree.

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It’s a wonderful way to teach … Read More…

NYC’s Lowline Underground Park To See Light of Day

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New York City is famous for its skyline, not so much for its treeline. The city has some great parks, but for 8.4 million people, it could still use more. One solution: go underground. That’s where you’ll find the Lowline, Read More…

Fourth of July Garden-to-Glass Cocktails On London Rooftop Garden

July 2, 2015 by

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Our American friends in London–and our British friends too, because without you we wouldn’t be celebrating–can fête the Fourth of July sitting around the fire pit at the Midnight Apothecary, a cool pop-up cocktail bar in the secret rooftopRead More…

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