An Eco-Friendly Solution For Small Space Gardening: The City Garden

August 17, 2016 by

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Looking for an easy way to grow a garden on a balcony, deck or in any sunny spot you’ve got? Scroll down to enter our contest for a chance to win a The City Garden–an eco-friendly kit that has Read More...

Fiskars Grant Feeds Starvin’ Marvin in Alaska

August 13, 2016 by

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The Fiskars Project Orange Thumb 
community garden initiative provides groups across the U.S. and Canada with the tools, materials, and resources they need to bring their garden plans to life.

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One of this year’s recipients, The Takshanuk Watershed Council in Read More...

Functional and Fashionable Lamp Doubles as a Planter

August 12, 2016 by

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I love double duty and multi-functional designs, and a lamp doubling as planter is kind of a no-brainer since plants need light. Lighting and plants are a symbiotic pairing that can be both fashionable and functional, stylish and sustainable.

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A Lego Up on 3D-Printed Bird House

August 11, 2016 by

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Is 3D-printed architecture for the birds? It is now. The organic branch-like façade of Bird House is based on Cairo pentagonal tiling, a pattern that appears in many Islamic decorative designs and on the streets of Cairo.

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Pavilion of Roses That Bloom With Light

August 10, 2016 by

Pavilion of RosesAnimated GIF by David Simon from architect’s images.

Monaco-based Russian designer, architect, futuristic designer, and writer, Vasily Klyukin dreams up some spectacular “out-there” concepts. It’s no wonder that he once wrote a sci-fi novel about a society ruled by artificial Read More...

Holy Cow! The World’s First Floating Urban Dairy Farm

August 9, 2016 by

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The Netherlands is reinventing urban dairy farming. By January 2017, the port city Rotterdam will be home to the world’s first Floating Dairy Farm

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With the rapidly rising world population and land scarcity in mind, the Dutch companies behind … Read More...

Grow For the Glow: Desktop Hydroponic Garden Doubles as Lamp

July 31, 2016 by

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All you need to be an urban farmer is a countertop or desktop. Even those living in the smallest of living spaces, city apartments with no patios, terraces, or balconies, can grow fresh micro-greens while at the same time illuminating Read More...

Oh Mycelium! Products and DIY Projects Made From Mushrooms

July 30, 2016 by

DIY Projects Made From Mushrooms A piece developed within Officina Corpuscoli’s project, The Growing Lab. Photo via Officina Corpuscoli.

There’s a fungus amongus and it’s sprouting some cool designs. For sustainable and innovative industrial design solutions, designers and manufacturers are growing mycelium-based materials … Read More...

A Bird’s Nest For People Doubles as Hydroponic Garden

July 27, 2016 by

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Milan-based DesignLibero describes their design practice as an interaction between form and function. If their multifunctional Nido (Italian for nest) is any example of this, then I’d say their work is more a combination of form, function and fun.

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Edible Water Bottles Made From Biodegradable Algae

July 26, 2016 by

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After he read about the amount of waste plastic ending up in landfills and polluting our planet, Icelandic product design student Ari Jónsson’s felt an urgent need to develop a replacement for the common plastic water bottle.

Jónsson created The Read More...

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