Pedal Power Brewing in Brooklyn

July 29, 2010

In an effort to reduce his carbon footprint while selling a great cup of joe, one city vendor is pedaling to peddle his wares. Kickstand, a Brooklyn, New York-based mobile coffee purveyor, uses bikes, not just for transportation, but … Read More...

Photosynthesis in Your Living Room

July 27, 2010

New from French company, La Corbeille: a combination standing lamp and plant container. The fabric lampshade rests on the top rim of the pot until you pull it up to turn it on–providing light for the plant and illuminating … Read More...

Upcycled Tea Time for the Birds

July 26, 2010

On my the hunt for objects repurposed into cool things for two garden rooms and a garden we are doing for the September Stamford, CT Designer Show House,  I came across these teacups and creamers upcycled into bird feeders.Read More...

Gardens by the Water Closet

July 23, 2010

Dubbed “un homme/une femme” (a man/a woman), these water-tight porcelain guy and gal wall vases could mark the entrance to your toilet–er–toilette,  while adding a bit of botanical interest to your decor–er–décor.

And once you’re inside … Read More...

Floating Urban Farms on Recycled Tourist Boats

July 22, 2010

Ahoy, bok choy! You got it: boat+botanic=boatanic, a floating greenhouse. Take an existing tourist boat, remove the tourists, add seeds and water regularly, make sure the boat gets plenty of sunshine, then harvest the produce. The resulting bounty will be … Read More...

Modern Classic Garden Chair

July 21, 2010

I love these classic mid-century hoop chairs. (Really, it’s just a coincidence that they go so well with this blog’s color scheme.) A combo of style and comfort made from zinc-coated steel frames with a powder coated finish and long-lasting … Read More...

An Urban Farmer in Your Kitchen

July 20, 2010

Toyota is designing green roof technology and now Hyundai is getting into the urban agriculture act: Nano Garden, by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Gromo, is a hydroponic vegetable garden for the urban apartment kitchen.

Silver winner of the Fast Read More...

Moss Your City Explores the Urban Forest

July 19, 2010


Photo by Pushak

As part of the Architectural Foundation’s exchange program for emerging architects, Norwegian architectural firm Pushak created Moss Your City, an indoor moss landscape exhibition that explores the relationship between contemporary architecture, landscape, and natural resources.


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Vintage Silver Garden Markers

July 17, 2010

Continuing down the path of reuse and repurpose, we come across these charming garden markers created from vintage utensils.

They are custom produced by Woodhive, aka Northern New Jersey registered emergency room nurse and mother of a three … Read More...

Are Green Roofs for the Birds?

July 16, 2010


Bluebird House from Sustainable Pet Design

If green roofs are good enough for chickens, why not for birds, and maybe dogs? They’re eco-friendly, offer insulation, and and offer a stylish design element to your garden when you are feathering Read More...

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