Park Yourself by the Brooklyn Bridge

February 26, 2010

I’m looking forward to this spring, when a portion of the future 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is scheduled to open, followed by Pier 1 scheduled to open this winter, with the entire project expected to be completed Read More...

Mirror Mirror on the Tree

February 25, 2010

The Swedish architectural firm, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, has conjured up a concept for a shelter up in the trees: a light-weight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4m box clad in mirrored glass. How cool this … Read More...

Get Hot and Steamy on the Patio

February 24, 2010

Looking to turn up the heat outdoors? This palm tree doesn’t produce any hot dates, but as I tire of the snow and the forecast for more, I can warm up to this. Maybe a tad kitsch, but as I … Read More...

Seeing the Forest Through the Living Room

February 23, 2010


Green walls enclose living area of Elot House

The owner of this urban garden house expressed his dream about living in a “forest” setting amidst the urbanized city of Singapore and his architect, Chang Yong Ter of Chang Architects,  Read More...

Modern Urban Garden Tools for Gardeners on the Go

February 22, 2010

A gardener’s gotta go when a gardener’s gotta go…garden.

Functional and compact, these aesthetically conceived contemporary gardening tools, designed for American agri-industry brand John Deere by Mexican designers Richard Gomez and Veronica Heredia Otero, are great even for those without … Read More...

Lighting One Up in Public Space

February 21, 2010

Take a virtual spin through this urban environmental art installation, to be experienced, not just viewed and admired. With LEDs embedded in the cobbled surface below that bathe a steel plate suspended eight meters high by thin poles, the glow … Read More...

Greetings That Blossom Into Urban Gardens

February 20, 2010


City: PostCarden’s urban garden for the tabletop horticulturist

The card that keeps on cultivating… PostCarden is a post card that unfolds into a garden. You send it and the recipient just adds water, light, and some daily love. Comes with … Read More...

Shack Up in a Tree Trunk Garden House

February 19, 2010


Photo from Thomas Meyer Archives

Consider rolling this one out into your garden. Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has turned a stack of birch logs turned into a garden hideaway, office, shed, or whatever you can dream up. It’s outfitted … Read More...

Table Those Plant Containers

February 18, 2010

This beautifully crafted mahogany and maple table by California designer Greg Zulkie has three stainless steel pots for holding anything from plants to pens. Viewed from the top, one can see how the mahogany “stitches” the maple surfaces together.

Over … Read More...

Hungry? Look Outside the Fridge

February 17, 2010

Swedish Designer Hanna Sandström has teamed up with Green Fortune and Whirlpool in the creation of a mini hydroponic fridge kitchen garden. Huh? That’s what I said. The claim is that by providing light, temperature, space, moisture, nutrition, and water, … Read More...

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